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Kid In A Camo Jacket Skis Down A Slope With Poles Up High


Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays here in the Rocky Mountains. Make the most of the beautiful November holiday in Keystone with our guide to Thanksgiving in the mountains!

After a mid-October opening this year, Keystone Resort is skiing as smooth as a butterball turkey so you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get on some high-altitude snow over the holiday week. Not only does Keystone have some of the best skiing right now, but the Rocky Mountain setting makes for a festive holiday season to celebrate with loved ones. Instead of stressing about your plans, enjoy our guide to a family-friendly Thanksgiving in the mountains.


lights twinkle on the frozen lake through the window of bighorn bistroEat a delicious Thanksgiving feast…or two!

Cook your turkey at the condo or let one of the River Run Village Restaurants take care of the Thanksgiving cooking. Be sure to spend time with the family around the dinner table over the holiday. Looking for a unique dining experience, that is fun for the entire family? Go dashing through the snow on a dinner sleigh ride or take the family ice skating before dinner at Bighorn Bistro in scenic Lakeside Village!

Pro Tip: Check here to see if you need advanced reservations via Keystone Mountain Dining!


Get up on the hill!a ski school instructor leads kids down the snow on skis

Keystone is open for the season so come take a few runs before the big feast and earn that extra helping of gravy. Take a lesson with the entire family at Keystone Ski and Ride School.  Want to have the longest ski day in Colorado? Here at Keystone you can enjoy night skiing or ice skating under the stars over Thanksgiving weekend!

Pro Tip: Order your Epic Pass or lift tickets ahead of time to maximize your time ON the hill!


a few rails rest in front of snowy peaks in the mini spring dipper park

Park Rats, Rejoice! The Spring Dipper Hike Park is back!

Give a shout out to your local park crew for their hard work opening a nice spread of features in the early season hike park on Spring Dipper. Work up a sweat by hiking the park in the morning, then enjoy a full mountain lap down Schoolmarm to your Thanksgiving feast!

Pro Tip: Put your turkey in the oven while you ride, check on it during your lunch break, then take your last run of the day just in time for Thanksgiving dinner!


Celebrate the sparkle of the holidays at Warren Station and River Run Village!

the river run tree illuminates the rest of Keystone's village

Keystone’s Winter Carnival takes place on Saturday, November 27th from 3pm-5:15pm, concluding with the lighting of the River Run tree. Cocoa and kettle corn, Salida Circus and carolers add to the wonder of this night where winter is king. River Run will sparkle with holiday cheer and ring with echoes of Santa’s laughter. Winter Carnival is FREE for the whole family and includes a scavenger hunt for the kiddos! Parents, the bar will be pouring in Warren Station where we will also have Ornament Painting Kits from Ready, Paint, Fire! available for purchase.


As the Days get Shorter, Find a Fire Pit to Cozy Up Next to!

feet in boots resting on a rock in front of a lit firepit

Early risers rejoice for daylight savings, but the dark evenings can make it hard to recreate! Maximize your outdoor time on these shorter days by cozying up next to a flickering fire pit in River Run Village to watch the sun set. Or, head over to a bar with a fire pit to enjoy drinks and apps with your ambiance!

With the crisp mountain air, wide open skies, and snow in the sky, there’s no better place to spend the holidays this year. Who knows? You just might want to make Keystone Resort your new Thanksgiving tradition!