Top Things to do in Keystone, Colorado with Kids
Keystone, Colorado is about 1.5 hours from Denver and 20 minutes from Breckenridge and is one of the most kid-friendly ski areas we have visited. From the moment you arrive and park in the free Family Parking Zone close to the gondola until you watch the fireworks in the evening, you and your family will appreciate all the family-friendly amenities. Besides skiing and snowboarding, here are some of the top things to do in Keystone, Colorado with kids in the winter.
6 Fun Keystone Activities for Families During Winter
If your kids like the idea of snow tubing, this is an amazing adventure to try. You carry your tube up a convenient conveyor belt then speed down one of the many lanes. There is a separate spot for younger kids under 42”.
2. Ice Skating
Dercum Square Ice Rink in the heart of River Run Village in Keystone is a small rink and perfect for young or beginning skaters. You can rent skates by the hour which makes it an easy activity even if you have already been skiing that day.
3. Snow Fort
At the top of Dercum Mountain is the largest snow fort in the world! It has stairs, rooms and a slide. My kids never seem to get tired of this unique structure. You will need a lift ticket to ride the gondola up to the fort, and we usually visit it in the middle of the day when we need a break from skiing.
4. Playground, Parade and Cookies
Every day at 4 pm at the ice rink, there are freshly baked cookies available free of charge. They go quickly so don’t be late! The cookie spot is next to a small playground where we usually spend a few minutes as well. On Saturdays at 4 pm, there is also a parade through the same area after cookie time.
Kidtopia is a kids’ dream at Keystone, and their team organizes many of the events described above. Kidtopia Headquarters is located near the Ice Rink in River Run Village and offers a play area where families can spend time together playing games and doing art projects. This is not a drop-off child care facility, but it does provide a welcome spot outside of a hotel room or ski slope if you need something fun to do with the kids that is indoors.
Kidtopia also organizes a number of family activities during the week. Some entertaining options include a scavenger hunt, a snowball launch, movie night, and a Starquest Night Sky Exploration.
6. Painting Pottery
If you need a break from the outdoor activities, then one option is the pottery and jewelry studio Ready, Paint, Fire located at Lakeside Village in Keystone. There are plenty of projects appropriate for kids, and adults can participate too.
Keystone Resort refers to itself as Colorado’s “kid-friendliest resort” and we can see why!
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Susan is an enthusiastic traveler and mom to a 11 year-old boy and eight year-old girl. Originally from North Carolina, Susan is a Southerner at heart, although…