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By Amy Rutherford,

It is never too early to start planning a summer vacation. Many people do not realize that a town that is popular for snow skiing can be a refreshing summer treat when the temperatures climb to sweltering degrees elsewhere.

Vail, Colorado is just the place to escape the brutal heat that summers can bring. Vail’s altitude is over 8,000 ft. above sea level. The high elevation coupled with mountain valleys can produce light, cool breezes and even moderately cold nights during the summer months.

Vail is an interesting little ski town. It is quaint, and has the appearance of a Swiss village. There are upscale shops nestled between the spruce trees and tucked among the billowing mountains. The gondola, which is open in the summer as well as the winter, is an exciting ride to the top of the mountain. An all-day ticket can be obtained, so that the visitor can come and go as they please.

On top of the mountain one will find a restaurant that serves a variety of tasty dishes, but the best part of the top is the winding foot path that take one through meadows of gently sloping terrain that is blanketed with colorful wildflowers. It is truly a hiker’s dream.

Vail is located right along the interstate highway, and is easily accessible from Denver. The surrounding area is a scenic panorama that is well worth an adventure drive. The majestic mountains will lure the traveler to experience its grandeur.

In the summer months the roads are passable and free from snow and ice, so venturing is easy. With all these activities, Vail makes the perfect summer retreat.

Summer fun in Breckenridge (Credit, Stacy Sanchez)

By Stacy Sanchez,

Wondering when the best summer events are in Breck?  Well, here’s a link to a post that I was asked to write for the ski area’s blog, which is new this year. Click this link to see the full list:

I included some of the classics like 4th of July and Labor Day, but Kingdom Days are a lot of fun. There are some tasty libations that are the center of attention a few times as well.

By Regan Dickinson,

Copper Mountain‘s summer activities are in full swing and visitors are enjoying everything the mountain has to offer including ski and snowboard summer camps and a number of headlining events.

Copper’s Summer Activity Passes are available for $74 for a season pass or $44 for a day pass and include unlimited access to mini golf, Diggler mountain rides, scenic chairlift rides, bumper boats and paddle boats, mountain bike equipment haul, climbing wall, quad bungee jump, and Summit County’s only go-kart track.

Village at Copper activities are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Fridays at Copper are back this summer and include free music, free movies, and free activities. Simply spend $40 in the Village’s restaurants and shops to receive free tickets to one of each of Copper’s village activities.

Woodward at Copper is a great place to improve on your extreme sports skills and even keep progressing your skiing and snowboarding while there is no snow on the ground. Woodward offers camp programs for every age group, including snowboard, ski, skateboard, BMX, slope-style mountain bike, and digital media camp. Go to for full details. The Woodward at Copper Barn is open after a host of renovations this year.

Copper has plenty of events under the sun. Visitors can enjoy everything from art walks, to bike tours, to free concerts. For more information on all the activities Copper offers check out

Rounding out Copper’s summer fun is a Labor Day tradition of country crooners. Head up the mountain for the Copper Country Arts Festival and enjoy free live music from Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald.

Visit for lodging steals, event details, and more, and stay connected all season long at or @CopperMtn on Twitter.


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