With more and more people choosing Colorado as their summer vacation destination every year, it makes sense that businesses would want to take advantage of this. Ski resorts are among those businesses getting in on the summer tourist dollars. And why not? Ski resorts are nestled in the mountains amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Not sure what to expect? Here is a quick reference guide to some of the ski resorts offering summer fun.
Breckenridge: The town of Breckenridge offers a variety of shopping and dining experiences as well as its own brewery. The real fun however, you’ll find up the mountain. Seek out adventures such as the 4×4 tours and mountain bike courses. The resort has plenty of hiking or hit the Alpine Slide for some downhill fun. You will also find of course, scenic chairlift rides to the top.
Keystone: Keystone Resort offers summer fun for all ages. Hiking and horseback riding are both great ways to take in the views. The Wagon Ride Dinner offers BBQ and cowboy campfire songs. Take the gondola up the mountain for summer snow tubing or early morning mountain top yoga.
Steamboat Springs: The Steamboat Springs Resort has plenty to offer during the summer months. Get your downhill thrills on the Mountain Coaster or in the Bike Park. Check out the climbing wall centrally located in the Base area or take a one of the chairlifts up to the top for some spectacular Rocky Mountain Views. Steamboat Hot Springs is a wonderful place to relax in the evenings after a full day on the mountain.
Vail: The Vail Village is known for its wonderful shopping and fine restaurants. On the mountain, try taking a scenic gondola ride to the top of the resort and for those more adventurous souls, fly down the slopes on your mountain bike. Check out the zipline courses or take a 4×4 tour to Vail’s legendary back bowls. Vail Mountain has numerous hiking trails that can be accessed either on foot or from the gondola.
Winter Park: For two years in a row, Winter Park has been honored with being named a top summer adventure town. The resort offers access to an adventure concierge to help you make the most of your vacation. Take a guided hiking or 4×4 tour. If you want some downhill action, you’ll find the state’s longest alpine coaster here. There is also a bike park or take an e-bike tour.
If you are planning a summer trip to Colorado, think about hitting one of the ski resorts for an amazing day in the fresh mountain air.