This idyllic resort setting has been a treasured Rocky Mountain vacation destination for countless generations. Keystone Ski Resort is known for its family focus, night skiing, five-star mountaintop dining and elite-rated A51 Terrain Park.
Long, wide groomed trails and designated kids fun zones across 3,148 skiable acres make this an excellent learning resort, while bump runs and glade skiing on North Peak and snowcat-serviced powder skiing in the Outback draw more advanced skiers and riders. Ice skating, tubing, a Nordic center, sleigh rides, day spas, boutiques and bars keep non-skiers entertained. Summer is filled with hiking, downhill biking, fishing, golf on two championship courses and festivals celebrating everything from wine and jazz to bluegrass and bacon.
River Run Village hums with shopping, dining and condominium complexes all within walking distance to the gondola. The plaza’s oversized fire pit is a popular gathering spot for roasting s’mores.
Ski-in, ski-out condos and townhomes fill the village and Mountain House neighborhoods. Those seeking privacy retreat to the east side’s Ski Tip, Trapper Crossing and Alders neighborhoods. High-end Keystone real estate beckons from Keystone Ranch and Elk Run, where the golf course is steps away.
Elevation: 9,173 feet
Population: 1,079 –