It's prime time to book your next luxurious vacation
Heil-hiking above the vast mountains, zip-lining through the coastal rainforest, mountain biking over expansive terrain, dining on fresh seafood caught by locals... the summer opportunities are endless. No matter what ski town odyssey you decide to embark on, one thing is for sure: a thrilling adventure is in store.
Deer Valley: Mountain Biking
When: June 16 - September 4, 2017
Location: Park City, Utah
Where to Stay: Montage Deer Valley
Price: $400 season pass
Experience: This is the adrenaline- filled mountain biking adventure you have been waiting for. Take on 3,000 vertical feet of elevation change as you race through six twisting mountain bike trails for a total of 70 miles full of thrill. For challenge seekers, take on the Tsunami, an expert-level flow trail with large 10-foot berms/ jumps and 25-foot table tops/ step downs that will leave your heart and mind racing.
Highlight: Get the thrill of modernized, downhill skiing in the middle of summer on Deer Valley’s legendary slopes.
Park City Mountain Resort: White Pine Touring
Location: Park City, Utah
Where to Stay: Park City Lodging
Starting Prices: Rock Climbing: $325, Road Biking Tour: $150, Hiking: $100, Mountain Biking Tour: $150.
Experience: The premiere summer mountain experience specializing in guided mountain biking, yura camping, and rock climbing, all in the heart of Park City. White Pine Touring offers lessons in any outdoor activity you desire including hiking and road biking, using only top-of-the line equipment.
Highlights: Whether you are a local or a visitor, an expert or a beginner, you can explore the scenic 450 miles of trails and the neighboring Uinta Mountains at Park City Mountain Resort.
Banff Mount Norquay: Via Ferrata
When: Mid‐June through early October
Location: Banff, Canada
Where to Stay: Fairmount Banff Springs
Price: Starting at $149
Experience: Four spectacular routes through the cliffs above Mt Norquay that make for an exhilarating assisted climb. Beginners can opt for the 2.5 intro climbing experience, and adventuring experts can choose to take on the 4, 5, or 6 hour-long routes that will take you on a breathtaking excursion as you cross over suspension bridges and climb ladders.
Highlights: Experience jaw-dropping views of Banff that can only be found at the Via Ferrata.
Banff: Lake Louise
Location: Alberta, Canada
Where to Stay: The Post Hotel
Price: Gondola ride: $34.95
Experience: See grizzly bears in the natural habitat (via the Grizzly Express chairlift) followed by dinner at the mid-mountain Whitehorn Bistro. Hike through the scenic landscape at Lake Louise’s emerald green waters (the vibrant, turquoise color of the lake is most stunning when the melt water is flowing in July and August).
Highlights: Ride the gondolas with your loved one as you soar into the alpine witnessing unforgettable bird’s eyes views. At the top, enjoy a relaxing meal while savoring the panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
Aspen: Aspen Art Museum ArtCrush
When: August 2–4, 2017
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Where to Stay: The Little Nell Aspen
Price: Tickets start at $1,875
Experience: ArtCrush is Aspen’s major art fundraiser that works to raise money for the Aspen Art Museum. The closing gala is the premier event of the summer, with the art world’s best- of- the- best in attendance. Contemporary artist Lawrence Weiner, whose work has explored Conceptualism and redefined the boundaries of sculpture, is the recipient of the 2017 Aspen Award for Art presentation and will be honored at this summer’s gala.
Highlights: A seated dinner paired, an intimate wine tasting, and a live and silent auction for those who have an eye and desire for praised works of contemporary art. The perfect opportunity for art buyers and lovers alike to mingle and unite to celebrate the innovations and accomplishments of Aspen artists.
Vail: Collective Retreats
Location: Denver, Colorado
Where to Stay: Collective Vail
Price: Luxury tents at $500- 700 a night
Experience: Immerse yourself in the working ranchland, breathtaking mountains views, and luxury of the Vali Collective retreats. Wake up to fresh breakfast in your tent, find your perfect vino at Vines at Vail, and enjoy intimate farm to table dinners with only the freshest, local ingredients.
Highlights: One of the most exhilarating horseback riding experiences for all levels through open- ranchland featuring incredible views of the Sawatch Range, Castle Peak, and Red and White Mountain. There are numerous adventure opportunities including mountain hikes, whitewater rafting, Jeep and ATV tours, and zip-lining, to name a few...
Telluride Film Festival
When: September 1-4, 2017
Location: Telluride, Colorado.
