Keystone

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  • At Keystone, the Color of Money Overwhelms the Color of Fresh Snow...

    Feb 17, 2009 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Postcard-pretty ski village, varied terrain, 135 trails, good lift system.
    Cons: $92 lift ticket. $92 lift ticket....$92.....bend over, Boy!

    Summary: Keystone is big, it is beautiful. It's also out-freakin'-rage-ously EXPEN$IVE with a $92 a day lift ticket and some of the highest prices on lodging, food, rentals, and lessons known to civilized skiing mankind (and woman and kid kind). ... read more

  • Key

    Jan 17, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: big, good lifts, lots of mountain fun
    Cons: owned by vail

    Summary: Overall Keystone has a verity of terrain.  Every type of skier or rider should be able to find something to enjoy at Keystone.  Keystone has manmade features like groomed trails and a ginormous terrain park.  In my epinion, the best park ... read more

  • Beware of Keystone Ski School

    Feb 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The mountain is GREAT! The ski school sucks!
    Cons: Pure chaos! Too many children! Not enough adults! Children instructing children!

    Summary: I took my "barely" four-year-old daughter and my "almost" six-year-old son to Keystone Ski School for a one day lesson. While my son did fine, my daughter threw a fit (like MANY four-year-olds will). The people at the ski school acted like she was an ... read more

  • 17th Year skiing there for a reason

    Nov 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The snow is always great, and there is terrain for all levels
    Cons: The Ski School is barely understaffed and it's beginning to expand into a mini-vail.

    Summary: My family an I started going to Keystone 17 years ago. We have seen the daycare, ski school, lodges, hotels, and condos. I personally know the head of the Adults ad Kids Ski Schools. We are family friends with many of the instructors. My ... read more

  • Keystone Rocks!

    Jun 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Close lodging and free shuttles every 20 min.
    Cons: It takes a while to get to the resort.

    Summary: Keystone is a great place to vacation. I go there with a group of teenage students every year during spring break. We stay at Quicksilver lodges. Quicksilver is not a luxury spot, but you have more comfort than you need. There are more ... read more

  • The Key to Good Skiing is at Keystone!

    Apr 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very friendly staff, challenging terrain, good for all levels.
    Cons: That darn lodge food is pricey!

    Summary: I consider myself very lucky. I live in what I would classify as the best state in the Union. I can do almost every outdoor activity imaginable, and the scenery is just gorgeous beyond compare. The weather is mild and we get nearly 300 days of ... read more

  • Popular by Nature

    Jan 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Colorado Beautiful
    Cons: Not for beginning snow boarders!

    Summary: Having lived in Colorado until I was 17 I did my fair share of skiing at many of the resorts around the state. After traveling to Keystone one weekend with my cousin I went home happy. The snow was great, the lifts were fast (once you got on them) and ... read more

  • A typical resort

    Jan 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plethora of all run types, easy to reach
    Cons: Lots of people, icy

    Summary: Last weekend I had the chance to visit a few notable resorts. Of all of them, Keystone seems to have impressed me most of all. It is located about an hour and a half from Denver not far from I-70, making this a highly accessible ... read more

  • Good 1st Trip Out West

    Jan 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast lines, large resort, long runs
    Cons: Crowded, parking, snow was not has good as I expected

    Summary: I was visiting some friends in Denver and wanted to spend a day skiing. I chose Keystone for one main reason, it was the closest resort that had skiing after 4pm. Since we didn't leave Denver until 10am, this was a plus. I was impressed by ... read more

  • To Die For

    Dec 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the slopes
    Cons: the food

    Summary: key stone was a great place to snowboard or ski. I snowboarded there, which was a great time.They had every thing that you would just love to go on. like a half pipe, very nice i my opinion.Their turrain park was ok, not much to remember by. They had ... read more

  • Great skiing night and day not far from Denver

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great long runs, back country, night skiing
    Cons: Cafeteria food is priced outrageous!

    Summary: I had the fortune of going on a "business" trip this March that landed me in downtown Denver for a week. This obviously meant extending the trip a few days and heading out for some skiing! We decided on Keystone, as it was reasonably close to ... read more

  • Keystone experience

    Oct 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: variety of ski trails
    Cons: too expensive

    Summary: Keystone has some great skiing because of the long runs and varied ski terrain. However, since being purchased by Vail Resorts, the ticket prices, food, and surrounding accommodations have become very expensive. It has changed from a value family resort ... read more

  • Keystone Ski School

    Oct 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Nice and Dedicated Instructors, Beautiful slopes and scenery.
    Cons: Sudden Blizzards

    Summary: ldquo;WATCH OUT FOR THAT. . . . ~~BONK~~ . . other skier. rdquo; Ooops, too late. Well, I really did not shout that out loud for fear of starting an avalanche, but I thought it several times. Yes, this southern mom took her two monkeys to Colorado and ... read more

  • Keystone Resort: Skiers Paradise

    Aug 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Night skiing, 3 mountains to ski
    Cons: Save up $$ for this trip

    Summary: I have skied at several popular ski resorts including Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Vale, etc. but Keystone Resort is by far the best. Keystone offers three mountains to ski in the heart of White River National Forest, with the North Peak offering an ... read more

  • Ski Day & Night

    May 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to Explore, Night Skiing
    Cons: No Extreme Stuff

    Summary: Some initial Keystone info to warm up with... - There are three mountains. - There is night skiing until 9pm (not many resorts have this). - Only front face of first mountain (Keystone Mountain) is open at night. - Night life ... read more

  • THE Key to BETTER SKIING

    Apr 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Skiing
    Cons: NOT SKI IN, SKI OUT

    Summary: I visited Keystone during Spring 2000. Although it was at the end of March, the snow was better than ever. I stayed in the new River Run village, which is advertised as fifty yards from the gondola. If you are planning to stay at River Run the truth is ... read more

  • Endless Vertical=Endless Fun

    Apr 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Vertical, Great Snow
    Cons: Expensive, crowded, very few steeps

    Summary: Keystone is the ideal area for beginning and expierenced skiers alike. Beginners will appreciate the front side of the mountain, which has numerous long, easy runs. There are several lifts which service these types of runs. This allows beginners to ... read more

  • GREAT FAMILY FUN!!!

    Feb 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A great family-oriented resort!
    Cons: One restaurant to avoid

    Summary: Of all the ski areas in Colorado that we have tried out this year, our favorite was Keystone!! Check below for reservation numbers and hints for saving big!! We stayed in the Slopeside Lodge Christmas week and again in January, and were very pleased with ... read more

  • Keystone in the summertime

    Feb 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: quality facilities
    Cons: none

    Summary: We are not skiers, but love Keystone in the summertime. We usually stay at one of the condos at the resort and have always been very pleased. The mountain air is so nice and cool that even in August we light a fire and enjoy the hot tub. The gondola ... read more

  • Don't go for just 1 day!!!

    Feb 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy runs, close to towns, inexpensive
    Cons: bad driving on weekends

    Summary: Keystone for Kids!!!!! Taking kids skiing for 1 day is risky business, Keystone offers good beginner runs with intermediate skiing so it is a good choice for not-so expert skiers or boarders. I strongly recommend you rend skiis at the mountain for those ... read more

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