5 Reasons To Visit A Ski Town This Summer

5 Reasons To Visit A Ski Town This Summer

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5 Reasons To Visit A Ski Town This Summer

Summer Means Free Music @CrestedButte | Photo Credit: Crested Butte Facebook Page

Summer Means Free Music @SkiCrestedButte | Photo Credit: Crested Butte Facebook Page

As recent college grads ditch their worthless bachelor’s degrees and instead put their $80,000 private college education towards a summer spent in a ski town, their working stiff counterparts in the city are also planning a summer trip to Mountain Town, USA. And while the snow is virtually non-existent in the summer months, that doesn’t mean summers are boring in mountain towns.
Here are 5 Reasons To Visit A Ski Town During The Summer

Bike Parks

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The “Top Of The World Trail” @WhistlerBlackcomb | Photo Credit: Sébastien Launay

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.

Related: Top 10 Ski Resort Bike Parks in North America

90 Day Wonders

SUP'ing on Jackson Lake | Photo Credit: Jackson Hole Facebook Page

SUP’ing on Jackson Lake | Photo Credit: Jackson Hole Facebook Page

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

Lake Tahoe In Summer | Photo Credit: Squaw Valley Facebook Page

Lake Tahoe In Summer | Photo Credit: Squaw Valley Facebook Page

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.

Related: Scorching Summer Upcoming For The USA

Lift Accessed Hiking

Hiking off the Tram @Jackson is pretty sick

Hiking off the Tram @Jackson is pretty sick | Photo Credit: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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.

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Music Festivals

What happens in ski towns, stays in ski towns and that’s reason enough to go full send at this year’s mountain town music festival. Whether it’s Telluride Bluegrass or Music On The Mesa, fly the ol’ freak flag and get weird at one of the many music festivals taking place in the mountains this summer.

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