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Keystone is located in Summit County, known as Colorado’s Playground.   There is an abundance of activities to keep you busy all year long.  From biking, hiking, rafting and golfing in the summer time to skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and snowshoeing in the winter months. The elevation of Keystone is over 9,000 feet, with the Ten Mile Mountain Range surrounding the town and the Dillon Reservoir and Marina a short ten minute drive away.  Keystone is a scenic 90 minute drive from the Denver International Airport making easy access point for our five local ski mountains and five award winning golf courses.

Keystone is home to a wide variety of restaurants that have taken home prestigious honors including AAA 4 Diamond ratings, Zagat and Wine Spectator ratings.  From Italian to Asian, American BBQ to local brew pubs, there is something for everyone and every age.

Keystone Mountain

Reaching up to 12,408 feet in elevation and dropping 3,128 feet to the base, Keystone is an exceptional ski resort offering phenomenal ski/snowboarding terrain in the Winter and will ferry mountain biker and hikers to the top in Summer.

  • A51 Terrain Park is one of the largest night parks in Colorado
  • 3,148 acres of skiable terrain, reaching 12,408 feet in elevation.
  • Slope difficulty: 19% beginner; 32% intermediate; 49% advanced
  • The Nordic Center: Offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing, full moon tours and more.
  • 20 lifts access 135 trails: Many lit runs open at night.
  • Keystone Lake: Ice skating, hockey and more


Keystone is a spectacular mountain for the whole family with something for everyone. The night skiing, the A51 terrain park, the beautiful shops and gourmet restaurants, the 3,128 foot vertical drop, 135 trails – people often say, “this is my favorite mountain”.

Keystone is spectacularly beautiful at all seasons of the year. Whether you ski or snowboard, or enjoy the cool summer nights and warm sunny days, Keystone is the perfect getaway. Keystone Lake is a great place to spend some time on ice skates, whether joining in on some hockey or just taking a stroll across the ice. Maybe you feel like donning a pair of snowshoes and taking a walk through the forest where you may see a red fox playing or perhaps elk in the distance, or a marmot sunning his belly. During the summer, put on those hiking shoes and see the most spectacular show of color. Our wildflowers are at peak around July 1 (check with our concierge) and while walking you may see Indian Paintbrush, Wild Mountain Iris, Columbine or wild mushrooms. There are many eco-tours available where you can learn the flora and fauna that inhabit our gorgeous landscape.

You have selected a great place to stay as you are near many world class ski resorts in addition to Keystone. Take a day trip to Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain or even Vail and Beaver Creek.

And you have found the right place to help you with all your lodging needs. Key To The Rockies is at your service with 100′s of properties that will suit your needs. We even have pet friendly accommodations! Just give us a call today and let us see if we can make your plans into a perfect vacation getaway.

Mountain Details

  • Summit Elevation: 12,408 feet
  • Base Elevation: 9,280 feet
  • Vertical Drop: 3,128 feet
  • Skiable Terrain: 3,148 acres
  • Annual Snowfall: 230 inches
  • Snowmaking: 662 acres
  • Lifts: 20
  • Trails: 135
  • Season: Early November through mid April

Trail Difficulty

  • Beginner: 19%
  • Intermediate: 32%
  • Advanced: 49%

Mountain Activities

  • A51 Terrain Park
  • Night Skiing
  • Snowcat Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowbiking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Adventure Point Tubing Hill
  • Scenic Gondola Rides
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fly Fishing
  • River Rafting
  • Eco-Tours
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • 5 award winning golf courses


  • Spa Facilities
  • Keystone Children’s Center
  • Keystone Ski and Ride School
  • Equipment Rental
  • Tuning and Repair
  • Shopping – a fabulous mall is just minutes away with names like Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Nike and more!
  • Dining
  • Lodging
  • Wedding and Event Facilities
  • Baby sitting

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