We were all thankful for the holiday storm that brought 16 inches of new snow to Keystone over the past Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Holiday visitors were pleasantly surprised with the fresh snow and new terrain openings over the weekend. Night skiing also kicked off last week, and is open on weekends through 12/20. From 12/21 – 1/6 night skiing will be open every evening until 8pm for the holiday season. Night skiing continues through March, open late on Wednesdays through Sundays and then will extend again to be every night of the week during Spring Break dates from 3/6 – 3/24.
The snow started on Thursday evening, around 8pm and it really didn’t stop snowing until late evening on Saturday. There are now 12 out of 20 lifts open and 33% of terrain is open for skiing and riding, with 43 trails including terrain on all 3 peaks at Keystone – Dercum Mountain, North Peak and The Outback. The Lakeside Village Ice Skating Rink also opened over the holiday weekend and that means both ice rinks at Keystone Resort are available for practicing your triple axles!
On Saturday, visitors celebrated with the annual tree lighting in River Run and Welcome Winter Family Carnival. The hot chocolate and cookies tasted so much sweeter with snowflakes falling and the kids were able to see Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas!
These are some of the best early season snow conditions we have seen in Summit County in awhile! Come up to Keystone and stay before December 20th and you can save 20% on Keystone Ski Lodging with our Cyber Week Sale. Hurry though, Cyber Week ends this Wednesday!
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Keystone woke up to a fresh blanket of white snow this morning, and the snow is still falling. Our favorite snow report, Open Snow predicts that we should be seeing daily snow throughout this week, into early next week with anywhere from 10 to 26 inches falling by next Monday.
Arapahoe Basin is currently open and Keystone Resort is schedule to open on Friday, November 9, 2018. Keystone’s opening day celebrations are a blast, with tons of freebies and fun. Enjoy free coffee or hot chocolate with doughnut holes as you enjoy first tracks of the 2018 / 2019 ski and ride season at one of Colorado’s favorite resorts.
Winter has officially arrived at Keystone Ski Resort, with over a foot of snow (18 inches to be exact!) falling in the past 2 days. 22 inches so far to start off the month of February and over 4 and a half feet of snow has fallen at Keystone CO since the new year. Nearby Arapahoe Basin Resort has received 20 inches of snow in February 2018.
The conditions are prime and with less than 10 weeks left to the 2017 – 2018 ski season, now is the time to get to Keystone and take advantage of all of the new snow! This weekend kicks off a new festival at Keystone, the Kidtopia Culinary Festival. This festival focuses on mixing food and fun, bringing in some awesome kids celebrity chefs to provide instruction, demonstrations, and of course, food sampling! Kids will have the chance to make and taste their own creations, while participating in all sorts of fun daily events. The festival runs February 9 – 17. With Mardi Gras just around the corner, head to Keystone on February 13 for the Mardi Gras River Run Gumbo Cookoff. Purchase a tasting ticket and spend the afternoon tasting as much Gumbo as your heart desires while you take in the live music in the village from Chris Daniels and the Kings. For just the adults, check out the annual Winter Wine Tasting event taking place on Saturday, February 17 at Keystone’s Warren Station. You’ll get a chance to taste over 20 types of wine and sample gourmet appetizers from Black Diamond Gourmet Catering. Live music will be happening and tickets are just $40 in advance.
SummitCove Vacation Lodging is your place for the best lodging rates and selection when booking a Keystone Ski Vacation. Search through hundreds of vacation rentals to find the condo that you like the best. You can search by number of people, bedrooms needed, desired amenities, location or village or just by looking at the pictures! If you need help sifting through the many options, we have vacation planners available to point you in the right direction and help you find that perfect place. Your condo or home serves as the base camp for your whole trip, so we know that the perfect vacation starts with the perfect lodging option. Call us today or book online and get up to Keystone to enjoy the fresh snow!
The snow hasn’t stopped in three days here at Keystone Resort and more snow is in the forecast, just in time for the holidays. Keystone has received 13 inches of snow in the past 3 days. With all the new snow, lots of new terrain has opened! Today’s powder lifted the ropes on Bachelor, Jackface, Gassy Thompson and Whipsaw on the front side, Dercum Mountain. Last Alamo opened up on North Peak and the most exciting news happened in the Outback with Timberwolf, Bushwacker and Badger opening up this morning. All of the fresh snow made for some incredible powder turns on the new terrain! There are now 42 trails open and 19 out of 20 lifts are turning.
The snow isn’t stopping today though. The forecast is predicting another 3 – 6 inches of snow tonight, 3 – 6 inches tomorrow during the day and another 1 – 3 on Christmas Night. Christmas Day looks like it should be a nice powder day!
It’s not too late to book a last minute holiday ski trip at Keystone! SummitCove is offering 10% off last minute Keystone holiday lodging bookings through January 4. Check Keystone Vacation Rental availability here and head up to Keystone this week to take advantage of the great snow conditions.
Keystone has received 5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours. The ski resort continues to open new lifts and terrain. Today Keystone opened the Wayback Chairlift, along with more of Schoolmarm through Last Chance and the more difficult trail, Anticipation. Tomorrow they are planning on opening Paymaster, Flying Dutchman and A-51’s I-70.
On Saturday, Keystone will roll back to their earlier opening time, with the lifts turning starting at 8:30 am through the rest of the ski season. Today and tomorrow night skiing is also open until 8pm. That means you’ll potentially be able to ski for 11 and a half hours tomorrow – if you want!
This evening in Keystone there will be a special fireworks display over Lakeside Village happening at 7pm. Tomorrow’s regularly scheduled Saturday-night Kidtopia fireworks will take place at 7pm, shot off mid-mountain and viewable from multiple villages at the resort. The lighting of the snow fort, photos with Santa, kids parade, Kidtopia party and more. Don’t miss another fun weekend in the mountains with fresh snow and more terrain!
Keystone received 4 inches of new snow overnight and has picked up 10 inches in the past week. The cold temperatures will give way to some warmer days this week, making for excellent skiing or riding conditions!
Tomorrow night, head to Warren Station to do some holiday shopping at B.L.A.M. – Beer, Local Art & Music Holiday showcase. Local artists will be on-site selling their handmade goods, perfect to do some last minute shopping. Some of the art that will be featured on display will include painting, photography, woodwork, custom snowboards and skis, and much more. Summit County’s local funk band, The Wellbeings will headline this weekend event, with DJ Rude Boi and Glenda Luck opening things up. Admission for this event is $5 or else you can bring in 3 canned goods in lieu of admission for a holiday canned goods drive. The event starts at 4 pm and goes through 9 pm.
Next weekend starts Kidtopia Spectacular, with all sorts of planned events such as a torch light parade, the opening of the snow fort, fireworks, photos with Santa and more.
Head to Keystone before the holidays to enjoy low, early-season lodging rates. SummitCove Lodging has studio condos starting at just $79 a night! Spend the night or the whole weekend enjoying the slopes and a nice relaxing mountain getaway! Call one of our vacation planners at (970)368-7023.