Ski season is coming to an end, with closing day on April 8. Keystone is pulling out all the stops and planning on an action packed weekend to close out with a bang! Check out what’s happening closing weekend:
Saturday Night Fireworks
The last fireworks of ski season, happening on Saturday, April 7! The show starts at 8pm, launching up from mid-mountain. You can see them from River Run and Mountain House Villages!
Mike Love with Project 432
After the fireworks, head to Warren Station for some live music! Hawaiian native, performer and master songwriter, Mike Love will be headlining at Keystone’s Warren Station on Saturday, April 7. Opening is Project 432, a Denver based band that brings a unique hip hop funk style of music to the stage. Advanced tickets for the evening start at $18 online or $22 day of show at the door if still available. The doors open at 7:30 and music begins at 8 – don’t miss the last concert of the ski season at Keystone!
The Keystone Slush Cup
This event is a total blast to both participate in or attend. The Keystone Slush Cup asks BRAVE skiers and snowboarders to dress up in a costume, speed down a hill and attempt to cross a huge pool of ice cold water! Awards will be given for categories like Best Crash, Best Splash, Best Costume and Best Overall! Registration is just $35 or the event is free to attend and watch! There will be a DJ on site and bbq food for purchase! Here is the schedule events for the Keystone Slush Cup on closing day, April 8.
8 am – 10 am | In-Person Registration & Check-In
10 am – 12:30 pm | Enjoy the sunshine and spring skiing!
12:30 pm | Participants must return for Safety talk and Judges message
1 pm – 3 pm | Slush Cup: Adults & Kids Pond Skimming!
3 pm | Winners announced!
Keystone Resort is a summertime haven, with tons of fun activities, cool mountain weather and the best summer events. Some of the best weekends to plan your visit are whenever there is a festival going on! Keystone hosts at least one festival a month and some months feature two. Check out what’s happening in Keystone this summer and make your summer plans today. SummitCove Lodging has some great deals with summer festival packages to get your lodging and tickets at a discounted rate. Here’s the scoop on the upcoming summer festivals at Keystone Resort.
Bourbon & Bacon Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 23 – 24, 2018
If you are a bacon lover, this festival is a must-attend. Spend the weekend getting your fill on bacon! Tickets include UNLIMITED bacon strip tasting and then you’ll also receive tickets for bacon-inspired cuisine. We’re talking bacon mac and cheese, spinach and bacon salad, bacon ice cream, bacon tacos, bacon bloody marys… the list goes on and on! There is also a bourbon sampling tent and live music all weekend from some rockin’ female cover bands – Lez Zepplin and Hell’s Belles.
Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival Saturday & Sunday, July 14 – 15, 2018
This festival is a little slower paced, with over 300 varieties of wine on hand to taste and free live music throughout the weekend from Will Donato, Gregory Goodloe, Tony Exum Jr., JJ Sansaverino, Jeff Kashiwa Band, Althea Rene Band and the festival favorite, Dotsero! Pair your wines with gourmet food prepared from some of Keystone’s finest restaurants and enjoy the great views in River Run and perfect July weather.
River Run Village Art Festival Saturday & Sunday, July 28 – 29, 2018
Over 80 artists come from across the country to display their work in this juried show in the heart of Keystone. Stroll through the village and see work from painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, photographers, mixed media artists and more. This event is totally free and a great reason to visit Keystone!
Bluegrass & Beer Festival Saturday & Sunday, August 4 – 5, 2018
This is hands down Keystone’s most popular summer festival and it is back for its 22nd year! This weekend is so much fun! Sample beer from over 40 craft breweries while you listen to some of the best Bluegrass bands in the country with 3 different stages to maximize your music intake. Enjoy amazing food and have fun at this unique summer beer festival in the Rocky Mountains! This year’s music lineup includes Monocle Band, Burn it Blue, Ragged Union, Masontown, The Lonesome Days, Head for the Hills, The Lil Smokies and Mandolin Orange! Don’t miss it and book lodging and tickets early because this weekend typically comes close to selling out!
Mountain Town Music Festival Saturday, August 18, 2018
This one day event in mid-August focuses on great music and a Colorado ‘harvest’ theme. We all love peaches and you’ll see tons of great peach-infused cuisine. Catch live music from some big headliner acts and enjoy unique vendors with goods and art, many from Colorado! Stay tuned for this year’s music lineup!
