When the snow melts, new adventures are revealed. The mountains offer several exciting summer activities. Take a ride on an adrenaline-pumping mountain coaster, enjoy a relaxing day fishing on the river, or put those water skills to the test with stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. At Ikon Pass destinations, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained until the flakes start falling again.
The mountains are a mecca for hiking. Ikon Pass destinations boast a range of hiking trails, from beginner to advanced. Take the whole family on a leisurely climb up the slopes or grab your hiking sticks for a more rigorous journey to the top. If you prefer something a little more relaxed, ride the gondola or chairlift to the top, and hike back down. The path you choose is up to you.
Mountain Bike Parks
Ski resort trails are not restricted to snowy runs. Some of the most intense downhill action happens after the snow disappears and the dirt paths emerge. Many Ikon Pass destinations feature downhill mountain bike parks with a variety of terrain and miles of trails to suit all skill levels. There are also plenty of cross-country bike trails, providing a steady path for those looking for something a little more laid back. Grab your mountain bike—or pick up a rental—and get ready to shred some dirt. Bonus for Ikon Pass holders: Enjoy exclusive discounts at select destinations, like getting 20% off Summit Bike Park lift tickets at Big Bear Mountain Resort and 20% off Bike Park lift tickets at Mammoth Mountain.
Scenic Gondola and Chairlift Rides
Ikon Pass destinations are breathtaking in the winter, but they’re just as stunning covered in greenery and wildflowers. One of the best ways to soak in the summer mountain views is from the comfort of a chairlift or gondola—especially when you can enjoy it all equipment-free. Plus, Ikon Pass holders get free scenic lift rides at select destinations. Grab a ticket, hop on board, and make your way to prime selfie spots.
Don’t reserve the summer excitement for dry land. Wade into the water for even more warm weather action. Ikon Pass destinations offer numerous water-related activities. Wiggle your toes in the sand at Blue Mountain’s private beach on the shores of the Georgian Bay; get a fly-casting tutorial from the experts when you visit Deer Valley Resort; or paddle through hidden ponds and calm streams near Stratton.
Concerts and Festivals
When the temperatures heat up, so does the entertainment. Mountain resorts host a plethora of summer events, focusing on everything from music to sports to food. Experience Wanderlust, a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together leading yoga teachers, top musicians, and renowned speakers at several Ikon Pass destinations. Kick back on the lawn with some live tunes at Winter Park Resort’s Saturday Music Series. Or cheer on extreme athletes as they tackle the rigorous courses of the Ironman at Tremblant.
The winter gear may be hung up for the season, but summer brings its own set of mountain adventures. Experience everything Ikon Pass destinations have to offer during the warm weather months, and be sure to bring your Ikon Pass along to get some extra perks.