Historic day for Keystone Ski Resort as the officially opened the new Bergman Express and Bergman bowl adding 250 acres of lift accessed terrain. Bergman Bowl gets its name from the resort’s co-founded, Mr. Bill Bergman, who helped open Keystone in 1970. Bergman recently passed away at age 99 but I’m sure he was looking down as the ribbon was cut. Congratulations to Keystone and a tip of the cap to Bill Bergman and his legacy in the ski industry:

“And with that, Keystone’s high alpine is officially lift-accessible to all! Bergman Express (and Bergman Bowl) officially opened today with bluebird skies, tons of early morning powder, and plenty of high alpine hoots and hollers!

Whether you spent the day ripping corduroy and taking in the sites from Tenmile, navigating the trees of Uneva, or shredding this morning’s powder in any of the other 250+ acres of Bergman Bowl, you all made Keystone history today. And if you couldn’t join us yet, don’t worry, the fun is just getting started!

Erickson Bowl will open as soon as conditions allow, unlocking even MORE terrain off of Bergman Express. For guests looking to earn their high alpine turns via hiking, North Bowl and South Bowl have officially opened for the season, and Independence isn’t far behind!”


Construction is underway to bring lift-served access to more than 550 acres of terrain in Bergman and Erickson Bowls for the 2023/24 winter season. As a part of this project, the resort is building a new high-speed 6-passenger chairlift in Bergman Bowl, as well as new trails and snowmaking. While Bergman and Erickson Bowls have previously been open for hike-to skiing and riding access at the resort, much of Keystone’s hike-to bowl terrain has largely gone under-utilized. For the first time ever next winter, both Bergman and Erickson Bowls will be accessible by lift to a variety of skiers and riders at the resort, with mellow and welcoming high alpine terrain. The new lift will allow guests to easily lap terrain in Bergman Bowl, as well as access more advanced terrain in Erickson Bowl that will connect back to the Outback Express and Wayback lifts. For those guests still looking to earn their turns and reach more untouched areas of the resort, 1,300+ acres of hike-to terrain will still be available in The Windows, North Bowl, South Bowl and Independence Bowl for expert skiers and riders.

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