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Keystone gets it soooo right with Kidtopia.

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GREGG
BLANCHARD
       

Let me tie together a couple things that may be harder to grasp if you don’t have little ones.

The first is that the sole reason we have traveled to various resorts isn’t because of ziplines or fancy hotels or delicious food; it’s because of the playgrounds.

“When you visit Vail with a young family there is one place you will inevitably find yourself stopping at. No it’s not the fancy ropes course. And it’s not the multi-million dollar gondola.

It’s this: Pirate Ship Playground.”

The other is that during a normal winter, playgrounds aren’t exactly accessible. Buried under many feet of snow, these magical magnets of mini-humans are unable to call upon their powers.

Which is exactly why Keystone’s Kidtopia is so brilliant.

And it’s brilliant because it’s a really cool park that’d made out of snow rather than buried under it.

Not New, But Still Awesome
Kidtopia has been around for a long time and it just keeps getting better and better each year.

https://twitter.com/KeystoneMtn/status/1073617128731795456

I haven’t had the chance to visit it with kiddos quite yet, but I think it’s safe to say that knowing kids’ love of snow combined with their love of parks would make something like this not just a cool perk, but a reason families come back to Keystone year after year.

And when you think about the cost of making something like this and how parents will bend over backwards to give their kids amazing things (including experiences)? Well, this is a pretty strong effort from our friends in Summit County.

Nice work, Keystone.


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  • Frank Fery

    Absolutely! Never been to Keystone, but we do search out the kids features at the resorts we visit. Snowmass has Lizard Lodge and kids trail. http://www.aspensnowmassshrines.com/index.php?snowmass-woolly-mammothmastodon-snowmass.
    Going to Big Sky, and will search out the Twin Tunnels trail and Alpine Meadows bridge trail for the unique experience.
    Even adults enjoy Disneyland, and ski resorts could could follow their lead, and create more small parks, table tops, and features for kids.

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