U.S. Forest Service documentation released Thursday shed light on Keystone Resort’s plans to bring an unprecedented lift-served terrain expansion for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders above the resort’s tree line.
If and when the Forest Service approves Keystone’s plan for a detachable-quad lift serving 555 acres in its Bergman and Erickson bowl terrain, skiers and snowboarders would be able to ride two beginner trails and a web of intermediate trails down from above treeline in Bergman Bowl. The beginner and intermediate terrain then would go through trees to the new lift’s base and existing intermediate terrain on North Peak.
The collection of new trails would be located on the moderately slopped Bergman Bowl terrain that, since its opening in 2003, was previously accessible only by paid snowcat or hiking. The old cat track would be the location of the primary green beginner run.