Ski season is coming to an end, with closing day on April 8. Keystone is pulling out all the stops and planning on an action packed weekend to close out with a bang! Check out what’s happening closing weekend:
Saturday Night Fireworks The last fireworks of ski season, happening on Saturday, April 7! The show starts at 8pm, launching up from mid-mountain. You can see them from River Run and Mountain House Villages!
Mike Love with Project 432 After the fireworks, head to Warren Station for some live music! Hawaiian native, performer and master songwriter, Mike Love will be headlining at Keystone’s Warren Station on Saturday, April 7. Opening is Project 432, a Denver based band that brings a unique hip hop funk style of music to the stage. Advanced tickets for the evening start at $18 online or $22 day of show at the door if still available. The doors open at 7:30 and music begins at 8 – don’t miss the last concert of the ski season at Keystone!
The Keystone Slush Cup This event is a total blast to both participate in or attend. The Keystone Slush Cup asks BRAVE skiers and snowboarders to dress up in a costume, speed down a hill and attempt to cross a huge pool of ice cold water! Awards will be given for categories like Best Crash, Best Splash, Best Costume and Best Overall! Registration is just $35 or the event is free to attend and watch! There will be a DJ on site and bbq food for purchase! Here is the schedule events for the Keystone Slush Cup on closing day, April 8.
8 am – 10 am | In-Person Registration & Check-In 10 am – 12:30 pm | Enjoy the sunshine and spring skiing! 12:30 pm | Participants must return for Safety talk and Judges message 1 pm – 3 pm | Slush Cup: Adults & Kids Pond Skimming! 3 pm | Winners announced!
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!
The River Run Rocks Concert Series has one more show for the 2012 ski and snowboard season! This Saturday, April 7th at 3 pm, Sam Bush will perform with KC Groves and the Creekside Entertainers. The show will be in River Run Village, and the cost is free!
There will be plenty of food, drink specials and you can snag a great seat on the deck of Wolf Rock, 9280′, TapHouse and Luigi’s.
SummitCove is offering great discounts on lodging in April. Throughout the month, there are still plenty of activities scheduled at nearby Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain Resort and Breckenridge, so make plans to visit Summit County!