Keystone Winter Fast Facts 2012-13

08 September 2011

2012-13 Keystone Resort Winter Fun Fast Facts

Location: Convenient

  • 90 – miles Keystone Resort is located from Denver International Airport (DIA), making it one of the closest all-inclusive ski resorts to the largest airport in Colorado.

Mountain: Pristine

  • 3,148 – acres of superb skiable terrain
  • 3,128 – feet of vertical drop available for skiing and riding
  • 9,280 – feet in elevation of Keystone Resort’s base
  • 12,408 – feet in elevation of Keystone’s summit
  • 135 – named ski trails consisting of 19% easiest terrain, 32% more difficult terrain and 49% most difficult terrain
  • 5 – vast bowls available for a truly amazing ski/ride vacation: Independence Bowl, Bergman Bowl, Erickson Bowl, North Bowl and South Bowl
  • 20 – chairlifts for easy access to every type of trail
  • 235 – inches of average annual snowfall
  • 662– acres of terrain fixed with snowmaking capabilities, helping Keystone be one of the first resorts to open each season
  • 37,000 – people per hour Keystone’s lift capacity can move uphill

Activities: Winter Wonderland

  • Skiing and Snowboarding: Delight
    • NASTAR
      • 1 – well-maintained duel Giant Slalom NASTAR race course that any skier or rider can participate in located on the Flying Dutchman trail
      • 5 – million skiers and snowboarders who have raced NASTAR throughout the United States
    • Ski With A Ranger
      • 45 – minute United States Forest Service Ranger guided ski or snowboard tour down Dercum Mountain, available weekly throughout the season
    • Betty Fest
      • 2 – day ski improvement workshop for women offered on dates throughout the season
  • Night Skiing: Exhilarating
    • 9 – trails that remain open into the evening making it the largest night ski operation in Colorado including a segment of the terrain park (Colorado’s only night park)
    • 10.5 – hours of daily skiing and riding available at Keystone, making ours the longest ski day in Colorado
  • Area 51 (A-51): Gripping
    • 4 – terrain park sections within A-51 for every ability level: Freda’s Incubator (Beginner), I-70 (Beginner/Intermediate), Park Lane (Intermediate) and Main Street (Advanced)
    • 1 – chair lift that exclusively services Area 51 for quick laps through the park
    • 4 – jump lines with up to 20 jumps ranging in size from 5 feet to 70 feet
    • 120 – offered features including boxes, rails and jibs
    • 3rd – place ranking in Transworld Snowboarding Top 10 Parks for 2012
  • CampKeystone Children’s Ski and Ride School: Unparalleled
    • 7 – number of Camp Keystone theme days
    • 0 – number of ski school programs in the country like Keystone’s Mom, Dad and Me Lesson: A one-hour private instruction at the end of the day to review your child’s progress and learn how you can help your child’s continued progression
    • 3 –days required in booking to guarantee the same instructor daily
    • 4 – max number of students in semi-private Ultimate 4 Ski and Ride School Lesson
  • Kidtopia: Magical
    • 0 – Snow forts in the world larger than the Kidtopia fort located on top of Dercum Mountain
    • 6,000 – children who attended last season’s Kidtopia festivities
    • 1,800 – crafts created by Kidtopia Kids during Winter 2011-12
    • 648 – faces transformed into snowflakes, tigers and butterflies during Kidtopia’s free face painting
    • 12 – tubes of elephant toothpaste made with Mountain Top Children’s Museum during Kidtopia events
  • KAT Ski with Keystone Adventure Tours: Thrilling
    • 3 – number of incredible bowls you’ll enjoy with our expert guides
    • 1 – pair of Salomon powder skis available for each KAT guest
    • 8-13 – runs in a day an average a group will take, enjoying untouched powder and seemingly endless terrain
    • 1 – catered group gourmet lunch served daily in Keystone’s cozy, backcountry yurt which was built in 2007
    • 3 – snowcats in the KAT fleet: 2 Yellow Bombardiers and 1 Red Piston Bully
  • Mountain-Top Snowcat Tours: Stunning
    • 5 – breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, Ten Mile Range, Lake Dillon, the Gore Range and Montezuma
    • 3 – daily offered mountain top non-skiing tours
  • Winter Snow Tubing at Adventure Point: Exuberance
    • 5 – lanes to zoom down
    • 400-650 – length, in feet, of the Adventure Point tubing hill
    • 11,640 – elevation of the tubing hill making it the highest in the world
  • Snowbiking at Adventure Point: Invigorating
    • 3,128 – feet of vertical terrain available for cruising down on a Snowbike
    • 2 – hour-long certifying lessons, after which a person may rent a snowbike on there own
    • 1911 – year the snowbike was invented by the Swiss Christian Bühlmann. He termed the invention the “Steerable Sport Sled with in-line Runners”
  • NordicCenter: Serene
    • 5.6 – miles of groomed Nordic Ski trails for classic and ski skating
    • 8 – miles of snowshoe trails
    • 18 – plus miles of nearby terrain that in many cases parallels or runs along the old stagecoach mining roads form the 1880s
    • 11,640 – elevation at which the Mountain Top Trek snowshoe tour begins heading towards Bergman Bowl
  • Scenic Gondola Rides: Breathtaking
    • 11,640 – peak elevation providing scenic views, access to spectacular terrain and an unforgettable ride to dinner
    • 2 – the number of high-speed gondolas for scenic rides (Keystone Resort is the only Colorado Ski Resort with two high-speed gondolas)
  • Ice Skating: Whimsical
    • 5 – acre Lakeside Village Rink: the largest zamboni-maintained outdoor ice skating rink in North America
    • 7,200 – square-foot Dercum Square Ice Skating Rink in River Run Village

