Keystone Resort Family Friendly Winter Activities
Keystone Resort is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at an altitude of 9,600 ft. (2,973 m) and is 65 miles west of Denver. It has over 3000 acres of skiing and is the largest ski resort in Summit County. The resort is nestled in picturesque forests of aspen and pine and enjoys an average snowfall of 300 inches (7.183 m) annually. It’s one of the most friendly family ski resorts in North America, as it has an extensive range of winter activities for kids and adults alike.
Here are 10 family-friendly activities to try on your next Keystone holiday.
1. Skiing & Snowboarding
The skiing and mountain terrain at Keystone is fabulously family friendly with something for everyone. Choose from three mountain peaks Decrum, Noth Peak and The Outback. There are also plenty of well marked slow skiing zones and kids’ adventure zone play areas.
2.Take A Ski Or Snowboard Lesson
There are Keystone ski lessons for the whole family including Camp Keystone a facility specifically designed for kids and family private lessons, where you get to share the day with your loved ones.
3. Night Skiing
Colorado’s largest night skiing area comes alive on Fridays and Saturday nights if your legs can handle the extra turns.
4. Keystone A51 Terrain Park
Keystone Resort’s terrain park offers 100 features spread across six areas covering 60-acres of creative and progressive features all accessed by the one dedicated chairlift.
5. Free Family Activities At Keystone
Keystone Kidtopia offers free daily family fun activities and adventures all over the mountain to kids of all ages. From the Giant Snowball Launch, the Bigfoot Adventure Walk and march in the Village Parade.
6. The world’s largest Snow Fort on Dercum Mountain.
On your way to the snow tubing hill, blow the kid’s minds with some hide and seek and play at the world’s largest snow fort. You have to see this one to believe it.
7. Snow Tubing Fun For The Whole Family
There is an awesome one-mile-long snow tubing hill that runs through the forests surrounding the resort. If you are over four years old and 42 inches tall then you qualify for thrills and spills zipping down the slopes in one of five snow tubing lanes.
8. Ice Skating The Frozen Lake
Keystone is home to North America’s largest Zamboni-maintained natural outdoor skating rink spanning five acres. The lake freezes naturally every year and is the centerpiece of the Lakeside Village that’s surrounded by restaurants, shops, and accommodation options.
9. America’s Longest Gondola Ride
Keystone is the home of America’s longest gondola ride, which takes you to 12,000ft up into a truly spectacular atmosphere – one that kids are going to go crazy for.
10. Ski And Snowboard Rental Equipment For The Family
If you’re looking to rent equipment for the family, then look no further than Keystone. It’s easy to book your rentals so it is waiting for you when you arrive. Keystone offers a full fleet of rental equipment that ensures everyone can be safe and enjoy themselves on the slopes. Keystone offers special kids’ ski and snowboard packages which include everything you need to enjoy a great day out on the slopes.
What makes a great family holiday at Keystone?
Make sure you pick the right accommodation for your family size, then enjoy the right Keystone winter activities that will keep the family entertained all day long!
Keystone Family Lodging Options
With so many different types of accommodation available at Keystone Ski Resort, from condominiums to hotels, there’s no shortage when it comes to finding something that suits your family’s needs.
How To Get To Keystone Resort
If you’re flying into Denver, then it’s possible to catch a direct shuttle to Keystone which takes approximately three hours and will drop you off right at Keystone’s doorstep. You can even pre-book your shuttle to key resort key which means that it will be waiting for you when you arrive! Driving to keystone is a great option if you’re traveling with children who enjoy seeing the countryside as well. There are many ways to travel to Keystone Resort.
Keystone ski resort is a wonderful option for families and kids to have a great time. There is something for everyone. If you are looking for kid friendly ski resort then you should definitely consider a Keystone family holiday.
Peter Stone has completed over 40 international ski media trips and is an award-winning writer. He is a former ski coach at Beaver Creek, Whistler, Fernie, Hemlock, Buller, and Perisher. A former ski improvement camp operator at Fernie and Perisher, and a recently retired Masters Ski Racer. When not skiing, he spends his time ski, golf, and soccer coaching his twin boys, Jack and Matt. Peter’s first book on lessons learned while coaching his highly successful clients is due for release soon.
Photos supplied for this article by Vail Resorts.