26 Inches of Natural Snow Since Opening Day

You heard that right, Keystone has received 26 inches, that’s over 2 feet of natural snow since they opened less than 2 weeks ago on October 12.  Early season conditions are some of the best we’ve seen in years.  In addition to the great early season snowstorms, Keystone also upgraded their snowmaking equipment over the summer, allowing them to make even more man made snow.

Snowy Morning at Keystone Resort October 2019

Keystone announced plans to open 2 runs on North Peak tomorrow, Friday, October 25, 2019.  2 intermediate runs,  Prospector and Mozart Flats will be available for ripping and shredding, starting tomorrow.  Loveland Ski Resort also has announced their big plans for tomorrow, they will be opening for the season! That will make 3 resorts in the immediate area to be open for the 2019 / 2020 ski season, including Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

 

October is a great time to visit the high country! Lodging rates are at the lowest of the season and there are some great deals happening around town.  You can find 2 – for -1 dining deals and sales on last year’s gear up to 50% off at many of the local ski shops. Head to Keystone this weekend to enjoy!

First 9 Days of March Bring 70 Inches of Snow to Keystone! More to Come!

March has started off strong at Keystone, with 70 inches of snow falling in the first 9 days of the month.  That is almost 6 FEET of snow!  Talk about March madness! It doesn’t stop there – the snow is expected to pick back up again this afternoon and by Thursday we will have an additional 6 – 17 inches on the ground. Checkout the video below to see what the skiing conditions looked like last Thursday, March 7, after 17 inches of fresh snow had been reported at Keystone Ski Resort that morning!

 

Ski conditions are at an all time high and are the best we’ve seen in years.  The snowpack is at 133% of the average and spring skiing has never looked better.  Keystone is open for another 3 and a half weeks, with closing day set for April 7, 2019.  Closing weekend at Keystone is always a great weekend to visit, with fun events and historically, fresh snow. The Tim O’Brien Band is hitting Warren Station on Saturday night, April 6, for the last concert of the ski season at the River Run venue. And then on closing day, our favorite event of the season, the Keystone Slush Cup! Event registration is now open, with both a kids and an adults skim, happening from 1 – 3 pm. Kids ages 6 – 12 compete in a smaller pool adjacent to the larger pool and participation is free.  Adult entry is just $35, with the chance for everyone to win some incredible prizes! There are even prizes for the best costumes! So start dreaming up your costume, book your lodging and work up your courage, because that water is cold!  Looking back to last year’s closing weekend 2018, Keystone Resort received 25 inches of snow over the last 3 days of the season and went out with a bang!

 

There is still time to plan a spring break getaway to Keystone, Colorado! Chances look good for experiencing fresh snow while you’re here! Book one of our ski-in ski-out condos at Lone Eagle or a Slopeside studio to have easy access to the fresh powder in the morning and hop right on the lifts. We’ll be waiting for you!

35 Inches of Snow at Keystone Ski Resort in the Past 5 Days

A huge winter storm rolled into Keystone Ski Resort on Thursday evening of last week, the beginning of a wonderful March at the Colorado Ski Resort.  The storm started small, with 5 inches reported on Friday morning, March 1st.  On Saturday the snow continued, with another 6 inches reported that morning and on Saturday evening, the fun really started.  12 inches of snow fell overnight, giving visitors an amazing powder Sunday. Even more amazing were the ‘free refills’ that visitors experienced all day long, as the snow didn’t stop.  Another 12 inches of snow was reported this morning at Keystone, bringing the 5 day total to 35 inches!

 

Even better, more snow is on the way and daily snow is expected through the 10 day forecast.  Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations in Keystone tomorrow should see a little sun and a nice 30 degree day and then the snow will pickup again Tuesday evening.  Wednesday into Thursday should see more significant snow, with a possibility of 11 inches by Friday morning.

Powder Snow Falls at Keystone Night
Thick snow falling in Keystone on Saturday Night

This is shaping up to be one of the best Spring Break seasons in years, with incredible conditions and continuing snow.  Booking calendars are filling up fast and SummitCove Lodging has limited availability for Spring Break, so now is the time to book your lodging reservations at Keystone.

