Looking for exclusive ski resorts in Colorado? Keystone is an unincorporated town devoted to the ardent skier. It’s considered to offer some of the best night skiing in the US. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts must check out Keystone on their search for adventure! A51 Terrain Park is a huge draw with its Freestyle Terrain Areas, containing jumps, funboxes, jibs, rails, half-pipes and quarter-pipes. The resort area of Keystone is developed around three mountains - North Peak, Dercum Mountain, and The Outback – with award winning restaurants, villages, two golf courses, a prestigious conference center, and a plenty of vacation rentals. Homes, cabins, cottages, chalets, villas, apartments and condos are waiting for you. Lodging options are great, so take your time and find one of the many vacation rentals which offer the best accommodations for your and your family.
North Peak, Dercum Mountain, and The Outback will dare the novice and challenge the expert. Their statistics are: base elevation, 9,280 feet; vertical rise, 3,128 ft; summit elevation, 12,408 ft; average snowfall, 230 inches; 3,148 acres of skiable terrain; 117 trails, 19% of which are appropriate for beginners, 32% for intermediates, and 49% for advanced skiers. The longest run extends for 3.5 miles. Seven bowls include Independence, Bergman, Erickson, North, South, Puma and Lower Packsaddle. There are 51 rails and funboxes, one super pipe and nineteen gondolas and lifts.
Keystone is primarily a snowboard and ski resorts town but your kids will be ecstatic about places to go: two playgrounds and Adventure Center at Lakeside (arcade)! During your vacation, taking a tour through old gold and silver mines may make you dream of prospecting. Come snow, rain, sunshine, the attractions are what you can make of them: ski, snowboard, build snowmen, create snow angels, hike the trails, or seek a serene niche in nature.
After you have found lodging at one of the many available vacation rental homes, cabins, cottages, chalet, villas, apartments or condos settled in ski resorts, you can focus on your vacation. Keystone regards its heritage with respect and honor. Founder's Day invites everyone for a cozy coffee and cupcake social, skiing, and ceremony. One incredible one-time event is the Chocolate Village: over the course of twelve years, Chef Ned Archibald sculpted 2,500 pounds of chocolate into a miniature village, a chocolate mountain, a working chocolate gondola, cascading chocolate waterfall, and a six-foot-tall white chocolate Christmas tree. Skating ice shows, wine tastings, theatre performances, fireworks, music festivals, golf tournaments, cook offs, barbeque festivals, mountain bike kick offs, poker tournaments and ski races are among scheduled events to check out. Major holidays, such as Independence Day, Easter, and Christmas are celebrated in style.
Keystone, Colorado has restaurant experiences to make every day a celebration. Over a dozen restaurants and pubs dot the area. A good indication of the quality of food and cooking found find at Keystone is the fact that it’s home to the Keystone Culinary Institute. Your dining experiences are sure to keep your stomach satiated and your mouth smiling; sure to give you energy to conquer the mountains. The Alpenglow Stube, 11,444 feet high upon a mountain, offers stupendous views, matched by the finest treatment a restaurant can give. Zagat's Survey described Alpenglow Stube as "fabulous old-world food and service and the best setting in the state". Your boots are replaced with warm slippers. Gourmet buffets and Sunday Champagne Brunches are delectable. It is also the highest-ranked AAA four-diamond restaurant in North America. Keystone Ranch, in West Keystone, has earned accolades such as the AAA four diamond (since 1990) and the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence (since 1996); it has high scores in the Zagat's Survey. Another dining experience in the Rockies is to take a horse-drawn sleigh ride to a cozy cabin, to enjoy a cowboy dinner.
Once tourists have conquered the mountains and enjoyed one of the best ski resorts of North America, before going back to vacation rentals (homes, condos, cabins, chalet, villas, apartments or cottages), they can relax at a spa or shop for the latest sports gear and fashions. To shop, turn your attention to three villages: River Run Village, Lakeside Village, and Mountain House. You'll have more than a day's worth of shopping to enjoy.
Year-round, Keystone, Colorado is a premier vacation destination. It has ski resorts which were created by and for skiers. If you are an ardent skier, then you must go to Keystone at least once - and more than likely, you'll want to return! Keystone has excellent ski lessons from pros, so you can get up and down those mountains safely. For those who don't ski or snowboard, or those who want to try other winter activities, Keystone offers other pursuits just as exciting. Try out: snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tubing, sleigh riding, snowbiking, snowcat touring, gondola touring, ice skating, hockey, and fly-fishing. Come summer, enjoy golfing, hiking, camping, biking, miniature golfing, horseback riding, fly-fishing, boating, rafting, wagon trail riding, and more.
When you have lodging into one of the many excellent vacation rentals (homes, cabins, cottages, chalet, villas, apartments or condos), you can be as near to the slopes or as far out into wilderness as you want. In the majestic mountain tops, snow swirling in the wind, with hundreds of skiers slicing through the powder, you’ll scarcely note the chill in your fingers and toes. Excellent lodging amenities - warm rooms with log fires and scents of coffee and hot chocolate – make a vacation in Keystone, Colorado a skier's dream. Find out how Keystone figures into your ideal ski vacation!