Posted on 12/31/2011 by Alyssa Hubbard

New Year's Eve 2011/2012 Celebrations in Keystone this year!

Keystone has two bases of celebrations planned for this evening at Lakeside Village and River Run. From 5-10 p.m., the Lakeside Village ice rink offers champagne ice bars to toast the New Year — or warm up with s'mores kits around the fireplaces. The Icestravaganza is fun for the whole family- the lighting display will have an interactive maze projected right onto the ice for a ton of Rink Maze fun!  Skate the night away under the starry Colorado skies with Frosty the snowman. Skate rentals are free if you eat at the family dinner buffet at the Edgewater Café.  At 8 p.m., fireworks light the night sky over North America's largest maintained outdoor rink. While you're there, stop in the Keystone Lodge and check out pastry chef Ned Archibald's enormous village, made entirely of chocolate — including a moving gondola and train.  There will be a Live Jazz Band playing at the Tenderfoot lounge from 9pm- 1am.

Over at River Run Village, the fireworks will begin earlier, at the top of Dercum Mountain. Head over to the Kidtopia fort near the top of the gondola and pretend to be king or queen of the mountain as a low fireworks display lights up the dragon-themed snow castle at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., join the Keystone Ski School for the torchlight parade, which begins at the top of River Run (accessible from the mid-station of the River Run Gondola).  Most of the River Run Restaurants will have either live music or DJs playing throughout the night and look for champagne and dinner specials.  See below for more details.

The big party of the night takes place at Warren Station Center for the Arts with headliners Head for the Hills. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Openers Missed the Boat take the stage at 9:30 p.m., followed by Head for the Hills at 10:45 p.m.  Fort Collins based Head for the Hills fuses bluegrass, rock, jazz and a handful of other genres with four acoustic instruments: guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass.  The band was named Best Bluegrass Band 2 years in a row by the Westword Music Magazine.  There will be a live countdown and champagne toast to kickoff the new year!  Tickets are $15 in advance at or $20 at the door.

Edgewater Café:

Family Buffet 5:30-8:00, includes free ice skate rentals! Call for reservations, 970-496-4000.

Tenderfoot Lounge:
Soak in the sound of local jazz ensemble as you toast new friends and old for the holiday. Old Herman 5-8pm.3 piece Live Jazz Band from 9pm - 1am.  Reservations not allowed.  Be sure to visit our Lobby to view Pastry Chef Ned Archibald's Chocolate Village. There will be champagne specials.

Kickapoo Tavern:
Arnie J. Green Band starting at 10pm, & free champagne at midnight.  There will be a dinner special, info on that not released until later today.

Wolf Rock:
High Five - Bluegrass Band starting at 10pm. One of the best bands in Colorado!  Midnight champagne toast & lots of dinner specials including steak & fish.  Dinner reservations only available between 4-5pm and after 9pm.

Keystone Ranch:
$125 6-course Pre Fixed Menu
App- Artichoke Risotto
Salad - Trio Beet Salad
Soup - Celery Bisque Intermezzo
Entree - Choice of 2 Seafood Entrees
Dessert - Dark Chocolate Dish!
Champagne toast at midnight, complimentary glass of champagne when you sit down.  A few reservation slots are still available!

Live DJ playing all night!

Warren Station:
Come and join us at Keystone for New Years Eve! Missed the Boat & Head for the Hills play live, with a champagne toast and countdown to a New Year!

The Snake River Saloon:
Rock Band Swerve is playing the 30th and 31st, $15 cover charge, Walk-Ins will be accepted for dinner
Dos Locos:
Live DJ at 9
Ladies night specials from 9-11, $1 wells and drafts, $3 jagers for all
The Goat Soup & Whiskey:
Dewey Paul's All Stars Band (Americana Rock band consisting of various musicians from Denver), $10 cover charge. Champagne toast at midnight & the kitchen is open until midnight! 


With tons of fun events, fireworks, skiing & riding, fresh snow, live music, tubing, ice skating, torch-light parade, night skiing, great dining, and beautiful scenery- nothing beats spending New Year's in Keystone!  There are so many fun events planned for the countdown to 2012!  Celebrate tonight and then ski all day tomorrow!  SummitCove still has a few condos available for tonight, so call us today!   Have a safe and happy 2012 from all of us here at SummitCove Vacation Rentals in Keystone Resort!


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