Passholder Appreciation Week Starts Next Week at Keystone!

Sunny bluebird snowboard day at KeystonePassholders we celebrate you! Help us enjoy this amazing end of season snow, sun, and fun and special deals that are only available to season passholders, for one week, March 25 – March 31, 2019! Take advantage of the food and beverage discounts, samplings, and a even a bean bags tournament on March 31. 

 

This weeklong appreciation event includes:

Spiked Seltzer Toast at the Outpost  
Bask on the sunshine soaked patio with a complimentary spiked seltzer, just by flashing your Epic Pass! 

Breckenridge Brewery Hat Give Away at Go Big Burger*
Scoot down to Go Big Burger, purchase a Breckenridge Brewery or Bud Light beer, and you’ll be stylin’ with a complimentary Breckenridge Brewery hat, daily from 1 – 4 pm.  *While supply lasts.

Food and Beverage Discounts around Keystone
– Complimentary dessert at Keystone Ranch Restaurant with an entree purchase, but only one per bill.  

– Alpenglow Stube is offering half off of a small plate or dessert for lunch or half off a bottle of wine at dinner.

– You’ll get 15% off all entrees at 9280′ Taphouse in River Run Village.

– On March 29th, don’t miss the Breckenridge Brewery complimentary flight tasting at Bighorn Bistro in the Keystone Lodge at Lakeside Village from 3 – 6 pm. *While supply lasts. 

 

And to round out this fabulous spring week at Keystone there is a Passholder Bean Bags Cornhole Tournament at LaBonte’s Smokehouse BBQ on the mountain on Sunday, March 31. Bring your bag skills to ski beach outside LaBonte’s, registration available in the morning, with the tournament starting at 11:30 am for a modified times, single elimination style tournament.  There will be 16 teams of 2, playing 15 minute games. Prizes for first, second, and third place, plus a complimentary bud light participation beverage for all players.  *Must be 21+ to enter, but all ages can watch!

 

Springtime brings activities for the whole family.  Come check out one of the many Spring concerts, learn something new and spend some time together on the ski slopes!  Keystone is offering science classes, painting classes, concerts, fireside cocoa and coloring to name a few fun things throughout the rest of March and April with their Kidtopia programming.  G. Love and Special Sauce on March 28th is sure to be an amazing show. You don’t want to miss the Saturday night fireworks on April 6th, followed the final concert of the season at Warren Station, Tim O’Brien band! To cap off this epic snow season on closing day, be sure to come out and watch (or enter) the Keystone Slush Cup. You’ll see the SummitCove Vacation Lodging Yeti as he makes his best attempt at skimming across the icy pond on April 7th, Keystone’s closing day!

 

It’s Not Over! Upcoming Spring 2018 Events at Arapahoe Basin

Although Keystone’s lifts stop turning on April 8, Arapahoe Basin stays open for a few more months, typically into early June, depending on the snow.  A-Basin is just 7 miles up the hill from Keystone and there is even a free shuttle, the Swan Mountain Flyer, from the Summit Stage that will take you up there!  Why not extend your ski season and head to Arapahoe Basin for some more turns and fun events?

 

Spring Rail Jam at Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin Spring Events

Wednesday, April 11
29th Annual Enduro & Apres Party
A fundraiser and ski-a-thon that benefits ‘Building Hope’, a division of the FIRC that provides mental health and suicide prevention assistance in our mountain community.

 

Friday, April 13
6th Alley Bar & Grill Supper Club – Italian Night
From 6:30 – 8:30, enjoy an italian dinner of baby arugula salad, chicken marsala and tiramisu for just $22 plus tax and gratuity at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Call 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) to make a reservation.

 

Saturday, April 21
Earth Day Celebration Sponsored by Denver Beer Company
Darn Tough, Clif Bar, POW and the Denver Beer Company team up to sponsor a fun day of carpooling and sustainability.  The first few hundred people to show up with 3 or more people in their car will win a prize package and raffle tickets.  Sign up for the Scavenger Hunt for just $20 for a team of 2, $5 for each extra person, proceeds benefit POW (Protect Our Winters). At 2 pm, local athlete Cody Cirillo will give a talk about Climate Change.  The apres party is from 12 – 3 with live music by the Gin Doctors and the final raffle at 3pm.

 

Friday, April 27
Moonlight Dinner Series – Randonee – A Polynesian Luau
This dinner is sold out.  Hawaiian shirts and hawaiian dancers – head up the mountain on skis or snow shoes and head down in the moonlight.  Enjoy polynesian luau fare including a roast pig, along with entertainment and live music at this unique on-mountain event.

 

Saturday, April 28
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with Black Dog – A Led Zeppelin Cover Band
Free live music from Black Dog, who has an extensive catalog of Zeppelin songs, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.  The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!

