First Snow of the Season Appears on the Peaks of Summit County

On Thursday, September 6, 2018 Summit County received its first dusting of snow of the 2018 – 2019 ski season atop the peaks! The light dusting of snow stuck around until mid-day and looked amazing, contrasting against the golden aspen trees seen lower down the mountains.

Snow on the Peaks Near Loveland Pass


Keystone Ski Resort is scheduled to open for the winter ski season on Friday, November 9, 2018.  Nearby Arapahoe Basin typically opens earlier, as soon as mother nature allows, typically in mid-October.


The leaves have already started changing colors and fall is in the air.  The next two weeks will be the prime time for leaf peeping here at Keystone Resort.  Head to the high country to experience one of our favorite seasons – fall!  Take a hike or ride through the trees as you enjoy a gorgeous sunny fall day amongst the golden and orange sparkling hues.  SummitCove Lodging is offering properties at ultra-low mud season rates, so it is the perfect time to enjoy a weekend getaway without breaking the bank!




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. 

First Winter Storm Greets Keystone Resort!

According to a winter storm warning is in effect through Monday afternoon, and we are happy to report that the snow has already arrived…finally!

Wren, guest services agent, happy to see the first storm of the season!

If you haven’t figure it our already we get rather excited about snow over here at SummitCove. This is the first time that snow has actually accumulated and it is starting to looking like the 2010/2011 season will be a good one.

We thought today would be a perfect time to introduce the newest member of the SummitCove family, our new mascot, The Yeti! We are very excited to have him, and will be using him for promotions and apperances all through out the winter.

Please welcome The Yeti!

Contest and promotion details are still in the works, but definitely stayed tuned for all the great things we have in store. In the meantime, enjoy this little video we put together to introduce our new mascot.