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Ski Keystone

Listed under Skiing in Mountain States, United States.

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Grown up stuff over snow junkie appeal, but that’s just the marketing not the actual slopes speaking. Keystone has classic terrain with some more trees, more bowls and some more mountains thrown in. Lots of angles, some vertical, lots of bumps and swerves and some neat, straight runs for the kids and those lacking in experience or adrenalin.

Black runs on North Peak beside the ‘scenic snowcat tours’ base and the restaurants and people in matched gear don’t dull the feeling of some of the US’s best tree skiing on the Outback. A terrain park and night skiing mix it up a bit more but this place is definitely substance over style and you won’t see the substance from the concrete clean resort, you have to go up the mountain to really see the possibilities but when you do it’s all laid out for you.

It’s only and hour out of Denver so throw your skis in the back of a hire car and avoid the big US resorts for – I won’t say better conditions – some space on the slopes and a pretty cheery attitude. A good service on the mountain both on the lift access side and the good advice from the locals side – they call it ‘mountain concierge’, name sounds un-fun, but it’s sound advice for getting the best off the slopes.

Written by  H.T. Hallum.

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