Passholder Appreciation Week Starts Next Week at Keystone!

Sunny bluebird snowboard day at KeystonePassholders we celebrate you! Help us enjoy this amazing end of season snow, sun, and fun and special deals that are only available to season passholders, for one week, March 25 – March 31, 2019! Take advantage of the food and beverage discounts, samplings, and a even a bean bags tournament on March 31. 


This weeklong appreciation event includes:

Spiked Seltzer Toast at the Outpost  
Bask on the sunshine soaked patio with a complimentary spiked seltzer, just by flashing your Epic Pass! 

Breckenridge Brewery Hat Give Away at Go Big Burger*
Scoot down to Go Big Burger, purchase a Breckenridge Brewery or Bud Light beer, and you’ll be stylin’ with a complimentary Breckenridge Brewery hat, daily from 1 – 4 pm.  *While supply lasts.

Food and Beverage Discounts around Keystone
– Complimentary dessert at Keystone Ranch Restaurant with an entree purchase, but only one per bill.  

– Alpenglow Stube is offering half off of a small plate or dessert for lunch or half off a bottle of wine at dinner.

– You’ll get 15% off all entrees at 9280′ Taphouse in River Run Village.

– On March 29th, don’t miss the Breckenridge Brewery complimentary flight tasting at Bighorn Bistro in the Keystone Lodge at Lakeside Village from 3 – 6 pm. *While supply lasts. 


And to round out this fabulous spring week at Keystone there is a Passholder Bean Bags Cornhole Tournament at LaBonte’s Smokehouse BBQ on the mountain on Sunday, March 31. Bring your bag skills to ski beach outside LaBonte’s, registration available in the morning, with the tournament starting at 11:30 am for a modified times, single elimination style tournament.  There will be 16 teams of 2, playing 15 minute games. Prizes for first, second, and third place, plus a complimentary bud light participation beverage for all players.  *Must be 21+ to enter, but all ages can watch!


Springtime brings activities for the whole family.  Come check out one of the many Spring concerts, learn something new and spend some time together on the ski slopes!  Keystone is offering science classes, painting classes, concerts, fireside cocoa and coloring to name a few fun things throughout the rest of March and April with their Kidtopia programming.  G. Love and Special Sauce on March 28th is sure to be an amazing show. You don’t want to miss the Saturday night fireworks on April 6th, followed the final concert of the season at Warren Station, Tim O’Brien band! To cap off this epic snow season on closing day, be sure to come out and watch (or enter) the Keystone Slush Cup. You’ll see the SummitCove Vacation Lodging Yeti as he makes his best attempt at skimming across the icy pond on April 7th, Keystone’s closing day!


You’ve Only Got 7 More Days to Buy a Season Pass!

If you have been on the fence about weather or not to purchase a season pass for the upcoming ski season, your time is running out, FAST!  Keystone Resort and all Epic brand season passes are only on sale through next Sunday, November 18, 2018.


You may wonder, is it really worth it to buy a season pass?  The answer is different for everyone, but a general rule of thumb is that if you are skiing or snowboarding 4 days or more this snow season, you might be better off purchasing a season pass rather than lift tickets.  Lift tickets tend to run over $100 a day for adults and prices vary based on when you visit.  If you are buying lift tickets, it is always a better value to purchase them online at least 7 days prior to you visit, instead of waiting to buy at the ticket window.  Purchasing online in advance can save you up to 25% on lift tickets at Keystone Resort or any ‘Epic’ Vail Resort.


The most affordable Season Pass option is the Keystone A-Basin pass which offers unlimited skiing and riding at both resorts, but with a few blackout days; 11/23/18 & 11/24/18, 12/26/18 – 12/31/18, 1/19/19, 2/16/19 & 2/17/19.  This pass is currently $389 for adults and $289 for kids.  If you want to add Breckenridge into the mix, look at the Summit Value Pass, which has totally blackout free skiing and riding at Keystone and A-Basin dates, but the holiday restricted dates listed above apply at just Breckenridge Ski Resort.  Otherwise you can ski as much as you want between the 3 resorts, minus the Breckenridge Blackout dates.  This would be a great option to go with if you are visiting during any of the holiday time periods such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, MLK or President’s Day Three-Day Weekends. The Summit Value Pass is currently $579 for adults, $469 for Teens ages 13 – 18 and $339 for kids ages 5-12.  Another benefit included with season passes are the 6 ‘Ski With A Friend’ (SWAF) Tickets that get loaded onto your pass, which are valid for discounted tickets at varying prices throughout the season.  These would be great if you have someone traveling with you that didn’t purchase a season pass but would like access to discounted lift tickets.


