New Resort Rules: All Adventure, All the Time

There’s no downtime in the high country.

Ask longtime residents how they ended up living in a mountain town—or in just about any ski destination—and this is what you’ll hear: “I came here to enjoy the winters, but ended up staying for the summers.”

The smart ones always do.

Ski towns and resorts have noticed, and are actively expanding their operations, rebooting themselves into full four-season destinations. Resort activities now commonly include ziplines, lift-served mountain biking, scenic gondola rides, world-class golf courses, mountain coasters, climbing walls, heli-hiking, water parks, naturalist tours, alpine slides, al fresco dining, whitewater rafting, expanded hiking trails, ropes courses, and new mountaintop restaurants.

The non-skiing months on the calendar have long been the best-kept secret in mountain towns. But the secret is out. We chatted with SnowOnly, the world’s most efficient platform dedicated to ski properties, on the best new picks to jumpstart your next adventure.