More Ski Information:
Discount Lift Tickets:
Keystone Resort offers discounted lift tickets and lessons for Keystone Symposia attendees. To obtain the discount, pick up a Discount Coupon at the conference Registration Desk, then present the Discount Coupon AND valid Keystone Symposia ID Badge at the ticket window to make your purchase, or at Keystone Ski and Ride School to purchase your lesson. Discounts are available up to three days prior to or following your conference; to purchase before your conference begins, visit the Business Conference Center or on-site Concierge from 8am-5pm to pick up your Discount Coupon.
For the full list of rates including multiple day passes go to 2017 Lift Ticket Discount Rates.
Keystone Resort ski tickets are fully interchangeable at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.
SKI SCHOOL AND LESSON RATES:
2017 Keystone Resort Ski and Ride School Lessons:
$99 / half-day, Lesson only (all levels);
$128 / half-day, Lift & Lesson (beginner);
$110 / full-day, Lesson only (all levels);
$139 / full-day, Lift & Lesson (beginner);
If you will be taking a lesson, you must arrive at noon in order to be fitted for your rental gear (priced separately).
Keystone Ski School Rates 2017
ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA
For those of you looking for adventure, "A-Basin" is an exciting and varied terrain ski area. A-Basin is less about the resort glamour that you can experience at other ski areas and more about challenging trails that are definitely not for the average skier! A-Basin offers discounted lift tickets to Keystone Symposia attendees and family members; just present your valid KS ID Badge at the Arapahoe Basin Ticket Office. A free shuttle to Arapahoe Basin is available every hour from the Summit Stage "River Run" stop at Keystone Resort. Great deals on lessons -- for beginners or those who want to reach expert level -- are also available right at the base of the lifts!
2017 adult lift ticket prices: $77
2017 child lift ticket prices: $40
2017 lesson prices ALL SEASON LONG:
Adult Class Lessons: $75 half-day (2.5 hours)
Morning lessons start at 9:55; afternoon lessons start at 1:15 and are for first-timers only. Half-day ski, snowboard or telemark lessons (Saturdays and Sundays ONLY) are provided for all ability levels, ages 15 and up. Lift tickets ARE INCLUDED in lesson pricing. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are required for all lessons! For more information about lessons or to purchase online, visit: Arapahoe Basin Lessons.
NOT A SKIER? You can still enjoy breathtaking mountain views at nearly 13,000 feet in elevation! For only $20, A-Basin's "Lift and Lunch" deal includes a lift ride to and from Black Mountain Lodge, plus a $15 voucher toward any lunch menu item(s). Check out select Black Mountain Lodge menu samplings at: Arapahoe Basin Lift and Lunch
No matter what you choose to do at A-Basin, you can expect:
• Friendly instructors and personal attention;
• Small class sizes (max of 6 for grade school-adult; max of 4 for preschoolers);
• A family-oriented atmosphere;
• Beginner-friendly terrain including our NEW learning area, Pika Place & Carpet!;
• The best advanced & expert terrain to take it to the next level;
• A variety of lessons and clinics to keep your mountain experience exciting!
Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding:
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) provides lessons for all adaptive needs for adults and kids with mental and physical disabilities. To get more information, click here, or call 970-453-6422 or 1-800-383-2632
Keystone Sports, where they have "Great Gear, Great Service, and Great People" offers discounts of up to 25% on ski & snowboard equipment rentals when attendees book online any time prior to rental pick up, at: www.rentskis.com/ksymposia. Rentals may be kept for multiple days and will follow the guest's lift ticket purchase, i.e.: purchase for "2 of 3 days." Guests are encouraged to book in advance because not only is it easier for those booking and paying but when you arrive to pick up your rentals, the line is shorter for those with advanced reservations, the discount is bigger, and there are more staff dedicated to these customers.
Guests without a reservation can still receive up to a 10% discount on-site when they mention they are with Keystone Symposia. Attendees should pick up rentals no later than 7pm the night prior to skiing, and free overnight storage of rental equipment is available at all three Ski Rental Shop locations.
For a full list of rates and detailed information click here.
ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA
A-Basin offers a variety of deals on ski & snowboard equipment rentals. Inquire at the Arapahoe Basin Snow Sports Desk, where you can also buy your lesson package and a discounted Lesson Lift Ticket. For more specific information on rentals, including pricing, visit: Arapahoe Basin Rentals. Keystone Symposia attendees can obtain discounted rentals and/or discounted ticket/rental/lesson package with the purchase of 15 lift tickets or more and at least 7 lessons + 7 rentals.
Upon check-in at Keystone Resort, guests staying 2 days or more will receive "Play for Free" vouchers, which include:
Free ice skating admission & 20% off skate rentals– 1 coupon per person;
Free yoga or fitness class – 1 coupon per person;
Free 1 hour tennis court rental;
Free daily Kidtopia events;
Free night skiing on day of arrival!
All activities are dependent on resort operating schedules, weather and availability and are subject to change. One (1) Group voucher for all individuals lodging in the same room will be provided upon check-in. All individuals who choose to participate in the free night ski upon arrival must arrive at the ticket office with the voucher together as a group. Access to night skiing will be provided at 4pm or later.
** Access to night skiing will be provided at 4pm or later
Ski Area Notes:
Free shuttles are available for transportation to and from Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Keystone Nordic Center, from all lodging at Keystone Resort and from the Conference Center.
KEYSTONE NORDIC CENTER
Keystone Nordic Center is located just down the road from Keystone Resort and offers discounted cross-country rentals and lessons to Keystone Symposia attendees as follows:
Trail Fee: $10;
Equipment only / Nordic skis or snowshoes: $18;
Eco Nature Hike on snowshoes: $48 which includes tour, rentals, and lunch ($40 without lunch);
Lesson for Nordic Novices, including equipment and lunch: $48 ($40 without lunch);
Mountain Top Trek on snowshoes, including equipment, lunch, rentals, and Gondola lift ticket: $68 ($60 without lunch)
If anyone accompanying you is interested in just lunch, cost is $10.
MOUNTAIN TOUR: There is no better way to experience the winter beauty of the Rocky Mountains than with a pair of snowshoes strapped to your feet. Keystone Resort's snowshoe trek is perfect for non-skiers, skiers and first time snowshoers. Start by taking the Gondola to the top of Dercum Mountain, strapping on snowshoes and hiking, with a guide, to Bergman's Bowl.
ECO TOUR on snowshoes - a great way to learn about the area, nature, history, mining times and life in the mountains. Also a good workout in a non-threatening way. Novices welcome. (minimum age is 7 years old). Tour is about 2.5 miles over level terrain and very educational. Tour takes approximately 2.5 hours. Add hot soup lunch buffet to this package for an additional charge.
**At meetings where snowshoeing tours are available, sign up sheets will be located on the message board at the meeting.