Early Spring 2010 Resort Report


Brian Head

Access 200 miles of scenic mountain bike trails this summer with Brian Head’s combined chairlift and shuttle services. To reach major area trailheads, use the weekend skylift service, or stay and ride in the Mountain Bike Park. However, the freestyle, downhill and terrain park features aren’t recommend for novice riders. If you’re not looking to bike, weekend chairlift service is also available to hikers, or see the sights on an ATV tour or horseback ride. brianhead.com


Located in Logan Canyon, Beaver Mountain rents their ski lodge, yurt and 10-person tents for visitors, youth groups and family reunions all summer long. They also have a campground with tent sites and RV hook-ups. Two music festivals will be held there on July 17 and August 14; each runs from 3–10 p.m. and will feature several bands. skithebeav.com

The Canyons

Summer is hopping at The Canyons with many activities available starting June 18, like scenic gondola rides, uncrowded hikes, mountain biking and live concerts. Beginning in May, the Cabriolet parking lot will be taken over each Wednesday from noon-6 p.m. for a Farmer’s Market featuring fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods and arts and crafts. The Market will continue until October. For more information call 435-615-3440. thecanyons.com

Deer Valley Resort

The resort is open for lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic rides from June 18 – Labor Day, then September 11–12. Guests have the option of loading at Snow Park Lodge on the Silver Lake Express or mid-mountain on Sterling Express. Call 435-649-1000 for more information. deervalley.com

Park City Mountain Resort

Enjoy scenic lift rides, mountain biking and hiking all summer. Want an adrenaline rush? Check out the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster or Zip Rider. Kid-specific activities like human mazes and mini golf are also available. parkcitymountain.com

Powder Mountain

See spectacular sites on a Summer Safari 4X4 Tour that takes you to areas of the resort’s 10,000+ acres that are otherwise inaccessible to the public by vehicle. Each three-hour tour will be tailored to meet the desires of the individual guests and to take advantage of the changing scenery, wildlife and weather. Price is $75 for adults, $35 for children 3–12 years old. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 801-745-3772 or emailing adventures@powdermountain.com. powdermountain.com


Hiking, mountain biking and disc golf are available all summer. New this season, take a shuttle back to the base from some locations after your hike or bike ride. For more information call 801-620-1000. snowbasin.com


Festivals and concerts are summer staples at Snowbird. Check out the Cool Air Concerts on Saturdays, Brewfest in June, the Mountain Music Festival in July and Oktoberfest in August and September. Or race to your heart’s content at the Mountain Bout Bike Race on July 3, the Speedgoat 50K on July 31 or the Bicycle Hill Climb on August 21. snowbird.com


There’s a full roster of activities available this summer, including: scenic lift rides, lift-served mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting and nearby golfing. For a special treat, check out the full moon lift rides on selected dates from 9–11 p.m. Sundance is open for summer from May 21–October 9. Call 866-259-7468 for more information. sundanceresort.com

Wolf Creek Utah

Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, geocaching, white water rafting and kayaking are available throughout the summer. For more information call 801-745-3737. wolfcreekutah.com


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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