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There’s no doubt that ski resorts host some of the best holiday celebrations. Christmas, New years, and St. Patrick’s Day memories tend to trace back to the mountains. But the fun doesn’t melt away with the snow. In fact, the Fourth of July is one of the best holidays to celebrate among the purple mountains’ majesty. As we salute America’s independence, let’s recognize there’s no better place to celebrate our freedom than the mountains we love to explore. Check out these resorts that host more than a pancake breakfast and parade to help make the season bright.