Resort guide to Keystone - USA

Pretty and family-friendly purpose built ski resort set in a nature reserve

Keystone resort guide - a general overview

The resort of Keystone has been developed beside the winding Snake River and as much as possible has been designed to blend in with the natural landscape of the river, complete with beaver dams and lakes. The marketing team of Keystone will liken staying here to a "back to nature" experience, one that is relaxing and beautiful. It is fair to say that it is quiet and the setting attractive but the development is all very spread out along the river and there is no real village feel. The River Run development at the base of the mountain is as close to a resort feel that one can find in Keystone with some shops, restaurants and bars but even here things get pretty quiet come sun down. The skiing is really pretty good and suited to all standards, including experts who will enjoy the gladed areas on The Outback Mountain. However, there are no really large open bowls similar to those in Breckenridge, A-Basin and Vail.

Ski holidays in Keystone are really most suited to families. There is an excellent resort concierge service that you can access from any lodging option and there are many programmes to entertain children throughout your stay. There is also the largest night skiing area in North America so if your children are not tired enough by 4.30pm you can send them up the hill again until they are.


2 hours

Resort stats

1860 acres

2,835m - 3,720m

Level of skiing

Snow sure
Ski area


Charm factor
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value


  • High level of accommodation
  • Family friendly resort
  • Best night-skiing in North America
  • Good ski area for all abilities
  • Easy access to the other resorts in Colorado on same lift pass


  • Scattered resort with accommodation spread out
  • No village atmosphere
  • Quiet at night

Keystone Resort Restaurants

Restaurants in Keystone are quite scattered about, due to the design of the resort, but you can still find the usual grill, steak and pizza houses.

Keystone Mountain Restaurants

There is not a huge choice for mountain restaurants in Keystone, there are about four spread over the mountains and there are also a couple of cafeterias. The Alpenglow Stube is probably by far the best and is situated at the top of the gondola.

Keystone Apres Ski

Kickapoo Tavern is close to the slopes so it is a good place to go when you have finnished on the mountain for the day. The Summit House has live music and the Last Lift Bar is a good place to enjoy the sunshine on its decks looking out to the mountains.

Keystone Nightlife

If you're not making the most of the night time skiing then there are a few late night bars and clubs you could visit including Snake River Saloon and Parrot Eyes.

Keystone Resort Map

  • Funicular Funicular
  • Cable car Cable Car
  • Gondola Gondola
  • Chair lift Chair lift
  • Drag lift Drag lift
  • Map marker Property
Tourist info

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