Family Ski Vacations

Postcard from Keystone: Mountain Fun for Everyone

Ski season is in full swing and as the flakes fall, families everywhere are wondering where to go for the perfect family ski vacation.  Before we look ahead to our beach vacations during the summer months, it’s not too late to pack up and enjoy the winter wonderland that is Keystone, Colorado.  Owned by Vail Resorts, Keystone Village is one of the most family friendly ski venues on the planet, with so many amazing activities for the most killed skiers and non-skiers alike.  After a recent trip with my non-skiing Kindergartener, I was amazing how much there was to do without every strapping on our skis.

The Colorado Rockies are a breathtaking sight and Keystone is nestled in perfect terrain for world class skiing and very easy access from Denver.  Besides the overwhelming aesthetics of Keystone, the true beauty is the true wealth of activity options that are perfect for the old as well as the young.  Tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh riding and world class night skiing are just the tip of the iceberg.

Breathtaking views from 12,000 feet

Keystone excels at pretty much everything, but none more than its family friendly program aptly entitled Kidtopia.  Not only are there many of these amazing programs happening every single day, but most of them don’t cost you a thing!  Programs you can enjoy throughout the season include cookie making, live music, wildlife education, snowshoeing, face painting, art classes and much more, offering a wide array of fun on and off the slopes.

While Keystone mostly features rental properties for accommodations, one of the newest hotels in Keystone is the rebranded Hyatt Place Keystone, perfect for families who want to relax after a full day on the slopes.  With over 100 modern and comfortable rooms and suites, the Hyatt Place Keystone is perfect for families.  It also has outdoor hot tubs that look directly back to the mountain and 24/7 dining.

TIP: Ever wanted to try night skiing?  Keystone is one of just a few places to shred after the sun goes down.  Our recommended family adventure is taking the gondola up to the Summit House, where you can sip on hot chocolate and enjoy a perfect Colorado sunset.  Once the sun is down, hit the slopes for this unique Keystone moment.

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