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Keystone Resort Will Open Earlier Than Expected for Skiing Thanks to Winter Conditions in Colorado

KEYSTONE, Colo. – Oct. 30, 2009 – Mother Nature’s trick of delivering a pre-Halloween fall snowstorm to Colorado is resulting in a massive treat for skiers and snowboarders. Keystone Resort announced it will open earlier than planned, on Thursday, Nov. 5, thanks to fresh snow on the mountain and a spate of cold temperatures that provided ideal conditions for Keystone’s talented snowmaking team. The resort plans to open on Thursday, Nov. 5 with top-to-bottom skiing and exceptional early-season snow surface conditions. Keystone is set to open with two jumps and more than 20 features from its A51 Terrain Park, the No. 2 ranked terrain park in North America by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine.

Keystone’s sister resorts, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek, are planning to open soon: Nov. 12 for Breckenridge, Nov. 20 for Vail and Nov. 25 for Beaver Creek.

New This Year at Keystone
Last year, Keystone began operating a new state-of-the-art eight-passenger gondola in River Run Village. This year, the final phase of the project will be completed with a new skier bridge connecting the mountain back to the gondola vastly improving the guest experience and giving skiers a shorter walk from the slopes and making access to the gondola easier from the mountain.

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The Best Early Season Deals at Keystone and Vail Resorts
Season Pass Deals: For skiers and riders looking to make the most of their ski season, the EPIC PASS and Summit Pass is available for a limited time only. The $599 unlimited, unrestricted Epic Season Pass for skiing at six resorts - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin - all season long. After the sixth day of usage, Epic Pass holders are skiing or riding for free! Or, new this year, buy the $399 Summit Pass online (it’s the first time it’s been available for purchase online) for the best skiing in Summit County, Colo. with unlimited skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Visit or for more information. Passes are available through Nov. 22.

FREE LODGING with Three for Free Starting Nov. 1 when you book lodging at a RockResort property in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge or Keystone receive “three for free”; a value that includes a free night of lodging,  $50 resort gift card plus a free helmet cam to capture your experience on the slopes. Visit

FREE Ski Rentals with Lodging: The Free Skis & Boards package features lift tickets and a free ski and snowboard sports rental package per person for up to seven days at specific retail locations within Vail Resorts. For information and reservations, visit or call 800-404-3535.

FREE Holiday night: Get a free night at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly with a minimum night stay. Book by October 31st and receive a free night’s lodging during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Weekend, President’s Day Weekend, Spring Break and Easter. Visit

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Katie Adamson

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Phone: (970) 496-4065
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