Keystone is year-in and year-out one of the most popular family ski vacation destinations. The stars align at Keystone. Several different factors combine to make a Keystone family ski vacation one the best in class. Firstly, Keystone is conveniently located just an hour and one half drive from Denver, making schlepping the kids gear much easier on parents. Secondly, the terrain; Keystone family skiing offers a variety of terrain options so all levels of skiers will find what they’re looking for. Kids will have a blast skiing at the largest night skiing operation in the world. And eating out as a family is easy in Keystone, with numerous family dining options. And last but not least: activities. Adventure Point offers tubing that the whole family can enjoy together.
Families have their pick of the Keystone lodging. Almost all of Keystone’s lodging options are close to lifts and provide valuable amenities like kitchenettes, for making family meals, ski storage and washer/dryers, to name a few. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top picks in the family lodging category, our Mountain Vacation Specialists are here to make your Keystone ski vacation as easy—and enjoyable—as possible. So pick up the phone, or chat with them, today!
• Ideally situated for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, Trappers Crossing is bordered by the Arapahoe National Forest and next to the Keystone Nordic Center. The whole family will love be nestled in the Colorado wilderness. Trapper’s Crossing features spacious units with a private entrance, a patio/deck, mountain inspired furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, an outdoor shared hot tub, washer/dryer, free parking and ski store. Oh, and parents will love relaxing in the master bath’s jetted tub.
• Conveniently located in the middle of Keystone’s happenings and literally just a minute walk to all the chairlifts, River Run is among the resort’s most popular lodging units. Families particularly love the properties close locale to everything, which makes it easier to get the whole gang out onto the slopes in the morning. Built in the past eight years, the River Run units include mountain-inspired furnishings. Amenities include a free shuttle to Keystone Village, access to pool and hot tub, elevator, laundry facilities, free garage parking and ski storage.
• Every family appreciates a bit of convenience, and Springs at Keystone is among the properties that deliver just that. Centrally located, the Springs is a short walk to the River Run Gondola and River Run Village’s shopping and dining. Families looking to cook some meals together will appreciate the unit’s full kitchens. An outdoor hot tub and pool—with a waterslide—will please both kids and parents alike.
For a reasonably priced menu that offers options that kids and parents, alike, will appreciate Black Bear Grill is a great route. Black Bear’s delicious sandwiches, soups and flat breat pizza will appeal to everyone, and the affordable rates won’t break the bank for larger families. For a quick, easy meal that will please everyone in your family, pick up a pie from Pizza 101, or have it delivered to your condo or hotel.
Keystone’s A51 Terrain Park is ranked among the best in North America. Professional and semi-professional park skiers and snowboarders can be seen throwing huge, technical tricks, sure to thrill the whole family. Your little park groms will love testing out their skills on Keystone’s small park, and more experienced kids and teens will love riding on the topnotch medium and large parks. Keystone, like many other ski resorts, follows the National Ski Area Association’s “Smart Style” initiative. The program promotes terrain park safety through progression and personal awareness with safety code signage and appropriate designation of features and ability level.
To learn more about Keystone family ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.