All About Keystone
One of the handful of ski resorts in Summit County, Keystone has a perfect central location and a ton of ski trails ranging from beginner but weighing heavy in advanced. With the population only just over 1,000 in 2010, this mountain town is one of the newer developed areas in Summit County. Both summer and winter attract visitors to Keystone due to the abundance of adventures in the wilderness.
Keystone Resort sits just 10 miles southwest of Arapahoe Basin, making this 10 mile stretch of Highway 6 all the rage throughout the snowy months. Keystone has over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and offers night skiing – a difficult find in Colorado. While Keystone is great for the family, Arapahoe Basin attracts the thrill-seekers come powder days in December. Only 10% of the runs on their 960 acres are rated beginner, and A-Basin is home to Pallavicini: dubbed one of Colorado’s longest and steepest runs.
Making your way to Keystone for your summer vacation? Plenty of events take place each year, including the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, River Run Art Festival, and Keystone’s Bluegrass and Beer Festival. All festivities ensure you delicious beverages and decadent food.
Ride the gondola to the top of the mountain to the Alpenglow Stube, which offers New American fine dining and incredible views of the Continental Divide. Snag a quick breakfast at Inxpot before hitting the slopes in the morning, or grab a bit after a day on the hill at Kickapoo Tavern, Pizza 101, or the Crepe Stand.
Good food, plenty of activity and some great events in the peak seasons will create lasting memories for you and your family in Keystone.