January Snow Totals Stacking Up at Keystone, Colorado

2019 is off to a great start and January has been bringing lots of snow to Keystone Resort, Colorado!  The latest storms this past week have brought 18 inches of snow and a total of 30 inches in January so far.  But that’s not the end! We still have 10 days left in January and there is daily snow in the forecast for the remainder of the month, according to Open Snow’s Joel Gratz.

 

 

Keystone reported another 5 inches of snow this morning to cap off the MLK Holiday weekend.  Tomorrow evening another storm will be moving into Summit County, bringing up to 15 additional inches by Saturday evening to the ski slopes at Keystone Ski Resort. Snowpack is at 112% of the average for this month and we hope it continues to be an above average ski season! 99% of the mountain is open and all 20 lifts are turning.  Night skiing is open 5 days a week, Wednesdays through Mondays, meaning you can ski one of the longest ski days in all of Colorado, from 8:30 am until 8 pm! 

 

 

Don’t miss out on the snow! SummitCove Lodging has plenty of properties available, but weekends, holidays and Spring Break are booking quickly with very limited availability.  Book your stay at Keystone today to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun!

Keystone Resort Snow Conditions Update

One of the most common questions we’ve been receiving at our check-in desk lately is, “How’s the snow?” or “Is there enough snow to ski?” Believe it or not, conditions are still great! Spring skiing can be quite interesting. As the weather changes drastically throughout the day, so do the conditions. If you’re looking to ski earlier in the day, it will likely still be relatively cool and the snow on the runs will still be fairly hard. It will be similar to those winter conditions you’re likely used to and cruising groomers is a superb choice during this time of the day. As the sun comes out and the temperatures rise, the conditions will change quite considerably and you may experience varying conditions during one run, as you go from the top of the mountain to the bottom. The snow will start to soften up, which can be really nice to ski on. This tends to be my favorite time of day to ski (between 10am and 2pm), as the conditions are very forgiving, but the snow hasn’t gotten too slow and sticky yet. Beyond lunch time, the runs do start to get a bit slushy and the snow will ski a bit slower, especially if you do not have warm weather wax on your skis. None of these times are bad times to ski, just know they do differ as the day goes on, so keep this in mind when you’re out on the slopes.  Spring is also a great time to be learning to ski or ride, because when the snow is softer, you don’t fall as hard!

While most of the resorts are cutting down a bit on the amount of terrain open, there is still plenty of terrain to be skied at Keystone. Later in the Spring, skier visits drop and the crowds will be dwindling as the season winds down which means shorter lift lines! Keystone Resort still has just about 74% of their terrain open and 19 of 20 lifts running. Keystone will also continue to have night skiing through Sunday, April 5th, which is a ton of fun, especially since the sun doesn’t set until 7 pm.

Copper Mountain still has a majority of their terrain open as well. Looking for a fun day trip?  Copper has dropped their daily lift ticket prices since 100% of their terrain isn’t open, making the mountain even more affordable! Their tickets can be purchased at the ticket window for $100/day and you can get them for even less by purchasing them online ahead of time. You can save up to 25% on Keystone Lift tickets as well when you buy them online 7 or more days in advance of your first day of skiing. Arapahoe Basin also still has the majority of their terrain open and they are still selling their Elevation 3-pass, which gets you 3 days of skiing for only $139! After using all 3 days, you can also load additional days onto the pass for $59/day.  Arapahoe Basin stays open as late in the season as the snow allows, sometimes staying open until late June or 4th of July!

So get out there, enjoy the warm weather, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen! Keystone Resort closes on Sunday, April 12 and there are some great events planned over the next two weeks including the Red Bull Schlittentag on April 4 and the Keystone Slush Cup on April 12.  To make the deal even sweeter, check out our April Extravaganza Lodging Sale, which offers up to 39% off our normal lodging rates for April stays of 2 or more nights.

 Written By: Elizabeth Constantine

Keystone’s Fresh Snow Opens New Terrain!

Keystone has had a total of 12″ of fresh snow from storms rolling through Summit County in the last 7 days, opening up some new features for the season.  Keystone Resort is reporting a 36″ base of packed powder, and 89% open terrain. Thanks to the snow, you can now enjoy:

  • The Erickson Bowl
  • New 13′ halfpipe opening this weekend at the A51 Terrain Park
  • $5 Outback cat shuttle service from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Night skiing

With a total of 7″ of snow qualifying for the Flurry Frenzy discount, you can save big on some incredible skiing and riding!  SummitCove is running a 25% off special as a result of the snow accumulation totals, so contact a Vacation Planner today to get started on selecting your Keystone lodging!  This is the best time of year to head to Keystone Resort!

Powder Day at Keystone Resort with 6 inches of New Snow!

The long awaited snow has finally arrived!  Keystone Resort is reporting 6″ of new snow this morning, bring the totals up to 16″ of fresh snow this week and a base depth of 32″.   Keystone is running 19 of 20 lifts, and has 82 runs open!

Resort hoppers may also want to look at the new snow totals reported at other nearby Summit County Resorts:

Arapahoe Basin: 6″

Breckenridge: 10″

Copper Mountain: 9″

Loveland: 8″

If you are planning a last minute trip to Keystone, contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner today!

Keystone Lodging Deals and SNOW for the Upcoming Weekend!

 

Save big at Keystone Resort this weekend on our last minute lodging deals!  With our Friday and Saturday Deals in our 1 and 2 bedroom properties, and the Deal of the Day at 40% off for all remaining January dates at Buffalo Lodge #8352, you have plenty of great options to plan your Keystone vacation!

Take advantage of the new snow, and the incoming storms!  Conditions are looking better and better with 6 new inches of snow in the last week and snow in the forecast for the next 5 days.

18 of 20 lifts are now open, and skiers and snowboarders will have their pick of 69 open runs! With fresh snow and tons of activities to choose from, now is the perfect time to plan your winter getaway!

Contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner today to schedule your Keystone Resort vacation and to find your ski lodging!

Keystone Resort Weekend Report! New Snow and GREAT conditions!

 

Keystone Resort is reporting 1 new inch of snow going into the weekend, and the SummitCove Yeti was out yesterday snapping some photos along the Snake River!  With no storms in the forecast, getting to Keystone should be easy.  Guests of the resort can look forward to well groomed trails on an 18″ base of packed powder.   10% of the terrain is open, which translates to 306 acres, 11 lifts and 22 runs open!  With a season total of 40″, and the best yet to come, it’s shaping up to be a great ski season!

In addition to the opening of Keystone Lake for ice skating, some great events are coming up in Keystone to kick off the holidays:

Wednesday, December 7th-Saturday, December 10th Keystone Festival of Trees

  • Admire these beautiful trees that have been decorated by local Summit County businesses and kick off the holiday season.  The trees are auctioned off in a fundraiser to support area non-profits!

Friday December 9th-Saturday December 10th The Nutcracker

  • The Summit Community Orchestra and Summit School of Dance present the 6th annual Joint Holiday Concert.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for kids 18 and under with ID, kids 5 and under are free.  Doors open at 6pm; show at 6:30pm

If you are looking for great Keystone Lodging, contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner to help you sort out your many options!  We offer the best deals and the best selection of Keystone Resort lodging!