Resort Report Summer 2014


See a different side of Utah’s ski resorts this summer! Seasonal activities like hiking, mountain biking, live music, festivals, and children’s programs for all open resorts are summarized here, check websites for full details.

Brian Head Resort

Brian Head

Road trip to this Southern Utah resort for mountain biking and family fun without crowds. Every weekend, shuttles and chairlifts service over 200 miles of mountain biking trails, or try new tricks in the Mountain Bike Park. A self-guided activity course on scenic forest trails that includes gold panning, cattle roping, pictograph painting, and rock hounding is just $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Canyons Resort


Beginning June 12 you can choose from a multitude of summer fun options: mountain biking, hiking, fishing, pedal boating, put put golf, and disc golf. For an extreme, but safe, adventure, try the Zip Tour where you fly across the canyon between Lookout Peak and Red Pine Lodge on a zipline spanning 2,111 feet. Or learn the basics of biking on trails at a guided Mountain Biking 101 Clinic. The popular free Saturday Summer Concert Series returns on July 19 and continues weekly through August 30.

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley

Ride challenging mountain biking trails, go on a scenic hike, or take a chairlift ride during summer season from June 13–September 1. While you enjoy a fun day outdoors, send your kids to their Summer Adventure Camp, which offers supervised outdoor activities for ages 2 months–12 years.

Park City Resort

Park City Mountain Resort

Get your kicks on the zipline, alpine slide, alpine coaster, or climbing wall. Then venture into nature mountain biking, hiking, or taking a chairlift ride from Main Street. Base activities like the human maze, amusement park rides, and mini golf will delight younger kids. Open for summer May 23–October 19.

Powder Mountain Resort

Powder Mountain

Explore untracked terrain on a Summer Safari 4×4 Tour where you’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 801-745-3772 or emailing

Snowbasin Resort


Hiking, singletrack mountain biking, disc golf, and kid’s activities are offered for summer beginning June 14. Shuttle service available for hikers and bikers on Saturdays and Sundays all season. Just hike or bike to the shuttle stop and they’ll drive you back to the resort.

Snowbird Resort


Ride down 3,120 feet of turns, drops, and loops at a speed controlled by the driver at Snowbird’s new Mountain Coaster. Add on all-day tickets to try the Alpine Slide, Ropes Course, Mountain Flyer, and climbing wall. Or enjoy scenic views on an Aerial Tram or Peruvian Charlift ride followed by a hike back to the base. Summer activities begin June 14.

Solitude Resort


Chairlift rides and lift-served hiking or mountain biking are available on the Sunrise Chair Friday–Sunday starting June 13, or play a round of disc golf on their high-alpine course! On select summer dates, The Yurt is open for a five-course, chef-prepared dining experience preceded by an evening hike.

Sundance Resort


Scenic lift rides, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking are just a few summer activities that start mid-May and continue through October. Unique to Sundance, ride the chairlift under the full moonlight on a few summer and fall dates.

Logo for the Utah Olympic Park

Utah Olympic Park

Located in Park City, the Olympic Park is a place for all-day adventures for kids and adults. Thrilling rides like the Comet Bobsled, Extreme Zipline, Ropes Course, and Alpine Slide keep the most adventurous entertained, but all-age activities are available too like park tours, chairlift rides, and museum visits. Watch the Flying Aces perform a choreographed freestyle aerial show on Sundays.


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.

Leave A Reply