Keystone is a lovely, convenient and economical destination for a family ski vacation. With its abundance of family lodging, casual restaurants and ski terrain for every level, it is no wonder that Keystone is one of the most popular ski resorts for family vacations. Being just 90 minutes from Denver makes getting there a snap, even with kids in tow. Plus, Keystone’s Kidtopia offers activities, events and amenities like horse-drawn wagon rides, parades and fresh-baked cookies every day, and fireworks every Saturday night.
Nearly all Keystone lodging options are close to the chairlifts, making it easy to get kids and gear on the slopes. In addition to great locations, many of the accommodations feature family-friendly amenities such as swimming pools, heated garage parking and in-unit washers and dryers.
Does your family love breakfast? New Moon Café serves it all day, as well as a variety of homemade pastries, fresh lunch items and local beer, all served on a pet-friendly patio, if you wish to dine al fresco. Pizza 101, which offers dine-in or delivery pies, is always a good option for getting the family fed. You can’t go wrong with Mexican food at Dos Locos. The Black Bear Grill offer soups, sandwiches and flat-bread pizzas.
Adventure Point Tubing is a thrill for the whole family both in winter and summer. The large tubing hill is located at the top of the River Run Gondola. This activity is highly popular, so reservations are highly recommended.
Polar Bears is group cross-country ski lessons specially designed for kids. Your child will get to know the basics of cross-country skiing in some of North America’s best terrain.
Take the kids ice skating at Lakeside Village. Everything you need is here, including a natural frozen lake, skate rentals, pickup hockey games and more. Enjoy learning to skate or showing off under the sun or stars; skating is available day and night.
Simply put, Kidtopia is paradise for kids. Tons of kid-centric activities occur from around December 21 to April 20. One of the highlights is a giant snow castle, complete with hidden tunnels, slides and a snow maze, offers tons of snowy fun.
Occurring every Saturday, Ripperroo’s Village Parade stars your very own kids. In this festival designed just for them, they get to ride on a horse-drawn wagon or a big parade float through the Village. After that, stroll around and dance to live music in the plaza, delve into an arts and crafts project, go snow tubing for 80's night or enjoy free cookies at Dercum Square. Follow it up with free fireworks every Saturday night.