There are easily dozens of quaint towns in the US that transform into an outdoor summer oasis. In fact, more and more “ski resorts” are invested in creating unique, summer experiences filled with countless action-packed activities, festivals and concerts. Here are a few reasons you should consider a summer getaway to the mountains.
BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT
In most of the country it can get hot and downright disgusting during the summer months. Why sit in sweat when the mountains in the West offer an increased elevation in exchange for a few degrees. With average temps in the mid 70’s and mid 80’s you won’t be seeking shade or AC – instead, bask in the warm summer sun and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
YOU LOVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The same natural surroundings that lend themselves to a great ski resort are the same wonders that make a summer mountain getaway simply awesome. Enjoy miles of hiking and bike trails with scenic vistas at every turn. Diverse waterways offer calm creeks and rivers for fly fishing or SUP, not to mention the perfect conditions for an exciting white water rafting excursion.
FOOD, ART, MUSIC AND FUN
Perfect weather and majestic scenery are the ideal setting for music, food and art festivals – mountain destinations host their fair share! Park City, UT’s claim to fame is the Kimball Arts Festival and the Deer Valley Music Festival. In its 48th year, folks flock here to see work from over 200 artists and hear live bands on 3 stages. If you’re a food and wine enthusiast, there are few events that compare to the Wine & Spirits Festival in Beaver Creek.
With just about every ski resort transforming into an outdoor lovers’ dream during the summer months, you shouldn’t wait to book your warm weather, outdoor retreat. Just because it’s not considered “peak season” doesn’t mean you won’t be fighting with others looking to experience ALL the mountains have to offer. So, grab your boots and get going!