 

Friday, May 4
6th Alley Bar & Grill Supper Club – Beer Makers Dinner featuring Elevation Beer Co.
This dinner is sold out. Head to A-Basin’s 6th Avenue Bar & Grill for a 5-course meal, with each course paired with a 5 – 7 ounce pour from Elevation Brewery.  Cost is $68 plus tax and gratuity.

 

Saturday, May 5
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with King Cardinal
Free live music from Americana – Folk – Country band, King Cardinal, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.  The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!

 

Saturday, May 12
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with HomeSlice
Free live music from HomeSlice, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.  The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!

 

Saturday, May 12
3rd Annual Swimwear Day & Spring Rail Jam
Dress in your favorite swimwear and get a raffle ticket for prizes and a chance to win a Never Summer snowboard!  The Spring Rail Jam will also be taking place in the Treeline Terrain Park.  Show up to compete and earn a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!

 

Saturday, May 19
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with The Beloved Invaders
Free live music from The Beloved Invaders, an instrumental surf band, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.  The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!

 

Saturday, May 26
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with Whitewater Ramble
Free live music from the Rocky Mountain Dance Grass Americana favorite, Whitewater Ramble, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.  The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!

 

Sunday, May 27
17th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs with Mojomama
Beer tasting, gourmet cuisine and live music, all in between turns on the mountain! What could be better?  Beer sampling from 14 breweries from 12 – 4 pm, with live music from R&B / Funk Colorado based band, Mojomama from 1 – 4 pm.

The Summit Stage bus will run from Keystone to A-Basin Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, May 28th, 2018. The free bus will leave River Run, in Keystone, at :55 after the hour until 4:55 p.m.. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:10 p.m. to go back to Keystone. The Summit Stage runs from all towns in Summit County and is a great way to save gas, save money and it is completely FREE!

 

Spring Rail Jam #2
Also taking place will be the free Spring Rail Jam #2 at Treeline Terrain Park, happening from 9 am – 2 pm. Compete to win prizes!

 

Saturday, June 2
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with artist TBA
Free live music from The Burroughs, self described as ‘sweaty soul music’, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.

 

Sunday, June 3
Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series with Tunisia
Free live music from high energy entertainment group, Tunisia, playing from 1 – 4 pm in the Mountain Goat Plaza.

Red Bull Schlittentag at Keystone Resort

Red Bull is back for the Annual Keystone Schlittentag! On Saturday, April 2nd, head over to Mountain House Base Area at Keystone Ski Resort to check out a unique event sure to give you a few laughs. Each year, teams of three gather at the top of a course built specifically for the event and propel themselves down on a homemade craft, as fast as they can.
Participants heading down the Red Bull Schlittentag course in Keystone in their hand-built crafts!
The Schlittentag originated in Germany and loosely stands for “sledding day.” Red Bull’s take on the event creates a humorous twist, by not only judging teams on speed and height reached on a jump, but also judging on creativity of the craft and costumes of the riders. In recent years, participants have been seen flying down the hill in anything from a baby carriage to trash cans, couches to kayaks or even a bar complete with a keg! Team members are encouraged to come up with an original sled design that is not only cool, but super fast as well! Teams also get to choose a song to go along with their craft that will be played during their run. One ‘pilot’ and two additional team members push off at the top off the hill and head down for the ride of their lives, hoping to make it over the kicker and to the finish line before their craft falls to pieces.  This event is a blast to participate in and is equally as fun to watch.  Keystone knows how to throw the best Spring parties too, with a DJ, drink and food specials and giveaways all day!
Book a condo for the weekend at one of the lodges at Mountain House to be close to the action. Slopeside condos offer affordable studio options just yards from the slopes and the Peru lift at Mountain House and include amenities like outdoor common hot tubs, a heated parking garage and ski lockers for your gear. Chateaux Du’Mont properties are larger in size, ranging from 2 – 4 bedrooms and most feature a private hot tub, in-room laundry and great balconies that view the slopes. Ironwood Townhomes are spacious, multi-level townhomes with private garages and often a private outdoor hot tub.  There are plenty of great lodging options that are within walking distance of the event and the ski slopes, making it easy to run back for a quick snack or dip in the hot tub.   SummitCove Lodging in Keystone offers a variety of properties in the Mountain House Base Area, as well as other popular areas of the Resort, including River Run Village and Lakeside Condos.
Private Hot Tub at Chateaux DuMont #2709 with SummitCove Lodging
Head to Keystone’s Mountain House Base Area at 2pm on April 2nd to check out the fun! Keystone Resort has received over 5 feet of fresh snow in the past two weeks and the conditions have been incredible.  More snow is in the forecast and April is one of the snowiest months in Colorado!  If you would like to participate in this year’s Red Bull Schlittentag event, visit this page for rules and registration.  The event is free top join, but participants must building their sled on their own dime using whatever materials they’d like. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and will be announced soon.  Don’t miss this awesomely entertaining event this spring at Keystone Resort!

