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What kind of summer time activities does your ski resort offer?

post #1 of 23
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I've been mountain biking a little bit at Northstar and plan on doing a whole lot more.  

Their mountain bike park opens TODAY June 15th! 

http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/summer/summer_trail_report.asp

 

 

I did some hiking at Squaw, had a meal at the Patio Bar, and attended a concert there last summer, but I plan on doing a little more there this summer, including enjoying the pool at High Camp. 

http://squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar?WT.mc_id=header_links

 

Back in Michigan, I golfed at my home mountain and played on the alpine slide. 

 

 

Rollerskating, Swimming, Golfing, Hiking, Mt Biking................ What does your resort do for fun in the summer sun? 

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Edited by Trekchick - 6/15/12 at 8:12am
post #2 of 23

Is that lift served mountain biking?

 

Stevens Pass opened a small lift served biking operation last fall, one that will be opening again this summer and expanded by summers end.
 

post #3 of 23

Most of the ski areas where I live have lift served mtb and also long hiking trails. Sun Valley which is a couple hours away has a golf course too, but I`m more into hike/mtb than golf!

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Is that lift served mountain biking?

 

Stevens Pass opened a small lift served biking operation last fall, one that will be opening again this summer and expanded by summers end.
 

Northstar has a variety of lift served (opening today) and trail riding that is accessible without lift service. 

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Most of the ski areas where I live have lift served mtb and also long hiking trails. Sun Valley which is a couple hours away has a golf course too, but I`m more into hike/mtb than golf!


I'd like to see a lift served golf course. Every tee box at the top, greens at the bottom. /threadjack

post #6 of 23
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That's a cool idea!!

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post #7 of 23

Really? roflmao.gif

 

how about lift served hiking too?biggrin.gif

post #8 of 23

Lot of lift-served biking here. Snowbasin has a fun network. I think of it as lift-served cross country - more of a winding, scenic singletrack than downhill or freeride. They also run a shuttle so that you can extend the downhill into the forest trails across the street and ride down to Pineview Reservoir. It's included with the cost of lift ticket and runs on weekends - pretty cool option. Sundays they have small concerts outside, which makes for a nice day of bike + beer/music.

 

Deer Valley has a great concert series. It's outside on the lawn; you can bring your own cooler with food and drinks; and, depending on the set-up that night, it's pretty easy to get right up next to the stage. I saw Jimmy Cliff and Bob Dylan there two years ago - a lot of fun.

 

Hey Finn, any idea how the Steamboat bike network is coming along? I read last year they're trying to turn it into "Bike Town, USA" with a new park and trails.

post #9 of 23

Tam will know much more than I . I haven't been back up in about a month now. I know the park opens up this weekend with a handfull of trails with more to come.

 

http://www.steamboat.com/plan-vacation/activities/details/index.aspx?id=72#bike-park

 

 

http://my.steamboat.com/profiles/blogs/ski-resort-gears-up-for-summer-opening-day

post #10 of 23

Biking, Hiking, Ziplining 

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I'd like to see a lift served golf course. Every tee box at the top, greens at the bottom. /threadjack

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post #12 of 23

Skiing.

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Skiing.


Every Monday. You around?

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I'd like to see a lift served golf course. Every tee box at the top, greens at the bottom. /threadjack

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I know nothing about Golf. Is that like a Par3 @ 3000 yds.

post #15 of 23
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This is the opening day photo at Zephyr lift for Northstar Lift Served Mt biking

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Does one take the Gondola to get to Zephyr?   Just curious...

post #17 of 23

Crystal Mt. still has skiing  :-)

 

It's kind of weird, becaus there have been a lot of people taking scenic rides up the gondola and dining at the Summit House on weekends at the same time that skiing has continued.

 

Aside from that, summer season officially starts the weekend of June 23rd.  They have scenic gondola rides, dining at the Summit House, hiking, biking (though not lift-served), disc (frisbee) golf and horseback rides.  The Pacific Crest Trail runs along Threeway Peak and along Gold HIlls. 

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Does one take the Gondola to get to Zephyr?   Just curious...

Yes. the Big Springs Gondola and Zephyr are the "go to" lifts at the moment. 

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Skiing.

Hit it a few weeks ago. Going back under the knife again next week. Be at least another month and a half.
post #20 of 23

Summertime activities?  The Canyons is sponsoring a lot of events and activities this summer:

1)  Most summer concerts in the area, including Fri. Night BBQs   (Note: Also check out the concerts at Deer Valley, particularly for a more classical flavor)

2) Cutting-edge MTB bike park and 20 miles plus of MTB trails (Utah’s only lift serviced flow riding park)

3) Mountain Bike Academy

4) Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons,  See: http://www.bellwasatchenduro.com/ 

5) Park City Point 2 Point Mountain Bike Race & Free Concert at finish,  See: http://thepcpp.com/race/the-course/

6)  Sundance Institute Summer Series (great movies throughout the summer),  See: http://www.sundance.org/support-us/community-programs/

7) Park City Food & Wine Classic (Grand Tasting at the Canyons),  See: http://parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com/

8) Zip lining

9) Putting green

10) Wednesday Farmer’s Markets

11)  8th Annual Mid Mountain Marathon (26.2 miles on single track trail from Silver Lake Lodge at Deer Valley Resort to The Forum at the Canyons)

12) Hiking, frisbee golf, gondola rides, "fishing", etc.

 

See the website (http://www.canyonsresort.com/events.html) for details, dates and times.  A lot more will go on once the golf course is operational.  As you can see, there is serious MTB activities at the Canyons.

 

Check this out:

 


Edited by quant2325 - 6/16/12 at 2:03am
post #21 of 23
Big Sky has the usual: golf and tennis, of course, hiking, and mountain biking with lift access to both, several zip lines, a ropes course, plus a rock climbing wall and bungy trampoline for kids. I'm not there during the summer (yet) so there is doubtless much I have missed. (e.g. A weekly Farmers' Market in Town Center and free Thursday night concerts there as well.) In addition, this summer there's a big new attraction.

The Lone Peak Expedition offers summer access to Lone Peak via the Swift Current Lift, after which a guide takes guests by safari vehicle to the Tram and a ride to the top with its fabulous three state views. There will be three trips a day, beginning next month.

http://us3.resorts-interactive.com/mvp/showVideo.m4v?clientID=162&videoID=70312&type=video_single
Edited by skibearll - 6/16/12 at 8:46am
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The photo above is an actual golf hole, with a 430 meter drop and 400 meter distance.  You can earn US$1 million with a hole in one.  The details: http://www.legendgolfsafari.com/extreme-19th

post #23 of 23
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Went up to Northstar to do some hiking last week and saw some really dirty bikers.  biggrin.gif

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