1. Take a ride over the treetops.
Sometimes you want to just float lazily over the pine trees and take in the scenery. Many Utah resorts offer a pass that allows you to ride the lift up and back down. There’s truly nothing more relaxing. This shot was taken at Snowbasin.
2. Stop to smell the wildflowers.
Spring at the ski resorts bring wildflowers galore! This field of flowers is at Alta, but you’ll find similar offerings at every resort.
3. See live theater.
Last summer, Sundance Mountain Resort presented “The Wizard of Oz.”
4. Get rid of your kids.
Not for good, of course - just for a few hours a week. Several of Utah’s resorts offer summer day camps for kids. They’ll have fun hiking, playing and making crafts while you get a break. These kids at Snowbird certainly look like they're loving it!
5. Watch a movie.
Park City Mountain Resort offers “Movie Mondays” in the summer; check with other resorts to see if they offer similar movie events.
6. Go swimming.
Who wouldn’t want to splash around in a heated pool like this one at Deer Valley? Float and play while surrounded by mountain beauty.
7. Eat a picnic lunch.
What better spot to eat lunch than in the mountains, surrounded by wildflowers and pine trees?
8. Check out cool concerts.
Listen to music in the cool mountain air. Snowbird has a free concert series every summer; Powder Mountain is pictured here. Other resorts, such as Deer Valley, offer concerts for a fee; check your favorite resort’s calendar for details.
9. Ride a horse.
Saddle up and go for a ride at Sundance.
Since our resorts are located in Utah’s beautiful mountains, it stands to reason that they have excellent hiking opportunities. This is Lake Catherine; the trailhead begins at Brighton Ski Resort.
11. View wildlife.
Check out this gorgeous moose found at Solitude last summer. He’s just one example of the plentiful wildlife at our ski resorts.
12. Have fun at a festival.
Check out your local resort’s calendar to see what festivals it’s hosting this year. Snowbird hosts Oktoberfest every August with free music and activities and of course, German food and beer.
13. Stay overnight in deluxe accommodations.
Shhh….here’s one of Utah’s best-kept secrets. The lodging at our ski resorts can be quite expensive during ski season, but during summer months, the resorts drop their prices dramatically to entice locals up for a romantic weekend.
14. Enjoy the view.
Every single ski resort has a killer view...ride the lift or tram up to the top, or hike to get a look at the valley below.
15. Play disc golf.
Many of Utah’s resorts offer disc golf in the summer; this photo is courtesy of Solitude Mountain Resort.
16. Enjoy a delicious dinner.
Utah’s ski resorts have some truly magnificent restaurants, with great views of the mountains. Some resorts offer year-round dining, others have special events, like the Bearclaw Supper Club at Sundance.
17. Climb a cliff.
Scale a cliff like this guy at Brighton; rock climbing is available at many of Utah’s ski resorts.
18. Fly down the mountain on a zip line.
Several of Utah’s resorts have zip line tours during the summer. The zip line at Sundance Mountain Resort boasts the steepest drop in the country - you’ll plunge 2,100 feet during your ride.
19. Feel the rush on a bobsled.
Pretend like you're an Olympian as you hurtle down the mountain at up to 80 mph in the Comet Bobsled.
20. Play ‘til you’re tuckered out.
This little guy spent his day on the 5k trail at Snowbasin.
21. Practice your archery skills.
Brian Head ski resort offers archery during summer months. Others, such as Alta and Snowbird, host archery competitions.
22. Get married!
What better place to get married in the great outdoors? This cute couple tied the knot at Alta.
23. Dodge bullets on the paintball course.
Play paintball at Eagle Point Resort or Brian Head.
24. Mountain Biking
Some resorts allow you to put your bike on the chair lift, then you can barrel down the trail without tiring yourself out on the climb. The International Mountain Bicycling Association named Park City the world’s first designation as a Gold-Level Ride Center. Other resorts add special terrain and features such as jumps for riders.
25. Dream about skiing.
Sometimes, summer fun at the resorts just isn’t enough...all you can think about is next ski season. Pro skier Marcus Caston definitely feels that way!