10 Winter Activities to Try While at Keystone Resort

Outdoor Ice Skating
Keystone is home to not just one, but TWO outdoor skating rinks!  My personal favorite is the ice rink at Keystone Lake in Lakeside Village, with mountain views and wide open space to really test your speed on those skates!  Rent skates at Adventure Point and then warm up with a hot drink at the barIce Skating at Keystone Lake Colorado!



Dinner Sleigh Rides
Two Below Zero or the Keystone Stables both offer dinner sleigh rides, but book with Two Below and you’ll receive an exclusive SummitCove Lodging guest discount.  Enjoy a night bundled up under the stars, heading to the cabin on a horse-pulled sleigh where you’ll be greeted with warm drinks, a delicious and hearty meal and live entertainment!  This is an experience you’ll never forget!


Snow Tubing
Make a reservation for an hour of family fun at the Tubing Hill at Adventure Point at Keystone.  This is a great activity for everyone to enjoy together and the smiles will never stop!


Snow Mobiling & Zip Lining
There’s no better way to take in the wide scenic views of the Colorado countryside than ripping through wide open powder fields on a snowmobile! We recommend this for the adventure seekers, but there are options for a mellower tour too.  White Mountain Tours offers special rates for SummitCove Guests on all of their tours. If you aren’t into snowmobiling, they also offer a 2-hour winter snowcat & zip line tour – it’s so much fun!


Brewery Hopping
Summit County is home to quite a few breweries and if you are a beer-lover, why not spend an afternoon checking them out?  Start in Dillon, check out the Dillon Dam Brewery, Pug Ryan’s and Baker’s Brewery.  Next up is Frisco and on the list is Outer Range Brewery and Backcountry Brewery.  Finally head to Breckenridge and visit Breckenridge Brewery and Broken Compass.  Prefer spirits?  The Breckenridge Distillery offers free ‘samples’ at their tasting room on Main Street in Breck.  Don’t have a driver?  Check out the Last Lift Bar at Mountain House or 9280′ Tap House in River Run for a selection of drafts on tap.

Craft Beer Tasting Brewery Tour Colorado

Skiing and Snowboarding
Of course Keystone Ski Resort is most known for the amazing skiing and riding on the mountain.  If you are new to the sport, take a lesson to learn the ropes and then spend day two improving on what you’ve learned.  Keystone is home to 3 world-class peaks that offer trails for every type of skier or rider.


Kidtopia Events & Activities
Keystone Kidtopia events happen daily here at Keystone and almost all of the events are free! Enjoy arts and crafts times, exploration, snow ball fights, parades and more, with something to do every day!


Snowshoeing or Nordic Skiing
If you enjoy a slower pace to take in the scenery and listen to the sounds of nature, head out for a day of snow shoeing or nordic skiing.  Both offer a great workout and opportunities for photos! You’ll want to dress in layers so you can strip down as you start to work up a sweat!

Nordic Cross Country Skiing at Keystone Colorado

Ready, Paint, Fire
Attend a specialty class or just open studio and create til your hearts content! Create a custom souvenir or something to remember your trip! Ready, Paint, Fire has a ton of projects for all ages and your family or friends will have a blast letting their creative sides show! Their studio is located next to the Lake in Lakeside Village.


Happy Hour Tour
There are so many great restaurants to try here at Keystone, a great way to try out a number of options is to stop in at Happy Hour in Keystone!  Dos Locos has great taco and wings specials, Kickapoo Tavern is known for the awesome and lively outdoor patio, New Moon Cafe has a fun atomosphere and great deals, Zuma Roadhouse has some great food options, such as Edamame and Fondido, or head to the Bighorn Bistro for a nice spread.  Enjoy discounted food and drinks at happy hour!


This list is just the beginning of the fun, there are endless activities for you and your family to enjoy during your Keystone Family Ski Vacation.  When you reserve a condo with SummitCove Lodging, you’ll have instant access to exclusive guest discounts on many of these activities, too!

River Run Ice Skating Rink Is Now Open!

Winter is here in Keystone, Colorado and visitors in River Run Village are enjoying it out on the ice rink!  Beautiful sunshine in Keystone today made for a great afternoon out on the Dercum Square Ice Rink.  Prices with skate rentals is $15 for adults and $8 for kids. The Keystone Adventure Point Tubing Hill is set to open this Wednesday, November 21st, just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday visitors! 

Top Reasons to Choose Keystone Resort for Your Next Ski Vacation!

Keystone Resort has a lot to offer both residents and visitors to Colorado at any time of year!  In honor of Opening Day for the 2011/2012 ski season, we’ve listed all the reasons you need to visit Keystone, Colorado this winter.  With easy access to all Summit County ski resorts and a variety of winter activities, this is a vacation you’ll never forget!

Located just 90-minutes from Denver International Airport (DEN), Keystone is easily accessible from most major cities.  It is the closest ski area to Denver with lodging, and has proximity to other popular Summit County ski areas such as Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and Loveland.  Many other resorts are located within a relatively short distance.

  • Keystone is the largest mountain in Summit County offering 3,148 skiable acres, 20 lifts and two gondolas, all nestled at the foot of 2 unique villages.
  • Operating hours vary depending upon season at Keystone, but they can run from 8:30am to 8:00pm with night skiing.  Check the operating hours schedule when you plan your trip for accurate information!
  • Award winning and unique,  on- and off-mountain, dining venues.  Keystone is home to multiple AAA 4 Diamond, Wine Spectator and Zagat Survey-rated restaurants.
  • Brand new ice rink in River Run Village to complement the Lakeside Village rink.
  • Events and festivals in Keystone throughout the year.  See the 2011/2012 schedule!
  • Non-skiing activities including tubing, cross country skiing, and much more.

SummitCove offers many Keystone lodging options and unit sizes to suit every need and budget.  With personal service and 24 hour, 7 day per week staff, we are able to take care of all of your needs to provide you a worry free vacation in one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine.  SummitCove guests also enjoy exclusive benefits that include: