While cross country mountain biking trails are usually within an hour of many urban centers, downhill bike parks are usually limited to ski areas that possess lifts and miles upon miles of trails. So instead of busting your ass heading uphill, hop on a lift and stand on your pedals on the way down.
90 Day Wonders
90 day wonders are those fortunate souls who end up in a ski town for the summer and the summer only. These 90 day residents are the free agents of the ski town dating pool and if they haven’t already established a casual hookup situation with a raft guide, they’re open to some casual fooling around with a urban dweller who just arrived in town for the weekend.
Related: An Ode to the 90-Day Wonder
Beat The Heat
Cities are home to the infamous “Urban Heat Island“ effect, which can rise the average nightly temperature by more than 15°F. This is reason enough to escape the concrete jungle and head to the mountains, where temperatures drop into the 50’s at night and don’t rise above 85°F during the day.
Lift Accessed Hiking
While hiking at lower elevations is decent, there’s no better way to make the most of your time in the mountains than taking a lift to the alpine and beginning a long traverse above treeline.