Keystone Resort, CO Receives State Approval to Open Today | Reservations Sell Out Within an Hour

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Keystone Resort, CO opens today for the 20/21 winter season. Credit: Keystone Resort Facebook

Keystone Resort will today be the first Colorado Front Range resort to open after they were given the go-ahead by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment yesterday.


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It’s on! 🥳 We are officially opening for the season tomorrow, Nov. 6. You must have a reservation to join us. If you made one, please remember Summit County is under Safer at Home Orange restrictions. Following our safety protocols and county and state guidelines is critical to keep us all safe. Read more at the link in bio and don’t forget to wear your face covering! Because of limited early season terrain and to allow for physical distancing, we had limited reservations for Keystone’s Opening Weekend (Nov. 6-8) – and those days have booked up. There is still availability for pass holders at Keystone for Nov. 9-13, and more early season days will be released next Wed., Nov. 11. In addition, Priority Reservation Days for the core season (Dec. 8 – April 4) open tomorrow. If you haven’t already, make sure to lock in your 2020/21 Epic Pass! Tomorrow, we’ll be opening with top-to-bottom skiing and riding out of River Run Village, operating the Gondola, Summit Express and Montezuma Express Lifts. Can’t wait to see you!

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However, if you are thinking about heading down there this weekend to make your first turns of the season you’re out of luck – the opening weekend was fully booked within an hour of reservations opening.

Keystone Resort resides in Colorado’s Summit County and has just been moved to Level 3 (orange) on the state’s covid-19 stay at home dial due to the continued rise of new cases. Level 4 (red) would see a total ‘stay at home’ order, essentially shutting the county’s ski resorts (Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper, and Arapahoe-Basin).

The first test of Vail Resort’s newly announced reservation system seems to have gone fairly smoothly. According to Vail Daily, some users reported being at number 7,000 in the queue, but the process went quickly, taking no more than an hour for the majority. The big test will be today when Vail Resorts opens the reservation system for their other 33 North American resorts.

The number of skiers able to reserve tickets will have been severely limited due to the lack of open terrain – Keystone plans to open just 60 of their available 3,000-acres today.

The River Run Gondola, Summit Express and Montezuma Express lifts will be running providing access to Dercum’s Dash, Endeavor, Jaybird, Last Chance, Lower River Run, Schoolmarm, and Silverspoon.

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Keystone trail map

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4 thoughts on “Keystone Resort, CO Receives State Approval to Open Today | Reservations Sell Out Within an Hour

  1. …and of course, three people in that picture already don’t have face coverings on. Love the dude in the space suit though.

  2. This is the biggest Scam in history of skiing ,I am owner of the Epic pass this morning booking open at 8 am immitiedky after opening my waiting number was 106 000 after 4 hours they allowed my get on booking pager you can reserve as many days as you want but only week ahead everything!!!! whole week its sold out !!! They put several statemen in Summer they will be able accommodate certain number of people but you will have make the habit of reservation every day you could ski probably as much as you want I was expecting trouble but this? why they allowed people book multiple days and some can not even get one day,Word is they sell several time more passes they should no wonder there is no way to book any day any time I hope this time somebody will look at it.

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