We are just a week away from Summer Opening Day at Keystone!

Summer season is just around the corner! Starting today, the Keystone Stables and Keystone Lake are both open for horseback riding, boat rentals, and stand up paddle boarding. Official opening day for summer activities at Keystone Resort is a week from now, Friday June 8th. On the 8th the River Run Gondola and Summit Express chair lift open for scenic rides up the mountain and the play park will be officially up and running. The Play Park at River Run Village includes a climbing wall, mini golf, bounce house, bungee jumping, gem panning and more. Each activity can be purchased separately. For a full day of family fun, there is the Keystone Adventure Pack for $55 a person which includes a scenic lift or gondola ride, a $15 lunch voucher at the Overlook Grill, a gem pan, and all the bounce house, bungee jumping, rock climbing, boating, and mini golfing you can pack into one day. Season play park passes are also available for $170 and includes fun all summer long at Keystone!

 

Kids playing at summer play park Keystone CO

 

One of the most popular activities at Keystone’s summer season is the downhill bike park. Featuring 55 miles of lift serviced terrain, the Keystone Bike Park is a mountain bikers haven. Jumps, berms, pump tracks, and more are all included  in this professionally maintained park. Progression focused lessons and camps are available for beginners or experienced riders that want to focus on improving skills. Age and gender specific lessons are available to ensure you get the most out of time on the track.  SummitCove guests can receive discounts on downhill mountain bikes at Norski Sports in River Run Village. 

 

Still want to play in the snow in July? Head up to the Keystone Tubing Hill open during the summer season! Natural snow sticks around almost year round at this high elevation tubing hill at the top of Keystone Resort. Tubing costs $34 a person for a one hour session or an $44 option that includes one hour of tubing and one lunch voucher at the Summit House grill.  You’ll love the unique combo of snow and sun! 

 

Relax and rejuvenate after hiking and biking with Mountain Top Yoga at Keystone Resort. Scenic views and fresh mountain air promote even more tranquility at this professionally guided yoga class. Packages offer the lift ride, yoga class, and lunch. Year round yoga is offer at Studio K in Keystone’s Lakeside Village.

 

State of the art tennis facilities are also available Keystone Resort. Soak up some sun at the beautiful outdoor courts which can be rented for $12 an hour or get some exercise on those rainy afternoons at the indoor courts that rent for $24 an hour.  Rackets and ball machines are also available for rental and there are always tennis pros on hand ready to give drop-in and custom lessons.  Step up or your game or just learn how this summer at Keystone! 

 

Enjoy seemingly endless activities offered by Keystone Resort, explore the many hiking trails in the Keystone area, or bike around the Keystone Bike Path that connects to Dillon and Silverthorne! After a full day of adventuring in the Rocky Mountains, relax in one of SummitCove’s beautiful vacation rentals. Whether you want to stay  in River Run Village to experience the play park or stay near the Keystone Ranch Golf Course in a private home, SummitCove has the perfect property for you and your group!

#2 Enduro All-Mountain Bike Race Taking Place This Evening in Keystone, CO

Mountain Bikes Races at Keystone Resort CO

The Keystone Enduro Series consists of three races on Thursdays throughout the summer. Enduro mountain biking refers to a competitive side of the sport, and is a true test of a well rounded ‘all-mountain’ rider.  Bikers start the race at the top of the Peru chair lift,  running to their bikes and from there- any trail is fair game.  Any route they choose- whoever gets to the bottom first wins!  Adrenaline junkies are sure to love the Keystone Enduro Races!  Tonight’s race is the second in a series of three, with the third and final race of the year on Thursday, August 16. All races start at 6pm, after the bike park is closed for the day.  Check out the information below for all of the details!

DATES: Thursday, June 21: Enduro #1 / Thursday, July 19: Enduro #2 / Thursday, August 16: Enduro #3

FEE: As this is our first year hosting such events internally, we are not asking for a participation fee. Our goal is to take this season to make this a great event before we roll it out completely to the public. We are asking for feedback and willingness to help us shape the event to becoming a race that YOU enjoy participating in and therefore, want to spread the word and help our series grow.

DISCOUNTED BIKE HAUL: Lift tickets are required to access the start of all races. A competitor rate lift ticket will be available the day of the event at the River Run Ticket Window. Your numbered Bike Plate (distributed at Check In) must be show at time of purchase to receive the Competitor Rate. Competitor Rate: $16 for a Single Haul Ticket / $20 for an All Day Haul Ticket

If you would like to take advantage of the All Day Haul Discounted ticket the day of the race, please call Jessica Butcher at 970.496.1493 to make arrangements to pick up your bike plate prior to purchasing your All Day Haul Ticket. This will be available to anyone participating in the race. Arrangements to pick up bike plates the day of the race can be made as early as 8:30AM.

