Resort Report – Early Summer 2011


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 Sky Lift service, or stay and ride in the Mountain Bike Park. If you’re not looking to bike, weekend chairlift service is also available to hikers and sightseers. Or see the sights on an ATV tour or horseback ride. For more information call 435-677-2035.


Enjoy summer activities starting June 17, like scenic gondola rides, uncrowded hikes, mountain biking, kids’ summer camps and live concerts. Beginning in June, a farmer’s market takes place in the Cabriolet parking lot from noon–6 p.m. on Wednesdays, which continues until October. For more information call 435-615-3440.

Deer Valley Resort

Open for lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic chairlift rides from June 17–Labor Day, then September 10–11. Bike rentals and lessons are available. Outdoor concerts will be held on Wednesdays and weekends throughout the summer. Call 435-649-1000 for more information.

Park City Mountain Resort

Escape the heat and enjoy scenic lift rides, mountain biking and hiking daily starting June 10. Need an adrenaline rush? Check out the Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster or Zip Rider. The little ones will love kid-friendly activities like human mazes and mini golf. Call 435-649-8111 for more information.

Powder Mountain

See spectacular sites on a Summer Safari 4×4 Tour of areas that are otherwise inaccessible to the public by vehicle. Each three-hour tour is tailored to meet guest’s desires 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


Hiking, mountain biking, disc golf and children’s activities are available starting June 25. You can also take a shuttle back to the base from some locations after your hike or bike ride. For more information call 801-620-1000.


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 2, the Speedgoat 50K on July 30 or the Bicycle Hill Climb on August 13. Aerial tram rides, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, Alpine Slide, ZipRider and kids’ activities are also available. Call 801-933-2222 for more information.

Wolf Creek Utah

Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, geocaching, white water rafting and kayaking are available throughout the summer. Live concerts start on June 26. For more information call 801-745-3737.


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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