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Black Tie Ski Delivery Keystone
FROM$37 per day

With Black Tie Ski Rentals’ delivery service, you can book top-of-the-line ski and snowboard gear before you arrive, and relax as your equipment is delivered right to your Keystone accomodation. Save 10% by booking on TripOutside! read more

KEYSTONE SKIING

Where can I rent skis in Keystone?

TripOutside lists the local Keystone ski shops with the highest reviews on Google/Yelp/TripAdvisor (at least 4.0 star weighted average) to make sure you have the best rental experience possible.  We want to make sure we feature the top local outfitters with the best gear for your ski or snowboard vacation

Is Keystone good for beginners?

Beginner runs in Keystone occupy a total of 12% of terrain, which gives beginners 377 acres of designated green trails. 

Beginners to skiing can learn and practice their skills at the learning area located at the top of Decrum Mountain. This area of Keystone resort has been designated as a slow skiing area where beginners can brush up their skiing skills. Other spots that make Keystone good for beginners can be found on the left side of the mountain. 

Which is better – Breckenridge or Keystone? 

Breckenridge and Keystone are two top skiing destinations in Colorado. Although Breckenridge and Keystone are just 10 miles away from each other, they can appeal to different kinds of skiers and snowboarders.

Keystone is a great ski resort for skiers who are looking for a less expensive ski trip, less crowded trails and expanded ski options like night skiing.  Both resorts have over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and a wide variety of terrain good for beginners to expert skiers and snowboarders.  Breckenridge offers more steep ski terrain and lots of options for post skiing-activities with loads of entertainment options in town, and a lively apres-ski experience.

What town is Keystone resort in? 

Keystone ski resort is located in Summit County, Colorado, about 1.5 hours from Denver. The resort is centered around River Run Village at the base of the slopes.  Keystone is 14 miles away from Breckenridge, 18 miles from Copper Mountain, 13 miles from Frisco, and 6 miles from Dillon. 

Is Keystone good for skiing? 

The impressive views, world-class trails, and modern amenities are some of the things that make Keystone good for skiing. Recognized as one of the top resorts in the US, Keystone is accessible, has plentiful lifts, and a wide variety of expertly-groomed trails. The distribution of trails – 12% for beginners, 39% for advanced, and 49% for expert skiers – makes the Keystone one of the best Colorado skiing resorts for all levels. 

Its stellar location also sets Keystone apart. This quaint resort is surrounded by the Rockies – which means you’ll get amazing views as you ski. The 3,148 skiable acres are so diverse – they make Keystone one of the best family-friendly resorts in Colorado. This resort is the go-to place in Colorado for those looking for night skiing. As night skiing is not available in other surrounding resorts, Keystone becomes the hub of night skiers. 

keystone ski resort

Keystone Resort consists of three interconnected mountains: Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback. Each of these mountains offers varied terrain with a little something for all ability levels. Dercum Mountain is home to long green and blue runs and perfect groomers to keep you cruising all day. North Peak is the place for intermediate and expert skiers and riders that love long trails full of bumps. The Outback has some of Colorado’s best tree skiing in the North and South Bowls. Keystone provides one of Colorado’s longest ski days by offering night skiing. For the majority of the ski and snowboard season, many lifts remain open until 8 pm from Wednesday through Saturday so you can get in that many more trips down the mountain.

Click here for the interactive Keystone Resort trail map.

KEYSTONE STATS

Base Elevation: 9,280 ft
Summit Elevation: 12,408 ft
Total Acres of Skiable Terrain: 3,148
Vertical Rise: 3,128 ft
Number of Trails: 135
Annual Snowfall: 230 inches
Lifts: 20
Longest Run: 3.5 miles
Easiest: 12%
More Difficult: 39%
Most Difficult: 49%

How far is Keystone from Denver? 

The distance between Keystone and Denver is 74 miles. The estimated driving time from Denver to Keystone is around 90 minutes. 

Does Keystone have night skiing? 

Night skiing in Keystone typically opens in late November. Skiers who want to ski under the night lights will love the 9.4 miles of runs marked with floodlights. The front part of the resort plus the A-51 terrain are all designed for Keystone night skiing. 

What time do Keystone lifts close? 

On weekdays, Keystone lifts are open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. On weekdays, lifts are on operation from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON KEYSTONE SKI AND SNOWBOARD RENTALS?

Renting online in advance can save you money.  Many Keystone shops offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates.  This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance.  It also guarantees availability of equipment.  TripOutside also has exclusive discounts for customers booking rental gear online from Black Tie Ski Delivery and other ski rental shops.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TYPES OF SKI RENTAL PACKAGES (DEMO, PERFORMANCE, SPORT)?

Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.

Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.

Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.

**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PACKAGE?

Packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).

CAN I JUST RENT SKIS OR A SNOWBOARD? I DON’T NEED THE FULL PACKAGE.

Yes, most Keystone ski shops also rent just skis or a snowboard.  

HOW DOES KEYSTONE SKI RENTAL DELIVERY WORK?

Don’t ever wait in line at the ski shop again! Black Tie Ski Delivery’s hassle-free delivery service will save you time, which means you’ll have more time on the slopes to enjoy with family and friends. They open earlier and stay open later to ensure the best delivery time for guests and to provide slope side assistance when needed.

Fittings are generally done the night before your first day of skiing, this way you can wake up stress-free and have everything you need to hit the slopes for first tracks. Certified ski rental technicians will select and deliver your ski or snowboard equipment to your lodging property at your scheduled delivery time. Their ski technicians will custom fit you with the latest ski and board equipment based on your rental package, ability level, and the current snow conditions. Their delivery vans come fully stocked with lots of options and sizes so they can be sure all of your equipment fits properly.

Returns are just as convenient and easy as delivery. When you are finished with your rentals, Black Tie Ski Delivery will come back to your lodging and retrieve the equipment with no need to intrude on your dining or travel plans.

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