RACE START TIME: All races start at 6:00PM MST, participants must be at the starting line no later than 6:00pm. All participants must sign a competition waiver and have a valid bike plate number.

CHECK IN / REGISTRATION: All participants of the 2012 Enduro Race Series must check in the day of the race from 4:30PM to 5:30PM at the Check in Table located in River Run Village. At check in, participants will receive a numbered bike plate as well as be required to sign a competition waiver.

START STYLE: Mass/Neutral Start until Trail Begins

RACE COURSE: The Mass Start will take place on at the top of the Peru Chair (please reference a Keystone Trail Map for directions). From there, participants will be required to climb (via bike) up the Mosquito Coast Trail. Once they have achieved the climb, a judge will mark the climb completed as the participant moves on to descend the mountain on a course of their choosing. All participants must stay to a maintained Keystone Resort Trail as they descend. The Race finish line is indicated with signage and a chalk line at the base of River Run Face, adjacent to the Summit Express Lift and at the South end of the Pedestrian Bridge.

WHAT IS ENDURO? Enduro is a relatively new format which appears to have taken some inspiration from both car rally and motorbike enduro racing. Mountain bike enduro is essentially the competitive side of the mountain biking format often referred to today as “All-Mountain”. Due to this eclectic combination of attributes, enduro racing is increasingly recognised as the truest test of the all-round mountain biker. The sport has taken root in mostly in the Northwest of United States, a location known for its miles of winding single-track trails alongside old growth forest and bubbling creeks.

RACE CATEGORIES: Men and Women. The Top 3 racers in each category will be recognized. We will also recognize the Top 3 Overall Men and Top 3 Overall Women.

PRIZING: Men: 1st ($75), 2nd ($50), 3rd ($35), Series Winner: $200 / Women: 1st ($75), 2nd ($50), 3rd ($35), Series Winner: $200

MINIMUM AGE: Minimum age is 14. Riders under the age of 18 will need to have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. DIRECTIONS: From I-70 take Highway 6 East toward Keystone. Take the Montezuma Road exit off Highway 6.Take a right on Hunki Dori Court and then another right into the East Gondola Parking Lot. (You may also park in the main River Run Parking Lot). Registration Opens at 4:00 so there will be time for practice runs on the race course!! Registration will be set up next to the white timing trailer in the parking lot.

Keystone Bike Park Opening Day Set for June 15, 2012, Lodging Deals & Season Passes Available

Mountain biking season at Keystone Resort is just around the corner!  Keystone’s Park is nationally acclaimed as one of the best in the nation, including features like the Drop Zone, rock gardens, high-speed areas, daily terrain updates, not to mention some easier blue and green runs for those looking for a more laid-back downhill ride.

If you’ve never tried mountain biking, Keystone is a great place to learn.  One major advantage of riding at the resort versus other trails around the county is the bike haul system.  The lift will take you and your bike up to the top of Dercum Mountain, where you will be 11,640 feet in altitude and immediately hit by the amazing, panoramic views of surrounding mountains and Lake Dillon.  The green hillsides make for a beautiful summer afternoon.  Choose from miles and miles of varying trails that range from kid-friendly, beginner runs all the way up to extreme 22 foot drops and double black diamond trails that require full padding.  Downhill mountain bike rentals are available throughout the River Run Village area.

Head to the park on the weekends and enjoy a beer, some food and live music at the Summit House, staying open until 7pm most Fridays and Saturdays. Here you can participate in FREE activities like horseshoes, bocce ball and ladder ball.  The Friday Afternoon Club happens every Friday starting June 15 through August 31 and after 4pm, gondola rides to the top are free.  (Does not include bike haul).

The Keystone Bike Park is set to open for the summer on June 15, 2012.  Season Passes for the park are available, along with multi and single day options, with pricing as follows:

1 Run: $23 Adults, $11 for Children (Ages 5-12)
1-Day Pass: $37 Adults, $21 for Children
2-Day Pass: $70 Adults, $38 for Children
3-Day Pass: $96 Adults, $48 for Children

Season Passes:
Keystone Only Unlimited: $299
Keystone Only Unlimited with Winter Season Pass: $249
Keystone Only 5-Pack (Must purchase by 6/30): $139

Typical hours for the the bike park will be from 10am to 7 pm on weekends, and 10am-5pm Monday through Friday.

SummitCove is promoting opening weekend with some great deals on lodging. This is the perfect time to plan your summer vacation at Keystone Resort!