Keystone Kidtopia Music Experience this March

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!

Kids playing in the snow at Keystone Colorado Ski Resort

 

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

 

Give your kids (and yourself!) the Spring Break of their dreams this year at Keystone Resort. Most of the Kidtopia activities are completely free to attend and participate in. Book your Spring Break Ski Trip with SummitCove and save 15% on stays of 7 or more nights.  Stay in Expedition Station, Buffalo or Dakota Lodges to be closest to the Kidtopia Headquarters!

 

7 Reasons Why Keystone is The Best Spring Break Destination

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.

Beer in the sun at Keystone Resort

 

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!

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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!

A Colorado Spring Break at Keystone Resort

Now that the holidays are over, you should have some time to start planning your family Spring Break ski trip to Keystone, CO!

Spring Break at Keystone Ski Resort with Summit Cove

 

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.

 

Explore the Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado, just 10 minutes from Keystone!

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.

Ice Castles Dillon, CO near Keystone Resort Colorado

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!

Ring in 2018 in Keystone: New Year’s Eve Events

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 from 10:15 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! 

Trout Steak Revival will be ringing in 2018 at Keystone’s Warren Station in River Run Village

 

 

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.

Events This Weekend in Keystone

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!

The Next Steps: What You Need to Do After You Book Your Keystone Lodging

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.

 

Ski Rentals
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.

 

Transportation
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.

 

Lift Tickets
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.

 

Groceries
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.

Winter Snowmobiling with White Mountain Tours

 

 

Family Events and Activities During the Holidays at Keystone

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.

 

Meet Santa
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!

 

Chocolate Village
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!

Ice Skating at Dercum Square

 

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.

Kids Rule at Keystone: Daily Kidtopia Events for Ski Season

If you haven’t heard, kids rule at Keystone Resort! Daily Keystone Kidtopia events offer kids endless things to do during their visit.  Kids can have a snowball fight or explore the world’s largest snowfort.  They can enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate, play games, learn about so many things, do arts and crafts, and more! Checkout the main events that happen every week all season long at Keystone. The best part? Most of the events are free and for all ages! The Keystone Kidtopia Headquarters is located in the main level of Expedition Station in River Run Village, near the ice rink.

Note – dates and times are subject to change. Call (970) 496-4386 with questions.

Every Day:

Kidtopia Headquarters
Located in River Run, Kidtopia Headquarters is open daily from 9:30 am – 3 pm. Enjoy toys, games, and more. Great for chilly days or when you want to take a break from the outside activities!

Kidtopia Snowfort
Starting December 16, the world’s largest snowfort will be open for exploration.  Have a snowball fight or pretend you are king of the castle! Fun for all ages!

Cookie Time
At 4pm at Kidtopia Headquarters, get a free tasty treat from Chef Ned!

ISpy Keystone Scavenger Hunt
Enjoy this self-guided tour that explores the resort and starts at Kidtopia Headquarters!

Sundays:

Ripperoo’s Ice Cream Party!
Kids can enjoy ice cream, photo opportunities and t-shirt decorating on the 1st floor of the Mountain House Lodge on Sundays through April 1st from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

Starquest Exploration
The Keystone Science School heads the exploration of our universe on Sundays at the Kidtopia Headquarters from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Highlights including learning about winter constellations, viewing celestial objects up close, and buildin a starfinder that will be theirs to take home.

Mondays:

Fireside Cocoa & Coloring
Mondays from 3 – 5 pm, stop in at the Bighorn Bistro and decorate your own mug next to the fire and then fill it with hot cocoa and take it home as a souvenir! No registration required and no charge!

Family Game Night
In River Run Village at Kidtopia Headquarters at Expedition Station, families can join in on board games or bingo or friendly foosball from 6:30 – 8 pm.

Tuesdays:

Stretch, Bend & Wiggle: Kid’s Yoga
At Keystone’s Lakeside Village, visit Studio K from 10:30 – 11:15 am and have some fun with a kid’s yoga class. Kids will learn how to do basic yoga and incorporate yoga as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Meet the Avy Dog
Every Tuesday from 4 – 5 pm, Keystone’s avalanche dogs will be ready to meet and greet guests as they learn about what the dog’s do and how they are an asset to the team.  Meet the dogs at the Kidtopia Headquarters.

Super Snowy Science
Meet at Kidtopia Headquarters from 5:30 – 7 pm and learn about the science of snow.  Keystone Science School instructors lead a class teaching about types of snow crystals, layers of snow, life-cycle of snow and more.  All ages are welcome and you don’t even have to register in advance, just ‘snow’ up!

