Fact Sheet

2015-2016 Keystone Resort Winter Fun Fast Facts
Winter Operating Schedule:
  • Opening Day: November 6, 2015
  • Closing Day: April 10, 2016
Location: Convenient
  • 90 – miles Keystone Resort is located from Denver International Airport (DIA), making it one of the closest all-inclusive ski resorts to the largest airport in Colorado.
Mountain: Pristine
  • 3,148 – acres of superb skiable terrain
  • 3,128 – feet of vertical drop available for skiing and riding
  • 9,280 – feet in elevation of Keystone Resort’s base
  • 12,408 – feet in elevation of Keystone’s summit
  • 131– named ski trails consisting of 14% easiest terrain, 29% more difficult terrain and 57% most difficult terrain *Lift Served Terrain
  • 5 – vast bowls available for a truly amazing ski/ride vacation: Independence Bowl, Bergman Bowl, Erickson Bowl, North Bowl and South Bowl
  • 20 – chairlifts for easy access to every type of trail
  • 235 – inches of average annual snowfall
  • 662– acres of terrain fixed with snowmaking capabilities, helping Keystone be one of the first resorts to open each season
Activities: Winter Wonderland
  • Kids Ski Free: Unmatched
    • 157 – days in the 2015-2016 season that kids 12 years and under ski free at Keystone with two nights of booked lodging. No blackout dates. No restrictions. No red tape. Just you, your family and Keystone
    • 90,000 – the number of free children’s lift tickets given away since the introduction of the program
  • Skiing and Snowboarding: Delight
    • 1 – unique to Keystone designated family ski trail called the “Schoolyard” located on the infamous green trail Schoolmarm that will be specifically allocated for families and beginners to learn how to ski or ride in the slow zone space. The trail will also feature adventurous activation such as a Tornado Alley and Rock N’ Rollers and special attributes such as a family rest zone, EpicMix photographers, ski times with Ripperoo and meet the avy dog sessions.
  • Night Skiing: Exhilarating
    • 9 – trails that remain open into the evening equaling 243 acres making it the largest night ski operation in Colorado including a segment of the terrain park (Colorado’s only night park)
    • 11.5 – hours of daily skiing and riding available at Keystone, making ours the longest ski day in Colorado
  • A 51 Terrain Park: Gripping
    • 5 – terrain park sections within A-51 for every ability level: Easy Street (Beginner), I-70 (Beginner/Intermediate), The Alley (Intermediate), Park Lane (Intermediate) and Main Street (Advanced)
    • 1 – chair lift that exclusively services Area 51 for quick laps through the park
    • 4 – jump lines with up to 18 jumps ranging in size from 5 feet to 70 feet
    • 120 – offered features including boxes, rails and jibs
  • Camp Keystone Children’s Ski and Ride School: Unparalleled
    • 7 – number of Camp Keystone theme days
    • 3 –days required in booking to guarantee the same instructor daily
    • 4 – max number of students in semi-private Ultimate 4 Ski and Ride School Lesson
    • 24 – feet in length of a slide that provides access to the snow from inside the building
  • Kidtopia: Magical
    • 0 – Snow forts in the world larger than the Kidtopia fort located on top of Dercum Mountain
    • 15+ – Ripperoo parades happening each Saturday at 4 p.m. through River Run Village
  • KAT Ski with Keystone Adventure Tours: Thrilling
    • 6,000 – average number of vertical feet conquered with our expert guides
    • 1 – pair of Salomon powder skis available for each KAT guest
    • 8-13 – runs in a day an average a group will take, enjoying untouched powder and seemingly endless terrain
    • 1 – catered group gourmet lunch served daily in Keystone’s cozy, backcountry yurt
  • Mountain-Top Snowcat Tours: Stunning
    • 5 – breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, Ten Mile Range, Lake Dillon, the Gore Range and Montezuma
    • 3 – daily offered mountain top non-skiing tours
  • Winter Snow Tubing at Adventure Point: Exuberance
    • 7 – lanes to zoom down
    • 400-650 – length, in feet, of the Adventure Point tubing hill
    • 11,640 – elevation of the tubing hill making it the highest in the world
    • 1 – children’s tubing hill to allow children less than 42” tub-tastic fun
  • Snowbiking at Adventure Point: Invigorating
    • 3,128 – feet of vertical terrain available for cruising down on a Snowbike
    • 2 – hour-long certifying lessons, after which a person may rent a snowbike on their own
  • Nordic Center: Serene
    • 5.6 – miles of groomed Nordic Ski trails for classic and ski skating
    • 8 – miles of snowshoe trails
    • 18 – plus miles of nearby terrain that in many cases parallels or runs along the old stagecoach mining roads form the 1880s
    • 11,640 – elevation at which the Mountain Top Trek snowshoe tour begins heading towards Bergman Bowl
  • Scenic Gondola Rides: Breathtaking
    • 11,640 – peak elevation providing scenic views, access to spectacular terrain and an unforgettable ride to dinner
    • 2 – the number of high-speed gondolas for scenic rides (Keystone Resort is the only Colorado Ski Resort with two high-speed gondolas)
  • Ice Skating: Whimsical
    • 5 – acre Lakeside Village Rink: the largest zamboni-maintained outdoor ice skating rink in North America
    • 7,200 – square-foot Dercum Square Ice Skating Rink in River Run Village
Amenities: Putting Guests at Ease
  • 150 – the approximate number of red wagons available for easier transport of gear to and from the slopes
  • 3 – reserved rows of close-in parking area specifically set aside for families to easily access the mountain in River Run Village
Lodging: Diverse
  • 800 – plus condos managed by Keystone Resort with something for every family’s taste: poolside, ski-in/ski-out, in the heart of the Village, etc.
Spa: Rejuvenating
  • 6 – types of soothing Keystone signature massages
  • 3 – offered “Journeys:” a package combining several spa treatments for the ultimate day of pampering
Dining: Delectable
  • 1 – Waffle and Donut Cart located at the Mountain House Base Area perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat before loading the lifts or snagging a warm snack on the way off the mountain
  • 5 – number of world-class signature dining options Keystone has to offer: Der Fondue Chessel, Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, The Ski Tip Lodge and Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride Dinners
  • 11,444 – elevation of the Alpenglow Stube restaurant making it the highest AAA Four-Diamond dining experience in North America
  • 2 – number of gondola rides it takes to dine at Der Fondue Chessel and Alpenglow Stube
  • 1 – number of chicken dances performed each night at Der Fondue Chessel
  • 1880s – era of stagecoach stop that has been transformed into the Ski Tip Lodge, which delights customers with an exquisite rotating four-course menu
  • 2,000 – pound draft horses that pull the sleds to a unique dining experience awaiting at the authentic Soda Creek homestead (Sleigh Ride Dinners)
Bakery: Willy Wonka
  • 8,000 – pounds of imported chocolate used to produce Chef Ned’s (Executive Pastry Chef Ned Archibald) infamous Chocolate Village displayed in the Keystone Lodge and Spa during the Holiday season
  • 146,000 – chocolate chunk and white chocolate cherry cookies baked annually by Chef Ned for Keystone’s check-in cookie bag program
  • 52,000 – strawberries used, a third of which are dipped in chocolate
  • 16,000 – chocolate truffles produced annually
Media Contacts:  
Sara Lococo, (970) 496-1493, slococo@vailresorts.com
Russell Carlton, (970) 496-4065, rcarlton@vailresorts.com

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