Top 10 Reasons Keystone is #1 for Families
Keystone focuses on all the little things that make a perfect family vacation, so that you can focus on enjoying it all at our resort. We offer a variety of ways to enjoy a winter vacation; be it on skis, snowboards, ice skates, snow tubes or horse-drawn sleigh rides. Luckily, Keystone has it all. Find out why Keystone was rated as one of the Top 10 Best Family Resorts in the country by USA Today!
Here are the Top-10 Reasons Keystone is the Ultimate Playground for Family Fun and Adventure:
1. Kids Ski Free at Keystone
Every day, all season, kids 12 and younger ski free at Keystone. Easy on the wallet, easy on the rules and hard to beat, Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program is as simple as childhood itself. With no blackout dates (that means availability on all weekends and holidays!), our Kids Ski Free program continues to be the best in the biz!
To qualify, you must stay two or more nights in one of Keystone’s numerous accommodation options, which span from luxury hotel rooms to cozy ski-in/ski-out condominiums. This will be the fourth season of the program, and we are looking to give out more 12 & under kids lift tickets than ever!
Keystone’s Kidtopia is the ultimate playground for fun and adventure, with daily activities and events that the whole family can enjoy! This year we’re making the World’s Largest Snowfort even bigger and adding even more fun to our daily Kidtopia lineup. Join us throughout the season for giant snowball launches, family board games and movie time, scavenger hunts, daily cookie time, meet and greets with the avy dogs, Ripperoo’s Parade and fireworks. The daily schedule for Keystone Kidtopia can be found here.
3. Ski and Ride School
Whether you are new to skiing and snowboarding or you’re a seasoned snow veteran, anyone who is looking to develop new skills, improve technique or explore the mountain like never before can enjoy a Ski and Ride Lesson at Keystone!
NEW – Family Private lesson
Looking for a lesson for the whole family? Sign-up for Keystone’s Family Private Lessons designed to allow your whole crew to progress together, regardless of age or ability level. Whether you’re learning to ski powder, cruising groomers or making your first turns, our Ski and Ride School team will perfectly tailor your lesson to your family’s needs. Explore new parts of the mountain and get an insider’s tour of Keystone, all while making memories with those that mean the most to you.
The adventure begins the moment you enter Camp Keystone. Located conveniently at Keystone’s Mountain House base area, Camp Keystone’s specially designed interactive environment immediately wows kids and puts parents at ease. Inside, kids explore hands-on displays and a walk-able maze, before heading outside—via a 24 foot slide—for game-aided learning, guided adventure and interactive fun. After the best-ever entrance onto snow, a designated learning area just steps away from the Camp Keystone facility is the perfect environment for your children to develop their skiing or snowboarding skills. Our kid-certified instructors build confidence and a love for snow sports in your little ones, which they will gladly boast about the entire trip home.
4. Family Ski and Ride Zones
The Schoolyard is a first of its kind Family Ski Trail, designed to engage skiers and riders of all ages while promoting on-snow progression with specialty features. Whether it’s gliding over Rockin’ Rollers or learning to maneuver over changing terrain in Tornado Alley, the Schoolyard is an area for the whole family to take their skiing and riding to the next level. Families can also enjoy skiing and riding with Keystone’s mascot, Ripperoo, and get pictures taken by our EpicMix Photographers. The Schoolyard is conveniently located on our most popular green trail, Schoolmarm – a 3.5 mile top-to-bottom green run.
5. Progression-focused Terrain
Keystone offers one of the most accessible, progression-friendly mountain experiences in Colorado. From the natural front-to-back sequence of Keystone’s terrain, with three peaks stacked in front of one-another, Keystone offers something for every level skier and rider. Families can find new challenges on the mountain each day.
6. Play for Free
Book your lodging directly through Keystone Resort and not only will any child 12 and younger ski free, but entire families can enjoy additional free activities together. Any one night stay or more provides the following perks for everyone in the party: free night skiing on day of arrival, free ice rink admission, plus 20% off skate rentals, a free yoga or fitness class at Studio K, free one-hour indoor tennis court rental, and daily Kidtopia activities! Free night skiing is valid during normal operations only, and the schedule can be found here
7. Night Skiing (under the fireworks)
You’re having so much fun skiing and snowboarding with the family, you just want to keep going – all.night.long. We don’t blame you! The on-snow adventure at Keystone doesn’t stop when the sun goes down; we offer the longest ski day in Colorado, where you can enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience of cruising under the lights on 243 acres of skiable terrain – it’ll almost feel like you’re in Hollywood! Night skiing hours of operation can be found here.
8. Mountaintop Tubing
Snow Tubing at Adventure Point is a great activity for the entire family. Fly down one of the multiple lanes solo, or linked together as a group! When you reach the bottom the state-of-the-art conveyor lift will make getting back up the hill a breeze. Day or night, Adventure Point Tubing adds another thrill to enjoying the mountain. Tubing Hill schedule can be found here.
9. Signature Dining Family Style
Forget a babysitter, the family can have an amazing meal & entertainment together! The Take it easy and grab a bite with Santa or Ripperoo at the Bighorn Bistro’s Family Brunch, dip into some delicious fondue served family style while practicing your chicken dance with our live polka band at Der Fondue Chessel, let the kids play in a supervised section and have a meal cooked especially for them while you take in amazing views from the Keystone Ranch, or bundle together and take a trip to the Keystone founder’s original homestead on one of our Sleigh Ride Dinners! Check out all of our signature dining here, just don’t drool on your keyboard!
10. Perfect Place To Share Your Passion
If are new to the area, new to Keystone or new to the sport of skiing & riding, Get To Know Keystone Days is for you! It’s a weekend of discounts, activities and events designed to get those new to the sport on the mountain. Keystone begins the introduction Dec. 12-13 with Get to Know Keystone Days, a hands-on, family-friendly weekend providing an intimate introduction to the resort with activities for both children and adults.
Already love Keystone? Take this as the perfect opportunity to get friends, loved-ones, and neighbors participating in the sport you love so much! Plus, it’s the grand opening of the World’s Largest Snow Fort…so, you won’t want to miss that!
Start planning your own Ultimate Family Adventure! To book call (855) 923-8112 or visit keystoneresort.com.