Experience Summer Adventure at Vermont Ski Resorts

| Source: Ski Vermont

Photo taken by Hubert Schriebl at Stratton Mountain Resort.

Montpelier, VT, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summer is almost here and that means longer days, warmer nights and making memories with friends and family in the beautiful mountains of Vermont. Visitors and friends have come to know and love all that Vermont ski and snowboard resorts offer in the winter and when the season’s change those offerings don’t stop, they simply transition to summer activities. Vacationers coming to Vermont can expect days full of outdoor and indoor adventure, relaxing afternoons at the spa and golf course, and evenings filled with the melodic sounds of outdoor concerts. Of course, no day in Vermont is complete without a fulfilling and delectable meal of fresh farm to table offerings, and Vermont’s expansive network of local breweries and distilleries ensure that there is something to please event the pickiest of palettes.

Hike, Bike and Zip Through Vermont
There is no shortage of outdoor activities in the Green Mountains. Vacationers can let their inner adventurer out on Stowe Mountain Resorts’ Tree Top Adventure Course or Bromley Mountain’s Sun Mount Flyer, a ZipRider®, that zooms at speeds up to 50mph with a 700-foot vertical drop.

For those who prefer to stay on the ground there are plenty of activities to choose from like hiking and mountain biking. The birthplace of the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail is at the tallest peak in southern Vermont – Stratton Mountain. Hikers there can choose from a variety of trail options and even partake in a free Lole Meet-Up. Connect to the Long Trail from Bolton Valley’s 1100 acres of outdoor recreational trails, or explore Mad River Glen’s new network of trails on General Stark Mountain.

Vermont’s mountain biking scene has boomed in the last few years and resorts like Burke Mountain offer close to one hundred miles of cross country trails for bikers, new and seasoned, to pedal through to their heart’s content. For bikers looking to reach higher elevations, many Vermont ski resorts like Killington Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Mount Snow Resort and Okemo Mountain Resort offer lift served mountain biking where the chairlifts are outfitted with special bike racks to assist riders as they make their effortless ascent to the summit. Bikers can then rip down the mountainside knowing that just a short chairlift ride separates them from another exhilarating descent.

Calling all Families
Families can leave their troubles behind when they visit the Green Mountain State. Many resorts offer summer camps and at Jay Peak Resort the Raised Jay camps will get children outdoors, making friends, learning new skills and most importantly, having fun. At Sugarbush Resort summer camp comes with weekly themes like farm-to-plate cooking, water sports, climbing and more.

Looking for activities that the whole family will enjoy? Stop by America’s Family Resort, Smugglers’ Notch, to play around in their new Fun Zone 2.0 with an arcade, climbing wall, laser tag and much more. The activities continue outdoors at Okemo Mountain Resort where families can take a fun and relaxing chairlift ride on the scenic Sunburst Six, followed by a hike back down or a return ride.

Find Balance in Vermont
While summer should be full of adventure, it should also be a time where visitors get to relax and rejuvenate. This is why Vermont resorts offer top of the line spa treatments, fitness centers and leisure activities like golf and yoga.

Choose from spas like the Killington Grand Spa at Killington Resort or the NatureSpa at Mount Snow where a full menu of massages, facials and botanical skin treatments are offered. Before indulging in a maple body scrub or full body massage, visitors can find balance in a peaceful yoga or meditation class, step outside on a guided nature walk or break a sweat at one of the many resort fitness and training centers. Trapp Family Lodge offers a weekly Summer Trails Series where visitors can partake in a group 5k and then choose to unwind on their own or head on over to the spa.

Golfers can perfect their swings at one of many  Vermont’s resort golf courses like The Woodstock Country Club which has been named one of the top 100 golf resorts by Golf Magazine.

2017 Ski Vermont Summer Press Kit

Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the East and among the top ski states in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding - making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermont’s mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state's ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves over 20 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Affairs.



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Choe Elliott
Ski Vermont