First Snow of the 2017 / 2018 Ski Season, Saturday, September 16, 2017

Today Keystone and Summit County woke up to chilly temperatures and a wonderful dusting of snow on our surrounding mountain peaks!  The first snow of the season is always exciting and gets everyone thinking about ski season.  We are counting down the days until we will be skiing and riding for the 2017 / 2018 ski season at Keystone Resort.  Opening day at Keystone is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017.  It is a lot of fun to attend opening day, there is so much excitement in the air and there are tons of freebies and fun, like free coffee and doughnut holes and prize giveaways! It always feels great to get back out on the snow. Book a ski condo for opening weekend at Keystone and save up to 50% on your ski lodging with SummitCove.

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Arapahoe Basin will surely be open sooner, typically opening sometime in mid-October, depending on the weather.  A-Basin and Loveland Ski Resort are located within just a few miles of Keystone and the two resorts always have a friendly race as to who will be the first to open and are often the first of our Colorado resorts to open for skiing and riding!


Speaking of snow, now is the perfect time to start planning your Keystone winter ski vacation.  Book a winter ski condo for Thanksgiving or over the holidays with SummitCove. Take your family on the perfect vacation and make holiday memories that will last a lifetime.  Enjoy all of the kid-friendly and free activities that Keystone offers with Keystone Kidtopia, a daily festival that’s just for kids.  Book your winter stay today and save 10% when you use the promo code ‘WINTERNOW’ when checking out on  We have over 300 rental properties available at Keystone Resort, ranging from budget-friendly slopeside studios, perfect for a ski couple, all the way up to 6-bedroom private homes for a family mountain getaway. Some of the top buildings for families in Keystone include The Springs Condos at River Run, Red Hawk Lodge, Tennis Townhomes, Expedition Station and Settler’s Creek Townhomes. 

Enter to Win a Free Stay in Keystone This Winter

Light dustings of snow have been seen on the peaks throughout Summit County over the past few weeks and everyone is gearing up for ski season.  A-Basin is planning on starting their snow-making this week, and Keystone will be soon to follow. Keystone Resort’s opening day, scheduled for Friday, November 2nd, is just 29 days away!  We are getting excited and will be giving away a FREE, 2-night stay in Keystone to whomever can guess the date of the first significant snowfall in Keystone of 4 inches of more!

SummitCove Vacation Lodging is hosting its second annual, When Will It Snow?’ contest, offering contestants a chance to guess the date of the first significant snowfall of 4 inches or more in Keystone. The winner of the contest will be handsomely rewarded with a 2-night stay in a one bedroom condo in the beautiful Keystone, Colorado over the resort’s opening weekend, November 2nd through the 4th, 2012. Entrants are required to complete a quick signup form in exchange for their entry. In the event of multiple contestants guessing the correct date, a final drawing will be held to pick one ultimate winner. The winner will be notified by e-mail within 48 hours of the first snowfall. See all the rules here.