Keystone Resort, Colorado home to world-class skiing terrain, amazing food, affordable cat skiing, three mountain peaks, and this is one of the few resorts in Colorado to offer night skiing, so one of the longest ski day around, offering visitors a huge bang for the buck one. It also hosts Kidtopia- festival where kids have a blast, which is involved into the fun activities just for them, including visiting and playing at the top of a huge snow fort in the mountains! Not to mention the countless other winter activities to enjoy such as snow tubing, ice skating, fine dining, sledding, live music, festivals, and more!
So we decided to visit Keystone this winter Now comes the hard part, where to stay? Keystone is a small town, about 3 miles long sits in a valley at the bottom of the mountain. Even the mountain is made up of three separate peaks lined up from north to south; Dercum, North Peak and Outback, each with its own unique terrain and features. Dercum Mountain in the farthest northern tip and it's front page offers only two access points across the mountain, River Run and Mountain House.
The two base areas, the new River Run two and is known as the main village where both the Gondola and Summit Express chairlift pickup and take you to the top of Dercum Mountain. This pedestrian area of the village just walking area, there are many cute boutiques, ski shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a day in addition to an external audit of the ski gondola and the bathroom and inside the warehouse rental and ticket office. The only thing it really lacks a central base area "ski lodge" but her constituents are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the slopes. The Kickapoo Tavern is a fun place to have lunch or after skiing to a beer, a large outdoor terrace overlooking the slopes. Some of the fun features of the River Run Village Square Dercum the outdoor ice rink, a variety of sculptures throughout the village, the many unique shops and outdoor gas fire pit is perfect for warming up a cold day. There is a cluster of River Run accommodation options, all of which are yards from the gondola, including Springs, Jackpine, Arapahoe, Black Bear, Silver Mill, Dakota, Buffalo, Expedition Station and Red Hawk Lodge. The two true ski-in, ski-out properties are Lone Eagle and Keystone Timbers, which is actually across the Snake River Bridge just past the gondola and up the slopes a few meters from the village.
Both bases are home to ski school, ski rental and service. Mountain House is a great starting area with a magic carpet lift and easy. You can find a similar home in the middle of mountain terrain gondola stop and near the top of a teacher. Although you will not find the pedestrian "mall" area with a wide range of shopping and dining options at River Run, you will find that Mountain House is a true ski area complete with a lodge covered warehouses, cafes, bars, ski supply shop and bathroom; fit the needs of every skier. You will also find a lift ticket in two near the base of the chairlift, Peru and Argentina. The lift takes you to the top of Peru Area-51 and some green and blue runs, and you can return to the River Run base area of only a single pass or a quick hop on the mountain in the middle of Montezuma lift to reach the top.
Accommodation prices Mountain House would prefer a bit lower than River Run, while most of the same comforts. Chateaux DuMont very popular and unique features, most rooms have a private hot tub Slopeside views! Slopeside condos another great option for Mountain House and only a few steps away from the lifts. There are quite a few properties here that the foot of the mountain in a fraction of the cost. If you feel the need to stop the main village, just ski down or a shuttle!
There are also plenty of accommodation in addition to the two main village. East Keystone Settlers Creek is one of the newest and most popular housing estates in the center and beautiful multi-story urban homes garage and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. In the center, the area is "Minnie's Cabin", the central meeting place for recreation, complete with a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, pool table, grill and hangout area to host gatherings and barbecues.
Keystone Resort hosts a free resort shuttle that will take you almost anywhere you need to go served by the Keystone and most hotel complexes of the transfer. Most of the tours on the slopes of Keystone from anywhere in 10 minutes or less! There is also a free county-wide transit system called the Summit Stage which is very easy to get around without a car in the high country. The Denver International Airport is just only 90 minutes away and many shuttle companies will take you to and from the airport.
If you are willing to stay outside the main village at Keystone, you will often be able to find better deals and prices for accommodation. Be sure you choose a property management company which picks up the exact property you staying so you will know what to expect and plan your trip in advance. If you have a large group, ask your owner rents a private home! Wherever you stay Keystone, you will find it very easy to find everything they are looking for and more!