Resort Summer Opening Days 2022

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Resort Summer Opening Days 2022

As the saying in Colorado goes, “come for the winter, stay for the summer,” and with countless adventures amid gorgeous mountainscapes and expansive wildflower fields, it is no wonder summer is a highly anticipated time of year. While the official start of the season isn’t until June 21st, resorts across the state are transitioning from snow to sun, getting ready to welcome in the summer fun. Below is a round-up of resort summer opening dates and, of course, their most popular warm-weather activities to enjoy:

Crested Butte | Summer Opening Day June 11th

The first resort to kick off summer operations, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is an adrenaline seeker’s summer paradise. The steep mountain offers great downhill biking accessible by the Red Lady Express Lift and scenic rides and hikes to the summit via the Silver Queen Lift. Plan your adventures here:

Vail | Summer Opening Day June 17th

One of the USA’s largest resorts, Vail Mountain’s 5,317 acres of skiing transitions to incredible hiking and biking trails in the summer. Add in Epic Discovery with a zipline, mountain coaster, climbing wall, mini-golf, and other activities, and you’ve got fun for the whole family. Plan your visit to the valley here:

Breckenridge | Summer Opening Day June 17th

Experience the thrill of high-alpine activities at Breckenridge Ski Resort this summer. Operating out of Peak 8, scenic biking, gondola rides, and Epic Discovery activities like the alpine slide, rope challenge courses, mini-golf, and more will be available all summer long. Best of all, the free BreckConnect Gondola will be running to and from town. Plan your high-altitude adventures here:

Beaver Creek | Summer Opening Day June 18th

Just down the road from Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek Resort opens the day after, completing the dynamic duo of summer resort activities in the Vail Valley. Enjoy scenic lift rides, biking, gemstone panning, mini-golf, and of course, award-winning golf at the Beaver Creek and Red Sky Golf Clubs. Plan your Beaver Creek getaway here:

Winter Park | Summer Opening Day June 18th

USA’s mountain bike capital, Winter Park Resort, transitions to the well-known Trestle Bike Park in the summer and offers world-famous biking, scenic gondola rides, an alpine slide, dog-friendly hikes, and much more! Plan your summer adventures here:

Telluride | Summer Opening Day June 18th

Offering numerous summer activities, Telluride Ski Resort’s bike park and canopy adventure open on June 18th.  Soar through beautiful skies above the historic box canyon on their five ziplines, two aerial bridges, and two rappel adventures. If you prefer to explore from the ground, check out the area’s extensive bike trail network and take in the San Juan Mountains from below. Plan your visit to this gorgeous area here:

Keystone | Summer Opening Day June 22nd

Last but not least, Keystone Resort opens for the season at the end of June, with the Keystone Bike Park, mountaintop snow tubing, scenic gondola rides, mine shaft maze, mini-golf, and more. Keystone’s horse stables and golf courses offer additional activities throughout the summer as well. Plan your Summit County adventures here:

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