Keystone mountain Map

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There are some things you need to understand about the Keystone trail map, whether you are looking at it on this page or on another site or on the live map.

First, while Keystone does not have the most vertical feet in Colorado (and frankly, we're not even sure how they measure this anymore), but the trails zig and zag in long, fluid arcs back and forth across the mountain, which means they are much longer runs than other mountains. Bear in mind, we don't have any proof of this, but we have skied Keystone a lot, and dang it, this sure feels true.

Second, there are two base areas, not matter how it looks on the map. There is River Run Village, which gets more built out every year, and most of the action here is across the river from the slopes. Keystone base area, where the Agentine and Peru Express Lifts are, is a traditional base with food and bars right there next to the lifts. If you are in either base area, then it's a little bit uphill to either on Ina's Way or Schoolmarn to get to where you can ski down to the other side. You can walk it pretty quickly, and you can pole uphill if you want, but it's no fun.

Keystone Main Face (Decrum Mountain). This is where most of the skiing happens and where all of the night skiing happens. 90% blues/greens and there is always a way down for any level of skier. If you want to get to the other peaks, you need to be on River Run side of the base area or ski over to Montezuma Express. You can also ski down the backside of the main face, but you will end up--logically--at the base of a different peak: North Peak.

Area 51 Terrain Park. This is on the far boarder's left side of the mountain, and offers some the best terrain park runs of anywhere.

North Peak. There are now two ways to North Peak, which is the middle peak on the map. You can get to the top of Keystone's main face and ski down the back side or take the Outpost Gondola across the peaks. Once here, you are in some more difficult terrain throughout the main part of the hill, with long blue runs around the outer edges. Be sure to grab one of the Keystone trail maps at any of the lifts, especially if you are concerned about getting caught on some of the tougher terrain.

The Outback. The Outback works in the opposite way of North Peak, in that the blue runs dominate the middle of the peak, and the black runs are on the fringes.

To get to any of the upper bowls, you will need to hike up from the peaks.

Note that there are only greens, blues, and blacks at Keystone--unlike her sister resort Breckenridge. What this this usually translates to are slightly faster greens and blues, and slightly easier black runs than resorts with the double black diamond typology.

If you're smart, and we know you are, you'll take a Keystone trail map and stick it in your pocket or pull it up on your phone before you get to the hill. Keystone is very open and hard to get lost, but sometimes it's not about being lost so much as needing to find the quickest way to the bathroom or back down to the base or over to where your kids are.

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