Keystone Resort To Open for 20/21 Winter Season
Happy 50th Birthday, Keystone
Keystone Resort in Colorado will be opening for the 2020/21 winter season on Friday, November 6th and it’s celebrating its 50th birthday. (You still look great, by the way.) We have included the press release verbatim below so you can peruse all of the details specific to Covid-19.
Info at a Glance:
- Opening Day through Dec. 7 is open exclusively to pass holders
- Mountain access reservations and face coverings are required this winter at Keystone and all Vail Resorts destinations
KEYSTONE, Colo. — Nov. 5, 2020 – Keystone Resort opens tomorrow, Friday Nov. 6 for the 2020-21 winter season. New for this winter season, mountain reservations and face coverings will be required for all guests to prioritize safety.
Thanks to recent investments in the resort’s snowmaking system from summer 2019, Keystone plans to open with top-to-bottom skiing and riding for intermediate level skiers and riders out of River Run Village. With more than 3 miles of trail to cruise and approximately 60 acres, guests will have space to spread out and enjoy the Opening Day experience.
Open lifts will include the River Run Gondola, Summit Express and Montezuma Express Lift. Open trails will include Schoolmarm, Silverspoon, Last Chance, Jaybird, Dercum’s Dash, lower River Run and Endeavor.
Please be advised that reservations for opening weekend are booked up Friday through Sunday but additional space is still available for Nov. 9-13. Additional week-of reservations will open up to pass holders on Wednesday Nov. 11 for reservations through Nov. 20.
In addition, starting tomorrow, Nov. 6, pass holders can begin reserving their Priority Reservation Days, which lets them lock in up to seven days in the core season (Dec. 8 – April 4). Priority Reservation Days are rolling reservations, so as guests use those days they can book more.
All guests will need a reservation and face covering to access the mountain.
Safety Protocols for 2020-21 Season
Keystone Resort is committed to doing everything it can to keep guests safe this season, and opening all lifts and terrain as soon as conditions permit, so that skiers and riders can focus on having a great time on the mountain. There are three priorities at the forefront of our operating plans for this winter: the safety of guests, employees and the community; ensuring a successful season from start to finish; and prioritizing pass holders. For everyone’s safety, face coverings will be required to access the mountain and in all aspects of operations, including in lift lines, and while loading, unloading and riding in lifts and gondolas. To allow for physical distancing, access to the mountain will be managed through a reservation system that prioritizes pass holders and limits the sale of lift tickets. This system is designed to help ensure guests have the space they need no matter when they visit, and for the vast majority of days, we believe we will be able to accommodate everyone who wants to ski and ride. Pass holders will have exclusive early season access, including early access to up to seven advance Priority Reservation Days, all before lift tickets go on sale Dec. 8, and pass holders will also have access to as many week-of reservations as their pass type and availability allow throughout the winter season. Learn more about our commitment to safety and new reservation system on the Winter Experience page of KeystoneResort.com.