Early March Storm Could Dump Up to 30 More Inches of Powder at Keystone in the Next 10 Days

Some are calling it SNOW-mageddon! March ‘showers’ are in full effect, with a big winter storm that kicked off Thursday evening and isn’t expected to let up anytime soon.  12 inches of snow has fallen since then and much more is in the weekend forecast.  SummitCove’s favorite snow reporter, Joel Gratz with OpenSnow.com, says another 5 – 11 inches is possible by tomorrow morning and then the snow continues, with an additional 5 – 9 inches falling thoughout Sunday, with a winter storm warning in effect until March 4th at 5 am.  Daily snow is in the forecast through the next 10 days, with another significant snowfall starting Wednesday.

March snow at Keystone

Ski and ride conditions are out of this world at Keystone right now and look like they will only continue to improve as the snow keeps falling.  This is the perfect time to book a Spring Break vacation to Keystone Ski Resort.  Rooms are filling in fast, especially for weekends and larger properties.

Thanksgiving Storm Drops 16 Inches at Keystone Resort

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.

Skier Walking in Keystone Village

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!

Free cookies at Keystone Resort

 

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!

Black Friday in the Mountains

It’s not too late to spend your holiday weekend in the mountains.  Head up to Keystone for fresh snow, skiing or riding and all of the shopping deals you can handle.

 

There is snow in the forecast at Keystone Resort for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the most expected to fall on Saturday during the day. Open Snow. com is predicting 6 – 15 inches of new snow in Keystone this weekend.  There are currently 21 trails open, 10 lifts and 17% of terrain, with more expected to open over the next few days.

 

Head to the Silverthorne Outlets after your Turkey Dinner on Thursday evening for their ‘Moonlight Madness’ event to score some awesome doorbusters and get some great deals.  Doorbusters run through Saturday and include Loveland Day Lift Tickets, Silverthorne Rec Center Gift Bags, Columbia Blankets, and Le Creuset Juicers!  While you are there you can enter the raffle to win some of the bigger prizes, such as a 2019 Summer Season Pass to the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, a 1-night stay-cation at local resorts or even a $250 Silverthorne Outlets Gift Card! The Silverthorne Outlets will be open from 8pm – 12 am on Thursday night and 9am – 8pm on Friday and Saturday.  Of course you can hit up all of the big box stores too such as Target, Walmart or Bed, Bath & Beyond.

 

In Keystone, you can shop too.  There are a number of gift shops and stores in River Run Village or head to Mountain View Sports for souvenirs, new ski clothes and more.  On Saturday, shop small and visit some of the art galleries and shops in the area. Checkout the Cool Inside Gallery in Frisco, the Everything Colorado store in Dillon and the High Country Artisans shop at the outlet mall for some unique handcrafted gifts.

 

SummitCove is also hosting a Shop Small Business Saturday Sale.  Guests can book winter lodging starting at as low as $96 a night.  Sign up for the SummitCove newsletter at the bottom of our site to be including in our promotions list and find out the details on our Small Business Saturday Sale!

 

On Saturday, carve out time for the Welcome Winter Family Carnival, which features live music and fun activities for adults and kids! The best part is it is totally free to attend, with live music from Coral Creek.  Afterwards, head to River Run for free hot chocolate and the lighting of the holiday tree!

 

It’s not too late to spend Thanksgiving or the weekend in the mountains!  Book a stay with SummitCove by tomorrow and you can save up to 20% on weekend lodging.  Call one of our vacation planners now or book online.

February Snow Shaping Up at Keystone

Although Colorado was off to a slow start for snow the 2017 – 2018 ski season, things have really turned around in February. If you’ve been waiting for the snow to ‘get good’, now is the time to visit! Keystone Resort has received 36 inches of snow so far in the first 16 days of February. That’s 3 feet of snow in just a little over 2 weeks! The mountain is now 100% open. That’s 128 trails, 20 lifts and 3,149 acres of skiable terrain!

