Keystone Resort, Colorado

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Keystone Resort in Colorado and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 3128ft/953m, total trails 128, closest airport 73mi/118km, lifts 20, and more. The ski resort is situated along the Snake River in Summit County, Colorado. The ski resort is on the west side of the Continental Divide and in the 1900’s hosted mining, logging and […]

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Keystone Resort in Colorado and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 3128ft/953m, total trails 128, closest airport 73mi/118km, lifts 20, and more.

The ski resort is situated along the Snake River in Summit County, Colorado.

The ski resort is on the west side of the Continental Divide and in the 1900’s hosted mining, logging and their supporting communities. People from all parts of the country and the world were attracted to his area in hopes of seeking their fortune. The mines and mining have long since left the area, and tourism is now its main industry.

In November 1970, ski enthusiasts, Max and Edna Dercum with a vision to create a ski resort that would attract people to this beautiful area, opened Keystone Resort. Keystone Resort has grown into a world-class four-season resort, thanks to the efforts of Bill and Jane Bergman and is now complete with three villages, River Run, which is the main village, Mountain House and Lakeside Conference Village.

Perhaps a little known fact is the trails and lifts at Keystone Resort have received their names as a possible tribute to the former mining and logging areas along with the people connected to these areas.

On the Slopes

  • Keystone Resort has terrain that will easily supply a lasting experience to all ability levels that venture onto the slopes. The resort is spread over three mountains, Dercum, the main area in the front, North Peak and Outback. It also has five bowls, over 30 Hike-to trails and a Cat-Skiing operation.
  • Dercum Mountain is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders and is home to the A51 terrain park. North Peak has a variety of intermediate and expert runs and also features the ultimate dining experience at The Outpost. On Outback Mountain, you will find plenty of long, advanced terrain that will test your ability and get the adrenaline flowing.
  • Even as the daylight gives way to the evening, Keystone is the only ski resort in the area to offer Night Skiing and Snowboarding on 15 trails for those who were unable to make it during the day or for those who just want to extend the perfect day.
  • Keystone Resort is home to the amazing A51 collection of no less than six terrain parks complete with lift service from the Peru Express and A51 Double that is located inside this impressive terrain area. The terrain park features over 100 rails, boxes and jump lines, and best of all the fun can continue under the lights until 6pm on select evenings. A51 can accommodate every level of terrain park enthusiast ranging from Easy Street all the way to the Advanced Pro terrain park of Main Street featuring the largest jump line.
  • The Keystone Ski and Snowboard School employs only dedicated instructors to help everyone gain the skill set required to enjoy each visit to the slopes. Programs range from various children’s programs for ages ranging from 3 to 14. Also offered are adaptive programs, women’s clinics, and private and group lessons. There is also involvement with the Epic Mix Academy and lessons for the family to learn together.
  • Keystone Resort shows its diversity when it comes to providing even greater access to the mountain with Cat-Skiing on Independence, Erickson and Bergman Bowls. The guided tours are suited for Advanced/Expert skiers and snowboarders. Reservations are required. For more information on operating times, the cost and what to expect in the way of an adventure, check out the website.
  • Keystone Resort offers a family-friendly environment both on and off the slopes. On the slopes, there is a dedicated area known as The Schoolyard that is a Family Ski and Snowboard zone where the family can enjoy making turns on the terrain together. Off the slopes, the family has the option to make their way to Adventure Point for Snowtubing or outdoor ice-skating on the rinks at Dercum Square and Lakeside Village. Also, check out Kidtopia the World’s Largest Snow Fort.

Off the Slopes

  • Keystone Resort has an extensive list of lodging options at any of the three village areas on the mountain. River Run Village, which is the main village, Mountain House and Lakeside Village have lodging that will fit most budgets and lifestyles, everything from hotel rooms to condos, townhouses. There is also the option of staying in Summit County and taking advantage of the “free” transit system to get you to the mountain.
  • There are numerous places at the River Run Village to buy logo wear, souvenirs, pants, jackets, new equipment and other items. There are also more shops in the Mountain House and Lakeside Village, including clothing stores and general merchandise. Also in Summit County you’ll find even more retail options including outlets malls.
  • Other off mountain activities include Keystone Nordic, which is an extensive cross-country skiing network covering over 35mi/57km through the White River National Forest area. There are also the always-popular sleigh rides, which are a great way to sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of nature.
  • One of the many wonderful amenities featured at the Keystone Resort and Summit County are the Summit Stage transit and the “Keystone In-Resort Shuttle” system that are “free of charge” for all to use. The Summit Stage will get you to the Keystone Resort, from this point the “In-Resort Shuttle” system services the Keystone Resort and will get you to the slopes and around the resort from the many lodging options. Both transit systems are a great alternative to driving as they provide convenient schedules and easy access to the surrounding areas.
  • Airport transportation to Keystone is available from Denver Intl Airport or Eagle County Regional Airport near Vail with Colorado Mountain Express. They offer Shared Ride or Private Car Service with the convenience of door-to-door service, visit their website at for more information.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3128 ft / 953 m

Base Elevation:
9280 ft / 2829 m

Summit Elevation:
12408 ft / 3782 m

Skiable Area:
3149 acres

Average Snowfall:
235 in / 597 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 128

Beginner: 15 (12%)

Intermediate: 50 (39%)

Advanced: 63 (49%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 6

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Eagle County CO , 73mi / 118km

Nearest Major City:
Denver CO, 69mi / 111km

Nearest Town/City:
Silverthorne CO, 9mi / 15km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Oct 12 to Apr 12

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Night Skiing Wed to Sat, 4:00pm to 8:00pm : Sun 4:00pm to 6:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 20

Gondolas: 2

Express-6 Chairs: 2

Express Quad Chairs: 4

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 3

Surface Lifts: 7


Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Eagle County Airport  (EGE)
Distance: 73 mi / 118 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 97 mi / 157 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-328-1323

Direct Phone: 970-496-4500

Snow Phone: 970-496-4111

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation

Airport Transportation

More Helpful Links

Airport Transportation