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!

Where to Find a Home Cooked Thanksgiving Meal in Keystone

Thanksgiving originated as a harvest festival and has been nationally celebrated since 1789.  Thanksgiving entails; giving thanks, feasting, spending time with family and friends, football, and of course skiing!  Conditions are fantastic at both Keystone and A-Basin. More and more terrain is opening everyday. Options for Thanksgiving dinner are plentiful.  You can always cook your own in your condo. Our kitchens are well stocked with utensils, pans, and bowls. That being said, it is always nice to have someone else do the cooking!  The following list represents some of the restaurants in Keystone and Dillon, whether or not they will be open and if they have a special Thanksgiving meal.


Keystone Fine Dining Restaurants

Bighorn Steakhouse:  Is offering a full traditional Thanksgiving buffet.  This buffet is extensive and the chefs are amazing!  Cost for the buffet for adults is $60 and kids ages 6-12 are just $24.


The Alpenglow Stube, The Ski Tip Lodge, The Der Fondue Chessel and The Keystone Ranch, will all be open and serving their regular menus on Thanksgiving Day.  

For reservations at any of the above restaurants call 970-496-4386


Other Keystone Restaurants:

New Moon Cafe: Open on Thanksgiving for Breakfast & Lunch, with 2 very tasty Thanksgiving Brunch Specials, in addition to the entire regular menu. For breakfast enjoy a pumpkin waffle with cranberry topping, maple syrup, whip cream and powdered sugar. For lunch, get your turkey fix with a carved turkey sandwich on toasted ciabatta roll with cranberry aioli and with a side of green bean casserole.


Kickapoo Tavern:  Will be open on Thanksgiving and serving a traditional turkey dinner as a special.  Their full menu is available for any non turkey eaters.  They do not take reservations.


Montezuma Road House:  Will be open on Thanksgiving a serving a traditional turkey dinner as a special.  Their full menu is also available if you would prefer one of their other dishes.  They do not take reservations.


Dos Locos:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Snake River Saloon:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Dillon Restaurants:

Dillon Dam Brewery:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Arapahoe Cafe:  Closed on Thanksgiving.  Open the rest of the weekend.


Pug Ryans: Will be open from 2 – 8pm, you can order a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixings, including pumpkin or pecan pie! Full menu also available. Cost: $26 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger. For reservations, call 970-468-2145


Red Mountain Grill:  Will be open and serving a traditional turkey dinner as a special.  Their full menu is available for any non turkey eaters.  They do not take reservations.


This is just a short list of restaurants in the area. Wherever you decide to go for your turkey day meal, we do recommend calling in advance to make sure they are open!  We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving visiting Keystone!


Take Your Family to Keystone for Thanksgiving This Year

Thanksgiving is just a month away and it’s time to start planning! Why spend Thanksgiving crammed into a small space, stuck inside with nothing to do? Change things up this year and take your family to Keystone! Whether you celebrate with just your immediate family, prefer a ‘friendsgiving’ or you like to invite all of your relatives, we have the perfect accommodations for your group of 2 or 20! Here are some things to consider when looking for your Thanksgiving Lodging.


1.  The Perfect Kitchen
Are you planning to cook a big meal or would you prefer to go out for Thanksgiving Dinner and leave the cooking up to someone else? Some of our favorite kitchens at Keystone Resort include North Fork Lodge 577, Keystone Retreat 33, Wild Irishman 1064, Alders 869,  Tennis Townhomes 1314,  and Settler’s Creek 6565. Although we keep our vacation rental kitchens stocked with all of the basic cooking necessities, keep in mind that every kitchen is stocked differently and may not always include some of the more obscure items such as a turkey baster or tupperware large enough to fit all of the turkey leftovers! Make your meal prep easy by ordering in advance from one of the many grocery or meal prep delivery services and have all of the food delivered to your property’s fridge prior to your arrival!

You’ll love cooking in this dream kitchen at Keystone Retreat #33



2. Location
Location probably depends on your group and what you plan to do.  If you are looking for alot of family time shared inside the vacation home, you might be ok with a large private home tucked away at Keystone Ranch with a private hot tub. If everyone is focused on skiing, you might opt for something a little closer to the slopes and the activities that happen in River Run.  Do you mind taking a shuttle or driving to the lifts instead of walking? These are all things to consider when searching for your Thanksgiving accommodations. Also note that most of the larger townhomes and private homes tend to be a bit further from the main village.


3. Amenities
Every property is different, so be sure you narrow down your top ‘must-have’ amenities before you begin your search and that will help to make sure you are getting everything you need from your vacation rental.  Some of the most common requests include king size beds, private laundry, a private garage, fireplaces and hot tubs! Many of our larger townhomes and private homes come equipped with garages and private hot tubs which are especially great when you are traveling with a larger group! Nothing beats warming up in the hot tub under the stars after a day out on the ski slopes!


Starfire Townhome 1979 sleeps 12 and features a private garage


4. Price
The great thing about visiting over Thanksgiving are the great rates! Thanksgiving in Keystone is one of the most affordable holidays to visit during, because it falls in the early part of ski season. Although we can’t predict how much it will snow, we can promise that Keystone has incredible snow making capabilities and a good amount of the mountain should already be open, if not all of it! The skiing is great and you can’t beat how affordable it is! Take advantage of our Thanksgiving sales and promotions by signing up for the SummitCove Newsletter list below. While you are in Keystone, take advantage of our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales to book your next Keystone vacation!