Two of the Keystone villages are also base areas for the ski mountain. Mountain House and River Run.
this is the original base area for Keystone when Max Durum founded Keystone in 1970. The Snake River Runs along the base of Durum Mountain, so there is precious little space right on the slopes. Only 4 buildings in Keystone are actually ski-in ski-out. Two of those buildings are in Mountain House Village (Chateaux Demonte the original luxury condo building featuring in-room hot tubs and Slope side which an economical ski-in ski-out is building). Mountain House is FAR less crowded than River Run and has a nicer beginners and ski school area. You will find one cafeteria style restaurant, one ski rental shop and one pizza joint, but not much else in the village. Mountain House is like having your own private mountain though.
In 1987, Intrawest (owns Whistler and Copper Mountain and Winter Park) industrialized the $700M River Run that is the typical mountainous ski community. 12 separate condo constructions are obvious with shops and chocolate households and restaurants on the crumpled ground. The River Run gondola and high haste courtyard lifts ability River Run. River Run is by far the most required site in Basis as arbitrated by numbers of guests deficient to stay there. The condo structures are fresher and the facilities are fairly enjoyable (pools, hot tubs, pool tables, saunas, fitness centers, etc.). Disadvantages are that it’s luxurious, the lodgings tend to be lesser, and it can get quite packed.
Typical Guest: Families and Young Urban Professionals
West Keystone is collection of many old-style condo buildings that are of all ages. It’s only about 5 mins energy to either dishonorable area and is repaired by free vehicle buses that run every 20 mins in the top season. The condos are snuggled in mature long woods and spread out out with nice Snake River Views. West Keystone is also where the two first-rate golf sequences are situated. West Keystone is where you get the most for your money if you don’t mind existence 10 mins or so from the grades. Disadvantages are that some of the structures are older, so it is optional to be able to see the real condo you’re letting as they do differ widely in excellence.
Typical Guest: Families wanting value and people that come to Keystone year after year.
The newest addition to Keystone is East Keystone. Built on the old ‘Ski Tip Lodge’ property which was the original stagecoach stop after you passed over the mountain pass into Keystone. There are only a few condo communities and lots of multi-million dollar homes. The condos in East Keystone are large and new and nice and again, only 5-10 mins to the slopes at River Run.
Typical Guest: Affluent people wanting quiet and quality.
US Highway 6 bisects Keystone into the mountain side (to the south of US 6) and North Keystone which is everything across highway 6. You can get a lot for your money in North Keystone. The buildings tend to be older, however there are some newer developments also. Again… only 10 mins to the slopes AND you can see them easily from your condo in North Keystone.
Typical Guest: Young guests looking for cheap accommodations and senior guests looking for value.
this is the village Keystone built around a 5 acre lake to go with the Keystone conference center. Nice older well maintained condos surround the lake that you can boat in summer on a canoe, or skate on in winter. There are also several shops and restaurants and the Keystone Inn, which is a 4-star hotel run by Vail Resorts
Typical Guest: Conference Attendee and people wanting a hotel instead of a condo.
The 7th village is the gated community built on the original homestead site for Keystone Resort. Keystone Ranch doesn’t have condo buildings, only single family homes ranging from $1M and older to brand new huge homes valued at well over $10M. Only a few of the homes are available for rent. This is also home to the clubhouse for the golf courses which wind into West Keystone from here.