Resort Report- Summer 2015


Explore the summer side of Utah’s ski resorts with activities like hiking, mountain biking, live music, festivals, scenic chairlift rides, and children’s programs offered at resorts throughout the state! Get full details on the resorts’ websites.

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The resort is closed, but Alta Lodge opens for summer season on May 31 with their locals’ favorite Sunday Brunch, which is served from 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Make it a staycation with $94 lodging rates Sunday through Friday that includes continental breakfast. Saturday night rates begin at $114 and include Sunday Brunch for two.


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Brian Head

Road trip to this Southern Utah resort for new summer activities including: ziplining, bungee trampolining, or alpine tubing, and base-jumping with their outdoor airbag. Two chairlifts serve improved mountain bike trails, disc golf, scenic hiking, and lift rides. Summer lift operations run from June 26–September 7, Friday through Sunday only. Festival and race schedules available online.

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Canyons’ new 18-hole golf course opens May 29 with the rest of summer operations beginning June 18. Choose from downhill mountain biking, hiking, fishing, pedal boating, mini golf, disc golf, and ziplining. The popular free Saturday Summer Concert Series returns in July. 


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Deer Valley

Ride challenging mountain biking trails, take a hike, or enjoy a scenic chairlift ride during summer season from June 19–September 17 with weekend openings until September 20. The resort is modernizing and updating its existing mountain biking/hiking trail inventory this summer with the help of world-renowned bike resort development company, Gravity Logic. Their recommended updates will be made beginning in June and finishing in mid-August. One of the scheduled improvements includes a two- to three-mile downhill mountain bike intermediate “flow” trail, machine excavated and in-sloped with berms, rollers, and jumps.

Park City Resort

Park City Mountain Resort

Get an adrenaline rush on the zipline, alpine slide, alpine coaster, or climbing wall. Or venture into nature by riding a chairlift to gorgeous mountain biking, hiking, and running trails. Younger children will love the human maze, amusement park rides, and mini golf at the resort base. Open for summer May 22–October 18. The North Face Endurance Challenge returns for a second year from September 26-27 for two days of foot races with distances from 5K to 50 miles.

Powder Mountain

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


Summer operations begin June 13; choose from scenic gondola rides, mountain biking and hiking on 26 miles of trails, free Saturday guided tours, and frisbee golf on the 9-hole course. Visit on Sundays for brunch at the top of the gondola followed by their popular FREE Blues, Brews, and BBQ Sunday summer concert series. Concerts begin June 14 and continue weekly until September 27 with three bands scheduled for each show. Features kids’ activities too: new climbing wall, playground, and a Euro Bungee.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort


Beginning June 13, ride down 3,120 feet of turns, drops, and loops at a speed controlled by the driver on Snowbird’s Mountain Coaster. Add on all-day tickets for the Alpine Slide, Ropes Course, Mountain Flyer, and climbing wall. Or take in the view on a Tram or Charlift ride and hike back to the base. Brewfest, Oktoberfest, and live concerts scheduled throughout summer.

Solitude's 5th Annual Winterfest


Chairlift rides and lift-served hiking or mountain biking is available on the Sunrise chair Friday–Sunday beginning in June, or play a round of disc golf on their high-alpine course! Summer events include the Vigor X Solitude Trail Run Series beginning June 6, the Midweek Mountain Bike Series starting July 7, Pigs ‘n Pino Wasatch Mountain Table (July 10), the Wasatch Wildflower Festival (July 24), and Taste of The Wasatch (August 2), 


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Scenic lift rides, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking are just a few summer activities offered beginning mid-May and continuing through October. The new Zip Line Tour is an adventurous way to explore the resort as it boasts a 2,100-foot vertical drop; more than any other U.S. zip tour. Unique to Sundance, ride the chairlift under the full moonlight on select summer and fall dates.

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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. Tour the park, ride the chairlift, or visit the Olympic Museum. 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.

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