Information & Facts
There is plenty to do on holiday in Keystone without a set of
skis or a snowboard. A range of alternative ice and snow sports
including skating, snow-shoeing, snow-mobiling, tubing, sleigh
rides and even wine tasting are on offer. Relax in one of the many
spas or coffee shops, reading a book by the fire. During summer,
Keystone offers two championship golf courses making it one of the
most respected golf resorts in the country. Other summer activities
include mountain biking, fishing, horse riding and hiking.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Over the Christmas period and Spring Break, the Keystone holiday
resort and mountains can get overcrowded. The nightlife and
shopping is not as good as many of the other nearby resorts.
Although not as well known for its nightlife as nearby
Breckenridge or Vail, Keystone has its share of bars spread across
the resort. The Goat is hallowed ground for regulars and boasts
cheap beer specials on select nights of the week. Happy hour and
live music draws a crowd at Parrot Eyes, and there's also live
music to be heard at Snake River Saloon. The Last Lift Bar at the
Dercum Mountain base is a popular stop, as is the Great Northern
Brewery. Tenderfoot Lounge is a laid-back venue with piano
entertainment, and Pizza on the Plaza is more action packed with a
range of sports showing on their big-screen TVs. In River Run, the
only nightclub, Green Man, stays open until 2am and attracts those
seeking a big night out.
Keystone boasts some of the best restaurants in the area with a
variety of dishes, ranging from seafood to steak, to enjoy on
holiday. Top restaurants include Keystone Ranch, Der Fondue Chessel
and Alpenglow Stube. An unusual option is to have dinner on a horse
drawn sleigh ride, departing from Dercum Square. It is advisable to
make all reservations in advance.
In the three Keystone villages there are shops catering for all
ski and snowboarding needs while there on holiday. However, for
anything else the resort is quite limited. Keystone Sports in River
Run and Mountain House rent out equipment and sell resort
memorabilia, and there are also a couple of clothing, jewellery and
souvenir stores in Keystone. General stores sell products for
self-catering holiday visitors and the nearby town of Dillon has a
small shopping complex with more variety. The town of Frisco,
further on, has a wider selection still.