Keystone Resort’s Family Friendly “Kidtopia”

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Last update: January 9th, 2024 at 03:25 pm

Keystone Resort with Kids - A family friendly guide

‘Mom ! This snow feels like the softest tissues under my skis !’  From the mouths of babes. I couldn’t help but agree as we easily glided through the feather-weight powder on Keystone Resort’s family-friendly School Yard run. As guests of Vail Resorts, we were lucky enough  to spend 3 days, not only checking out the slopes, but also enjoying the fantastic Kidtopia family programming within this Colorado mountain town. Read on to learn about everything we enjoyed.

Family-Friendly Keystone Activities
Family-Friendly Keystone Accommodation
Family-Friendly Keystone Dining
Getting To Keystone Mountain Resort

Things to Do At Keystone Resort

Keystone Resort with Kids

Keystone Kidtopia Family Programs

When the kids are not enjoying the world class ski and ride school (check out their ski/ride for free deal), Keystone hosts a variety of activities including crafter-noon, Ripperoo’s Village Parade, a scavenger hunt, cookie time, snow fort building, a matinee movie, and much more (see schedule)

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Adventure Point Tubing Park Keystone

Kids of all ages will have tons of fun with the mountain top tubing on Keystone !  Soar down the world’s highest tubing hill with multiple lanes of adventure. Adventure Point is just steps from the Kidtopia Snow Fort atop Dercum Mountain (see below). Tubers must be 42″ tall to participate, but Adventure Point provides a small, free tubing track for smaller children. Learn more at:

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The World’s Largest Snow Fort Keystone

My kids loved taking a break from their ski day to climb around the Dercum mountaintop snow fort. Perfect for all ages, this snow fort is located at the top of River Run gondola, next to the tubing park. learn more at:

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Photo Credit:  Ben Lindbloom

Ice Skating at Keystone Resort – Dercum Square

You don’t have to go far to enjoy ice skating at Keystone. Dercum Square is located right in the heart of River Run Village. Many free family friendly events also occur nearby. Learn more at:

Ice Skating at Keystone Resort

Ice Skating and Hockey at Lakeside Village

Enjoy fun-filled ice time on Keystone’s five-acre lake. Centrally located in the heart of Lakeside Village, Keystone Lake boasts the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor skating rink in North America. Join a pick up hockey game or just glide around the ice. Complete with holiday lights and festive music, this picturesque setting is one of the best spots to snap that perfect family photo you’ll admire for years! Minors must have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian before participating. Learn more at:

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Hotels in Keystone CO

keystone lodge and spaKeystone Lodge and Spa – for a full service vacation experience

Nightly Winter Rates: from $170
Highlights: short shuttle to gondola, free slopeside ski check, skip the gondola line pass , fitness room, hot tub/sauna, on-site cafe and restaurant
Hotel Class: 4 star
Rooms:  king, double queen, and loft suites
Reviews:  80% rate as good/excellent. See TripAdvisor Reviews.
Note: The loft suites are a nice choice for families as they have a king bed upstairs and a separate living area below with a sofabed

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Family Restaurants Keystone Resort

The great thing about a resort town is that almost every restaurant can accommodate a family.  That said, here are a few kid-friendly dining favorites:

Zuma Roadhouse (website) – American $$ – $$$ – see reviews

Kickapoo Tavern (website) – American $$ – see reviews

Luigi’s Pasta House (website) – Italian $$$ – see reviews

Pizza 101 (website) – Pizza $$ (takeout only) – see reviews

Haywood Cafe (website) – American $$ – see reviews

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Where is Keystone Colorado?

Keystone resort is located 90 miles west of Denver International Airport (DEN).  Please see driving directions or optionally take the convenient Colorado Mountain Express shuttle.

Keystone offers a free in-resort shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes or so.

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