Keystone Resort

John "Fritzski" Fritz
SnowPak Local Insider
John "Fritzski" Fritz
  • Kidtopia play area and endless family-friendly programs
  • Beginner runs and learning area at the top of the mountain
  • One of the country’s top terrain parks, with its own lift
  • Crowds can be a problem, especially on weekends

Keystone Resort Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Silverthorne - Summit Co
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
20% off $711
Comfort Suites
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
20% off $699
Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
20% off $719

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If your version of après ski is night skiing then Keystone Resort might just earn a spot in your heart. This family-friendly resort boasts one of the longest ski days in Colorado which continues long into the night. One of the most popular mountains in the region, the resort has the largest ski area in the Summit County covering over 3,000 ac of stunning terrain on its three peaks and five bowls. The mountain has a vertical drop of 3,129 ft and known for its amazing blue runs, making it a haven for intermediate skiers. It has the best long groomers in Colorado as well as some of the most incredible glade runs and long bump runs in the region. If that’s not enough, Keystone Resort is also home to one of the country’s top terrain parks with over 100 features, kickers, rails and jumps as well as a dedicated chairlift to keep park rats real busy. Impressed?

Best month to go

January to March

The ski season lasts from late November through mid-April, with the peak period occurring between January and March. Bear in mind that prices and rates increase during this time, and the slopes can get very crowded. Weekends and holidays tend to run high as well, so check your calendar to make sure your visit doesn’t coincide with any U.S. celebrations. Christmas and New Year’s will always be more expensive, while three-day weekends (i.e. Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day) see crowds flocking in. For the best deals, visit Keystone Resort during the first two weeks of January. These weeks are usually slower, and their prices won’t tear through your wallet. All that snow to yourself… It’s a true “winter’s tale”.


Denver International Airport


Keystone (2-2.5 hours)

River Run (Walk)

  • Heart of Keystone
  • Centered around the base of River Run Gondola
  • Wide range of accommodation

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Mountain House (Walk)

  • Walking distance to slopes
  • Quieter compared to River Run
  • Better value accommodation and larger condos than River Run

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North, East, West Keystone (1-2 mi)

  • North and West Keystone are great for larger groups
  • East Keystone is the most quiet
  • Short shuttle ride away from slopes

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Dillon/Silverthorne (5-10 mi)

  • 10-15 minute drive from Keystone Resort
  • Inexpensive lodging compared to the heart of Keystone
  • Limited nightlife

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For beginners

Keystone Resort has beginners covered with plenty of first-time training spots and beginner trails on Dercum Mountain. Beginner's with a bit more skill should check out the Spring Dipper, our top pick for those looking to take it to up a notch!

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For intermediates

There are fantastic blues to cruise across all three mountains at Keystone Resort, but if you love groomers you'll find the best stuff on Dercum Mountain. Check out Flying Dutchman to Jackwhacker to Beger to Dercum's Dash, you won't be disappointed.

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For experts

Keystone Resort doesn't have the gnarliest of slopes but there's still fun to be had! Wolverine, Wildfire, Pika and Porcupine in The Outback are all some of our favorites, they're very loosely defined in gladed terrain, so feel free to get wild here!

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Find freshies

The Outback offers gladed terrain featuring untouched pow otherwise hike to the bowls above the Santiago Express and Outback Express for the best fresh stuff.

Ditch the crowds

Take the Summit Express Lift instead of the River Run Gondola. Both take you from the base to the top of Dercum Mountain but the River Run Gondola gets quite crowded, particularly before 10:00am.

Non skiers

Keystone Resort has a range of activities available for non-skiers including tubing and activities at the nearby Frisco Adventure Park where you can go nordic skiing. Or shop til you drop at the Outlets at Silverthorne.


Keystone Resort is known for its laid-back family-friendly atmosphere offering more affordable prices than other Vail-owned resorts. From daily Kidtopia activities to complimentary wagons to cart kids and their equipment around, Keystone is a family winner!

Keystone Resort

Keystone ResortArapahoe Basin
beginner14 %10 %
intermediate29 %30 %
advanced57 %37 %
expert-23 %
total runs131 109
ski area3,148ac 960ac
summit elevation12,408ft 13,050ft
total lifts20 8
child lift ticket$86 Free
adult lift ticket$149 $100
back country
value for money
average total snowfall130″ 181″

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Keystone Resort Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 167 reviews

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Fabulous!4.4 / 5Apr 20, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsChristian B.
intermediate snowboarder
Keystone is another one of my favorite resorts but with some catches. It is an amazing and huge mountain with runs to keep you busy all day. You can spend years exploring this mountain and not find all it has to offer. Staff could take lessons on being friendlier, it's also crowded and I'm not too impressed that they increased season prices this... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Apr 20, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsAllie H.
intermediate skier
Keystone is one of my favorite places to ski because it’s not crazy crowded and there’s a lot to do outside of just skiing. I love the gondola ride up but also wish it moved faster. Night skiing is fantastic there as well!... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Mar 22, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsKyler A.
intermediate snowboarder
Great resort with the right amount on terrain. Great early season riding as well. Lifts are always staffed and meadical team is frequent and affective. Recommended for all ski levels.... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Mar 22, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsYo G.
advanced snowboarder
If you like easy acess to trails with various terrain on a mountain then keystone is a go too. You can ride the backside and come back too the front and feel like you were at different resorts. Great tree riding in the windows or if you wanna up your game in the world class a51 terrain park. They have many features to progress your riding from... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Mar 22, 2020
GHGreg H.
intermediate snowboarder
River Run Village by Keystone Resort. The mountain, lifts, runs, etc. are awesome and 99% of the people that work at this resort and the shuttle company (Epic) were very knowledgeable, nice and helpful. However, the "premier" condo we rented reminded me of a hunting camp. The "condo" smelled like a gym locker room, dishwasher latch broken,... More
Very Good!4 / 5Mar 22, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsIan G.
expert skier
I really want to call out the rental team. They recommended a different set of skis for the conditions, and they nailed it. I had a great day skiing the powder and the bumps thanks to them.... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Feb 20, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsNick L.
advanced snowboarder
I love this this place !!! It’s one of the bigger resorts that suited for beginners to experts... if you go to the outback and catch a cat to the top of the divide it’s freaking Gorgeous... More
Good!3.8 / 5Feb 20, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsAlex F.
intermediate snowboarder
Keystone is a great family resort that’s best experienced on a week day due to crowd size on weekends. If your advanced enough to get to the back side, the crowds are even less. Plenty of places to eat and grab a brew too.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Feb 20, 2020
Keystone Resort ReviewsEddie L.
advanced skier
Positioned geographically between Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, Keystone seems to fit the in-between character in just about every way. Certainly more resort-y and family oriented than A-Basin, but nowhere near the insane crowds that Breck attracts. The snow is great, and there is a variety of terrain available for nearly every skier or boarder.... More
Superb!5 / 5Feb 20, 2020
advanced skier
One of the best resorts we have ever been to. There were so many slopes/rides that doesn't leave any lines. Beautiful scenery with great snow even during the night ski.... More

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