ABOUT CAT SKIING IN COLORADO EAST
An hour and a half outside of Denver, Keystone is a popular resort town of 1,100 people. It is located in Summit County and is one of the most in demand locations in this part of Colorado for outdoor activities like snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice skating, and alpine skiing. It also is a major draw for enthusiasts of cat skiing.
Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Keystone receives more than 235 inches of powder snow each year. This snowfall begins as early as October and can continue into the spring months of March and April.
During the snowier times of the year, Keystone becomes a haven for skiers of all skill levels. Most cat skiers stay at the resorts and lodges in the area where they take part in guided excursions into the backcountry of the Rockies.
In fact, the town is located in the White River National Forest and is close to one of the largest ski areas in Summit County. The area spans three separate peaks, the tallest of which is almost 12,000 feet.
|Region Name||Colorado East|
|Closest Resort||Keystone Resort|
|Optional Resort||Breckenridge Ski Resort|
|Optional Resort||Swan Resort|
|Acres (sq. miles)||800|
|Annual Snowfall (inches)||235|
|Mountain Range||Rocky Mountains|
|Runs per Day||N/A|
|Apprx. Vertical Feet per Run||N/A|
|Apprx. Vertical Feet per Day||12,000|
|Apprx. Cost per Day per Person||$285|
|Apprx. Cost per Day per Cat||$3,135|
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT CAT SKIING IN COLORADO EAST
The terrain spans more than 3,000 acres and is some of the most amazing terrain in the area. It features groomers, rolling cruisers, steep bumps, glades, and powder-filled bowls, which is reserved for advanced and expert skiers.
Keystone also offers a variety of lodging and accommodations for tourists. People can choose from single hotel and motel rooms to family-size suites. These lodgings come with amenities like hair dryers, in-room coffee makers and tea kettles, fireplaces, cable or satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and even room service.
Many of the rooms offer lake or mountainside views. The hotels and resorts also have on-site amenities like indoor heated pools, hot tubs, and health clubs for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Unlike some other cat skiing resorts and lodges, Keystone is easily accessible by a major interstate. Interstate 70 runs through Keystone and makes it simple for travelers to drive to and from the town without having to take a bus or shuttle.
However, people who plan on driving to Keystone are advised to check the weather for road closures and avalanche warnings particularly during the winter months. They also should avoid driving during peak travel times to avoid traffic congestion and possible bad road conditions.
For people who are coming to Keystone by air, they can fly directly into Denver International Airport and rent a car to drive. Interstate 70 East takes tourists from Denver to Keystone in little more than an hour to an hour and a half. Downtown Denver is 72 miles away while Denver International Airport is 90 miles from the town.
FULL DAY (7:45AM Check-in)
Includes hot beverages, lunch & snacks.$285
PRIVATE SNOWCAT (12 SEATS FOR THE PRICE OF 10) FULL DAY
Includes hot beverages, lunch & snacks.$3,135
HOW TO GET TO COLORADO EAST
|Airport Name||Airport Code||Miles to Region|
|Eagle County Airport||EGE||74 mi|
|Denver International Airport||DEN||100 mi|
|Los Angeles International Airport||Los Angeles||CA||LAX||903||4h 7m||1|
|O'Hare International Airport||Chicago||IL||ORD||1125||4h 16m||1|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport||New York||NY||JFK||1925||10h 18m||2|
|San Francisco International Airport||San Francisco||CA||SFO||1140||4H 13M||1|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||Seattle/Tacoma||WA||SEA||1024||4H 32M||1|
|Newark Liberty International Airport||New York/Newark/New Jersey||NJ||EWR||1901||6h 17m||1|
|Logan International Airport||Boston||MA||BOS||2099||6h 14m||1|
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||Minneapolis/St. Paul||MN||MSP||1039||5h 18m||1|
|Philadelphia International Airport||Philadelphia||PA||PHL||1871||5h 53m||1|
|LaGuardia Airport||New York||NY||LGA||1915||6h 19m||1|
|Washington Dulles International Airport||Washington, D.C.||VA||IAD||1790||5h 47m||1|
|San Diego International Airport||San Diego||CA||SAN||849||4h 12m||1|
|Midway International Airport||Chicago||IL||MDW||1132||9h 44m||2|
|Portland International Airport||Portland||OR||PDX||1156||4h 17||1|
Grand Targhee Resort
3300 Ski Hill Rd
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