Keystone Oktoberfest & The Das Bier Burner 5K Saturday, September 1, 2018
The send-off summer festival is all sorts of fun, with the Das Bier Burner 5K fun run kicking off the day, followed by Keystone Oktoberfest. Sign up for the Das Bier Burner with your family and friends to participate in a fun 5K run, where you’ll enjoy incredible mountain scenery the whole way, starting and finishing in the heart of River Run! All runners receive an event t-shirt, reusable goody bag as well as a brat & beer after the race at Oktoberfest! Enjoy German themed food and beers, bavarian pretzels, and more while you participate in polka dancing and beer cheers all afternoon! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and get in a few more outdoor activities in the mountains before the weather turns cold, all happening Labor Day weekend in Keystone! Register for the Das Bier Burner Fun Run before June 30 and take $5 off entries with the code ‘FUNRUN18’. www.DasBierBurner.com.
Keystone Kidtopia is bringing a rocking good time to Keystone this March with the new event, the Kidtopia Music Experience. This fun 8-day event brings you all of your favorite daily Kidtopia activities, plus some additional signature events, all ringing in with a music theme. Some of the highlights include a fun ‘Snow Pants Dance Party’ outdoor concert in River Run with kids favorite, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and a Beats and Treats Bounce Party with a band cover album photo booth. There will be fireworks every weekend, daily events and even kids yoga classes and family nights!
Check out the full events schedule below!
FRIDAY, MARCH 2 Beats & Treats Bounce Party
4:30pm-7:30pm | Keystone Lodge & Spa Ballroom | Free – Bounce Houses, Crafts, Face Painting, Crafts, Cookie Decorating, Photo Booth, and much more!
6:00pm-6:45pm | Free Kid’s Yoga Class, Studio K Fireworks Show
7:00pm | Lakeside Village | Free
SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Craft-er-noon & Face Painting
12:30pm-3:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free Ripperoo’s Rockin’ Village Parade Featuring Guerilla Fanfare
4:00pm | River Run Village | Free Kidtopia Fireworks Show
7:00pm | River Run Village | Free
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 Ripperoo’s Rock N’ Roll Ice Cream Party
3:30pm-4:30pm | Mountain House | Free Starquest Exploration
5:00pm-6:30pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
MONDAY, MARCH 5 Fireside Cocoa & Coloring
3:00pm-5:00pm | Bighorn Bistro | Free Family Game Night
6:30pm-8:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
TUESDAY, MARCH 6 Stretch, Bend, & Boogie: Kid’s Yoga
10:30pm-11:15pm | Studio K | Free Bark to Your Own Beat: Meet the Avy Dog
4:00pm-5:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free Super Snowy Science
5:30pm-7:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Critter’s Discovery
2:00pm-3:00pm | Kidtopia HQ | Free Musical Movie Matinee
4:00pm-5:30pm | Kidtopia HQ | Free
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Techno Tubing with Ripperoo
2:00pm-3:00pm | Nordic Center | Free Cupcakes, Canvas, & Country Tunes
5:00pm-6:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters, River Run Village
$15 per Child- includes instruction, canvas, art supplies, and cupcake! | Advance Reservations Required
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Wacky Tacky Party
5:oopm-7:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Craft-er-noon & Face Painting
12:30pm-3:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
Ripperoo’s Rockin’ Village Parade Featuring Koo Koo Kanga Roo
4:00pm | River Run Village | Free Snow Pants Dance Party! Outdoor Village Concert Featuring Koo Koo Kanga Roo and 6 Million Dollar Band
2:00pm-4:00pm- 6 Million Dollar Band
Koo Koo Kanga Roo to play immediately following Parade until 5:00pm
Free concert, face painting, crafts, and EpicMix photo booth
River Run Village | Free Kidtopia Fireworks Show
7:00pm | River Run Village | Free
There are so many choices for your Spring Break destination, so what makes Keystone, CO the best place to go for your Spring ski trip?
1) The Skiing & Riding
Keystone is home to 3 mountain peaks with 3,148 skiable acres, 128 trails and 235 average inches of snow a season! There are beginner trails, tree runs, open powder bowls, moguls, groomers, steeps and just about any other type of terrain you could dream up! You’ll love the diversity of this mountain, especially when you are traveling with a group who may be skiing or riding at various levels.
2) Numerous Places to Enjoy a Cold One in the Sun
When you think of Spring Break, of course you picture sunshine! Keystone is no stranger to offering up great places to enjoy some afternoon sun, whether it’s on an Adirondack chair at Labonte’s Cabin, on the upper level deck at the Last Lift Bar, or at Kickapoo Tavern’s unbeatable patio at the base of the mountain in River Run Village.
