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Summer Resort Guide: Utah

Forget the hot deserts, get up to Utah's ski resorts to cool down and have a ball this summer.

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Park City, All Summer

Park City Resort, Utah
Park City’s Zipline is all time.Courtesy of Park City

A short drive from downtown Salt Lake City is a completely unique mountain escape. Mountain bikers will know where to go, but there’s plenty of other options for those looking for summer fun. Click here to see what Park City offers up during the summer months.

Earn that ice cream: Kid’s Adventure Games, June 14-15, 2019.

Snowbird’s Summer

Snowbird, Utah
A summertime stroll at Snowbird.Courtesy of Snowbird

Tucked away in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird in the summer offers up a plethora of activities to keep day-trippers busy to their heart’s content. The Aerial Tram rides are stunning, and the alpine coaster is no joke. Check out more great summer activities at Snowbird here.

Get buzzed: 11th Annual Brewfest, June 15-16, 2019.

Summer at Sundance Resort

Sundance Resort, Utah
This heaven is not far from Salt Lake City.Courtesy of Sundance

Tucked into the mountains, you’ll forget you’re near the city while exploring the mountains and valleys that surround Sundance Resort. Sign the kids up for summer camp and go fly-fishing; after all, it’s your summer vacation, too. Click here to see some of the great activities Sundance offers during the summer.

Bring a basket: Harvest Market, Sept. 28, 2019.

Deer Valley in the Summer

Deer Valley, Utah
Giddy up, cowpokes.Courtesy of Deer Valley

In the summer, you don’t even have to leave the resort to standup paddle board, mountain bike and fly fish. And for those who hate hiking uphill, you can take a lift and stroll back to the bottom as slowly as you like. Check out some of the awesome summer activities at Deer Valley.

Jam out: Deer Valley Concert Series, June 19- Sept. 7.

A Snowbasin Summer

Needles Lodge Sunset at Snowbasin
The Needles Lodge at Snowbasin.Courtesy of Snowbasin Resort

Perched above the city of Ogden, Snowbasin offers a ton of activities, ranging from leisurely to hyper-active (weekly mountain bike races, anyone?). Go on a hike after Mountain Top Brunch, or ride as much as you can handle on 51 miles of singletrack. Get more details here about summer at Snowbasin.

Try something new at the Pursuit Series, an outdoor camp for adults, June 27-30.

Looking for more great summer activities at North American ski areas? See SKI’s entire summer content channel here.