Keystone is a city that was just destined to have it's exquisite rolling mountains and Colorado picture perfect beauty captured on the cover of some of the world's most premier travel magazines. Keystone, Colorado is most famous for it's world renowned Keystone Resort for skiing. And Keystone's got a lot more than that to offer when it comes to the sport of slushing down the snowy slopes. Other skiing resorts nearby Keystone, Colorado and the infamous Keystone Resort include A-Basin Resort, Breckenridge Resort, Copper Mountain, Vali Resort and Beaver Creek Resort. All of the resorts, with the exception of the A-Basin and Copper Mountain Resorts, are owned the popular Vali Resorts Company. Vali's a pretty big name around Colorado, especially in the Keystone area.
Resorts In Keystone, Colorado
The Keystone Resort and the Arapahoe Basin Resort, also called the A-Basin Resort, are located right in the heart of the small resort town of Keystone. Cascaded by the monumental Rocky Mountains of Colorado, these Keystone resorts are great for year round relaxation. The Arapahoe Resort, hailed for it's proximity to big city Denver, Colorado, is so high in elevation that the resort is often able to stay open until well into the warm month of July. There are six lifts, two lodges and sixty-nine trails for skiing enjoyment. Both Keystone Resort and A-Basin Resort are conveniently located near the local airport in Denver, Colorado.
Keystone Resort is the pride and joy of this small tourist town nestled just between the Rockies. The resort at Keystone was built in the nineteen seventies by the Ralston Purina Company. Now if you have a dog, that name probably rings a bell. The Ralston Purina Company is a well known producer of domestic animal feed. But a trip to the Keystone Resort isn't going to the dogs. In fact, the resort at Keystone is marketed as a great place to vacation during the trademark Colorado winters and even the Indian days of summer. That's because Keystone has events for the guests to participate three hundred sixty-five days a year, even though the resort is occupying three surrounding mountains.
Winter Activities At The Keystone Resort
The snowy conditions at the Keystone Resort make finding wintery activities to pass the time easy. Winter activities at Keystone include snowboarding, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, dog sleighing, snowmobiling and naturally skiing. Keystone Resort has lots of amenities to accentuate their signature sport skiing. The resort offers the only nighttime skiing option in the area. And there's more. Keystone's flagship resort features 2,870 acres filled with 3,128 vertical feet of slopes, 117 trails, nineteen lifts, two gundolas, and five high speed quads. Forty-nine percent of the trails are the most difficult available slopes in this area of Colorado.
As the snow clears and skiing becomes a distant winter memory, the resort at Keystone remains a staple during the long Keystone, Colorado days of summer. Summer activities at Keystone include hiking, biking, fishing, trailing, and fishing.