Day 3 - Keystone Resort
February 19th

Today we hit Keystone...nice place. Better than Breckenridge, but nothing so far has beaten Copper. Keystone's design is has a front side, then two other skiable peaks behind it (North Peak and Outback). Most of the front side was solid beginner/intermediate, with difficulty gradually increasing the further back you go.

Keystone's strong suit is its high capacity, fast lifts...including two gondolas, a six passenger detachable, and 5 high speed quads. There was hardly a lift line at all today, a big change from Breckenridge. 

Some areas of the mountain get quite congested...such as the Summit House area, where 8 (!) lifts converge in one place. Also, there was a lot of funneling, with often times just one groomed intermediate trail allowing mid-level skiers to connect to the rest of the mountain.

Here are some pictures.

Here's a view of the mountain from the base...showing the area around the River Run base area, near the Gondola.
Here's Betsy in between snow showers, which dropped about an inch of new snow.
Inside the Outpost 11,600 feet in elevation. Great food, and a spacious summit lodge.
Here's the large crowd near the Summit House...jam packed with people!
At the end of the day we visited, but didn't ski, Arapahoe Basin...what a place! Comparable to Mad River Glen...just fixed grip lifts and gnarly terrain.

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