Keystone is another town centered around a resort. With 2 world-class golf courses, access to Arapahoe Basin and Keystone ski areas, and five-star dining, this is one town that truly does have it all. Keystone is proud to vie with Loveland Ski Area in Colorado and Killington in Vermont to be the first ski area each year to open. Since Arapahoe Basin boasts the latest closing every year, this gives Summit County an nine month ski season! Keystone is oriented around two separate villages: “the Pond” with activities such as ice-skating and hockey, and River Run, a newer village at the base of the Gondola. Both have shops and restaurants to tempt any tastes.
Keystone has four different mountains to ski. Together they offer 2,227 skiable acres of terrain serviced by 24 lifts. Three mountains are accessible from the Keystone Village Base area. The fourth, Arapahoe Basin, is a 10-minute shuttle ride up Loveland Pass. Keystone Mountain is known for its groomed, wide trails, and designated slow skiing areas, perfect for families and beginners. North Peak boasts steep mogul covered runs, and smooth cruisers that cater to the more advanced skier. The Outback features glade-tree skiing to offer the adventurous intermediate and advanced skiers powder skiing long after the main runs turn to packed powder. Keystone is also one of the few ski resorts in the world that offers brightly lit night skiing, extending your ski experience well into the evening hours.