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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer at the Ski Resorts

Snowbird had planned to offer skiing through June 20 – the official start of meteorological summer – but hot temperatures last week zapped much of the resort's snow base. As a result, this will probably be the final weekend of skiing. Officials will evaluate conditions and make a final decision early next week.

Meanwhile, summer activities are cranking up, with the resorts offering hiking and mountain biking, tram rides, concerts and a multitude of special events.

Firsttracksonline.com has this article about summer activities at Snowbird. Below are excerpts.

New thus summer at Snowbird is a Ropes Course, adjacent to the Chickadee Chairlift, where participants can strap into a harness and test their courage high above the ground.

Snowbird’s summer activity kickoff coincides with a full weekend of events... Twelve Utah breweries will gather for Brewfest on June 19, pouring three-ounce samples of local beer for $1 during the day alongside free live music. Father’s Day features an all-you-can-eat BBQ on the Plaza Deck or holiday brunch at the Atrium Restaurant, both with local bands and a free summer Tram ride for dining guests.

Most Utah resorts have a summer section on their websites, highlighting warm-weather activities. Lodging rates are generally lower in the summer, conditions are never crowded and Utah's mountains are beautiful... This is a great time to take a mountain vacation.

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