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Savor Winter at Keystone Resort with the Kidtopia Culinary Festival

Keystone, Colo. — Jan. 9, 2019 — Keystone Resort gets a bit sweeter with the second annual Kidtopia Culinary Festival, Feb. 8-15, 2019. Hands-on events like family cooking classes and food challenges means that playing with your food will be encouraged. Celebrity chef’s Nicholas Hornbostel and Cricket Azima will make special appearances as Keystone hosts a savory lineup tailored to the youngest of foodies.
The entire family can play together while decorating unicorn themed desserts, making snacks such as cheese-stick snowmen and edible gold medals to bring skiing and snowboarding, and participating in fun food challenges where imagination is the key ingredient. Hornbostel, who has been featured on the Food Network, will lead interactive cooking demonstrations where he’ll share insider tips and his recipe for a bison slider and a snowman snow cone. Azima, founder of The Creative Kitchen and Kids Food Fest, specializes in cooking for and with children and will host cooking classes where tasty dishes such as waffle towers, chip soup and veggie sushi will be made. A full lineup of events can be found at
Keystone, which has received more than 7 feet of snow this winter, is a family playground where kids of all ages can discover the magic of playing in the mountains. Located in Summit County, Colo. and just 75 miles west of Denver, the resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain including three incredible peaks, five above-tree-line bowls, night skiing and an in-bounds cat skiing program.
Rates begin at $139 a night with lodging options spanning from affordable hotel rooms to family-sized condominiums. Keystone’s long-standing Kids Ski Free offer has been providing kids with free lift tickets since 2012. Kids 12 and younger receive free lift tickets for the duration of their visit, no blackout dates, with any stay of two or more nights booked through Keystone.
Following the Kidtopia Culinary Festival, Keystone will host the Kidtopia Music Experience in early spring. From March 1-10, the spring skiing and snowboarding season is given a music-themed introduction with live outdoor music performances by popular family-friendly acts the 6 Million Dollar Band and Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Returning to Keystone, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and their catchy lyrics will headline the Snow Pants Dance Party on March 9.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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