January 4-11, 2020
For the first trip of the season Austin Skiers will be going to Keystone, CO. where you will be skiing three unbelievable mountains and experiencing the "best of the Rocky Mountains!" Keystone has a huge ski area with modern lifts along with a vibrant village, plenty of activities, outdoor concerts and the famous night skiing. The mountain is only 90 minutes West of Denver and a short distance from Breckenridge and Copper Mountain We are staying in the Lakeside Village Condos.
Skiers and boarders of all abilities (19% Green/32% Blue/49% Black) will love the variety offered in our Keystone package. You intermediate skiers will absolutely love Keystone as there are a plethora of smooth cruisers as well as nice steep groomers. If you want something special try cat-skiing in several of their alpine bowls including the Independence Bowl.
Keystone offers three unique mountains, with five bowls, and 3,148 acres of skiable terrain. Dercum Mountain is home to the largest night skiing program in Colorado, and features long green and blue runs. Novices can practice their skills and test their endurance on the 3.5 mile Schoolmarm run. Intermediates can enjoy the cruisers, or head over to North Peak for a more challenging experience on the bumps and steeps. Advanced and expert skiers will want to head to The Outback to test their skills on the wide-open bowls, and steep chutes.
Your lift ticket is also good at Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek
- easily accessible via the free ski shuttle. Breckenridge offers 155 trails (2358 skiable acres) spread over four mountains.
For those planning trips to other Vail Resorts properties, Keystone, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Vail all accept the Epic Pass.
The Villages and Towns:
Keystone is divided into "neighborhoods". The Keystone River Run Village neighborhood with its upscale mining town charm, the Mountain House and Keystone Lakeside Village neighborhoods, Keystone's original base and village of River Run, offer an ample selection of dining, shopping, and activities for all tastes. Lakeside Village surrounds a picturesque ice skating pond, and also features a large selection of dining, shopping and entertainment.
We’ll be utilizing 2-bedroom/2 bath condos and 3-bedroom/bath condos at the Lakeside Village condos, which are located right on Keystone Lake in Lakeside Village. During the winter Keystone Lake is turned into the largest Zamboni maintained skating rink in North America. Skate rentals are located at the Keystone Adventure Center or bring your own. The distance to the slopes is about 1/2 mile.
Some of the amenities include: spa/pool area are as high-end as you can get in Keystone! It features a huge indoor /outdoor pool, hot tubs, Free WiFi throughout the property, a spinning studio, and a full size workout facility. The spa, hot tub and sauna are shared while the pool is off-site access. Surrounding Keystone Lake are numerous shops and restaurants - so you don’t have to drive anywhere for happy hour or a bite to eat. Check out their website for other property amenities.
While at the resort take advantage of the Summit Stage which
provides free shuttle service to the nearby towns of Dillon,
Silverthorne, Frisco and Breckenridge providing a multitude of options
for dining, shopping and nightlife.
Check out the Keystone Ski & Ride School if you're interested in Private, Adult or Kids lessons. As of 6/24/19 they are NOT currently accepting any bookings.
Our group will fly direct from Austin to Denver on United Airlines and will travel by bus about 90 minutes from Denver to the resort. Baggage fees are not included (subject to change) based on the airline policy and not in the cost of this trip.
Airline Schedule: Southwest Airlines
JAN 4: WN5729 AUS/DEN 6:25AM/7:40AM
JAN 11: WN4951 DEN/AUS 2:40PM/5:50PM
Registration will open on August 23
Trip Chair: Hollis Matheney
Assistant Trip Chair: Deidre Shiben
Full Trip Price: $1,289
(includes air, lodging and Ground Transportation)
Single Supplement: $671
Ground Only price: $884
Ground transfers from/to airport $83 round trip or $41.50 one way (additional cost for Ground only participants)
(not included in the packages above)
NOTE: EPIC Pass Guests purchasing their 2019-20 EPIC Pass product from Sports America will receive a $50 discount off their land package, $50 off for purchasing the Full Pass and $30 for the Local Pass or any other EPIC product. This applies toward any trip offered by Sports America this season. For EPIC purchase see this LINK. Make sure to check the limitations and other resorts access before purchasing your EPIC pass.
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* Many credit cards provide free trip insurance with payment of a trip. This could save you 6-8% on your trip. Check with your credit card provider regarding the scope of coverage.