Did you know Keystone has cat skiing? For skiers well versed in powder and tree conditions it is a once in a lifetime experience and an amazing way to enjoy a private day of skiing. A 12,000 foot ridge line wraps around Keystone’s three peaks and encompasses five bowls, and above tree line terrain.
Independence bowl is the massive treeless ridge you can see as you drive-up to Keystone. Then you will encounter Ericsson and Bergman bowls, which are known for there more mellow and awesome gladed terrain. Just a short hike from the top of the Outback, are North and South bowls. Which are the most accessible bowls in Keystone, and home to the Outback shuttle. Which for $5 you can get a one-time ride to the top of North Bowl.
If you are feeling energetic you can certainly hike all these bowls, but depending where you are hikes can range from 20 minutes to 2 hours. And be aware that all bowls close by 1:30pm.
So if you are looking for multiple laps in the bowls, without a lot of hiking. A full day cat skiing tour is a must-do while in Keystone. You get to lap untouched powder terrain in the comfort of a heated snow cat. On top of that you are accompanied by awesome guides to show you the way. For lunch you get to enjoy a fabulous meal from the Alpenglow Stube, in a yurt at the bottom of Independence Bowl.
Conditions are the best they have been since the season of 2003! On top of that if you book your tour now, they are offering a 30% discount, so be sure to call 970-496-4386 for reservations!