6 Ways To Enjoy The Mountain All Year Long
Whether your goal is a relaxing weekend or an adrenaline-fueled escape, a mountain getaway is the perfect place to go for year-round fun. When the slopes are sans snow, these activities offer a thrill or a way to chill.
1.Trail trek on a mountain bike
Park City, Utah
Two-wheel it throughout Park City’s miles of trails or test your skills on various lift-accessed features at the Bike Park at Canyons Village. From beginners to experts, there’s a trail for every level, each with gorgeous views of the Wasatch Mountains. Bring your own bike, or rent one on-site.
2. Steam the stress away in a hot spring
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
After a long day of hard play, soothe your muscles in Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs. The park is open late all year round for soakers who want to stargaze. The 104 degree mineral water is the perfect way to let the cares of the day melt away.
3. Relax in the luxury of a world-class spa
Routinely ranked as one of the top spas in the world, the Remède Spa at St. Regis Aspen provides a posh escape any time of year. Enjoy the head-to-toe Rocky Mountain Ritual and then relax in steam caves, take cold plunges and indulge in the oxygen bar.
4. Enjoy a taste of the region at food and drink festivals
Palmerton, Pennsylvania, and Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Beer Fest at Blue Mountain, in late summer, serves up more than 100 beers and plenty of barbecue to soak up the suds. Attendees can also enjoy an amazing view of the picturesque Pocono Mountains in northern Pennsylvania. Feeling more foodie? Head to Canada’s Tremblant Gourmand, an early fall festival that’s designed to make you work hard for your food-and-drink indulgences with hiking, biking, yoga and other built-in activities.
5. Ditch the skis and hit the slopes for a breathtaking hike
Whistler, British Columbia
From easy one-hour treks to quad-busting all day journeys, Whistler Blackcomb hiking has the right trail to satisfy your alpine wanderlust. Chairlifts and gondolas allow access to hard-to-reach trails. Take in the volcanic landscape, glacier views, mountain lakes, wildflower fields and more, across more than 50 kilometers of mountain trails. Peak 2 Peak 360 pass holders can even time their hikes and earn badges for completed routes.
6. Test your luck at fly fishing
Outsmart the trout on some of the best mountain waters. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek has onsite Gore Creek Fly Fisherman guides for clinics and excursions to Eagle River, Gore Creek and the Upper Colorado. Take a day trip, learn the latest fly fishing techniques and put your skills to the test.