Keystone Ski Resorts Information

Three Mountains, Five Bowls

One of the first resorts in Colorado to open each year, and one of the last to close, Keystone Ski Area is composed of three mountains stacked one behind the other, from the two distinct base areas of River Run and Mountain House on Keystone Mountain, to the Outback area’s bowls and tree skiing. From the top of the mountain, you can view almost all of Summit County from Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin to Copper Mountain and Vail. If you want epic skiing with a great resort atmosphere, Keystone is the place to be.

Keystone Stats
Acres: 3,148
Vertical Drop: 3,128 feet
Trails: 121
Lifts: 20, including 2 gondolas, 1 express six-pack and 5 high-speed quads
Longest Run: 3 miles

Activities in Keystone

Keystone offers the largest night skiing operation in Colorado, as well as one of the top-rated children’s ski and ride schools in the country. Keystone Resort prides itself on offering their guests a full range of off mountain activities to meet your needs. Come ice skate on the largest, Zamboni maintained, outdoor ice rink in the U.S.; take a scenic gondola ride, a horse drawn dinner sleigh ride, visit the cross country center for lessons, the Full Moon Snowshoe Tours, or take the kids out on the Discovery Tubing Hill. And don’t forget to ask our agents about the Mountain Passport, which includes many of these fun activities in your lodging package for free!

Summer Activities

  • Biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Whitewater activities
  • Fly fishing
  • Scenic driving
  • Summer chair lift
  • Boating
  • Sailing

Winter Activities

  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross country skiing
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice skating

Restaurants in Keystone, Colorado

Make sure you leave plenty of room for dessert when you dine in Keystone, Colorado. The people in Keystone understand how much energy you burn when you tackle all the activities on the mountain. So don’t worry, when you need to refuel, there are plenty of Keystone dining options on and off the mountain.

Whether you’re in the mood for fast-food, French, Italian, Swiss, Asian, seafood, steak, Mexican, Apres ski or pizza, you’ll find a restaurant in Crested Butte to satisfy your taste buds. Below are just a few of the restaurants you should try in Keystone:

Alpenglow Stube. At the top of the mountain, this is only accessed by gondola. Zagat ranked this as a top Colorado restaurant and wrote, Fabulous old-world food and service and the best setting in the state — it’s a cool adventure that feels almost fairytale-ish. Reservations required.

Labontes Cabin. On-mountain dining offers barbecue smokehouse.

Summit House Food Court. On-mountain food at the peak of Dercum Mountain. Accessed by the Summit Express.

Big Horn Steakhouse. Located in Lakeside Village, the Bighorn is an outstanding steakhouse with a wide selection of wild game, fresh seafood, chicken and others. Casual atmosphere.

Edgewater Cafe. Offers breakfast, homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Lakeside patio seating.

Dillon Dam Brewery. Wide variety of meals and fine-crafted brews. Located just below Lake Dillon Dam.

Old Chicagos. Great pizza, calzones, salads, burgers and sandwiches and 110 beers from around the world. In nearby Silverthorne.


Shopping in Keystone, Colorado

Keystone shopping mainly takes place throughout the three villages. You can find unique gift shops, jewelry, art galleries and more. For even more shopping options, Keystone is close to Breckenridge, Dillon and Frisco. Here are just a few of the stores in Keystone:

Keystone Sports– Stop in one of the Keystone Sports locations for gear and apparrel you’ll need to play on the mountain.

Shirt Off My Back– Offering cool and edgy resort clothing and designs.

Virgin Islands Ski Rental– With 26 years in business, Virgin Islands Ski Rental offers knowledgable ski technicians and the highest performance ski maintenance machinery in the industry, including Crystal Glide Finish. It also carries name brand skis, snowboards and other snow toys.