Arapahoe Basin Spring Events

Keystone’s ski season may be over, but the snow is falling and Arapahoe Basin is having a fantastic spring with over 2 feet of new snow in the past few weeks! With a closing date pushed back to June 6, A-Basin has a lot of skiing left and plenty of events to accompany.

Throughout May, A-Basin hosts a myriad of bands for their Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series. Every Saturday, a new band will be playing at the base from 1 to 4 pm. These concerts are always free and are a great way to spend a Saturday, skiing or riding and enjoying live music in the Colorado sunshine!

May 2 – Whitewater Ramble
May 9 – Euforquestra
May 16 – Funkiphino
May 23 – Wash Park
May 30 – High Five

Among these concerts, Arapahoe Basin is hosting its 14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs on Sunday, May 24th. This festival will feature music from Funky Johnson and brews from 12 different Summit County and Colorado brewers. For just $25 you can sample 12 different brewers from 12 to 4 pm and you will be able to take home a commemorative mug.  This is also the last day the Summit Stage free bus will run from Keystone, giving you the chance to sample as much beer as you would like and take the shuttle back down to your property here in Keystone! May 24th will also feature a free Rail Jam in the Treeline Terrain Park.

May is shaping up to be a great month at Arapahoe Basin! Check out our rates at SummitCove.com for lodging close by in Keystone!

Written By: Amy Drees

Keystone Closing Weekend Festivities!

Keystone Closing Day is this Sunday, April 12! There are just a few more days to get out and enjoy the snow and spring skiing conditions!

As the weather warms and the snow starts to melts, Keystone will host its annual Slush Cup to close out the season. This slushy tradition brings the skilled and unskilled alike to the base of Dercum at Mountain House to compete in a wet and wild competition.

This year children ages 6 to 13 are also welcome to compete at a smaller, low-impact pond, while ages 14 to 17 are welcome to choose either competition. The entry fee for ages 14 and over is $30 per person while the entry fee for ages 6 to 13 is free. Online registration is available at Eventbrite.com and same-day registration is available from 8:30am to 10:00am on Sunday. Winners of each category, Best Costume, Best Overall and Best Crash, will all receive Summit Passes for the 2015 – 2016 Ski Season! 

The lifts at Keystone will be running their normal hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm, but you won’t want to miss the Slush Cup! Prizes and giveaways are available for the crowd throughout the day and the events are free to spectators and a blast to watch. Live music from the Beloved Invaders will be happening at the Last Lift Bar following the Slush Cup.  So, grab a beer, don some sunscreen and enjoy the festivities and last day of the season!  

 Written By: Amy Drees

5 Reasons to Visit Keystone This Spring

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!

Written By: Patrick Foley

Spring Skiing and Events in Summit County

“Fun in the sun” doesn’t just refer to sandy beaches and surfing the pipeline, but also to snowy beaches and riding the half-pipe. With beautiful weather and fun events like the Slush Cup and Red Bull Schlittentag, why would you want to miss Keystone in April? Not sure what those events are? Perhaps it is time you enjoy them!

Red Bull Schlittentag

Every year the bravest of souls risk their lives, their pride and their home-made sleds to race down the hilly course in style! Each team consists of three sledders and their craft sled and is judged according to creativity, fastest time and the distance the sled flies through the air off the small kicker built for the competition.

Do you have what it takes to claim first place? Grab your team and start building your sled! This Red Bull competition is not to be taken lightly; the glory of victory only glows on the bravest of sledders. This event is happening on Saturday, April 4! Check out Red Bull to register today!

Keystone Slush Cup

This is not an event you are going to want to miss! Competing for Best Costume, Best Crash and Best Overall, skiers and snowboarders alike don their coolest costumes and speed down the slope to skim across a pond of water. Only some make it across the pond while the rest must swim out of the agony of a slushy crash-landing.

This event takes place on Keystone’s closing day, Sunday, April 12. Registration is in the morning from 8:30am – 10am. The competition begins at 10:30am and lasts until 1pm. Spectating is also highly encouraged. Hang around for live music at the Last Lift Bar at 3pm! This will be a day to remember and the winner heads on to the championships in Vail! Sign up for the Keystone Slush Cup here!

Spring Fever Breck
Keystone’s proximity to Breckenridge gives us the benefit of enjoying Spring Fever in Breck! Interested in hearing some great live music from bands like American Authors, The Infamous Stringdusters or Third Eye Blind? The second and third weekends in Breck are sure to impress!

