Entirely different from their snow-covered winter selves, mountain retreats are often at their most glorious in the summertime. The clean air and stunning vistas create a serene retreat that helps man reconnect with nature. Reknowned as winter wonderlands, these three mountain destinations offer adventure and relaxation all year round, with some of the finest luxury hotel residences available for sale west of the Mississippi.
“Ski all winter, play all summer!” That is the motto at Montage Residences Deer Valley, where they feature more than 30 creative activities for warm weather fun. Visitors and residents alike can explore the surrounding terrain and take in the dramatic Wasatch Mountain Range or enjoy guided hiking tours, horseback riding, river rafting or fly-fishing. Residents and guests can make reservations and have the on-site activity professionals at Compass Sports make sure they are equipped with the latest gear and equipment.
Much like after a long day of skiing, a day exploring the great outdoors should end at Spa Montage, where customized therapies and wellness services are their specialty. Four restaurants, including a gourmet gastropub with regulation bowling lanes present guests with a wide range of dining options promoting the freshest Utah ingredients and featuring one of the best wine lists in the country.
Aside from adventure sports, Montage Deer Valley offers a packed calendar of events that would impress the most sophisticated city slicker. Perhaps best known for the Sundance Film Festival, nearby Park City hosts another highly anticipated event which occurs each June – Savor the Summit, a festive dinner party where 30 restaurants and 2,500 diners line Main Street for a magnificent feast. And nearby daily events at the Deer Valley Resort, including the Deer Valley Music Festival featuring the Utah Symphony, keep the area abuzz with activity all year long. With a variety of themed weekends like romance or adventure, Montage Deer Valley has something to appeal to almost any interest.
Similarly, at Constellation Residences at Northstar, located in North Lake Tahoe, California, summer and fall activities abound. In addition to your fun mountain adventures, Constellation Residences at Northstar promotes a wealth of entertainment both at the resort and in and around the Lake Tahoe area. The impressive events include a “must see” Shakespeare Festival, outdoor concert series in Northstar Village and the annual Concours d’Elegance, one of the most prestigious vintage boat shows in the United States. If you’re looking for a true challenge, partake if you dare in one of the two Tough Mudder events that take place over the summer – just be sure to schedule your post-race massage appointment well in advance at the Ritz-Carlton spa, conveniently connected to Constellation Residences.
With nearly 250 sunny days each year in Aspen, Colorado why wouldn’t you want to spend more time there than just the three short months of winter? There, the Residences at Viceroy Snowmass is not lacking in fairer weather activities. Located just outside Aspen, Viceroy Snowmass has an ethos that embraces the mind, body, and spirit of the region, encouraging you to take in the fresh mountain air during all seasons. Particularly unique activities to the region include golf at one of nine world-class courses, paragliding and the colorful Snowmass Balloon Festival in September.
While many fans of these top mountain destinations are die-hard skiers, these high-altitude retreats offer excellent opportunities for year-round recreation. If you are in the market for a luxury hotel home where you can make the most of the natural surroundings, consider one of these mountain resorts where you can make the most of every season.