Ask any local and they’ll tell you that winter is great, but summer and fall at a mountain resort are over-the-top fantastic! The crisp mountain air coupled with bright, sunny days and comfortable temps set the stage for countless activities and events that are perfect for those seeking a Great Outdoors adventure. Miles of hiking and bike trails, mountainside yoga, golf and diverse waterways that offer ideal conditions for fishing, kayaking, SUP and tubing are just a sample of what you can experience. The nearly perfect weather also keeps event calendars jam packed with food, wine, art, music festivals and regional celebrations.
The best part about Great Outdoors Winner’s Choice - the flexibility to choose your destination after purchasing the trip – you have 18 months to decide! In addition to flexibility, take advantage of pre-trip planning services and a local concierge – both included with the Great Outdoors Winner’s Choice Collection.
Steps from our residence, hop on the Silver Queen Gondola for a scenic ride up to the top of Aspen Mountain. Enjoy pristine views, crisp air and unique mountain side activities including disc golf, climbing walls and yoga; or weave through the mature trees and patchwork of wildflowers on the various hiking and bike trails. From land to water, the Roaring Fork River ranges from calm to raging–making it perfect to enjoy a wide range of activities. The tranquil waters are ideal for a fly-fishing trip, stand-up paddle boarding or a relaxing kayak ride; other sections offer epic rafting with raging and whitewater rapids.
Perfect weather and majestic scenery are the ideal setting for music, food and art festivals – Deer Valley definitely hosts its fair share! Thousands come together for The Kimball Arts Festival which features over 200 artists and live bands on 3 stages. The Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer concert series has featured artists like Jewel, Dierks Bentley, Lyle Lovett and Bela Fleck while the Deer Valley Music Festival is the summer home of the Utah Symphony and Opera. Both concert series offer a unique musical experience under the stars at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
The same natural surroundings that lend itself to a great ski resort are the same wonders that make a summer mountain getaway to Beaver Creek simply awesome. Beaver Creek enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year making it a fantastic destination for all seasons with outstanding hiking, golf, fishing, and countless festivals and events. With a perfect mix of Old World charm and modern amenities, guests can enjoy luxury boutiques, art galleries and world-class spas.
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