Summer is around the corner, which is great news for many of you. For others, especially those who love the cold and snow, this is a sad reality. But fear not snow lovers, skiers and snowboarders! There are wonderful ski and snowboard resorts and destinations all around the world that are open in the summer. From Europe to America, to the UK, you’ll find awesome places to hit the slopes. We have handpicked our top 5 ski destinations for summer 2016 which you ought not to miss:
One of Europe’s most famous ski destinations, Kaprun Kitzsteinhorn is located in Austria and is active throughout the year. Intermediate skiers and experts will love the conditions and the multiple jumps available at the ski resort. There is a striking Ice Arena with incredible igloos and ice bars to indulge yourself as well.
One of the largest and most beautiful ski resorts in Europe, this French ski resort is open for the summer from mid June to the end of August. There are plenty of chairlifts and drags to take you through the Mont-de-Lans Glacier. With slopes for beginners, intermediate skiers and experts, this is one destination that everyone will enjoy.
This 25km ski resort is located in Switzerland on the Theodul Glacier. It opens for the summer in May and can be seen thronging with skiers through November. The ski location is linked with Cervinia, Italy where you can enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the border. There are 13 runs which are colored red and blue with multiple rails, kickers and half-pipe at Gravity Park.
In British Columbia, people flock toward Whistler every year and ride up to the Horstman Glacier in the early hours of morning. It is open for the summer from mid June to late July annually. The ride to this glacier is full of wonder and breathtaking views of the landscape through chairlift. You can see the entire Whistler Valley from the top. It has amazing terrain parks, fields and well maintained slopes for the skiers.
Located in Oregon, USA, this family friendly ski resort boasts the longest ski season in the US, being open for skiers and snowboarders every month of the year. However, summer ski hours are between 7AM and 1:30PM. During the summer, most are advised to get their sessions in before the afternoon as the snow begins to soften and makes skiing difficult. During the afternoon, there are plenty of other activities available to enjoy such as River rafting, hiking, and mountain biking.