3 easy ways to save over 50% on your next Keystone ski vacation

If you love visiting Keystone, but are hoping save some money on your next trip, check out these three tips on how you can save over 50% on your upcoming Keystone ski vacation.

 

One.
Location… location, location.  Although it’s incredibly nice and convenient to stay in a slopeside, walk to the lifts condo, consider if you really need that luxury. Sometimes when you have kids, it really does matter when you have to carry 3 extra pairs of skis across the huge parking lot and so on.  If that’s not the case, consider staying somewhere outside of River Run Village.  Keystone Resort has an incredible free resort shuttle which makes getting to the mountain a breeze. This ‘off the beaten path’ properties tend to be more spacious, quieter, just as nice, but with a lower price tag than those properties that are within yards of the ski slopes. Look at Mountain House, East Keystone, North Keystone, West Keystone and Lakeside Village. Tenderfoot Lodge #2613, pictured below is a two bedroom, two bath condo in the Mountain House Base area that is still within walking distance of the slopes, but at lower rates than a River Run two bedroom. Wood floors, updated appliances and mountain finishes make this an incredible ski condo!

Tenderfoot Lodge is still within walking distance of the slopes, but tends to have lower rates than River Run

 

 

 

Two.
Consider the dates. Do you really have to visit the day after Christmas or can you adjust your plans and come the week after New Year’s instead? If you can come on either an off-weekend or anytime during the week, you are going to pay less. If you can avoid holidays and any 3-day weekends you will be even better off and will enjoy an extra bonus- you’ll have the mountain all to yourself.

 

Three.
Get a season pass. Today. Seriously. The money you’ll save on buying all of those high-priced single day, at-the-window lift tickets will likely be enough to pay for your lodging on an additional second or third trip to Keystone, justifying the pass purchase to get more use out of the unlimited ski days. The catch is that you have to buy these early.  Purchase them at the end of the ski season for next year’s season to get the very best, absolutely lowest rate.  Prices then rise periodically throughout the summer and fall and then the passes usually go off-sale completely around the end of November.

 

Your next ski vacation doesn’t have to break the bank.  Plan ahead, be smart and work the system to your advantage.  SummitCove also offers all of our guests a loyalty discount, so every time you stay with us again you’ll receive a special returning guest rate.  Book your lodging early for the best selection and take advantage of special sales and promotions.  We’ll see you this winter!

5 Reasons to Visit Keystone This Spring

There are many reasons why people love to visit the beautiful Colorado Rockies during the Spring time. Although you may not think to plan your ski vacation during the month of April, after you read this post you may want to think about planning a Spring Ski Trip to Keystone!

1.  Spring Skiing
Need I say more?? A lot of folks don’t realize how amazing it feels to cruise down a 13,000 foot mountain in short sleeves! Aside from the novelty of skiing in your summer clothes, the snow itself is fantastic! Although temperatures have recently been reaching the 50’s, Spring time usually brings in some great last minute storms and the snow is holding up pretty darn good as it is. With the whole mountain still covered and our amazing Cat drivers grooming the beautiful Keystone trails every night, you are surely going to have a fun day making turns with your friends. Like I said before, it is hard not to have an amazing time on the slopes when the sun is shining.

2. Night Skiing
I don’t think there is any time of the year that night skiing could be more fun than it is right now, with the long days and warm temperatures. Right around 3 pm, the snowpack really softens up, making the skiing absolutely excellent. Another great part of night skiing this Spring is that the sun doesn’t set until about 7 pm so the cold temperatures are very limited. Here at Keystone Resort, we pride ourselves on having the longest ski day in Colorado with the mountain opening at 8:30 am and closing at 8 pm on select days. We are also proud to have the most lighted ski trails in the state. Watching the Sunset as you ski down the mountain is an unforgettable experience that I think every skier should have to knock off their bucket list. Keystone is open for night skiing through Sunday, April 5th, 2015.

3. Great Events

Spring in Keystone isn’t just about the skiing when there are so many awesome events happening around the mountain. There are daily activities hosted in the Kidtopia zone for the young ones that range from snow fort building to a “Kids Night Out.” For the adults, grab a drink at the Last Lift Bar and listen to the Swing Crew play a variety of fun music for all or just sit back in an Adirondack chair with a cold one in the sunshine. Don’t forget about the historic Keystone Slush Cup or the Red Bull Schlittentag if you want to have a truly epic experience. No matter when you visit Keystone this Spring, there is surely an activity happening that will interest you. For more information about the many events this Spring, check out our Keystone Events Calendar or contact Keystone Activities and Dining at (970) 496-4386.

4. Dwindling Crowds
One of the biggest downfalls when it comes to hitting the slopes is waiting in long lift lines. Luckily for all of us spring skiers, that doesn’t seem to be an issue. Once the 2-week  ‘Spring Break’ time period is over, it seems like the lift lines completely disappear. It is truly amazing when you have the opportunity to get twice as many pow-turns in one day, especially when that Colorado sun is shining.

5. Out of This World Lodging Deals
The end of the ski season is near and we want you to come enjoy some Keystone fun for more than just one quick day trip. That is why we are offering some seriously awesome lodging discounts this Spring. Check out our April Extravaganza Lodging Sale where we are offering 39% off April stays of 2 or more nights at select properties.  With over 350 different condominiums all around Keystone, from ski-in and out properties to private homes, we can surely accommodate your whole group this Spring. Feel free to browse through some of our properties by clicking here or give us a call at (970) 368-7023 if you have any questions at all!

Written By: Patrick Foley

SummitCove Deal of the Day: A Great Resource for Incredible Lodging Deals and Discounts!

Have you ever checked out our daily ‘Deal of the Day’ lodging offers?  Each day we feature a great deal on lodging in Keystone– it could be a last minute deal on a specific property, an entire village on sale, or just a killer deal on one of our favorite properties.  One thing always stays the same- it is going to be a great deal on Keystone Lodging. 

Check out the SummitCove Lodging Deal of the Day page regularly to lock in on big savings on your next Keystone Vacation!  Act fast though, these deals change frequently and without notice!