Danny Kass knows a thing or two about the resort scene. Going upside down at Keystone. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Danny Kass knows a thing or two about the resort scene. Going upside down at Keystone. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

9. Keystone, Colorado

Back to claim the number nine spot again, Keystone’s still killing it with its celebrated A51 terrain park-which has its own lift and five different zones of ability levels-a 400-foot-long Zaugg-cut Superpipe, nice hikeables out in North and South Bowl (or get a five-dollar cat ride instead!), and premium high-altitude snow. Plus, the resort’s only a few miles away from the towns of Silverthorne and Dillon, so it’s definitely got cheap sleeping and eating nearby.

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