8 Reasons to Ski at Keystone Colorado

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Located in the White River National Forest, just a little more than an hour from Denver, you will find Keystone, home to three magnificent mountain peaks: Dercum Mountain, North Peak and the Outback. Keystone includes more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across 135 trails that are accessed by 20 chairlifts. There’s something magical about this resort for families, friends or loved ones. I took two out of my three kids last month, and it was one of the most EPIC ski experiences and favorite family vacations ever! Head over to Healthy Travel Magazine for 8 reasons why to put Keystone Colorado at the TOP of your MUST ski and visit list:


One special reason to note on my list is the amazing staff at Keystone. If you’re looking for a ski destination to feel right at home, the staff at each end of Keystone–from restaurant employees to shuttle drivers and those working the gondolas–will consistently greet you with a smile. The Keystone Ski School offers adult, women-only, children’s and private lessons for the ultimate ski learning experience. You will find the best of the best service with a smile at the resort. Thank you to everyone we met in Keystone and special shout-outs to the lovely Stephen Hicks and Elizabeth Peacock! We thank you so very much!

Keystone Colorado

800-328-1323; keystoneresort.com


Where to Find Ski and Zen

If you’re looking for a place where you can find ski and zen together, Resorts West invites gourmands, yogis and ski enthusiasts to enjoy an indulgent mountain getaway featuring wine classes, a private chef, spa treatments and luxurious accommodations. Now THIS is the way to take a ski trip! Check out the four-day, three-night Mountain Zen Package begins with a touch of adventure to work up an appetite as guests enjoy a scenic snowshoe tour followed by a 60-minute paddle board yoga session in a 10,000-year-old natural hot spring with Park City Yoga Adventures. Set in an enclosed crater with a natural skylight, the hot spring is filled with soothing minerals, including magnesium and sulfur.  The yoga session is designed for all abilities. To unwind before dinner, guests enjoy a 60-minute massage or fireside facial in the comfort of their luxury 4-bedroom condo. I just got back from here, and it is AMAZING!!

You’ll arrive to your refrigerator (and pantry) stocked with your favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Relax in the comfort of home with a dinner prepared by Chef Joseph Saladyga, who offers four-course meal of organic, locally-inspired dishes. A flight of three wines, expertly chosen to complement the meal, accompanies dinner after a 30-minute wine pairing class led by a certified sommelier from the Fox School of Wine (this is a total blast)!

The Mountain Zen package also includes a day of skiing at Park City Mountain Resort and a day of winter horseback riding. All guests receive daily housekeeping, complimentary car service (just dial for a ride) and a private concierge. All accommodations feature a private hot tub, private baths in each bedroom suite, a gourmet kitchen, modern appliances and relaxing outdoor decks or balconies.

Package Summary: 

  • Five nights at a 4-bedroom luxury condo or private home with private hot tub.
  • A 60-minute massage or fireside facial for four guests
  • Snowshoe and crater yoga adventure for four guests
  • Lift ticket for four guests to Park City Mountain Resort
  • Winter horseback riding adventure for four guests
  • An evening of organic, locally-inspired gourmet fare for four guests prepared by Chef Joseph Saladyga of Savoury Kitchen
  • Professional wine pairing by Fox School of Wine. (Wine pairing includes three custom bottles, tasting notes and a half-hour private class.)

More information is available at 1-877-773-1117.

About Resorts West

Since 1999, Resorts West has led the luxury accommodations niche at each of Park City’s three world-class ski resorts, setting the standard of excellence with unparalleled service and luxury properties. The Resorts West vacation rental properties range from 2-bedroom slope-side condos to 8-bedroom private villas, each offering private concierge service and housekeeping. Resorts West also exclusively manages the Ski Dream Home at Deer Valley Resort. Their properties are too incredible for words!