The Mountain House Base Area was here long before River Run. It’s Keystone’s original base area that began in 1967. Today this is the spot for those seeking everything you need for a great ski vacation without the crowds.
The lifts often boast shorter lines, with the Argentine Lift and Peru Express providing access to the A51 Terrain Park for those looking for a challenge. The Discovery, Poma and Magic carpets offer access to one of the largest learning areas in the resort. Lining the base area you have a ski school, children’s center, rental shops and the lift ticket office.
The Mountain House area has an array of dining options. The area near the lifts is home to the Last Lift Bar featuring drinks, food and live music on the weekends. There’s also Black Diamond Pizzeria and the Mountain House Lodge Food Court offering a wide selection. North of Snake River options include the Snake River Saloon and Steakhouse, Haywood Cafe and Pizza 101.
The lodging in this area falls south of Snake River, next to the lifts, and north of Snake River, near Highway 6. The southern lodging puts you anywhere from two to four minutes away from the lifts by foot, plus you have easy access to the ski school and base area shops and dining. With pedestrian bridges, the lodging nearer Highway 6 also has access to the lifts by foot, but the walks are a bit longer. You’re a short walk from the dining and shops in this area, and there are many to choose from.
Paths for biking and walking run along near the south side of the base area, and if you head west you’ll hit Lakeside Village and east brings you to River Run Village. Or enjoy the convenience of the resort shuttle with four shuttle stops throughout the base area.