Visiting beautiful, snow-covered Alta, Utah in the winter is a no-brainer if you love skiing, snowboarding, or simply enjoying the snowy landscape with a hot toddy in your hand and a fire crackling in the hearth, and Snowpine Lodge is the premiere destination for winter sports, relaxing amenities, and gourmet cuisine, among other things. You might be surprised, however, to learn that there’s just as much reason to plan your summer getaways in Alta when the snow melts away, revealing breathtaking landscapes that beg to be explored.
What can you expect when you visit Alta and stay at Snowpine Lodge during the warmer months? What types of Alta summer activities are calling to you? There are plenty of summer experiences you simply can’t miss if you already love this area and you’re looking for a truly transcendent summer vacay.
Hiking and Biking
The best summer activities in the area allow you to get moving and control your destiny. When you opt to explore Alta hiking trails, you’ll find endless opportunities to commune with nature away from the hustle and bustle of populous urban areas. You can also go farther, and faster, when you rent mountain bikes at one of several shops in the area (or bring your own). There are abundant trails, but some are steep and rocky, so make sure to ask locals about the best spots for viewing nature on two wheels.
If you need a break from your Alta hiking adventure, you can sneak in some downtime and enjoy the bounty of nature by reveling in mountain meadows carpeted in wildflowers, or taking a horseback riding excursion to drink up the sights and sounds of pristine wilderness. You can even while away the hours fly fishing at one of several scenic locales, including local lakes and reservoirs, or along the nearby Provo River.
After a long day of hiking or participating in other summer activities, you might be ready for a little R&R to soothe aching muscles before you hit Sven’s for a hardy meal or slide into The Gulch Pub for a locally-sourced craft cocktail. The luxurious Stillwell Spa won’t disappoint, with massages, body treatments, facials, and more, not to mention a steam room, sauna, and relaxation room to enjoy at your leisure. Don’t forget, you can also participate in relaxing yoga to stretch sore muscles the day after a long hiking or biking excursion.
Summer brunches at Snowpine Lodge are the stuff of legend. Whether you’re staying for a couple weeks of outdoor adventure or you’re only able to make it up for weekend getaways, you simply can’t miss the outstanding brunch spreads on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Delectable gourmet concoctions greet you with mouthwatering aromas whether you snooze through the morning hours or you’re just returning from early hiking and watching the sun rise.
Relaxing Summer Getaway
When you head to Alta to enjoy abundant summer activities, you’ll wonder why you never thought to visit during the warmer months before. There’s simply no place like Alta for outdoor fun when the weather is balmy, and a reservation at Snowpine Lodge puts you right in the middle of all the Alta summer activities you’ll love, not to mention the many amenities provided by this luxurious resort destination.