Wednesdays:

Critters Discovery
Kids (and their parents) can learn about all the different kinds of animals that call Keystone their home.  Put on by Friends of the Dillon Ranger Disctrict, this is a hands on class for everyone! Meet at River Run Kidtopia Headquarters across from the Dercum Ice Rink at 2 pm, for this hourlong class, every Wednesday through April 8.

Winter Movie Matinee
Curl up with a good movie every Wednesday starting at 4pm at the Kidtopia Headquarters! Movies average about an hour and a half.

Here’s the 2017 / 2018 Winter Film Lineup (subject to change):

December 6 – Anastasia
December 13 – Elf
December 20 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
December 27 – Frozen
January 3 – The Book of Life
January 10 – Paddington
January 17 – Snow Day
January 24 – Peter Pan
January 31 – The Peanuts Movie
February 7 – Cool Runnings (Olympics)
February 14 – Ratatouille (Kidtopia Culinary Festival)
February 21 – Leap!
February 28 – Moana
March 7 – Sing! (Kidtopia Music Experience)
March 14 – The Princess and the Frog
March 21 – Storks
March 28 – The Good Dinosaur
April 4 – The Little Mermaid

Thursdays:

Old-Fashioned Tubing with Ripperoo
Head over to the Keystone Nordic Center in West Keystone for some tubing.  Walk up and slide down or build a snowman, Thursdays from 2 – 3 pm.

Cupcakes and Canvas
Every Thursday from 5 – 6 pm, kids can explore their creative side as an art teach guides them to create a masterpiece and enjoy a cupcake! This class is $15 per person and reservations are required, call (970) 496-4386.  The class is for kids ages 3 or older and their parents and includes the canvas, all supplies, instruction and a cupcake!

Fridays:

Wacky Tacky Party!
On Fridays, Kidtopia Headquarters turns up the volume with their Wacky Tack Party!  Dance music, party games, prizes and face painting and a fun craft to make and take home.  Join the party from 5 – 7 pm on Friday afternoons.

Saturdays:

Crafter-er-noon & Face Painting
Be at the Keystone Kidtopia headquarters starting at 12:30 until 3 pm on Saturdays for face painting and free crafts!

Ripperoo’s Village Parade
Join Ripperoo as he parades through the village with friends and dance performers, hop on his float! Parade starts at 4pm in River Run.

River Run Fireworks
To cap off a wonderful weekend in the mountains, direct your eyes to the mountains for the weekly Saturday night fireworks display! Fireworks start at 7 pm through March 10 and 8 pm for the remainder of the ski season.

 

Be sure to take advantage of some of these fun, kid-friendly events while you are visiting Keystone this winter.  Most events are free to attend and parents are always welcome!  Keystone is the place for kids!

New Terrain and Night Skiing Coming This Week at Keystone!

We’ve had some much cooler temperatures this week, along with 11 inches of fresh snow!  This means new terrain opening!  Tomorrow, Wednesday November 22, Keystone will be open top to bottom, with advanced skiing and snowboarding access to the bottom of River Run.  On Friday, the resort plans to open the Mountain House Base Area as well, giving beginners access top to bottom and more lift options all around. New terrain that is on schedule to open this week include Jaybird to Lower Schoolmarm, River Run and The Edge.

 

Night skiing is scheduled to open tomorrow as well, for advanced skiing and night skiing for beginners on Friday! Keystone Resort is one of the few resorts in Colorado to offer night skiing, giving you the most bang for your lift ticket buck! The resort will continue to open at 9 am through mid-December, when then the hours will extend and the mountain will start opening 30 minutes earlier at 8:30 am.

 

Most of the mountain activities will be open starting Wednesday as well including tubing at Adventure Point, Sleigh Rides and Ice Skating at Dercum Square. Your favorite dining options will be ready to enjoy tomorrow as well at Alpenglow Stube, Der Fondue Chessel, Ski Tip Lodge and Keystone Ranch.  Other dining options in Keystone that are already open include Zuma Roadhouse, Snake River Saloon, New Moon Cafe, Kickapoo Tavern and Dos Locos.

 

Thanksgiving Weekend at Keystone offers all sorts of family fun events and activities.  Be sure to checkout the Welcome Winter Family Carnival on Saturday featuring live music from Coral Creek at Warren Station with drink specials and tons of free activities for the kids.  Afterwards, head into the heart of River Run to meet Santa, see the Carolers and watch as the grand tree and village lights light up the night!

 

It’s not too late to take the family to Keystone for Thanksgiving.  SummitCove Vacation Rental Lodging is offering 20% off last minute stays in Keystone over the holiday weekend.  Enjoy the fresh snow and warm holiday atmosphere at Keystone Resort this Thanksgiving.  Or head up on Friday after the big meal and just spend the weekend. Choose from over 300 rental properties at Keystone Resort and enjoy 24 hour guest services. See you on the slopes!