If I hopped into the hot-tub time machine to 1970, I think I would see some really cool hair and some really funky ski gear
Keystone, CO (Vocus) November 20, 2010
A lift ticket cost just five dollars when Keystone Resort opened their doors to Colorado skiers forty years ago. This year Keystone Ski Resort celebrates their 40th year of bringing powder turns and good times to skiers and snowboards alike. But now, instead of the four lifts the ski area started with, you now get access to twenty chairlifts and 3,148 skiable acres. Some of Keystone’s legendary terrain includes the North Peak (1986), The Outback (1990) and Independence Bowl (2006).
“If I hopped into the hot-tub time machine to 1970, I think I would see some really cool hair and some really funky ski gear,” says Keystone spokesman Ryan Whaley (born in 1978). “I might even recognize some people, because one of the neat things about Keystone is that there are a lot of folks who were skiing here in 1970 who are still skiing here, and some of the original employees are still working here.”
Get a little nostalgic for the good ol’ days and make a trip out to Keystone to celebrate. In honor of the date Keystone Ski Resort will be offering $40 lift tickets, free giveaways, cupcakes and memorabilia on November 20, 2010.
Lucky skiers in the year 2010 also enjoy the largest night skiing facility in Colorado (added in 1985), snowboarding (first allowed at Keystone in 1996), the A51 Terrain Park (1999), the eight-person River Run Gondola (2008) and the brand-new EpicMix, a social media app that uses on-mountain scanners and passive radio frequency chips embedded in lift tickets and season passes to help visitors share their on-mountain accomplishments with their social media networks.
For the full 40th Anniversary experience, break out your vintage gear, pick up a throwback trail map and commemorative beanie, then head for the Argentine fixed-grip, two-person lift on Dercum Mountain: It’s the last of Keystone’s original chair-lifts still in operation.
Key To The Rockies Keystone lodging company is offering guests a special 40/20 Lodging Package honor of the resort’s 40th Anniversary and Key To The Rockies own 20th Anniversary (in 2011). Book this Colorado Ski Package for 4 nights or more by December 18, 2010 and earn 20% off rentals and a $40 grocery gift card (restrictions apply). Key To The Rockies is a family-owned business that is locally owned and operated in Keystone, Colorado and has been providing quality Keystone vacation rentals and ski-in/ski-out private homes for short-term rental in Keystone since 1991.
“Key To The Rockies is proud to have such a long history in Keystone. We love the mountains here and we love serving the guests that come to ski Keystone and stay with us year after year. The past 20 years have brought some amazing changes to Keystone and we’re looking forward to another 20,” said Key To The Rockies Sales and Marketing Director, Meredith Long.
Call 800.248.1942 for more details on the 40/20 Package or book online now with promo code WEBK40.
Key To The Rockies offers a complete selection of short-term vacation rentals, condominiums and private homes available for rent in Keystone, Colorado. From the budget-conscious traveler to the family looking for ski-in/ski-out luxury, Key To The Rockies offers a property for every traveler. Search all of Key To The Rockies Keystone lodging options at http://www.KeyToTheRockies.com or call 800.248.1942 to talk with a vacation specialist today.