Keystone is the home of the Keystone Resort. Originally constructed in the 1970s by the Ralston Purina Company, it is now owned by Vail Resorts. The Keystone Resort ski area occupies 3 separate mountains: Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback.
Recent expansion of terrain and services offers snowcat skiing in Independence Bowl, Bergman Bowl, Erickson Bowl, in addition to the existing North Bowl and South Bowl on Wapiti Peak.
The winter activities include alpine skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, horse-drawn sleigh ride dinners, and snowmobiling.
Keystone Mountain Stats:
Three mountains: Dercum, North Peak and The Outback.
Vertical: 3,128 ft / 953m
Base elevation: 9,280 ft / 2,829m
Summit elevation: 12,408 ft / 3,782m
Number of Lifts: 20
Average Annual Snowfall over past 34 years: 235 in / 597 cm
Number of Trails: 128
Longest Run: 3.5 Miles/Schoolmarm
Skiable Area: 3,148 acres / 1249 ha
Snowmaking: 662 acres / 268 ha
Lift-Serviced Terrain Degree of Difficulty:
More Difficult: 39%
Most Difficult: 49%
When Max Dercum, along with his wife Edna, founded Keystone back in 1970, he knew how much fun it was to slide down snowy mountains on a pair of skis. The feeling was even better with a smile on your face, next to friends and family, in a beautiful spot high above the rest of the world.
Along with the Dercums, Bill and Jane Bergman helped shape Keystone. Bill was the first president of the resort, and the inspiration for Bergman Bowl. Family, friends, and fun—that’s what Keystone was, and still is, all about.