Keystone opens Friday, Nov. 2 |

Keystone opens Friday, Nov. 2

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado

KEYSTONE Keystone skiers and snowboarders will receive a Halloween treat an earlier-than-expected opening for the 2007-2008 season, along with more snow today. For those who are seeking more tricks, Keystones A51 terrain park team is creating the largest park offering in the country with 20 rails, boxes, wall rides and other terrain park features.Thanks to a series of October snowstorms that have delivered more than 2 feet of snow mid-mountain as well as cold temperatures for snowmaking, Keystone Resort announced itll open Friday, Nov. 2, a week earlier than its initially scheduled opening date of Nov. 9.The chairlift will start turning for the public at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Keystone with first turns on the intermediate trail of Spring Dipper and limited beginner terrain in the learning area located atop Dercum Mountain. All skier access and services will be provided in the River Run Village base area with lift access on the River Run Gondola and/or The Summit Express chairlift. The mid-mountain chairlift, Montezuma Express, and the Kokomo magic carpet will also be operating. To egress the mountain, skiers and snowboarders must download on the River Run Gondola (and/or The Summit Express chairlift) at the end of their ski/ride day. Adult one-day lift tickets will be $59.To celebrate the kickoff of the season, Keystones offering $89 hotel room rates at the Inn at Keystone Nov. 1-7. Call 800.468.5004 or visit for more early-season deals. Dont miss Keystones special one-day sneak peek of night skiing and riding on Friday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the grand opening celebration. The resorts fourth annual 36 Hours of Keystone returns Nov. 30-Dec. 1 as one of the most unique events in the industry offering the public a chance to ski and celebrate for 36 nonstop hours (from 9 a.m. Nov. 30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1).After charging hard on the slopes this winter, guests can relax and recharge at Keystones expanded 100 percent wind-powered eco-friendly RockResort spa located at the Keystone Lodge & Spa. Featuring natural light, organic products and healing therapies, the Keystone RockResort Spa is set to open Nov. 15 and will be the largest and most elegant spa in Summit County and one of the countrys most progressive active resort spas.On the mountain, guests can go bigger and bolder. Keystones guided snowcat tours (KAT) are offering a new catered lunch in the new Independence Bowl Hut. This year, Keystone Adventure Tours (KAT) has combined in-bounds expert skiing and snowboarding miles away from any chairlifts, trails, condos or roads with a gourmet lunch prepared by the award-winning chefs of the Alpenglow Stube restaurant served in a new yurt located in Independence Bowl to provide a unique high adventure and high luxury experienceDont miss your opportunity to buy a season pass at the $449 price for the Colorado Pass with unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin and 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek. First-timers will save even more with the $389 adult Learn-to-Ski and Ride Pass at Keystone and Breckenridge that offers three beginner ski or snowboard lessons, rentals and lift tickets. Once you graduate, receive a season pass valid for Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin.Keystones sister resorts are opening in the next few weeks. Breckenridges set to open Nov. 9 followed by Vail and Heavenly on Nov. 16 and Beaver Creek on Nov. 21. For more information or to book your Keystone vacation, visit or call (800) 468-5004.

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