The Summit Express chairlift and River Run Gondola are one to three blocks from River Run buildings. Several of the condo buildings have outdoor pools and spa tubs. Guests receive complimentary Adventure Passports containing one-time coupons for activities such as Nordic skiing, figure-skating and hockey clinics, night skiing, and sleigh rides. The Keystone Resort has two golf courses: Keystone Ranch and The River Course at Keystone.
The area offers year-round outdoor fun. Besides skiing and snowboarding, winter sports include sleigh rides, skating, and snow tubing. The warmer months bring hiking, biking, gold panning, ballooning, rafting, and mine tours.
The Breckenridge Golf Course, a 27-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus, is 11 miles west of Keystone. The Dillon Dam Recreation Area, six miles west of Keystone, offers boating, sailing, camping, canoeing, fishing, and Nordic skiing. The Breckenridge and Silverthorne recreation centers have indoor pools, basketball courts, skateboard parks, indoor climbing, tennis courts, and fitness programs.
The village is nestled at the base of Dercum, one of three mountains that comprise Keystone, which has a 12,408-foot summit and gets 230 inches of snow annually. The resort offers 2,870 acres with 116 trails: 19 percent beginner, 39 percent more difficult and 49 percent most difficult. These are accessible by 19 lifts, including two gondolas. Keystone is also popular because it stays open late. At the height of the season, 15 trails and a lighted terrain park are open at night.
Breckenridge is seven miles away, with a summit elevation of 12,408 feet and an average of 300 inches of snow annually. Breckenridge consists of four interconnected mountains—Peaks 7, 8, 9, and 10, each with its own personality—that encompass 2,207 acres, including four terrain parks, four half-pipes, and 772 acres of bowls. The resort's 146 trails are 52 percent expert/advanced, 33 percent intermediate, and 15 percent beginner; they are accessible by 27 lifts.
Other shuttle-accessible Summit County resorts are Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain. A-Basin, as it's known locally, is 13,050 feet. Its 69 trails are reached by six lifts, and the terrain park, Mutha' Hucker, is one of the highest in North America. A-Basin's season extends from October through June, depending on weather and snow. Copper Mountain has 125 trails accessible by 22 lifts. It also features terrain parks for adults and children, and jib parks, including Night Rider, open evenings on Fridays.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.