3) Heated Pools & Outdoor Hot Tubs
The Springs, Expedition Stations, The Timbers, Wild Irishman, Soda Springs, Tennis Townhomes… we could go on! These are just a few of the awesome heated outdoor pools at Keystone Resort. Enjoy some sun and splash around with a warm up in the hot tub. Better yet, sit in the hot tub as the spring snow falls under the Colorado stars for an unforgettable experience!
4) Incredible Dining
Keystone Resort has a wide range of dining options and some of the best 5-star restaurants in the mountains. The Alpenglow Stube, Keystone Ranch and Ski Tip Lodge are some of Keystone’s finest. Zuma Roadhouse, New Moon Cafe, Dos Locos, and the Snake River Saloon & Steakhouse are additionally some of our favorites to check out during your visit.
5) Lodging Options for Any Size Group and Budget
SummitCove Lodging has about 300 vacation rental properties all located right here at Keystone Resort. We have budget-friendly studios, luxury ski condos, multi-family townhomes up to 5 bedroom private homes available for your Spring ski trip. You can browse all of our properties online and see photos of every property, read the reviews, check out the amenities and more. Book online or call us to have a vacation planner help you find that perfect rental property!
6) Awesome Events & Concerts
Keystone is home to ‘Kidtopia’ which is designed for kids, with free events happening daily. In addition, there are all sorts of other events and activities for all ages, including incredible concerts, Canvas and Cocktail parties, wine tastings, fireworks, the Slush Cup, educational speakers and more. This March, check out Head for the Hills and G. Love and the Special Sauce, both headlining at Keystone’s Warren Station in River Run. View the Keystone events calendar here.
7) Closest to the Airport
Keystone is of one the closest ski resorts to the Denver Airport, meaning you can hop off a plane and be on the slopes in under 2 hours. As a SummitCove guest, you’ll have access to exclusive guest discounts on both airport shuttles and rental cars. Many of the properties in Keystone have access to the free resort shuttle making it easy to travel without a car. For the ultimate in convenience, book a River Run Condo and you’ll be able to walk everywhere, including the ski slopes!
There are hundreds of more reasons why you should book your Keystone Spring Break Vacation now! The best one? For a limited time, spend 7 or more nights with SummitCove Lodging and you’ll automatically get a 15% savings on your stay. Book Spring Break today!
Now that the holidays are over, you should have some time to start planning your family Spring Break ski trip to Keystone, CO!
Why choose Keystone?
Keystone is the top-rated family friendly resort in Colorado and truly caters to families and kids. Keystone Kidtopia is a season-long festival that features daily kids activities and events, with a special March event, the Kidtopia Music Experience. Some of the fun daily events include family game night, arts and crafts, Ice Cream Parties, Village Parades, Kids Yoga and Super Snowy Science and the best part is, almost all of the activities are free. There are also fireworks almost every Saturday night during ski season! Make sure you also plan some time to explore the world’s largest snow fort at the top of Dercum Mountain during your stay.
Keystone is home to some of the best lodging options in the state. Whether you are looking for a spacious luxury ski-in townhome or a smaller, budget-friendly family ski condo, SummitCove Lodging has a rental property that will work for you. We have over 300 vacation rental condos at Keystone Resort, ranging in size and price. Plan a trip with another family and enjoy staying at one of our private homes with all of the amenities you need, like a private hot tub and game table. Or, just bring your immediate family and stay at a River Run Condo to be in the heart of the action and not have to drive anywhere during your stay!
What’s there to do besides skiing and snowboarding?
– Plan a family night at Ready, Paint, Fire and encourage the creative juices to flow. Everyone can paint their own Keystone souvenir to take home and remember the trip.
– Book a winter snowmobiling tour with White Mountain Tours and add in some adventure to your itinerary! There are a variety of tour options available and you’ll love to see the amazing Colorado scenery as you zip through wide open powder fields!
– Spend the afternoon or evening ice skating under the stars. Keystone is home to 2-outdoor ice rinks, so take your pick! You’ll love skating around with the mountains as your backdrop. If you’re new to skating, you’ll love to know they have handy skating assists available so you don’t break your bum!
– Stay inside and enjoy each other’s company. Bring your playing cards and have a rummy tournament or spark up a board game or charades! Many of our vacation properties come equipped with a variety of fun games to play with your family. Make some popcorn and curl up with a good family movie night. Or, teach the kids how to cook as you prepare a gourmet meal.
