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Keystone Resort: The Family Vacation Destination

Most people have heard the popular opinion that Keystone is considered one of the most family-friendly resorts in Colorado, but what is it that makes this resort so popular among families looking to enjoy a fun and safe ski trip? Well, kids under the age of five can ski for free, there’s one reason! But, there is a multitude of factors which play into this well-earned reputation, so let’s dive a little bit deeper.

While most all mountains offer kids activities and accommodate fairly well to crowds of families with young children, Keystone offers a little something extra. Keystone has programs which are fully dedicated to ensuring that you and your children get the most out of your holiday spent in the Rocky Mountains. From Kidtopia, Night Skiing, Ski & Ride School, and plenty of activities on and off the mountain: there is something here for everyone. To make your vacation even more convenient, SkyRun has a plethora of condos and homes which are kid-friendly and within walking distance to all of the best family-oriented activities.

The famous Kidtopia in Keystone is full of fun activities for your young ones to enjoy. Kidtopia Headquarters is perfect for taking a break from the cold weather and is fully equipped with games and toys. Headquarters are located in River Run, check out our properties in this area here. Kidtopia is open every day from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Plus, enjoy Cookie Time every day at 4:00 pm inside of Headquarters! On Saturdays, Cookie Time is directly after Riperoo’s parade at Dercum Ice Rink. Don’t miss out on the iSpy Keystone Scavenger Hunt either, a scavenger hunt designed to give you and your kids a fun self-guided tour through Keystone. The hunt can be completed in one day or you can complete it throughout the duration of your stay. On every day of the week, there are a handful of even more different activities for you and your family to choose from offered exclusively by Kidtopia. And the best part? Every activity offered at Kidtopia is free of charge!

On the mountain, there is an abundance of green runs which are great for kids who are just getting to know their skiing legs. Mountain Safety at Keystone is a highly dedicated staff whose priority is to keep everyone having a fun and safe time on the mountain. Not sure where to begin with teaching your kiddo how to ski or snowboard? Keystone has an amazing Ski & Ride School which offers classes available to all types of learners. There are ski and ride schools located at River Run and Mountain House base areas. You can choose a Half Day lesson, Full Day Lesson, Group lesson, Private lesson, or you can even choose to do a Family Lesson with the whole family. For many ski and ride lessons, there is also a discount on your lift ticket, just ask at your time of booking!

Would you rather stay off of the skis during your trip to Keystone? There are plenty of family-friendly activities available to those wishing to stay unstrapped and off of the mountain as well. The Nordic Center, located in West Keystone, is perfect for those wishing to try out snowshoeing or the popular family tubing hill. There are over 35 miles of trails to explore with your family in a new and exciting way. Over in Lakeside Village, there is a large ice-skating rink which is open to the public and has a fully lit hockey rink set up. There are a few shops and restaurants to choose from in this area. Plus, check out Studio K for some yoga during your stay. They even offer a Kid’s Yoga class every Tuesday morning from 10:30 am to 11:15 am.

From skiing and snowboarding adventures to ice skating and yoga for kids, there is really something for every age group and family in Keystone. With so many different family-friendly activities to choose from, you really can’t go wrong in booking a stay at Keystone to make the most out of your family ski vacation and ensure your kiddos the trip of a lifetime.