Keystone announces additional terrain opening

By Real Aspen
November 14, 2012
Keystone Resort announced today that an additional 68 acres of skiable terrain will open beginning Friday, Nov. 16, made possible by a weekend storm that dropped six inches of natural snow and brought in consistently cold temperatures that aided snowmaking efforts. Skiers and riders will enjoy over 120 acres heading into this weekend, with the addition of Schoolmarm, a beginner trail as well as significant portions of the Silver Spoon and Jay Bird trails. Six trails, including a terrain park with more than 25 features, and five lifts will be open for the upcoming weekend at Keystone.

The resort’s powerful snowmaking system continues to work around the clock as weather conditions allow. Snowmaking efforts are currently concentrated on Keystone’s famed A51 Terrain Park, as well as beginner and intermediate terrain on Dercum Mountain. More terrain is expected to open for the Thanksgiving holiday, including the addition of the resort’s mountaintop tubing hill and night skiing operations, both scheduled for Nov. 21 openings.

Keystone’s Thanksgiving celebration will include top-to-bottom skiing and riding, more than 100 acres of available terrain as well as the start of the resort’s Kidtopia family programming, the Keystone aglow holiday light installation, a Welcome Winter Family Carnival and the first Riperoo Parade of the season on Saturday, Nov. 24. Vacation deals are available through the holiday weekend, including up to 33 percent off lodging and the resort’s newest family program, Kids Ski Free. All season, children 12 and under ski free when staying two or more nights in a Keystone owned/operated lodging unit. This deal is available on all weekends and holidays throughout the winter, with no blackout dates or other restrictions.

Season Passes Available through Nov. 18

Friday, November 18 also marks skiers and riders last opportunity to purchase the industry’s "best" pass products. All Vail Resorts passes include unlimited skiing and riding to multiple world-class resorts as well as great discounts on lodging, dining and other activities. Snow enthusiast can choose the product that’s right for them:
Carving turns at Keystone.
Photo via Vail Resorts

The Epic Pass™, the best season pass deal in the ski industry offering unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar,Kirkwood andArapahoeBasin is available for $699. It pays for itself in just over six days.

Epic 7-Day™ pays for itself in less than five days and is ideal for people who don’t plan to ski more than seven days. The Epic 7-Day gives skiers and snowboarders a total of seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar, plusArapahoeBasin anytime during the season for a price of $549.

The Epic Local Pass™, for $549, pays for itself in less than five days and is perfect for locals who can navigate a few more restrictions. TheEpicLocalPass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone andArapahoeBasin with limited holiday restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. $50 pass holder tickets are also available for purchase during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood.

Summit Value Pass™ pays for itself in less than four days and is a great option for people who only plan to skiSummitCounty. TheSummitValuePass is available for $459 and provides unlimited and unrestricted lift access to Keystone andArapahoeBasin, as well as access to Breckenridge with limited holiday restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $50 per day.

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