Keystone is in Summit County, in the Silverthorne metro area, located among the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies just on the west side of the Continental Divide. The Keystone community was named for a Denver, South Park and Pacific railroad station located here. Keystone Resort, a cornerstone of the community, was founded in 1970 by Max and Edna Dercum. On November 21, 2003, Keystone inaugurated Founders' Day and renamed Keystone Mountain as "Dercum Mountain". The Dercums' passion, vision and commitment is found throughout the resort.
Skiing Magazine referred to Keystone Resort as the "ultimate all-things-to-all-skiers" resort. It has a seven-month ski season (October - April) and 11.5 hour ski day, thanks to daily night skiing. Keystone Mountain is known for its groomed, wide trails and designated slow skiing areas, perfect for families and beginners. North Peak boasts steep mogul covered runs, and smooth cruisers that cater to the more advanced skier. The Outback features glade tree skiing to offer the adventurous intermediate and advanced skiers powder skiing long after the main runs turn to packed powder.
Keystone also features award winning dining, vibrant villages, two championship golf courses, the largest and most distinguished Conference Center and incredible lodging and guest amenities.
Keystone Ranch Golf Course with its lodgepole pines, sage meadows and nine-acre lake is a par-72 course with slight elevation changes and many bunkers. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Keystone Ranch Golf Course follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley.
The River Course is a par-71, Hurdzan-Fry with an element of drama. The par-35 front nine is oriented around the path of the Snake River and the par-36 back nine winds through a lodgepole pine forest. Impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards, and five sets of tees on each hole combine to challenge golfers of all abilities.
The Summit County Recreational Pathway is a 55-mile long network of asphalt, non-motorized pathways that connect towns and resorts throughout Summit County. The Summit County system is connected to Eagle County via Vail Pass
Keystone is certainly one of the most spectacular locations in the state of Colorado, and the homes here take full advantage of the magical, resort like setting. Those looking for single family homes will find A-frames and log homes, while folks looking for condos will find a heady variety of styles, and some opportunity for time-share. Keystone homes and condos are not an abundant commodity, so a good Realtor is key.
Summit County is in the top 1% of U.S. counties in personal income (2002), in adults with bachelor's degree or more.
Keystone compared to Colorado state average:
Median age significantly below state average.
Population density significantly below state average for cities.