11 Reasons You Need to Stop What You Are Doing And Visit Keystone Right Now

1.  To stay at Lone Eagle, one of Keystone’s most luxurious slopeside properties.

 

2. To live out your Olympic figure skating dreams at either of
Keystone’s two Zamboni-Maintained Outdoor Ice Rinks.

3. To go skiing under the stars at one of Colorado’s only night skiing resorts.

4. To put reality on the back burner while you take in some of the
world’s most beautiful mountain views.

 

5. To eat at one of the highest Bavarian fondue joints around – Der Fondue Chessel.

 

6. For a chance to see a real live YETI in his natural habitat.

7. To take advantage of the $5 cat rides to the amazing back bowls at Keystone.

8. For the Après drinks with a view!

 

9. To enjoy a bubbly hot tub while the snow falls

 

10. For a chance to be a kid again and explore the life size snow fort at Keystone’s Kidtopia!

11. Because where else can you enjoy world class skiing, dining, spas, lodging, shopping, snow-tubing, sleigh rides and more in one of the most beautiful settings on earth?

 

SummitCove.com Presents: Sick Yeti

The SummitCove.com Yeti LOVES to ski… so much that he skis even when he’s not supposed to be!  Take a hint from the Yeti and enjoy a ‘Sick Day!’  The Yeti got caught so be careful.  We found that they Epic Mix App found that SummitCove Yeti was not at home sick but rather enjoying a bluebird day on the slopes of Keystone Ski Resort.  There are rumors that the Yeti was also spotted tossing quarters at the Apres Ski party in the Mountain House Base area’s Last Lift Bar.  Not sure if this is true but we have our suspicions…..  Enjoy the latest Yeti Video!

My First Winter in Keystone

I have to admit.  I’ve never ever been a fan of Winter.  Growing up in Northern Minnesota, I was constantly at the mercy of Old Man Winter, his drastically cold temperatures and complete block of the sun for nearly six months of the year made me resent anything that even resembled this miserable season.  I was involved in winter sports, cross-country skiing and ice skating (and even a little downhill), but still I just absolutely despised the cold.

When my husband suggested we move to Colorado, I was a little apprehensive, to say the least.  But I decided, after much thought, that slightly warmer temperatures, a ton of snow and INDUSTRY during those gray days might be a step in the right direction.

We packed everything we owned, tossed our dog in the car and drove out in October.  The first few weeks, we hiked our poor legs off but soon after, the snow began to fall.  Constantly!  Snow like I had never seen before, like sugar falling from the sky.  Not that miserable heavy wet stuff that we get near the Lakes.  This year has been unbelievable for snow.  I never thought I would love it so much.  It is also warm here.  Like warm, a 40 degree high in February!  It’s absolutely brilliant!

And if that isn’t enough, on days that it isn’t snowing in Keystone (giving us that delightful fresh powder to glide down the hill on), it is an sunny as San Diego.  The sun always makes me feel that bit happier.  And it makes the views in Keystone absolutely spectacular!

After living in Summit County for nearly four months now, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to the midwest.  I can safely say, I am a winter girl.  I guarantee you, if you spend even a weekend in the mountains (especially these mountains) in the winter, you will dream of moving here.  Until you actually do.

-Katie, SummitCove.com Guest Services Team Member

Spring Break Camp at Arapahoe Basin

Wow! This is an amazing deal. What could be better than spending spring break sharpening those ski skills? Mom and Dad, take your youngsters, ages 7 – 12 to Arapahoe Basin for Basin Breakin Camp, spring break skiing for only $154 per week. This is less than hiring a babysitter for the week. Take advantage of having your kids at ski school and spend the day on the black runs! This package is available from Feb 22 – 25 or April 12 – 15. If your kids don’t have that time off, maybe one day out of school won’t kill them. Daily lessons are $54 each and that’s less than I pay for a day of private school!

Try cross country skiing in Keystone Colorado this winter!

Try your hand at something new this year while you’re in Keystone on your winter ski vacation! Cross country skiing and skate skiing not only offer amazing views of the woods and peaks, but a great cardiovascular workout as well. Keystone’s Nordic Center offers more than 9 miles of groomed trails and provides access to more than 35 miles of nearby packed trails through the White River National Forest.

 

Everything you need to try a day of cross country skiing is available at the Keystone Nordic Center, including skis, poles, and boots. Lessons and programs are offered daily for all ages, so the whole family can enjoy some cross country skiing.

You can also head over to Frisco and visit the Keystone Nordic Center which is located on the shores of Lake Dillon!

Keystone Nordic Center – Call for information, hours and rates # 970-496-4275.

Colorado Cross Country Ski Association