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1254 Soda Springs Road
Keystone, CO 80435
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Overview by Nathan Borchelt

If nearby Arapahoe Basin is a streamlined alpine experience with nominal infrastructure and very little to get in the way of you and the mountain, Keystone is Colorado skiing on steroids—only sans the haute vibe typical to Aspen and Vail. Its statistic pedigree tells only part of the tale, but it's the best place to start. Those 3,148 skiable acres are scattered across three mountains and five above-treeline bowls. Experts typically flock to the upper reaches of 11,660-foot North Peak or 11,980-foot Outback Mountain and yo-yo the sun-softened routes before the larger crowds catch up. Then, they can either hike into the backcountry via Outback Express—or drop $5 and take the snowcat shuttle to the top of the North and South bowls, where a 1.25-mile hike reaches over toward Erickson Bowl. After 1:30, access to the backcountry bowls close, so expect the runs of Santiago and Ruby express lifts to pick up (if the off-piste powder hounds still have some legs left, that is). Tree-lovers should hit the glade runs off Outback, while bump-runners should target North Peak. Intermediates, meanwhile, can choose from runs like Frenchman and Wild Irishman off Montezuma Express, River Run Gondola, and the Summit Express Lift, the same region of the resort that hosts the majority of the long green runs. Hucksters and groms, meanwhile, should hop the Peru Express to lap through the terrain park—one of the largest and most expansive of its kind in the state. Keystone also offers night skiing on Dercum Mountain, with over ten blue and green runs, daily during the peak season until 9 p.m. In short, this resort is vast enough to dedicate at least three

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Average Snowfall
230 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3128 feet
19% beginner, 32% intermediate, 49% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
November to mid-April
Related Resources
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Weather for Keystone

Current Conditions:
Fair, 79 F
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 77 Low: 55
Sun - PM Thunderstorms. High: 77 Low: 53
Mon - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 61 Low: 48
Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 64 Low: 49
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 69 Low: 49

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Packed Powder


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    14 of 20
  • Trails:
    72 of 131
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 12:47 PM

Traveler Reviews of Keystone

Kevin rates Keystone
Features similar terrain as Vail, meaning it's mostly below treeline without any of the extreme steeps of Breckenridge or Arapahoe Basin. But, that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of good terrain to be had, particularly in The Outback. Lift lines can build up on the weekends, but Keystone offers signs giving you wait times for every lift on the mountain, making it easy to plan your runs around areas with shorter waits. It's also easy to access from I-70, making it a good stop for cars loaded with family members and folks itching to get off the highway and onto the slopes. Pros: Easy to access, Great for kids, Well maintained.
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Steven rates Keystone
I was on a church trip to keystone and I absolutely loved IT! I ended up going for seven years and would never go anywhere else. The mountain is much less crowded than others and there is a large variety of terrain. I also loved the night skiing that is available. Pros: Easy to access, Variety of Terrain, Short lines Harder Mountain. Cons: Not good for kids.
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