Keystone Ski Resort Colorado

 

The Colorado Snowpack here at Keystone is up to 92% of the average February snowpack. Snowstorms continue to roll in, with the next big storm slated to happen this Monday, President’s Day 2018.  Open Snow is predicting 2-4 inches during the day and another 3-6 inches to fall Monday evening. SummitCove Lodging still has a small number of properties available for this weekend, especially for those folks just looking to stay 1 or 2 nights.  Spend this President’s Day on the ski slopes and enjoying the fruits of February! Spring Break dates are starting to fill in fast. Remember, ski season ends on April 8, so be sure to get to Keystone before then!

 

Another Storm on the Horizon – Up to 14 Inches By Sunday

Another storm is forecasted to roll into Keystone Colorado this weekend.  According to opensnow.com, the snow will begin on Friday evening with 1 – 2 inches falling. On Saturday, 1 – 2 inches will fall during the day, followed by 3 – 6 inches overnight. Sunday should be a fun powder day out on the mountain, with snow continuing to pile up throughout the day.  The snow then continues daily all the way through next Wednesday, January 24.  If this storm delivers like it should, Keystone could see anywhere from 1 – 2 feet of snow in the upcoming week. It’s time to wax those powder skis!

Keystone Ski Resort Powder
More snow headed to Keystone Colorado Ski Resort this weekend!

 

Keystone has about 70% of their terrain currently open and with another big storm on the horizon, they should continue to open new trails and terrain.

 

What’s happening this weekend in Keystone other than a snowstorm?

 

On Friday night, The Motet is scheduled to play at Keystone’s Warren Station.  This popular funk band is back for their 5th year in a row in Keystone and usually sells out. Purchase tickets for The Motet at Warren Station here.

 

On Saturday, Pinkalicious The Musical, will be coming to Keystone Resort, another Warren Station event.  This fun, family-friendly program is fun for all ages.  The musical is based on the popular book series that feature a young girl, Pinkalicious, who has a passion for pink which leads her into a predicament.  There are two showings, a matinee at 2:30 pm and an evening show at 6:30 pm.  Advanced tickets are just $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 2-12). Day of tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. Toddlers (aged 2 and under) are free, with the expectation that the free toddler ticket is for a child that will be sitting on a lap.

Pinkalicious at Keystone Resort
Pinkalicious the Musical is happening on Saturday in Keystone!

 

Saturday night you can also catch the weekly Kidtopia events including the Ripperoo parade and the Saturday night fireworks at 7pm.

 

SummitCove Lodging has some great last-minute deals when you call and speak to one of our vacation planners.  Book a condo in River Run to be close to the events or a property in East Keystone for a quieter getaway.  Either way, book a vacation condo for this weekend in Keystone!

 

Fresh Snow in Keystone Today

Keystone Ski Resort has received another early season snow storm.  We woke up to fresh snow on the ground, with everything covered in a blanket of white. More snow is expected through the morning, with a high of only 35 degrees expected for today and then it will clear up this afternoon.  Although this storm didn’t bring as much as the last storm, which dropped a foot of fresh snow in some places, the cool temps and fresh snow certainly help with snowmaking efforts.

Fresh Snow at Keystone 10.21.17

Loveland Ski Resort opened this morning for the 17 / 18 winter ski season and Arapahoe Basin has already been open for 1 week, opening last Friday, October 13.  Keystone Resort is soon to follow, with their scheduled opening day on Friday, November 10.

 

Check out some photos from the recent snow in Keystone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Snowfall of the Season in Keystone!


The first snowfall of the season!  Snow has been falling on and off throughout the day today.  Remember to drive in winter ‘mode’!  Keystone’s opening day is just 27 days away and we couldn’t be more excited!  Bundle up, winter is here! This year’s opening day celebration will be named  “Dercum Day,” as a tribute to the late Max Dercum; one of the original founders of Keystone Resort who passed away earlier this fall, just short of his 99th birthday.  This statue of Max and his Wife, Edna, (seen below) greets skiers and riders as they head over the bridge towards the gondola in Keystone.   In addition to the first chance to hit the slopes, Dercum Day will feature free doughnuts, hot chocolate, coffee, giveaways and more!  Look for the SummitCove Yeti on the prowl with free handouts too!

When Is It Going To Snow!? Contest
4 Lucky Winners guessed the first snowfall date correctly.  The final names will be announced tomorrow! Stay tuned!