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Welcome to the first installment of the Keystone Ski Patrol Blog! I am writing this in order to introduce the world to our awesome organization, and pretty much brag about the best job ever. Perhaps I could warm up by answering some frequently asked questions to give you a better idea of who we are. […]

Keystone’s Epic Promise

Earlier this year Keystone joined the larger Vail Resorts family in making a promise to reduce our environmental impact and up sustainability. Although some changes such as eliminating one time use plastic cups may seem trivial, they add the the larger goal which Epic Epic Promise looks to achieve. By eliminating one time use plastic cups, we’ve […]

Adventures of Zabel: The World’s Largest Snowfort at Kidtopia

                  Kidtopia Events are underway at Keystone (Kidstone) and my favorite spot on the mountain is open- the Kidtopia Snow Fort! This is the biggest Snow Fort in all the world (or in my little world).  It’s my favorite place to stop between runs, play in the “mazes” […]

Travel Tips: Planning Your Family Ski Trip Around the Holidays

A family trip to Keystone during the Holiday’s is definitely exciting, but it can also be a hectic time to get away. There are many benefits for planning your trip to the mountains on non-Holiday weekends, and the memories will be just as special! Lodging. Whether you’re looking for a room or a condo, Keystone […]

Keystone Mountain Experience Series

Sharing the love I am one of the lucky individuals who grew up skiing.  Although growing up skiing in Illinois meant calling sheets of ice you couldn’t poke a pin through…it was still skiing.  Now that I live in Colorado, skiing has involved glorious things like 3 feet of powder in a week, 3.5 mile ski […]

How to Change Your Life and Live in a Ski Town

When you move to a ski town there is nothing more important than getting a ski pass, finding a place to live and finding a job.  Thankfully, one of the biggest employers of any ski town are the surrounding ski resorts which can set you up with the three most important things to live here. […]

Opening Day Updates

November 6, 2014 Tomorrow is nearly here! Keystone’s 2014-15 Opening Day has finally arrived, despite Mother Nature’s lack of cooperation. Our mountain operations teams, snowmaking teams, and everyone here at Keystone critical to the opening of the resort, have been hard at work to provide you with the best possible early-season conditions and are just […]

Snowmaking Is Underway!

Although we’ve had snow teasers in the form of dustings throughout the fall, this past weekend gave us our first true taste of winter. on Sunday morning most of us awoke to beautiful white covered surroundings & mountain tops and snow continued to fall through the day. River Run village was instantly transformed into a […]

Q&A With A Golf Pro: On The Green With Phil & Hogan

    I met up with Phil & his son Hogan on the 16th green of the picturesque River Course while they were playing a “One Club Challenge” against each other. The stakes were high, Hogan had bet his father that if he won they would both enjoy a soft drink after their game, Phil […]

The Adventures of Zabel – Cycling Through Summer

  Summer and bikes are a perfect pair.  I have loved riding my bike around Keystone this summer.  I’m not on a Strider bike anymore and now I just ride a two wheeler.  What is so great about 2 wheelers is you can get going really fast and then use your brakes for a quick […]