– Check out a concert. There are tons of great events scheduled during March and most events are for all ages. Head for the Hills and G. Love and the Special Sauce are both scheduled at Keystone’s Warren Station in March.
– Go swimming! Many of the Summit Cove rental properties have pool and hot tub access, so take advantage and take a dip in the pool! Bring some scuba masks and dive for treasures or take turns doing cannonballs. Everyone is sure to have fun at the pool.
– Warm up by the firepit. Stroll the shops and check out the ice sculptures in River Run Village and then warm up at one of the multiple outdoor firepits located throughout the village. While you’re there, have your hand at the life size chess or checkers games!
– Experience a dinner sleigh ride. The Keystone Stables and Two Below Zero are two options for sleigh ride dinners here at Keystone Resort. Book your reservation in advance and enjoy a peaceful sleigh ride under the stars as you head to dinner in a cozy lodge, complete with family-friendly live entertainment!
Be sure you leave some time for skiing or snowboarding during your trip, because March is known to be one of the snowiest months of the year in Colorado. Mix in warm sunny days and big snow storms, you can’t beat the ski conditions during a March stay. SummitCove Lodging is currently offering discounts on Spring stays of 7 or more nights, so take advantage of the savings and book your spring break ski vacation today.
During your next Keystone ski vacation at Keystone Colorado, plan on making a visit to the Ice Castles in Dillon, CO, just a 10-minute drive from Keystone Ski Resort. This is a family-friendly activity that all ages are sure to love. Some of the features include a 50-foot ice slide, an ice throne, tunnels to crawl through and a maze to explore and get lost in. The Ice Castles use over 300,000 gallons of water during their creation and anywhere from 10,000 – 30,000 gallons during the maintenance phases. But don’t worry – this water goes right back into the ground, so it is considered as non-consumptive use. At nighttime, the Ice Castles light up with colored lights that ‘dance’ along to music. You will be in awe at the beautiful frozen ice crystals and half frozen waterfalls. You can spend hours playing and exploring this incredible, living piece of explorable art!
Remember, you will be exploring ice, so the conditions may be cold! Dress warm, perhaps wear snowpants, gloves, a hat, winter boots and lots of layers! Sleds are recommended over strollers to pull kids around. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the memories!
The Ice Castles are open 6 days a week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday they are open from 4 pm – 9pm. On Fridays, visit from 4 pm – 10 pm, Saturdays 12 pm – 10 pm and Sundays they are open from 12 pm until 8 pm. Ticket prices start at $10.85 for kids and $15.95 for adults when you purchase them in advance online, saving up to $4 per ticket. Prices vary depending on day of the week as well and the Ice Castles are not open on Tuesdays. The Ice Castles are located in Dillon Town park on Buffalo Street and free parking is available.
On Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 – 9 pm you can see the unique fire performances that include things like fire breathing, fire hula hooping, spinning and more. This is the only Ice Castle location in Colorado, with other North America locations in Utah, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Canada locations in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Edmonton, Alberta.
Don’t miss seeing this fun and interactive exhibit this winter while you are visiting Keystone Ski Resort!
There are so many fun things to do while staying here at Keystone Resort for your New Year’s Eve Celebrations. There are activities and events happening for all ages. For kids, there is face painting, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, family cookie decorating and Riperoo’s Village Parade. There will be fireworks on both Saturday and Sunday nights in Keystone! Make a reservation to go snow tubing or head up the mountain and explore the snow fort! Hike out to the hills for snowshoeing or hit the mountain for a fun day on the ski slopes. Enjoy a nice New Year’s Eve dinner in River Run or at one of the fine dining hotspots, such as Der Fondue Chessel, Snake River Saloon, Ski Tip Ranch or Alpenglow Stube. After dinner, head out for one of the great New Year’s Events. Need a babysitter? Call Resort Sitters and they will come to you and can watch your children at your vacation rental condo.
Saturday 12/30 Events
All Day: ISpy Kidtopia Scavenger Hunt, start at Kidtopia Headquarters
12:30–3 pm: Face painting & Craft-er-noon 4–4:30 pm: Riperoo’s Village Parade 4:30 pm: Cookie Time at Dercum Ice Rink 7 pm: Fireworks at River Run
Sunday 12/31 Events
All Day: New Year’s Eve special: 1/2 hour skating lesson for just $20 at Lakeside Ice Rink 4 pm: Cookie Time at Dercum Ice Rink – River Run Village 6 – 9 pm: Cookie Decorating at the Adventure Center – Lakeside Village 6:30 pm: Ski & Ride School Torchlit Parade at River Run 8 – 9:30: Drink Specials at Fireworks Viewing Area & Bar – Lakeside Village 9 pm: Fireworks at Lakeside Village
For the adults there are some great places that have bands to rock in the New Year and get dancing.