If you are in the military,  you have an even sweeter offer this year for the 10 year Epic Pass Anniversary, with highly discounted Epic Passes for Military Members.  The Epic Military Pass starts at $149 for active and retired members and there is a $549 pass option for veterans.


If you do decide that a season pass in the best option for you this ski season, be sure to purchase one online on or before November 18.  Take care of it all and purchase lodging at the same time.  SummitCove Lodging in Keystone offers competitive rates and 24/7 guest services for your upcoming ski vacation.  View our ski lodging rentals now.

Season Pass or Not?

It’s the age old-question – should I get a season pass for the ski season?

First, ask yourself a few questions.

– How many times do you plan on visiting the mountains this winter?

– Will you be visiting over any holidays?

– Do you prefer skiing only at Keystone or do you like to explore other resorts?

Once you know the answers to these questions, you can start narrowing down the options.


If you plan on visiting Keystone more than once this winter and/or plan on skiing 3 or more days this winter, you are definately going to want to consider the purchase of a season pass.  For a single trip that doesn’t fall over the holiday, why not think about purchasing the Keystone A-Basin 4-pack?  It offers 4, non-transferable days at Keystone or A-Basin, excluding 11/23/18 – 11/24/18, 12/26/18 – 12/31/18, 1/19/19, and 2/16/19 – 2/17/19 for just $219!  That is just $54.75 per day! If you do want to visit during the holidays, there is the Epic 4-Day pass, which is good at 25 different resorts for 4 unrestricted days any time this ski season.  This pass is currently $479, which amounts to $119.75 per day, which beats some of the holiday daily lift ticket prices you will see at the ticket windows!


Ski Slope Views from Cinnamon Ridge at Keystone


If you plan on skiing or riding more than 4 days this winter, the Keystone A-Basin pass is currently $369 and offers unlimited skiing or riding, but with the same holiday restrictions as the 4-pack.  Prefer to ski Breckenridge too?  Take a look at the Summit Value Pass, which includes the 3 resorts, but still with the holiday restrictions at $569.  If you want to add a few days at Vail or Beaver Creek, look to the Epic Local Pass, which offers unlimited days with holiday restrictions at Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper, plus 10 days of skiing and riding at Vail and Beaver Creek for $689.  If you plan to be here over the peak holiday times, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Break or President’s Day Weekend you might need to upgrade to a full out Epic Pass, which includes access to 65 resorts with no blackout dates, for $929.


Now is the time to make decisions on your winter ski plans.  Season Passes won’t be on sale forever, they typically turn off sales in late November or early December.  Save money this winter and get yourself a season pass! And while you’re at it, you might want to book your lodging too! Book lodging early for the best prices and property selections.

Keystone Season Pass Prices Increase 9/7/2017

If you are planning to purchase a season pass for the 2017 / 2018 ski season, you might want to add that to today’s to-do list.  Season pass prices are going up tomorrow, Monday, September 4, 2017.


Not ready to commit to a season pass?  How about a Keystone / A-Basin 4 pack? This pass gives you 4 days at a combination of both resorts to use as you wish, with a few restricted holiday dates from 11/24 – 11/25, 12/26 – 12/31, 1/13, and 2/17 – 2/18.  This 4-pack is currently going for just $209, bringing the daily rate down to just $52.25 per day!  When average ticket prices topping out at over $100, sometimes close to $150, this is 50% off the ticket window rates!


Other pass options at Keystone include the Keystone/ A-Basin Season Pass, the Summit Value Pass, the Epic Local Pass and the Epic pass.  If you are planning on skiing more than 3 days this ski season, you should probably consider a season pass.  Make sure you review the holiday restricted pass before you buy.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Save money by purchasing your season pass today.

Keystone and Vail Resorts Season Epic Passes Prices Go Up on September 4!

