This isn’t the first time that Keystone Ski Resort has been nominated as one of the best, earning various titles throughout the years, such as one of Outside Magazines ‘Best Ski Resorts in the Rockies’ in 2015 or Ski Magazine’s ‘2016 Top 30 Ski Resorts’. Keystone is currently in the running up against 20 other ski resorts across North America to earn the title as ‘USA Today’s Readers’ Choice 10 Best Ski Resorts’. Do you love Keystone as much as we do? Submit your vote here, once a day, through Monday, November 20th.
Keystone boasts not just one, but three mountain peaks to offer a huge variety of terrain ranging from fun and accessible beginner slopes to tree runs, great groomers, open bowls, and even a world-class terrain park, Area-51. You’ll also enjoy one of the longest ski days around, with night skiing available on various nights throughout the ski season, staying open late until 8pm. In addition to the great skiing and riding, Keystone is one of the most kid-friendly ski resorts out there, with daily Kidtopia events, fireworks almost every Saturday of the ski season and the world’s largest snow fort hailing atop Dercum Mountain! Additional family fun can be had snow tubing at Adventure Point, skating at either of two outdoor ice skating rinks or enjoying activities like sledding or a family pottery painting night at Ready, Paint, Fire. Walk around the village and warm up at the outdoor fire pit as the snow falls lightly and you stare up at the glistening stars. This will be one family vacation you’ll never forget.
You’ll find world class dining, the Kidtopia Headquarters and endless shopping in the resort’s main village, River Run. There are also a variety of lodging options available in the area to meet any size budget or group, whether you are looking for a ski-in condo or a large and unique private home for the whole family. Check out The Springs Condos in River Run Village for some of the best amenities at the resort, including a waterslide in the heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs with ski slope views. Head to East Keystone’s Settler’s Creek Townhomes or West Keystone’s Wild Irishman Condos for a quieter stay, away from the hustle and bustle of the main village. SummitCove Vacation Lodging can set you up with the perfect accommodations for your ski vacation, as well as exclusive guest deals on meals, activities, transportation and equipment rentals during your stay. Most complexes in Keystone are serviced by the free resort shuttle, meaning you are never more than a few minutes ride from the ski slopes or a great meal.
Keystone Resort is home to many great lodging options that are within walking distance to the slopes. The Springs is one of those buildings and it is one of the closest buildings to the River Run Gondola. Its close location is perfect for families, to make carrying all that ski gear a breeze, just about 100 yards from the gondola. You can walk right out of the ski locker room to head there or grab a wagon to make it even easier.
The Springs is known for its amazing common spaces, with its most recognizable feature, a water slide in the pool! The pool area is gorgeous and instead of boring flat cement, it is perfected landscaped with beautiful rocks and cascading water. There are two hot tubs, industrial gas grills, a gazebo, ‘kiddie pool’ area and of course that heated pool with waterslide. Nothing beats hitting the hot tubs as the snow falls.
Head inside and check out the lovely sitting area with waterfalls and the sounds of soothing running water from the inside / outside stream. Curl up here with a good book and cup of hot tea. There is a steam room here to relax as well as a small workout area. Enjoy a game of billiards at the pool table or gather the family in the movie theatre room with its plush oversized leather sizes and huge flat screen tv. If you have young kids, they will love hanging out and playing at the kids playroom with a castle and toys!
SummitCove Lodging has a nice option of properties available at The Springs, starting from a studio condo, perfect for a couple up all the way up with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos for larger families or multiple families or groups of friends. You’ll love being able to walk into River Run Village and not have to worry about driving anywhere. Leave your car parked in the heated parking garage for your whole stay and it will be snow free when you have to pack up to head home. An elevator is available to take you right up to your room. River Run Village has everything you could possibly need, from a small grocery store market, coffee shops, souvenir shops, clothing stores, ski rentals, great bars and restaurants and more. There is even an ice rink at Dercum Square!
Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th, 2013 7pm-9pm Warren Station, River Run Village
Wine lovers are in for a nice treat this weekend at Keystone’s Winter Wine Weekend, hosted at Warren Station on Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th from 7-9 pm. Saturday night’s schedule features a wine tasting, food and live jazz music from the Will Donato Trio. Look forward to dishes like jerk pork summer rolls, slow roasted short ribs and Asian-style samosas. On Sunday, enjoy a hands on cooking demo with well-known Summit County Chef, Mr. Chris Rybak. There will be wine pairing and a New Zealand themed dinner, featuring dishes like crab and shrimp salad on citrus scented quinoa and braised New Zealand lamb shank.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door, advanced tickets online are $30 per person for Saturday Night and $55 per person on Sunday night, or you can purchase both nights for just $80 per person. If you are looking for lodging close to the event, The Springs, Red Hawk, Silver Mill and Black Bear condos are just steps away from Keystone’s Warren Station where the event is taking place. This event will be a great opportunity to learn about wine, taste some new varieties and enjoy some fine cuisine in a fun atmosphere with other wine enthusiasts!