Colorado’s resort towns are booming, and not because of the fresh pow. There has never been more to see and do in these so-called “seasonal ski spots” than now, which are evolving into year-round communities. With the increase of telecommuting, and an entirely new generation of employees and business owners working remotely, resort towns are seeing a surge of activity from buyers, not only looking for second-home escapes, but also to set up primary residences in the mountains.
Despite the population increase, much of the state’s resort town charms remain the same – world-class skiing, memorable après-ski, and an abundance of trendy bars, boutiques, and cultural attractions worthy of their own Instagram account. Ask any local and they’ll tell you the same thing, nothing beats Colorado’s mountain lifestyle. Today, we put the spotlight on Keystone.
Home to Keystone Resort, this famed ski destination is a place where people go to get away. In fact, the town itself was masterfully built and planned to serve both skiers and visitors alike. The effortless design ensures that those who become permanent Keystone residents are living the good life.
At Keystone Resort, thrilling ski runs surround a man-made lake enveloped by classic ski lodges. The lake also serves as one of the largest groomed skating ponds in the nation – a popular attraction for ice skaters in the winter and paddle-boaters in the summer.
For those more interested in views and dining out, a Gondola Ride at Keystone Resort will do the trick. Hop on a scenic ride to the Bavarian Beer Hall, followed by a stop at Der Fondue Chessel. The restaurant sits at more than 11,000 feet atop Keystone’s North Peak and serves a traditional four-course feast in fondue and raclette style amidst a magical mountaintop setting.