Daily Snow Expected Thanksgiving Week at Keystone Resort

The record-setting October snow left Keystone Ski Resort with a great base and recent storms have filled in some additional natural snow! 8 inches of snow has fallen in the past two days and it has continued to snow all morning in Keystone. This Thanksgiving holiday should offer guests a great experience with plenty of terrain open to explore and fresh snow to enjoy.  There is daily snow in the forecast from Monday, November, 25th – all the way through Sunday, December 1st, according to Open Snow’s Joel Gratz. 


Upcoming Snow Forecast from Open Snow, as of 11/22/19




Thanksgiving weekend is packed with fun events to get you in the holiday spirit.  Spend Thanksgiving day out on the ski slopes or watching the big game with friends and family.  Cook your own meal in your vacation rental or head out for a turkey day dinner at one of your favorite Keystone restaurants, many of which are offering Thanksgiving specials.  On Saturday, head to River Run Village for an afternoon of holiday fun.  The Welcome Winter Family Carnival offers fun for kids and adults, from 3 – 6 pm. Kids can play games, get their faces painted and watch the show from Sven and his circus performances, with free hot cocoa and kettle corn.  Adults can boogie in the ballroom with a Welcome Winter cocktail and enjoy live music from Bluegrass band, Tara Rose and the Real Deal.  At 4 pm, the Kidtopia Parade begins outside in the village plaza, followed by carolers and visits with Santa from 4:15 – 5:15.  Free hot cocoa and cookies will available while you wait for the holiday tree lighting at 5:15pm. Fireworks over River Run cap off the evening at 7pm.

thanksgiving in the mountains
Spend Thanksgiving in Keystone with Friends and Family

SummitCove Lodging still has properties available for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Come up for the extended weekend, or even just a night or two to hit the slopes and attend the fun holiday events in Keystone.  Book your stay today!

January Snow Totals Stacking Up at Keystone, Colorado

2019 is off to a great start and January has been bringing lots of snow to Keystone Resort, Colorado!  The latest storms this past week have brought 18 inches of snow and a total of 30 inches in January so far.  But that’s not the end! We still have 10 days left in January and there is daily snow in the forecast for the remainder of the month, according to Open Snow’s Joel Gratz.



Keystone reported another 5 inches of snow this morning to cap off the MLK Holiday weekend.  Tomorrow evening another storm will be moving into Summit County, bringing up to 15 additional inches by Saturday evening to the ski slopes at Keystone Ski Resort. Snowpack is at 112% of the average for this month and we hope it continues to be an above average ski season! 99% of the mountain is open and all 20 lifts are turning.  Night skiing is open 5 days a week, Wednesdays through Mondays, meaning you can ski one of the longest ski days in all of Colorado, from 8:30 am until 8 pm! 



Don’t miss out on the snow! SummitCove Lodging has plenty of properties available, but weekends, holidays and Spring Break are booking quickly with very limited availability.  Book your stay at Keystone today to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun!

Fresh Snow in Keystone – All Week!

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.


The fresh new snow received this week will only add to the great base that snowmaking efforts produce and the opening day conditions should be great! Coming up for opening weekend?  Take 20% off opening weekend stays with SummitCove Lodging in Keystone when you book by tomorrow, October 31!

7 Inches of New Snow Today at Keystone Ski Resort CO

Recent Ullr prayers have worked and Keystone is in the middle of another winter storm! 7 inches of new snow fell overnight at Keystone Ski Resort and the snow continues to fall throughout the day today.  Opensnow.com is forecasting up to another 7 inches by tomorrow and then light snow almost daily through next weekend.


Keystone has over 70% of terrain open for skiing and as the snow keeps coming, more and more trails open.  19 out of 20 lifts are turning and the conditions are awesome.  Prime holiday weekends, regular weekends and Spring Break stays are starting to fill in, so make your spring lodging reservations today.


New to Keystone? River Run Village is one of the more popular areas to stay during a Keystone Ski Vacation, as it is the main hub of the resort.  You’ll find easy access to the ski slopes and River Run gondola, as well as be within walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants in the village and the Dercum Ice Rink too!


Are You a Returning SummitCove Guest?  Save up to 10% on your upcoming stay with our Yeti Tracks Loyalty Program.  Book the same property as you stayed at last time or try a new spot!  Call one of our vacation planners today at (970) 368-7023 to start planning your next getaway!


Up to 6 Inches of Snow By Tuesday at Keystone

A cold front and more snow are in the forecast for this weekend at Keystone Ski Resort.  Temperatures will start to drop late in the day on Sunday and 1 – 3 inches are predicted to fall on Sunday evening, with another possible 4 inches falling by Monday evening.  The cooler temperatures continue to allow snowmaking at Keystone Resort as they continue to open more terrain. Monday and Tuesday should offer great skiing and riding conditions with fresh snow!


Keystone Resort currently has 9 lifts running and 10 trails open.  Night skiing has already begun and the mountain is open until 8pm this evening.  Take advantage of SummitCove Lodging’s current lodging promotion that offers 15% off early December stays in Keystone of 2 or more nights through December 19, 2017.  Call a SummitCove Vacation planner at (970) 368-7023 to book your stay and take advantage of this great offer.

A White Christmas in Keystone!

Today, Christmas Eve, started out cold, dry and sunny before clouds and showers started moving into the I-70 mountain corridor this evening. Snow should continue to fall through Christmas Day, keeping all road surfaces under an icy and snow-packed mix. Wake up Christmas Day to a couple of inches of fresh powder and warmer temperatures. We will then dry out on Saturday and stay that way for an extended period. Before I jump into the forecast, I just wanted to quickly share my experience from yesterday. I was at Keystone and had one of the best powder days that I can remember since I moved to Summit County back in October of 2014. Keystone has reported 15 inches of new snow in the last 48 hours and was the first mountain to break the 100 inch mark this season. Get out here and enjoy this awesome start to a great season! 

A friend enjoying the fresh powder 

Similar conditions to Thursday night will stick around for most of Christmas Day. A large cut-off storm to the West will be diving into the desert southwest throughout the day so the winds could quickly change. We could see our flow transition over to a West-Northwesterly direction on Friday so this may increase total snow amounts through Friday night. Northeasterly upslope winds will also move in on Friday night. This will bring light to moderate snowfall for areas along and east of the Eisenhower Tunnel so expect icy and somewhat snow-packed surfaces all the way down to Denver. In all, travel safe but enjoy the fresh snow and good company on Christmas Day! Wherever you are for Christmas, we hope that you will get a chance to enjoy all of this incredible new snow sometime over the holiday break! Merry Christmas Everyone!

 Written By: Trent Butler

Early Season Snowstorm Drops 10 inches of New Snow at Keystone

Summit County was hit by a nice early season snowstorm earlier this week, dropping over a foot of snow in some areas of Summit County and 10 inches in 2 days at Keystone Resort.  The fresh snow allowed Keystone to open up additional lifts and runs, now skiing from top to bottom.

As of this morning there are currently 6 lifts and 6 runs open.  Keystone is hoping to open A-51 terrain park very soon.  Today the upper portion of Schoolmarm opened, running to the top of Silverspoon and Last Chance, and finally dumping out to the Montezuma Lift mid-mountain.

The skiing is great here at Keystone Resort!  If you haven’t made plans yet for your Thanksgiving Vacation, why not head to the mountains and enjoy a snowy white Holiday on the slopes?  SummitCove Vacation Lodging is currently offering 20% off Thanksgiving stays of 4 or more nights.  Check out our Thanksgiving Lodging sale here.  See you on the slopes!

Written By: Alyssa Hubbard