Keystone Ski Resort

Keystone Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Dillon, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Keystone stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Keystone is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Keystone Lodging:

Keystone Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Keystone has a total of 128 ski trails, which are serviced by 20 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,148 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,274 hectares, 5 square miles, or 13 square kilometers.

Keystone's slopes see on average 235 inches (93 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 19 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
3,148(13 km2)
Annual Snowfall
235"(93 cm)

Keystone Ski Resort Elevation

Keystone Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 12,408 feet, or 3,782 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,280 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,128 feet (953 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 12,408 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
12,408'(3,782 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,128'(953 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
9,280'(2,828 m)

Keystone Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
69.3out of 100
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Keystone's difficulty level of 69.3 is above average. 84% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Keystone has 3,148 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Keystone's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 43% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 41% as expert.
16%(504 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
43%(1,354 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
41%(1,291 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Keystone Ski Resort good for beginners?

Keystone is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 59% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Keystone Ski Resort Location

Keystone Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Dillon, CO.

Dillon, CO 80435 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.60000, -105.95000

Getting to Keystone Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Keystone Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.60000, -105.95000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Dillon, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Keystone Ski Resort.

Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO70 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Keystone.

Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO52 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO55 mi
City of Colorado Springs Municipal AirportCOSColorado Springs, CO86 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Keystone Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Keystone Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%9 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%15 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft72%22 mi
Winter ParkWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%22 mi
Ski GranbyGranby, CO9,202 ft30%24 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%25 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%31 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%31 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%60 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%61 mi
Arapahoe BasinAurora, CO13,050 ft76%62 mi
LovelandLoveland, CO13,010 ft63%72 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%75 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%75 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%76 mi
SteamboatClark, CO10,568 ft76%98 mi

Keystone Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation12,408 ft
Base Elevation9,280 ft
Vertical Drop3,128 ft
(16% Beginner,  43% Intermediate,  41% Expert)
Skiable Acres3,148
Avg. Annual Snowfall235 inches
Keystone Ski Resort Mountain Stats