Keystone is one of the only resorts that still offers free parking. Keystone also encourages carpooling and even offers an incentive program for carpoolers, but let’s start with the lots that contain that lovely free parking perk.
Free day skier parking is available in the River Run Gondola (formerly Montezuma) and Tenderfoot lots. From the River Run Gondola Lot, it is a short walk through River Run Village to the River Run Gondola and base area. Guests are encouraged to carpool and vehicles with families or 4 or more passengers will be given priority parking up in the front of the lot. If you decide to park in the Tenderfoot lot (which is located on the north side of US Hwy 6) a shuttle service is available to transport you to both the River Run and Mountain House base areas. A limited number of complementary sleds are available to help families with young children haul their gear (and their kids!) to the lifts. To obtain a sled, please visit Guest Services in the Mountain Guest Services building near the Gondola base. All of these lots are outdoor, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the fine weather in Keystone!
Keystone announced a new carpool incentive program that encourages skiers and riders to drive together to Keystone. Skiers and riders who arrive at Keystone Resort with four or more people in a car will be able to park in a premier parking section in Keystone’s Montezuma Parking Lot which is a short walk to the new River Run Gondola. Keystone has one of the closest free parking locations in Colorado that allows skiers and riders to walk to access the lifts. Now, carpoolers can gain even closer parking throughout the ski season without paying a premier price. This perk is great for those wishing to carpool up to Keystone and allows them to park closer and spend more time on the slopes, plus it’s green and everyone can pitch in to help, not only save the environment but also helps split the cost of gas 4 ways so you can spend a couple of extra bucks and buy lunch on the mountain.
Can I pay to park and get closer to the slopes?
Keystone also has six pay lots that offer direct access to our base areas: one is located in River Run Village; the Porcupine lot. Marmot, Pika and Slopeside Condominium lots are located in the Mountain House neighborhood. These pay lots are much closer to the lifts than the free parking and the prices are not too steep. Pay parking lots generally range between $10 and $20, depending on location and dates. During the high peak seasons and during holidays prices are increased, but usually around $20. This is a great way to be able to rent a private home or condo that is farther away but still treat your vacation like a ski in ski out vacation, plan on paying the $20 a day and use your SUV as a ski locker, you can save more than $20 a day on renting a place a littler further away from the slopes but not have to hike 2 miles in ski boots to get home!
Where do I park if I am ice skating in Keystone?
Located directly across the highway from the Keystone Lodge, the Keystone Lodge Parking Lot may be used while you visit Lakeside Village and the Keystone Ice Skating Rink. Do not dodge cars on Highway 6, when you park over here use the underground tunnel to get over to Lakeside Village so you don’t have to call your vacation over early. You can drop folks off over at Lakeside Village by the Keystone Lodge Hotel before you park and remember that the the Tenderfoot parking lot is for the ice skating rink and it is free.
Where do I park in Keystone when I am staying in Keystone?
When it comes to parking near your Keystone lodging the lots becomes permit only parking and you are required to have your SummitCove Parking permit that you receive with your confirmation in order to park. You will receive specific instructions on where you are supposed to park in your lodging confirmation that you receive via email after you make your reservation. Most of Keystone’s properties offer garage or covered parking, though a few have only outdoor parking. Nearly all of the properties in River Run Village have covered or garage parking and quite a few of them are heated. The other areas in Keystone feature a mixture of indoor and outdoor parking and it really depends on the property whether which one it has. The home owners association rules in Keystone typically limit the parking in the underground garages to one vehicle per condo. So if you rent a 3 bedroom condo you still get one spot in the garage and then you make park your additional vehicles in an outdoor lot. There is one parking lot in Keystone that offers free overnight parking at the Keystone Lodge, located near the conference center. The lodge also has a shuttle stop located by walking under Hwy 6 through the pedestrian parking tunnel. You can check shuttle times or arrange for a free shuttle by calling Keystone transportation at 970-496-4200.