Keystone offers something few other resorts do: extensive night skiing. Want to take a morning (or afternoon) off? Lift tickets start at 8:30 am, noon, 2, 4 and 6 pm, and are good until Keystone closes at 9.
Owned by a state government notorious for bloated bureaucracies, Gore Mountain is one tax-supported operation that actually works. The hill is deceptive, with most of its respectable 2,100 vertical hidden behind a false summit.