New Year’s Day Festivities

New Year’s Day in Keystone!

Keystone is chock full of family friendly fun on New Year’s Day! Here’s a list of all the activities they have going on that day, as well as ways to reserve the fun for your friends and family! The Family First Tracks is an awesome experience for the whole family! You get the first taste of that fresh powder!

Family First Tracks:
Enjoy breakfast and turns on the slopes all before normal lift operation.
7:30-8:30am
Base of Gondola. Call 970-496-4386 for reservations.

Face Painting & Balloon Animals
12:30-4:40pm
Kidtopia Headquaters (Warren Station in River Run Village)

Live Entertainment For Kids
2-4pm
River Run Plaza

Hot Cocoa & Kettle Corn by the Fire
3pm
River Run Plaza Fire Pit

Ripperoo’s Village Parade
3:30pm
Meet at River Run’s Kids Ski School

Amazing Dave’s Magic Show
4-4:30pm
Kidtopia Headquarters

Western BBQ
5-8pm
Summit House

Fireworks
6pm
Top of Dercum Mountain

Keystone Aglow: A Celebration of the Season
Nightly 6 – 9pm
River Run Village

Early Bird Gets the Worm

Holiday Travel 2010

There are three months left in shopping until the holidays and you should be shopping for more than just gifts. Property Managers (including good ole SummitCove) and Airlines are currently offering promotions to early bookings for the winter Holiday season. Airline Fares are expected to rise 20 to 30% above last year’s rates and the earlier you book your flight the better rate you should be able to get! This is not a year to procrastinate! Many people often times wait until the last minute or one month prior.

In addition, the airlines have decreased their supply, making fewer seats available and the Holiday travel window is cut short this year, because Christmas and New Years fall on Saturdays. The biggest reason is that so few people traveled last holiday season in an effort to save money, but (as we all know) people get stir crazy and look forward to winter vacations skiing, being with family and enjoying the winter wonderland or escaping from it.

While some places do have sales the closer you get, this year will be different. Prices are expected to go up as temperatures go down! In other words, the longer you wait, the more you may end up paying! So, book those flights now, find your lodging and get your shopping down early this year.

For those that don’t believe, check out CNN’s take on booking your holiday vacation early this year.

Keystone Activities around the Holidays!

Looking for something fun to do while in Keystone during the holidays? Here’s a list of entertaining and exciting special activities going on at Keystone Resort and nearby in the area. There’s definitely something here for everyone to enjoy and have a great time! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  • USSA Chevy Grand Prix – Copper Mountain Resort
  • Breakfast with Santa at Tuscato’s Main Street – Frisco 
  • Santa Visits the Frisco Historic Park Main Street – Frisco
  • Keystone Betty Fest

Betty Fest brings together women for two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. This program includes extensive on-hill training on Keystone’s Ski and Ride School’s trails, video analysis and discussions about nutrition, women’s specific concerns and equipment.  All women’s programs are taught by PSIA – certified, women instructors, including Annie Black – Colorado’s Ski Instructor of the year – and each group is small and supportive.

  • K2 Pink Chase

Kick off the 2009-10 ski season with a unique global fundraiser uniting the women’s ski and snowboard community, raising money for breast cancer research organizations worldwide. The Pink Chase involves all snow sports disciplines: skiing, snowboarding and telemark. The public and K2 Alliance compile teams of two-three women and attempt to record as much vertical as possible while touring the mountain for the designated check points.

  • Winter Dew Tour – Breckenridge Resort
  • Chocolate Village at the Keystone Lodge & Spa

Created by Keystone’s renowned pastry chef Ned Archibald, this chocolate village has all the details.  With holiday trees, gifts and a train traveling throughout, you will be amazed by the power of chocolate.

  • Keystone Holiday Magic on Ice

Come see the Denver Figure Skating Club holiday show.  Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks at the Keystone Adventure Center while watching figure skating to holiday music.

  • Holiday Carolers in Lakeside Village

Strolling through the Lakeside Village & Keystone Lodge & Spa, these carolers bring the spirit of the holidays to Keystone.  Join in for a tune or two or enjoy the sounds as you skate around the Keystone Lake.

  • Santa & His Reindeer

Dress warm and bring your camera and the kids for a visit with Santa and his reindeer, Cupid.

  • Ice Carving Demonstration

Stop by the Lakeside Village throughout the day and watch the creation of a sleigh and reindeer made from blocks of ice.  It is truly amazing.

  • Keystone KIDTOPIA

Keystone KIDTOPIA—Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort* at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing and join the continuing education activities that fill this weekend on and off the slopes. Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend.

  • Holiday Tubing & Cookie Trimming

Holiday Family Style Tubing & Cookie Trimming at the Nordic Center. Call 970-496-4275 for more information.

  • Moonlit Family Tubing & Dinner

Tube under the light of the full moon then warm up with a hearty supper. Call 970-496-4275 for more information.

  • Full Moon Snowshoe Tour 

Experience snowshoeing by moonlight! $40 includes snowshoe rental, 2-mile moonlight tour & soup buffet dinner with dessert. $35 if you have your own snowshoes. Minimum age: 13 years. Reservation required, please call 970-496-4275.   Event Dates: December 30, January 29, February 26, March 27.

  • New Year’s Celebration

Ring in the New Year with Keystone Resort’s torch light parade in River Run.
Enjoy family fun in the Lakeside Village with fireworks at 6 &10:30.

5:30- 6:30pm Lakeside Suite VIP Fireworks viewing area, fireworks begin 6:00pm

$25 per person includes first cocktail at the bar and hor d’oeuvres consisting of assorted cheeses, French bread and crackers, pretzels, chips and dips and assorted mini pastries. Cash bar after first cocktail.

5:30 – 10:00pm Ice Skating Party at Keystone Adventure Center
Bring the whole family to the Keystone Ice Rink and enjoy snacks, sodas, & hot chocolate while skating with Frosty.

6:30 – 8:00pm Family Dinner Buffet at the Edgewater Café, in the Keystone Lodge & Spa.
$24.95 for Adults, $12.95 for Children 5 -12 and under 5 free.
Enjoy a buffet dinner for the whole family at the Keystone Lodge & Spa. Dinner price includes free skate rentals.

8:00-10:00pm Murder Mystery Dinner the ballroom at the Keystone Lodge & Spa $125 per person.

Death for Dinner Mysteries are the funniest ever attended. The mystery unfolds with a crime that must be seen to be believed. The room is now full of suspects, as the clues and jokes fly fast and furious throughout dinner. The plot thickens as the Detective arrives at the scene of the crime to question everyone and try to get to the bottom of this baffling mystery.

Lodging discount available at the Keystone Lodge & Spa for attendees, $199/night (based on double occupancy). 

  • Burton Super Demo Tour

The Burton Super Demo is an interactive and entertaining experience for the guests at Keystone Resort. Guests can sample and experience an array of products from brands such as Volvo, Paul Mitchell, Gore Tex, Nature Valley and Burton’s brands Red and Anon. Test out Burton Snowboard’s 2009/2010 product line at this Free Demo open to the public.