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Keystone’s Area 51 terrain park can be likened to the famous TV bar, Cheers. Thanks to its location in a relatively separate area of Keystone, A51 utilizes a dedicated park chairlift for hot laps and great park camaraderie — just like at Cheers, where everybody knows your name. They A51 staff has long been maintained jump lines for every ability level, culminating with the “big line,” where you’ll see a jaw dropping number of pros and wannabe pros throwing down. Is that pesky lift-op job keeping you from jibbing all day? Keystone features damn good night riding, all season long.

And don’t worry if your name isn’t Schiller, Dumont or Wallisch, Keystone’s Incubator park contains a wide array of beginner and intermediate features to help newcomers build their skills and confidence in the park. This winter the 60-acre park will have more features than you can shake a stick at, including the resurrection of the infamous C and S rails. Two halfpipes(one at 18 feet), the natural wood features in the Two Sled Road area and an early start date (at press time, Keystone plans on opening the mountain and park on Nov. 6) make Keystone a park paradise. Just like Cheers, you’ll be glad you came.


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