We are lucky here in Colorado to have so many amazing ski resorts at our fingertips.  We are even luckier to have season pass options available that allow us to go to multiple resorts each season all on the same ski pass at very affordable prices.


Vail Resorts offers a wide variety of pass options to allow you to choose the one that best suits your needs based on when you’ll be skiing and how often.  The least expensive option is the Keystone – Arapahoe Basin pass which offers unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone and A-Basin with a few holiday restrictions, 11/24/17 – 11/25/17, 12/26/17 – 12/31/17, 1/13/18, 2/17/18 – 2/18/18.  This pass is currently going for just $349 for adults and $259 for kids.  This pass pays for itself after 3 – 4 days on the mountain!  The next option up adds Breckenridge Ski Resort to the mix, with the Summit Value Pass.  It has the same date restrictions and is running at $529 for adults, $429 for teens ages 13 – 18 and $299 for kids ages 5 – 12.  This pass will pay for itself after 4 – 5 days out on the ski slopes.

If your ski trip is happening over the holidays, you visit the mountains often or even if you are just planning multiple ski trips this winter, you may want to consider the Epic Local or full Epic passes.  The prices on these are higher, but they include the most resorts and have few to no restrictions on the days you can ski. Resorts on these passes in the Summit County and surrounding areas, include Keystone, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Vail and Beaver Creek.  You can also visit other areas, such as Tahoe, Whistler-Blackcomb and Afton Alps or even other countries like Austria, France and Switzerland.  Currently the adult Epic Local is $639 and the adult Epic is $859.


We highly recommend purchasing season passes if you plan on skiing or riding more than 3 days this ski season. 2017 / 2018 Ski Season Pass prices will be going up on September 4, so be sure to purchase yours before then.  Passes aren’t on sale for the whole season either, they are typically only available until sometime around the end of November or early December so if you are thinking about buying one, why not do it now at the lower rate?  Ticket window rates vary depending on the date and which resort you are at, but at Keystone they can vary anywhere from $99 to over $150.  If you are purchasing single day tickets, you can guarantee on the best rate by purchasing those at least 7 days in advance online.


The same goes for your lodging! Reserve your ski season lodging now to get the best rates and selection.  SummitCove is currently offering 10% off advance ski-season lodging.  Call one of our vacation planners at (970) 368-7023 to reserve a ski condo.


2014 – 2015 Season Ski Passes Are On Sale Now for Keystone & Vail Resorts

Buy your season pass for next winter’s ski season on Snow.Com before April 13th, 2014 for just $49 down to lock in the best price and best pass benefits. There are quite a few different pass options available, but most of the passes pay for themselves after just 3 – 7 days of skiing or riding. Even if you are an out-of-towner it is still a good idea to consider purchasing a season pass as it will likely end up being cheaper than daily window lift tickets in the long run.

Epic Pass – $729
This pass is completely unrestricted with no blackout dates at some of the best Colorado Ski Resorts- Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek.  It also includes access to a host of other resorts across the country like Canyons in Utah, a few California Resorts including Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood, as well as Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in the lower peninsula of Michigan.  If you’d like to travel to another country to experience worldly powder, the Epic Pass now also includes 5 consecutive days at Niseko United in Japan and up to 5 consecutive days at Verbier in Switzerland and 3 Vallees in France when you stay in Vail Resort’s exclusive lodging.  This pass also includes 6 buddy tickets, 6 ski with a friend tickets, and unlimited summer time foot passenger lift access when purchased before 4/13/14.

Epic Local Pass – $549
The Epic Local Pass is a great deal for those who want to spend multiple days at various resorts. This pass features unrestricted skiing or riding at all of the Colorado, Minnesota, and Michigan Vail Resorts including Breckenridge, Keystone, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin. It also includes limited restriction days at Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood and a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday blackout dates.

Summit Value Pass – $469
For those who will exclusively be skiing at the Summit Resorts, Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, this is the pass for you.  The only restrictions on this pass are a few Holiday blackout dates at Breckenridge!  You also receive half price discount lift tickets should you want to visit Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.

