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The Outback Opens Thursday!

Expert Terrain Opens in the Outback on Thursday! 

After nearly three feet of snow in the last week, Keystone will open the Outback on Thursday, offering expert natural terrain for skiers and riders. Guests will access The Outback terrain via the Outpost Gondola and the Anticipation trail to the Outback Express Lift; to return to Dercum Mountain guests will ride the Wayback Lift to the Outpost Gondola. There will be no groomed runs in The Outback and terrain is for experts only.

In addition to the Outback, the resort will also open portions of North Bowl and South Bowl, as well as the popular Paymaster trail. With the new terrain openings on Thursday, skiers and riders will now have access to more than 950 acres of skiable terrain at Keystone.

With the opening of the Outback, The Outpost’s Timber Ridge will also open for food and beverage service during the ski day.

Additionally, this weekend the resort anticipates opening for skiing and riding on all three peaks at Keystone, with the addition of terrain on North Peak. Stay tuned for further terrain updates.

North Peak will open for skiing and riding by the weekend.
North Peak will open for skiing and riding by the weekend.

Guests can also look forward to the inaugural Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular event and the grand opening of the World’s Largest Snow Fort on Dercum Mountain this weekend!

NEW Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular – Dec. 16-18, 2016

Keystone presents the inaugural Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular, a weekend of festive on-mountain fun for the entire family. This free event will showcase a variety of activities and Kidtopia programs that make the resort a top destination for families, including nightly firework displays, a torchlight ski parade led by Keystone’s Ski & Ride School, and a mountaintop celebration where guests can enjoy free snow tubing, snowcat photo opportunities, live music, hot cocoa and fireside stories with Santa. Kidtopia, Keystone’s season-long free family programming, will animate the mountaintop with bigfoot adventure walks and a ski patrol-dog meet and greet, plus a special lighting ceremony of the world’s largest Snow Fort to create an unforgettable weekend.

Explore the World’s Largest Snow Fort

The World’s Largest Snow Fort returns to Keystone’s Dercum Mountain this December bigger and better than ever, offering families the ultimate snow playground at 11,640 feet above sea level, featuring a series of tunnels, slides and mazes within the walls. The mountaintop fort is a staple of Keystone’s Kidtopia offerings, providing free family entertainment for all. The Snow Fort is open daily during lift operating hours, and is free to guests with lift access. The Kidtopia Snow Fort is scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 17 and will remain open until the snow melts.