The main New Year’s Eve Concert is happening at Warren Station! Opener Meadow Mountain will be kicking things off from 9–10 p.m. and the headliner, Trout Steak Revival comes on from10:15 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with a brief intermission. Save $5 per person by purchasing your tickets online in advance at WarrenStation.com. The ballroom will be standing room only with all ages welcome. Historically, the New Year’s concert has sold out. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the music starts at 9 p.m. Free party favors while supplies last and champagne will be available for purchase!
The Goat Soup and Whiskey in Mountain House has a New Years Eve Ball with Michael Hornbuckle band and Dewey Paul band. Doors open at 8pm with a $15 cover charge or $12 if you purchase in advance.
Snake River Saloon: The 5-piece, local Summit County groove, soul, rock group – Zuma Road will be playing with a free cover and free champagne toast at midnight.
The Kickapoo Tavern might not have a band, but they have great drinks and a fun atmosphere for those who would like something a little more laid back. They will be giving out free champagne at midnight. Visit them in River Run Village.
Looking to explore outside of Keystone and try a some of the local favorite places?
Baker’s Brewery in Silverthorne is hosting Grown Ass Man Band starting at 5pm till 1am. Free of charge. Try some feature barrel aged brew’s, also, toast at midnight with some free champagne and dance the night away.
DAM Brewery in Dillon is hosting Band the Love Electric. $10 cover at the door. Free party favors and free champagne toast at midnight
Broken Compass in Breckenridge is having a Sequins and Sorels New Years Eve Party with special guest Sneezy, starting at 7 pm and they will be tapping a special New Year’s Eve Beer at midnight.
SummitCove Lodging still has a few properties available for New Year’s Eve in Keystone. Give one of our vacation planners a call at (970) 368-7023 to check availability and prices.
This weekend in Keystone kicks off with tons of fun activities on the schedule. Top it off with new snow, it should be a great weekend to be in Keystone! Up to 7 inches of new snow is predicted to fall between now and Saturday. Head to Keystone this weekend to get in on the fun! SummitCove Lodging has two bedroom condos starting at just $118 a night!
2 Nights of Fireworks
This weekend kicks off the start of Kidtopia Spectacular, with a special fireworks show over Lakeside Village on Friday night, and the weekly Kidtopia Saturday night fireworks over River Run. 2 nights in a row of fireworks – wow!
Ugly Sweater Special at Ready, Paint, Fire Head to the Ready, Paint, Fire studio at Keystone Lake anytime from 11am – 7pm on Saturday, December 16 and wear your ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater!’ Anyone donning an ugly sweater will receive a free studio fee (a $10 value!) Decorate an Ugly Sweater Dish for $20 and the ‘ugliest’ dish creator will win a prize!
Live Music: Keller Williams Two nights of Keller Williams at Warren Station in River Run Village! Friday night will be a Bluegrass themed evening and Saturday’s show will be electric. Both nights Keller will do a first solo set, followed by a second set with various ‘compadres’ from various bands including Elephant Revival, Leftover Salmon and The String Cheese Incident. Purchase tickets here.
Kidtopia Spectacular Friday starts the 10-day celebration of fun and everything kids! The newly remodeled Labonte’s Smokehouse Grand Opening is Friday afternoon, with all sorts of specials and giveaways. Friday afternoon is craft-er-noon at Kidtopia Headquarters and then Friday night there is a Winter Wonderland Bounce party at the Keystone Lodge Ballroom starting at 4:30 pm. On Saturday, participate in the Reverse Parade with Santa in River Run and get a photo at the Epicmix Photo Booth with Santa! Saturday evening head to the top of the mountain for the lighting of the Snow Fort, followed by the Saturday night fireworks!
Whew! The hard part is done- you’ve picked that perfect vacation rental condo for your upcoming trip to Keystone Resort. Now what? Here are some of the things you need to think about before you head out on your Keystone Ski Vacation.
There are plenty of ski rental shops located in Keystone and Summit County. We have worked with alot of companies, but we recommend two companies in particular. We always suggest making your reservations in advance, because they can sometimes run out of gear during peak times, like Holiday weekends or during Spring Break.
