Spacious Condos amid Rocky Mountain Peaks and Scenic Lifts
Thanks to a trio of mountains that each rise more than 11,500 feet above sea level, Keystone Ski Resort draws thousands of skiers to its part of the White River National Forest each year. Yet there's plenty to do during warmer months, when the crowds thin out and the ski trails transform into a playground for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Scenic lift rides overlook panoramic views of the Tenmile Mountain Range (lift rides start June 15), where aspens and wildflowers take the place of snowbanks. Within walking distance of the lifts, Key to the Rockies’ spacious, family-friendly condos are homey dwellings to retire to after a full day of playing on the nearby slopes.
Both Liftside and Snowdance condos stand in Keystone’s Mountain House neighborhood, steps from the complex's main office. The elevation here is already above 9,000 feet, which explains the crystal-clear views of rocky ridges, blue spruces, and lodgepole pines from each condo's private balcony. Each unit is privately owned, meaning that décor can vary from country chic to Santa Fe style, but all include a fireplace to warm the alpine air.
The Liftside condos boast an indoor pool and hot tub, and Snowdance condos have an indoor hot tub and sauna, best used to mend sore muscles from hiking Keystone and other nearby peaks. To visit the nearby Breckenridge and Copper mountain resorts, hop onto the free Summit Stage shuttle, which stops right outside the condos.
Keystone, Colorado: Mountaintop Golfing and Alpine Lakes
Located about 75 miles west of Denver, the resort town of Keystone mixes four-star restaurants and high-end shops with scenic Rocky Mountain views. The blend of wilderness and cultivation extends to the mountain, where Keystone Resort’s two championship golf courses fit along pristine lakes, meadows, and the Snake River.
About 15 minutes west lies the Dillon Reservoir, a freshwater lake that spans more than 3,000 acres. Along the lake’s northern shore, the Dillon Marina routinely harbors dozens of sailboats, some about to set off for a fishing trip or for an afternoon of carefree boating. From August 3 to August 5, the local yacht club hosts what it calls the World's Highest Regatta to show off the latest in sail fashions.