9 ski resorts that are just as much fun in summer
, 2022-08-18 09:01:08,
Most people flock to ski resorts in the winter to get their fix of adrenaline on the snowy slopes. But many of the same resorts have created activities and adventures that make it just as much fun to visit during the warmer summer months. From mountain biking and music festivals to scenic tram rides and epic hikes, don’t wait until the snow begins to fall to take a trip to the mountains—here are nine ski resorts, across the U.S. and Canada, where you can also have some serious off-season fun.
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1. Mammoth, California
Mammoth Mountain’s world-class ski runs transform into thrilling downhill mountain bike trails during the summer for an ultimate high-alpine riding experience at Mammoth Bike Park. Guests and their bikes (rentals, including e-bikes and equipment, are available) ride to the top via the scenic gondola or chairlifts. There are various downhill trails for different ability levels, including more than 80 miles of singletrack offering plenty of pavers, berms, jumps, and drops, as well as a beginner-friendly Discovery Zone, and a Derailed Zone for expert and pro riders. A scenic cross-country trail goes from the mountain to the downtown village.
Now a skier’s paradise, Mammoth Lakes was once the site of a booming gold rush
2. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
For an adrenaline-filled high alpine adventure, try Jackson Hole’s guided Via Ferrata excursion that traverses the Tetons through rock climbing, suspension bridges, and ladders. Six routes accommodate a variety of skill levels, from beginners to advanced, and climbers wear a harness that secures them to safety cables along the way.
For a less strenuous outing, take the Aerial Tram 4,139 feet to the “Top of the World” in just about 12 minutes. Pop into Corbett’s Cabin for world-famous gourmet waffles before hiking down one of the many trails that lead back to the bottom. Stop by the newly-renovated Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole to reward yourself with an après hike adult beverage at The Handle Bar pub.
3. Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
You can easily spend a whole day or more exploring Whistler Blackcomb, with its more than 30 miles of hiking trails for all levels. The newly-opened, 426-foot-long…
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