With three unbelievable mountains, tons of outdoor adventures, lodging and dining all in two unique villages, it’s clear that Keystone is one of the best places to experience the best of the Rocky Mountains. The fun and excitement is all in one convenient location.
Sure, there are a lot of exciting activities on Keystone’s three mountains. But, did you know Keystone has two villages that offer equally thrilling adventures? There are many unique dining experiences, like a wagon ride dinner and dining at 12,000 feet. There are tons of outdoor recreation, like horseback riding, hiking, bike riding and other things to do in Keystone. There’s even a brand new Keystone Spa for when it’s time to relax. All this and a host of lodging accommodations can be found in River Run Village and Lakeside Village. The opportunities for fun in any season abound at Keystone.
RECOMMENDED DRESS / WEATHER
The dress for the conference is casual, so you are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. The temperature in Keystone in July averages a high of 74 degrees and a low of 39 degrees. The weather in Keystone can vary, so evenings and mornings can be chilly and rainy. Remember to bring long sleeves, pants, and a sweater or jacket since the temperature inside those hotel meeting rooms may be cool! The key to dressing in Colorado is layers!
The following information comes from Dr. Roger Hollister, a pediatric rheumatologist with Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Besides practicing medicine in Colorado for 39 years, Dr. Hollister has been running a camp in the Colorado mountains for over three decades for children and teens with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
Although most people who travel to the mountains of Colorado show no signs or symptoms of altitude sickness, we want to educate you about the condition. Keystone, Colorado is located nearly two miles above sea level, where it’s possible to develop symptoms related to having less oxygen to breathe at that altitude. High altitude has no effect on arthritis or asthma.
These symptoms could include headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, trouble sleeping and persistent rapid pulse rate.
To prevent these symptoms: avoid alcohol, limit caffeine, avoid sleeping pills, drink plenty of fluids and limit heavy exercise for the first few days.
If you think you are developing symptoms, contact the front desk of the hotel or the chair of the conference. There is expert medical care available for altitude sickness.
Dr. Roger Hollister