Lodging: Diverse

  • 900 – plus condos managed by Keystone Resort with something for every family’s taste: poolside, ski-in/ski-out, in the heart of the Village, etc.
  • 265 – hotel rooms owned and operated by Keystone Resort

Spa: Rejuvenating

  • 6 – types of soothing Keystone signature massages
  • 3 – offered “Journeys:” a package combining several spa treatments for the ultimate day of pampering

Dining: Delectable

  • 5 – number of world-class signature dining options Keystone has to offer: Der Fondue Chessel, Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, The Ski Tip Lodge and Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride Dinners
  • 11,444 – elevation of the Alpenglow Stube restaurant making it the highest AAA Four-Diamond dining experience in North America
  • 2 – number of gondola rides it takes to dine at Der Fondue Chessel and Alpenglow Stube
  • 1930 – year the homestead was built that now houses The Ranch’s fine dining experience
  • 1 – number of chicken dances performed each night at Der Fondue Chessel
  • 1880s – era of stagecoach stop that has been transformed into the Ski Tip Lodge, which delights customers with an exquisite rotating four-course menu
  • 2,000 – pound draft horses that pull the sleds to a unique dining experience awaiting at the authentic Soda Creek homestead (Sleigh Ride Dinners)

Bakery: Willy Wonka

  • 2,500 – pounds of imported chocolate used to produce Chef Ned’s (Executive Pastry Chef Ned Archibald) infamous Chocolate Village displayed in the Keystone Lodge and Spa during the Holiday season
  • 146,000 – chocolate chunk and white chocolate cherry cookies baked annually by Chef Ned for Keystone’s check-in cookie bag program
  • 2,400 – quarts of vanilla ice cream used in Chef Ned’s kitchen each season
  • 16,000 – chocolate truffles produced annually

ConferenceCenter: Exquisite

  • 100,000 – square feet of meeting space which includes the largest conference center in the Rocky Mountains
  • 114 – tons of diverted compostable materials from the landfill in the last 2 years
  • 200 – tons of cardboard, paper, glass, plastics and metal that has been recycled in the last two years
  • 83 – percent diversion rate of recycled materials in 2012 so far

Environment: Pride

  • 25 – percent increase in Keystone’s snowmaking system’s electrical efficiency since 2003
  • 51 – percent increase in Keystone Mountains recycling and composting rate (at 37 percent the prior year)

Winter Operating Schedule:

  • Opening Day: November 2, 2012
  • Closing Day: April 7, 2013
Fun Facts at Keystone Resort
·         Keystone’s five-acre lake transforms into the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor skating rink in North America in the winter. 
·         The A51Terrain Park is ranked in the top 10 parks in the country by both Transworld Snowboarding Magazine and Freeskier Magazine. A51 offers features for all skiing and riding abilities and is a great park for families to experience together.   
·         Keystone boasts the longest ski day in Colorado—from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Keystone also operates the largest night skiing operation in Colorado.  
·         Adventure Point tubing is just like when you were a kid, only on a much bigger hill with its own tubing lift. Located at the top of the River Run Gondola, guests of all ages can fly down five lanes with family and friends and laugh until it hurts.
·         Ripperoo’s Forest, a unique kids area tucked in on Dercum Mountain, is conveniently located near the beginner area off of the Schoolmarm trail. Here kids explore new terrain and learn how to tackle natural obstacles such as bumps and berms. Named after Keystone’s Children’s Ski School mascot, the kids-only area has young skiers and riders learning new skills and experiencing new thrills.
·         At 11,444 feet, Keystone’s Alpenglow Stube is the highest AAA Four-Diamond restaurant in the country. The Stube also offers lunch and a Sunday brunch for guests—just don’t forget to ask for fuzzy slippers when you arrive.
·         Keystone’s Ski Tip Lodge is an old 1880’s stagecoach stop that now is a quaint, cozy B&B. The Ski Tip is located off-the-beaten path, away from the hustle and bustle of Keystone’s River Run village and is a romantic après ski location perfect for enjoying a nice glass of wine.
·         Keystone’s award winning pastry chef sculpts a miniature alpine village every December from 2,500 pounds of imported chocolate at the Keystone Lodge & Spa.  
·         Keystone Resort is entrusted with the stewardship of lands in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and is located in the White River National Forest. We support, promote, and engage in resource conservation, renewable energy use, recycling, composting, and other forms of waste reduction, wildlife habitat preservation, and environmental education. 

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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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