Tuesday, February 21, 2012

President's Day at Keystone and The Rockies

Monday of President's day weekend began early with us staying at the original base area of Keystone. Accommodations were very nice through Key to The Rockies with a nice 2 bedroom condo about 250 yards from the lift. The day going to be a good one as we had an additional 2 inches of snow and light snow falling all morning. I worked my way up the mountain and headed to North Peak for a couple of warm up runs then off to the Outback. The snow was easy and soft on top of freshly groomed. The real surprise is the mountain was pretty empty. No lift lines and several runs pretty much had all to myself. I thought the best snow was on the North Peak area as the exposure seems to have protected snow and it felt like they had gotten an inch or two more there than the other parts of the mountain.

With recent snows the conditions continue to get better and better as we get to peak season. The early season lack of snow seems to have put a damper on how busy the areas are. Not necessarily what the resorts want, but it sure is providing good skiing and lack of crowds. Looking for Keystone lift ticket discounts? Be sure to buy in advance and save.