Instead of kicking off its summer season with mountain biking or a golf course opening like most ski resorts, Mt. Bachelor suggests waxing your boards.
From June 29 through July 1, the resort is firing up the Summit Express Chair for intermediate to advance skiing. For only $30 you can play in the snow from 7:30 am to 1 pm before kicking back at the Pine Marten lodge for an on-mountain BBQ and live music. If you do the math, that’s 16.5 hours of skiing over three days for $90. That’s about what a one-day pass costs at most western resorts. Still need more reasons to go?
What to do during that murky time of year when the lifts stop turning but summer isn't going off quite yet? We have a few thoughts.
1. Ogden, Utah: Sports of All Sorts
This former bustling railroad hub 35 miles north of Salt Lake City was nearly forgotten after I-15 was built, effectively putting the kibosh on train travel. And so the town languished until the early 2000s, when youthful mayor Matthew Godfrey was elected on the promise that he would transform the town into an adventure hub.