Keystone / A-Basin Pass – $289
We highly recommend this pass for anyone visiting Keystone this winter for a vacation.  This pass will pay for itself after about 3 days of skiing, which makes it perfect for anyone visiting Keystone next winter!  Daily lift tickets vary by dates and season, but they typically range from $80 – $110 at Keystone Resort so we highly urge guests to think about purchasing this pass instead of daily tickets!  This pass does have a few Holiday Blackouts, 11/28/14-11/29/14, 12/26/14/-12/31/14, 1/17/15, 2/14/15-2/15/15, but discounted tickets are available to pass holders during these times. If you vacation at Keystone Resort mostly during the Holidays, you might want to instead consider the Summit Value Pass to avoid the blackout dates.

Now is the time to start thinking about your plans for next ski season!  Remember, season passes are only available for a limited time, typically until mid-November, so it is important to start thinking about your options BEFORE you arrive in Keystone for your winter ski vacation!  Pass prices tend to rise the longer you wait, so fight procrastination and buy early; your wallet will thank you in the end!  The same goes for lodging! Reserve your lodging early to get the best property selections and lock-in a great deal at this season’s rates!

Liftopia Presents: The Mountain Collective Multi-Resort Pass

A foggy day at Keystone Resort

Four legendary ski areas are coming together under one extraordinary pass. Brought to you exclusively by Liftopia, the Mountain Collective is a ground-breaking collaboration between Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. Experience the ultimate winter with two free days at each mountain listed, plus each pass holder receives unlimited 50% off lift tickets. With the Mountain Collective, it’s now possible for passionate skiers and riders to claim thousands of vertical feet and chase ideal winter conditions across Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and California. Passes are on sale now for just $349 and $229 for children.

Want to ski or ride multiple resorts without having to travel far and wide, state to state or across the country?!  Keystone Resort is located in scenic Summit County, Colorado, which is home to SEVEN ski resorts within a 40 mile radius.  Purchase an EPIC Season Pass and receive unlimited access to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail, and Beaver Creek- let’s not forget their west coast resorts Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood. For $659, pass holders get unlimited access to all of these resorts- no blackout dates and in addition they receive 6 Ski with a Friend Passes.  Keystone Resort is centrally located in the middle of it all; just a short drive from Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge, and with Vail and Beaver Creek just another 30 miles down the highway, it’s the perfect place to host your Colorado ski vacation!

Epic Pass Sale Extended!

It is snowing in Keystone today, even as many of us are gearing up for warm weather.   Snow may slipped your mind lately,  but you still have a chance at reduced season pass pricing.  The Epic Pass is still available through May 30th!  Don’t miss a golden opportunity to buy your season pass 2011/2012 for only $49 down.

Benefits for Epic Pass holders include:

  • No blackout dates for any of the 2011/2012 ski season.
  • Unlimited skiing at riding at 7 resorts.
  • Pass is good for Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado as well as Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe. 

The partial pay option is great if you need until September to pay in full, but you want to secure the best pricing out there.   If you already know you’ll be hitting the slopes, there is no reason not to plan ahead and save yourself money in the long run!  Maybe you can put a little of that savings toward a fantastic stay in Keystone once the warmer weather fades into winter.

It’s easy to purchase your Epic Pass.  Just call (800) 842-8062 or (303) 504-5870 or click. We can’t wait to see you this winter!

Colorado Season Pass Sales best Before Oct 18 2010

Buy a Season Pass Before Oct 18th 2010

If you guys are slacking with buying your Keystone and Arapahoe Basin Season Pass or your Epic Passes we highly recommend buying them this weekend.  Every year the warning emails arrive in our inbox and we leave them unread until we realize that we forgot to buy the season pass until it was too late and we got to pay too much!  Not this year!  We are going to buy our Keystone Ski Passes before its too late so as a friendly reminder to our skiing and snowboarding friends buy your season pass already, you know you want to go skiing!

Front Range Locations for this weekend include:

• Colorado Ski and Golf in  Aurora, Arvada, Littleton and Colorado Springs
• Boulder Ski Deals in Boulder
• REI in the Denver Flagship store.
• Breeze Ski Rentals – Lakewood, Dumont exit on I-70 next to starbucks.
• REI in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Englewood and Westminster


Keystone Resort Sign
Keystone Resort Sign at entrance to River Run Village