July 2009 – Resorts


Winter resorts aren’t just for skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy summer in the canyons by attending events and taking part in activities at local resorts.

Brian Head

Beginning in late June, shuttle and lift service (Friday-Sunday) will access over 200 miles of single-track bike trails. Also enjoy a scenic chairlift ride to 11,000 feet with cool alpine temperatures and Southern Utah’s unique red-rock panorama. Disc golf fanatics will find one of the most challenging high-altitude courses ever designed. brianhead.com

The Canyons

Beginning mid-June, take the gondola to access great hiking and mountain biking trails as well as an 18-hole disc golf course, then enjoy lunch outside at Red Pine Café. Call 435-649-5400 for more information.

July 3rd Celebration
This free annual bash begins at 7:30 p.m. and features live music by the Disco Drippers followed by a huge fireworks display.

Summer Concert Series
(Saturdays, July 18 –August 29)
Free live music from 6–8:30 p.m. each Saturday.

Rock the Canyons: Intermountain Cup Grand Finale (August 1)
A cross country bike race that begins and ends in the Resort Village. Race starts at noon and concludes with a post-race barbecue and a free concert. thecanyons.com

Deer Valley

From mid-June to mid-September, access hiking and mountain biking trails from the chairlift, or just enjoy a scenic ride up and down. Horseback riding is also available throughout the summer. Call 800-424-3337 for more information. deervalley.com

Park City Mountain Resort

Enjoy thrills like the Alpine Coaster, Alpine Slide, Zip Rider and climbing wall throughout the summer season, or ride the chairlift from Main Street for a scenic view of Park City. Then play a round of mini golf, go mountain biking, hiking or take the kids on just-their-size amusement park rides. Call 435-649-8111 for more information. parkcitymountain.com

Powder Mountain

Take a guided tour of the resort this summer in an oversized off-road vehicle through 10,000 acres that are normally inaccessible to the public by vehicle. Each three-hour tour includes great scenery and wildlife views and tours can be tailored to your preferences. For more information email adventures@powdermountain.com or call 801-745-3772.

Powder Mountain Hill Climb (June 27)
The first annual cycling race on Powder Mountain Road from Wolf Creek’s Festival Field to Timberline Lodge. Begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for podium finishers. Register at sportsbaseonline.com.

Powder Mountain Motocross (August 27-30)
For this event the mountain will be transformed into a world-class motocross course designed by Jeremy McGrath. There will also be camping, hiking, biking, food and many more activities. For more information call 801-745-3772. powdermountain.com


Free Sunday concerts, hiking, mountain biking and disc golf are available all summer long at the resort. Call 801-620-1000 for more information. snowbasin.com


This summer ride the ZipRider or Alpine Slide or go hiking, biking, horseback and ATV riding on the beautiful trails. Also check out the camps, concerts, festivals and NEW this year, the Wasatch Mining Company Gemstone Mine.

22nd Annual Mountain Bout Bike Race (July 11)

The race starts near Snowbird Center (Entry 2) at 8:30 a.m. You can register online at intermountaincup.‌com/race or call 801-933-2222 for more information. snowbird.com

Speedgoat 50K (July 18)
Run what many call the toughest 50K in the United States. Registration is $70 and registration deadline is July 5. karlmeltzer.com/speedgoat-50k


Scenic chairlift rides, 18 holes of disc golfing, mountain biking and hiking are available all summer. Also, for the first time ever, the Yurt is open for summer dining. The night includes a scenic hike, a four-course dinner and watching the sun set while you dine. Call 801-536-5745 for more information. skisolitude.com


Enjoy scenic lift rides, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and a kids’ nature camp throughout the summer season. Call 801-225-4107 for more information. sundanceresort.com

Wolf Creek

In the summer season, hiking, mountain and road biking, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, geocaching, white water rafting and kayaking are available. Call 801-745-3737 for more information. 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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