Keystone has two snow tubing areas - the more traditional small hill at the Nordic Center and a newer (opened 2007) man-made tube shoots at the top of Dercum Mountain. This article covers the later.

Access to Adventure Point at the top of Dercum Mountain is via a 10' ride up the River Run gondola. The base of the gondola is easy to access from the free skier parking lot ( i .e., Montezuma lot - just follow the signs).

From a larger perspective Keystone is 6 miles east of Dillion which is off of  I -70. Reservations are encouraged for a one-hour slot beginning on the half-hours generally in the p.m. until 8:00. Check Keystone's website for exact hours. First thing you have to do is get your jacket tags from the Mountain Service Center at the gondola. They have bathrooms at the center for the last minute pit stop as well as a bathroom at the top of the tubing hill (burrrr!).

The hill is about 150 feet long with enough of a pitch to get enough speed to elicit a big smile if not a "yahoo!", but you never feel out of control. The hill has plenty of snow and is comprised of three lanes which were carved into half-tubes. Going down alone or with a group of four, the workers at the top are very helpful. There are even workers at the bottom just in case you needed help. Once you slide down the hill then it is a 40 yard walk to the escalator which gave an effortless ride back up to the top.

The cost is $25 per person for an hour. It takes about 10' to do a cycle, so make sure you arrive at the tubing hut at the top of the Dercum Mountain at or before your hour time period. Keystone suggests getting your passes at the base 30 minutes before your reservation time. This is a good guideline. The waits aren't too bad at the top of the hill, despite there are always about 3 - 4 groups waiting for their turn. This is a well-run activity that everyone can enjoy.

An avid skier night be a little bored with it all, but you may see kids as young as 3 enjoying this even though there's suppose to be a 42" minimum requirement. With the lights on the slope this could be a great evening activity after a day of skiing or fun enough to be the main event for a trip to Keystone.