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    by Published on September 1st, 2011 06:09 PM     Number of Views: 1951 
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    Keystone is one of the Summit County ski resorts in Colorado.

    Keystone stretches seven miles along the Snake River, over three mountains, 3,128 vertical feet, 3,148 acres of terrain.

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    Here are the resorts statistics:
    Vertical: 3,128 ft / 953m
    Base elevation: 9,280 ft / 2,829m
    Summit elevation: 12,408 ft / 3,782m
    Number of Lifts: 20
    Average Annual Snowfall over past 34 years: 235 in / 597 cm
    Number of Trails: 135
    Longest Run: 3.5 Miles/Schoolmarm
    Skiable Area: 3,148 acres / 1274 ha
    Snowmaking: 662 acres / 268 ha
    Green: 19 percent
    Blue: 32 percent
    Black: 49 percent

    You can stay in the resort which has ample facilities, or down the road in other Summit County locations. There is no real town in Keystone which is more a self contained ski resort than a town.

    There are a couple of base areas servicing the various mountain areas.

    With a high base elevation the Summit County area has a long ski season which is relatively snow sure, as the risk of melting is low, and there is good opportunity for snow-making.