New to Night Skiing? Check it Out at Keystone Resort Colorado

Night skiing at Keystone Ski Resort has been open since Thanksgiving.  Keystone Resort is one of the only resorts in Colorado to offer night skiing, meaning you get the most value for your lift tickets with some ski days lifts being open for almost 12 hours!  Night skiing is open on a varying schedule, typically Wednesday – Sunday nights through March and then every night March 7 – April 1st.  Night skiing is also open every night until 8pm over the holidays, today through January 7, 2018.

Ski under the lights while Night Skiing at Keystone. See the weekly Saturday night fireworks from the slopes!

 

If you haven’t ever gone night skiing, it is alot of fun! Bright lights run along the sides of the open runs and light the way. We recommend wearing a yellow highlight goggle lens and dressing warm in layers. Typically there are fewer people out on the mountain, so you’ll often feel like you have the whole mountain or run to yourself!

 

Head out for night skiing on Saturday evenings for a prime view of the weekly Kidtopia fireworks, which are launched from mid-mountain.  This will be a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll never forget!  After night skiing, warm up with a hot chocolate near the firepit in River Run Village or stop into one of the amazing restaurants for a hot dinner!

 

Keystone Resort is unique in so many ways, with its night skiing, tubing hill, Kidtopia events, ice skating and more.  You and your family will have an amazing and memorable vacation at Keystone Resort! Book your Keystone Lodging with SummitCove today at www.SummitCove.com.

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

Night Skiing in Keystone, Colorado

The sun setting at Keystone Resort

One of our favorite things about Keystone Resort is Night Skiing! Keystone offers visitors with one of Colorado’s longest ski days- you can ski or ride long after nearly all the other mountains close.  Your lift ticket is good all day and into the night!   Watch the sun set over the beautiful Rocky Mountains while enjoying a few more runs. The serenity of the mountain at night is a completely different unique experience than what you get during the day.  Check out the schedule below for night skiing hours and dates and be sure to try it at least once during your visit to Keystone!

2012/2013 Keystone Night Skiing Schedule
Wednesday, November 21 – 25, 2012
November 30 – December 1, 2012
December 7 – 8, 2012
December 14 – 15, 2012
December 21 – January 6, 2013
January 9 – April 7, 2013 (Wednesday – Sunday and select Holiday Mondays)
Open 7 days a week during March

Hours: (On Days With Night Skiing)
Open until 8p Wednesday – Saturday
Open until 6p Sunday and select Holiday Mondays
A51 Terrain Park closes at 6p all night ski nights