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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Utah Resorts Sizzle with Summer Fun

Ski Utah provides the news release below about summer activities at Utah's Ski resorts.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - When the days get longer and temperatures rise, Utah ski resorts bloom with a host of summer activities perfect for everyone in the family. Whether you prefer the challenge of a stimulating bike ride or hike, or are just looking to cool down, let summer breezes blow you to your favorite Utah resort.

- Alta Ski Area is open to the public all summer long for hiking and biking. Enjoy a fabulous lunch or brunch on weekends at the Alta Lodge. Alta’s famous Wildflower Festival will also take place July 17-19, 2009.

- Beaver Mountain rents its facilities to groups, great for company parties or family reunions. Facilities include the lodge, a yurt, 10-man tents, tent sites and RV hook-ups. New this summer, Beaver Mountain will host a summer music festival Sat., Sept. 12 from 3-9 p.m. Enjoy many bands and food vendors while resting on Beaver Mountain’s grassy slopes.

- Brian Head Resort offers hiking, biking, ATV rides and dining daily throughout the summer. Weekend visitors can also enjoy scenic chairlift rides, lift-accessed mountain biking, mountain disc golf, concerts and various special events.

- Brighton Resort will show its summer colors with a variety of flora and fauna. Enjoy flowers, fresh air and wildlife in beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon. Join the Resort this summer for the Keep on Rollin classic car show July 18, 2009 organized to raise money for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

- The Canyons Resort will be running summer operations daily from June 19-Oct. 4. Enjoy gondola rides, lunch at Red Pine Café, mountain biking, disc golf and hiking. Don’t forget The Canyons Free Saturday Summer concert series every Saturday, starting July 18 and ending August 29. Also, check out the hugely popular 3rd of July Celebration with a free concert in the Resort Village by the Disco Drippers followed by an enormous fireworks show.

- Deer Valley Resort will offer lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic chairlift rides seven days a week June 19 through Labor Day and weekends only through Sept. 13 (conditions permitting). Hikers and bikers will have access to 55 miles of trail, and can enjoy scenic deck dining at the Royal Street Café. Deer Valley will host over 40 evening concerts in the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

- Park City Mountain Resort’s family activities include the Alpine Slide, with four lanes available to ensure a new thrilling experience each ride; ZipRider; Utah’s only Alpine Coaster; lift-served mountain biking, hiking; scenic chairlift rides; climbing wall; the Legacy Launcher; Little Miner’s Park; horseback riding and much more.

- Powder Mountain will begin Summer Safari 4 X 4 Adventure Tours in mid-June. Guided tours in an oversized four wheel drive vehicle will take guests to spectacular sites over the 10,000 acres within the resort that would otherwise be inaccessible to the public by vehicle. The Resort will also host a series of exciting sporting events including the Powder Mountain Hill Climb presented by Diamond Peak Mountain Sports on June 27 and the Powder Mountain Motorcross presented by Monster Energy August 27–30, 2009.

- Snowbasin offers 2,650 acres of scenic beauty with gondola-accessed mountain biking, hiking and fine dining from June 27-October. Snowbasin also offers novice to moderate trails with shuttles back to the base, bike rentals, guided tours and a nine-hole disc golf course. Free concerts are held on Earl’s Patio every Sunday throughout the summer. The XTERRA National Championships will also take place Sept. 25-26 at Snowbasin.

- Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will offer the ZipRider, Alpine Slide, hiking, biking, horseback and ATV riding, tram and lift rides, camps, concerts, festivals, and NEW this year, the Wasatch Mining Company Gemstone Mine. In addition, the Resort will host a number of national and local musical acts throughout the summer, including the new Tent Revival which will be the biggest gospel music festival west of the Mississippi.

- Solitude Mountain Resort, in beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon, offers the opportunity to enjoy peaceful alpine hikes, heart racing descents on mountain bikes, or a quiet weekend brunch with the family. Summers always cover the canyon in blankets of vibrant wildflowers and lush foliage, providing the perfect backdrop for outings.

- Sundance Resort offers the perfect family getaway with something for everyone, including summer theatre under the stars, concerts, hiking, biking, horseback riding and moonlight lift rides. Everyone in the family will enjoy the Sundance Summer Theatre production of the musical, The Fantasticks, from July 31-Aug. 22 at the Eccles Outdoor Amphitheater, presented in partnership with Utah Valley University.

- Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort will host the 4th Annual Music in the Mountains from June 27 - Sept. 5. Guests will never run out of things to do with Wolf Creek Adventures. Summer adventures include horseback riding, Powzilla Tours, guided hikes, geo-cache hikes, hot air balloon rides, mountain and road bike tours, tennis lessons, white water rafting, flat water kayaking, Chuck Wagon Dinners and Wild West Games, lift-accessible bike rides, scenic rides, fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and golf.

- The Utah Olympic Park will have you feeling like a champ with bobsled rides, the Quicksilver Alpine Slide and zip-lines. Watch Olympians and national team members soar up to 60 feet in the air, performing acrobatic feats at the Flying Ace All-Stars shows. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays June 13- Sept. 5. Introductory Olympic sports camps are also offered for all ages and abilities.

For more information on these or other activities visit to link to resort websites. A complete summer activities calendar may also be found by visiting For media information, contact Ski Utah Director of Communications Jessica Kunzer at 801.647.2510 or by email at

Ski Utah is the marketing firm owned and operated by the 13 statewide ski resorts that make up the Utah Ski and Snowboard Association. The organization has been creating brand awareness of and demand for the Utah wintersports product since its inception in 1978.


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