Jackson's proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks makes the town a magnet for summer vacationers of the Winnebago persuasion. But if serious recreation is your vacation imperative, make Jackson Hole your base camp.
What works for Snowbird in the winter works for Snowbird in the summer: accessibility. With the resort located only 29 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport, you can be delivered into the heart of the Wasatch wilderness.
A Big Mountain summer covers so much territory it helps to survey it over a slice of fresh huckleberry pie from the Summit House on top of the ski area. Stellar views include the surrounding tumult of mountains and their wide array of horseback riding.
Park City Mountain Resort rises from downtown Park City like a mountain backdrop for a Robert Redford movie. And just one mile from the resort's base are two other world-class resorts-Deer Valley and The Canyons.
Of all the corners of America, Ernest Hemingway selected Sun Valley for his family homestead. You have to think that Sun Valley's glorious summers helped sway that decision. Surrounded by the 756,000-acre Sawtooth Wilderness, 40 peaks above 10,000 feet a