Keystone Almanac


Getting There Keystone is 90 minutes from the Denver airport and 70 minutes from the Eagle Airport.

Sleeping In High End: The slopeside Timber condos offer everything from private hot tubs to fresh flowers in the room, starting at $785 per night. Moderate: The Keystone Lodge is AAA Four-Diamond-rated, but still affordable at $200 per night. Bargain: Condos in the Forest Neighborhood start at $115 and are a short shuttle ride to the lifts. Reservations: 800-427-8308.

Dining Out You can't lose at any of Keystone's three award-winning restaurants: Keystone Ranch, Ski Tip Lodge and Alpenglow Stube. 800-354-4386.

Après-Ski Kickapoo Tavern is the place to be after skiing. Locals gravitate to The Goat for beer and Mi Casa for margaritas. The Snake River Saloon is another favorite.

Kicking Butt Head for The Outback and the North and South bowls or the Chutes. Then mix it up in The Windows on the backside of Keystone Mountain.

Kicking Back From LaBonte's Cabin at the base of North Peak, you can lounge in the sun, sip a brew and watch the action.

Activities Many. When you stay at the resort, The Mountain Passport provides more than a dozen free activities, including ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, hockey clinics, yoga and Kids' Night Out.

Don't Miss The 1,500-pound chocolate village in Keystone Lodge over Christmas, complete with a working chocolate gondola and train.

Vital Stats Terrain: 1,861 skiable acres; 21 lifts (2 gondolas, 1 six-pack, 5 high-speed quads); base elevation: 9,300 feet; summit elevation: 12,200 feet; vertical drop: 2,900 feet; annual snowfall: 230 inches; 2001 adult lift ticket price: $59-$61; Information: 800-427-8308;