Or if you prefer to test your skills in the park, check out Spring Fever Park Jam! Breck will be hosting contests along with some free music and hot dogs on Fridays from April 3 through April 17.

Spring Back to Vail
Vail hosts a closing weekend party as well with free concerts all weekend!  Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19 enjoy free shows by Portugal the Man, Trampled by Turtles, and the Greyboy Allstars.  This is also the site of the World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday the 19th,  from 1:30 – 5pm at Golden Peak.  The top male and female winners take home an Epic season pass for the 2015 – 2016 ski season and a pair of Liberty skis!

26th Annual Enduro & Après Party at Arapahoe Basin
This community event is fun and supports a good cause!  On April 15, participants in teams of 2 spend the day lapping the Pali chair from 7am – 5pm, hoping to get the most runs of the 30 teams. The event benefits a local Arapahoe Basin employee who has been battling breast cancer. Join the for-all after party with a specialty Enduro beer brewed by Breckenridge’s Broken Compass Brewery and enjoy the live music, silent auction and pasta dinner!  Can’t make it on the 15th?  A-Basin is known for their ‘beach’, which is open every day the mountain is!  Bring a cooler and grill and spend the day basking in the sun in between laps!

We look forward to seeing you this April for these exciting events!

 Written By: Amy Drees

Upcoming Spring Events at Keystone Resort

The sun is shining, temperatures are warm and there are 7 inches of fresh powder to take on from the recent spring storm. There’s nothing better than spring skiing at Keystone Resort!  This season Keystone is open until April 20, meaning there is still plenty of time to come and enjoy the Spring conditions and attend some of the fun upcoming events!

Red Bull Schlittentag- April 5th
Schlittentag is the German word for ‘sledding day’ and Red Bull takes it to extremes with this fun sledding event.  Participants work together in teams of three to build their sleds from scratch.  On race day they send down the course in their creations; competing for fastest time, most creative, and furthest distance flow off the kicker.  This event is fun for everyone! 

River Run Rocks: Arrested Development and DJ Logic – April 12
20 years ago, a legendary hip hop group formed and they have been making great music ever since.  Catch Arrested Development with DJ Logic right here in Keystone’s River Run Village on Saturday, April 12.  The show is family-friendly and free to attend! 

Cupcakes and Canvases – April 17
It’s time to get creative with your little ones! This 2 hour class includes all the supplies and guidance needed to create a masterpiece!  Cupcakes will be provided for the kids and cocktails are available at the bar for adults.  This is a great chance to get your artistic juices flowing and encourage your kids to express themselves!

Keystone Easter Egg Hunt- April 20 (Closing Day)
The Easter Bunny himself will be laying Easter eggs for the finding!   There will be two age groups; 1 – 4 and 5 – 10. 

Keystone Slush Cup- April 20 (Closing Day)
All characters are welcome at Keystone’s Closing Day celebrations with the Keystone Slush Cup!  Skiers and riders put their best effort in to skim across a cold pool of water, hoping to advance to the next round! Winners will receive Summit Passes for the 2014/2015 ski season, in 3 categories: best costume, best crash and best overall.

 

 

New Snow & Spring Events: A-Basin Is Where It’s At!

‘April showers’ have been true to their name, dumping plenty of snow here in Summit County this month, meaning we have a few more months to come of great spring skiing at Arapahoe Basin.  Over 19 inches of snow has fallen over the first 12 days of April, which means the resort should be able to stay open for awhile to come.

Arapahoe Basin is one of the few ski resorts in Colorado that doesn’t have a scheduled closing date.  The mountain typically closes sometime in June, but it all depends on the snow.  Last season ended relatively early for the resort, closing on May 6, yet two years they stayed open until the 4th of July! (Think swimsuits and sunblock!)

Spring crowds at Arapahoe Basin Colorado

A-Basin is well-known for its spring skiing and awesome events lineup.  People rent out parking spaces at the infamous ‘beach’ area at the base to enjoy the spring weather and sunshine while they make some turns on the mountain and enjoy a cold beverage and barbecue picnic.  This year is no different, featuring fresh snow and a can’t-miss spring events lineup. There are plenty of chances to see some live music with the ‘Shakin at the Basin’ free concert series and our favorite event finishes off May, the Festival of Brewpubs.  See the full lineup below.

SummitCove Lodging has over 300 properties in Keystone, just a 5 minute drive from A-Basin.  For a limited time only, we are offering 30% off lodging for the rest of April and May, making it easy to come up and enjoy some last turns of the season before the snow melts!  Also, if you purchase an Arapahoe Basin Season Pass for next ski season, you are able to use it to ski for the remainder of this season.  It’s not over yet- come visit Keystone and Arapahoe Basin this weekend!