Ski Butlers is a ski & snowboard rental delivery company, meaning they come to you. Reserve your skis in advance and pick your appointment time. They will bring all of your requested gear, plus a size up and down for you to try on in the convenience and comfort of your vacation rental condo or home. This option is especially great for larger groups, families, or anyone traveling without a vehicle on their Keystone vacation. They also are very accommodating if you ever need to switch out your gear. You’ll receive a discount as a SummitCove guest.
Another ski rental option we recommend for our guests is Mountain View Sports. Their rental shop is located just across the highway from the SummitCove check-in office, making it an easy stop before you head to your condo. They offer our guests a great discount and have been in business for years and have great recommendations and local’s advice. They also offer a Kids Ski Free Rental Program, where a kid’s rental (12 years old or younger) is free with an adult rental during non-peak times, see their website for the details.
Depending where you are staying at Keystone, you may not need to have a rental car or vehicle while you are here. River Run Village is super convenient particularly for anyone without a car, because you are located in the main village with all of the shops, restaurants, gondola and plenty of activities within walking distance. Many other properties within the resort are accessible via the free Keystone Resort Shuttle, making it easy to get around. We work with Fresh Tracks Transportation and Summit Express for guest airport shuttles to and from DIA. We also offer rental car discounts at the Denver Airport through Alamo. Your vacation planner can help you setup any transportation you might need arranged. Again, this is something you will want to reserve as far in advance as you can for the best rates and to guarantee availability.
We always recommend purchasing lift tickets online, at least 7 days in advance prior to your arrival in order to get the best rates. You’ll save even more if you are skiing multiple days. Whatever you do, try to avoid purchasing your lift tickets at the actual ticket window the day of, as you’ll pay the highest prices.
There are several options for groceries right here in Keystone, including Rockin’ Ranch in River Run, the Keystone gas station and convenience store, as well as Gateway Grocery and Liquors located in the same complex as the SummitCove check-in office. The Gateway Grocery also deliveries groceries, which can be a big time-saver or crucial if you don’t have a car during your visit! If you are planning on buying alot of groceries, we recommend doing your shopping before you get to Keystone. Just off of the Silverthorne exit from I-70, on your way to Keystone is a City Market grocery as well as a Super Target. It is about a 7 mile drive to Keystone from here, so it’s best to do it before you get here to avoid backtracking.
Activities & Dining
Depending when you are traveling, you may or may not need to make activity and dining reservations. During peak times, it can be difficult to get a tubing reservation or a dining reservation, so that is when you might want to make those in advance. Otherwise, we suggest making a reservation for the top 2 or 3 activities or restaurants you want to try and then let the rest fall in place. You might want to wait for a sunny day to go ice skating or spend a day inside if the weather is bad, so having some flexibility in your plans is key. Sleigh rides, snowmobiling, dog-sledding and tubing are some of the kinds of activities that you might want to consider making reservations for.
Keystone is a wonderful place to visit with your family over the holidays. In addition to great skiing and snowboarding, there are tons of other fun family-friendly events and activities scheduled for the holiday season. Here are just a few ideas for some fun things to do with your family during your visit.
Santa will be around for most of December, with various appearances all over Keystone Resort. See him at the Kidtopia Headquarters, in Lakeside Village, or River Run. Kids will love getting the chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas!
This is a must-scene during your Keystone holiday visit. Each December, the lobby at the Keystone Lodge hosts an incredible chocolate village, complete with a working gondola and running waterfalls. Every year the scene changes and you just won’t believe that the entire village is made out of over 5,000 pounds of chocolate! Don’t miss this – it’s open 24 hours a day too!
Wednesday Winter Movie Matinees Free movie matinees for the whole family start at 4pm at the Kidtopia Headquarters. December’s lineup includes Anastasia, Elf, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frozen!
Ice Skating Keystone is home to two outdoor ice skating rinks! Checkout the smaller rink at Dercum Square in River Run or head to Lakeside Village for the 5 acre, zamboni-maintained rink, complete with a lighted holiday tree in the middle. Supports are available if you are new to the sport or a little unsure on your skates!
Snow Tubing & the Snow Fort
Atop Keystone’s Dercum Mountain is Adventure Point – Keystone’s downhill tubing zone! Reservations are recommended. On your way, check out the world’s largest snowfort!
Family Game Nights on Mondays
On Monday nights, head to the Keystone Kidtopia Headquarters for family game night. Play in group bingo, start up a board game or challenge the fam to a friendly game of foosball during family game night from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.