Keystone is one of several major ski resorts located in Summit County. It is the only resort in Colorado to offer night skiing and thus holds the record for longest ski day in the state, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. With three fantastic, snowy mountains, an abundance of outdoor adventures, five star lodging, and great dining locations such as Kickapoo Tavern, all in two unique villages, it’s not hard to believe that Keystone is THE place to experience the best of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
2011-2012 Season: November 4, 2011 - April 8, 2012 (weather permitting)
Vertical: 3,128 ft / 953m
Base elevation: 9,280 ft / 2,829m
Summit elevation: 12,408 ft / 3,782m
Number of Lifts: 20
Average Annual Snowfall over past 34 years: 235 in / 597 cm
Number of Trails: 135
Longest Run: 3.5 Miles/Schoolmarm
Skiable Area: 3,148 acres / 1274 ha
Snowmaking: 662 acres / 268 ha
Degree of Difficulty:
Easiest: 19 percent
More Difficult: 32 percent
Most Difficult: 49 percent
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Three Mountains to Explore
Keystone Mountain contains almost 1/3 of all beginner terrain at Keystone. Their expanded terrain parks and pipes are also located on the easily-accessed front side and are lighted at night for 11-1/2 hours of big air and tricks. The backside of Keystone Mountain has 70 acres of steep tree skiing and snowboarding.
More than half of North Peak is rated more difficult to advanced, with plenty of bumps and steeps. North Peak reaches a height of 11,444 feet in altitude.
The Outback, Keystone's third mountain, offers skiers and snowboarders more than 800 acres of gladed terrain and bowls. With steeps, trees and bumps, this area is for intermediate to expert skiers. Located 6 miles away from the base areas, The Outback gives skiers and riders exceptional views. Take a short hike from the Outback Express lift and find the steep, wide-open bowls of the North and South Bowls with steep chutes and powder stashes.
Free Ski/Free Ride at Keystone Terrain Parks
Keystone's two terrain parks are Jackwhacker and Dutch and include more than 15 rails of all shapes and sizes, 12 tables, and 1 halfpipe. These are ideal for intermediate skiers and riders as well as for those just learning. These long parks are ideal for big hits and spins on the way down the mountain, or you can hike back up to the feature you want to practice. Freeskiers are welcome in the halfpipe and in the terrain park.
Keystone Resort is known to have some of the best tree-skiing in the state, so it's no surprise that the gladed areas here are paradise. The Windows on the backside of Keystone Mountain are accessible only by hiking, and The Black Forest and Outer Limits are about as remote as you can get.