Where to Stay: The Madeline Telluride
Price: Individual film tickets: $25 each, festival passes start at $390
Experience: A celebration of the past, present, and future of film that gave birth to praised films like Juno, Brokeback Mountain, Slumdog Millionaire. Attendees put blind faith into the festival as the film itinerary is kept secret until guests reach the fresh air of the mountains in the tiny mountain village of Telluride. Telluride has gained an esteemed reputation in which viewers trust that no matter what film lights up a dark room, they will have a unique and inspiring cinematic experience. Festival goers can choose from 40 film programs shown in the nine intimate venues
Highlights: This festival is more than a picture show: it is an opportunity to engage in lively conversations around film with the creators/ directors of the featured movies, interact with fellow film enthusiasts, and be the first to witness unforgettable films.
Valle Nevado: Summer Skiing
When: May 27- September 24, 2017
Location: Santiago, Chile.
Where to Stay: Valle Nevado
Price: Season pass starting at $750
Experience: Winter sports don’t have to half under the basking summer sun. Located 10,000 feet up in the Andes, the Valle Nevada features the world’s second highest mountain range for skiing. Chile’s affordable prices, local seafood, and fresh and deep powder makes the ideal summer ski spot.
Highlights: Valle Nevado translates to “snowy valley,” and it’s name holds true even in the summer: nearly 2 feet of fresh snow hit the resort on July 17th! One of South America’s top skiing destinations is only 90 minutes from Santiago’s Airport, with jet lag free, direct flights from the U.S.
Taos: Chair Lift
When: Full Moon Hike: August 7 & Sept 6, Chair Rides: June 23 through September 4
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Where to Stay: The Blake
Price: Chairlift starting at $18, Full moon hike- no charge!!
Experience: Look around at the expansive, sky-piercing mountains on a scenic chair ride through the clear, blue summer skies with picturesque views of Wheeler Peak, Kachina Peak and colorful wildflowers.
Highlights: Let the sparkling moonlight shine on you 10,000 feet up high on the summer full moon hike to Williams Lake that is indigenous to Taos.
Whistler: Peak 2 Peak Experience
When: May- October
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Where to Stay: Whistler Four Seasons
Price: Day ticket: $53.95, Peak 2 Peak 360 season pass: $79.95,
Experience: Guinness World Record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola (world's longest unsupported span for a lift and highest lift of its kind) gives a 360° views of British Columbia's volcanos, rainforests, and glaciers. Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, it is an unparalleled 4.4-kilometre journey beyond your imagination.
Highlights: Blooming wildflowers juxtaposed against two mountains, custom (and free!) guided tours to anywhere you desire, over 50 km of hiking trails that lead to incredible vistas- all only 2 hours north of the Vancouver International Airport.
Canadian Mountain Holidays: Heli-hiking
When: 2 or 3 day trips available through September 2nd
Location: Alberta, Canada
Price: $2,350- 3,390 CAD
Experience: A helicopter has the ability to take you truly off the grind, beyond hiking trails, above the treeline, and deep into the wilderness. CMH's heli-hiking experience is one of a kind with no trails, astonishing views, and terrain that can only be explored via helicopter, on a path less traveled.
Highlights: The Bugaboos Crystal Trail Via Ferrata climbing route and zip-line. Adventurers take on a challenging quartz wall, climbing higher and higher like the experts.
Big Sky: Golf Moonlight Basin
Location: Big Sky, Montana
Where to Stay: Moonlight Basin Lodging
Price: Lodging starts at $390 a night
Experience: It can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect lodging after a long day on the slopes where you can rest, rejuvenate, and refresh with friends and family for your next adventure. Big Sky’s cabins at Moonlight Basin provide personal and comfortable rooms with exquisite mountain views for relaxing your muscles in your room’s hot tub at night, cooking breakfast in the morning, and reflecting on your day’s exciting expeditions. Fill your summer vacation with hiking, mountain biking, outdoor concerts, horseback riding, canoeing, zip-lining, and whitewater rafting while staying in the comfort of your own cabin in the scenic Montana mountains.
Highlights: The Reserve, a 18-hole Nicklaus Signature Golf Course available through a Moonlight Club Membership. The 8,000 yard nature infused course creates an unparalleled experience that transcends beyond world- class golf; the challenging course, speculator scenery, and (sometimes) herd of elks that will disrupt your game, will leave long-lasting memories with friends and family.