Bald Mountain, Sun Valley Idaho
Hiking Bald Mountain in Sun Valley Idaho. (Photo: Sun Valley Resort)

5 Ski Resorts to Visit Off-Season

Ski slopes are not just for skiing—hike, golf, or zip line in the off-season

1. Stowe, Vermont. A zip line lets you race down Mount Mansfield, and Stowe offers options for hikers, golfers, and bikers.

2. Aspen, Colorado. Fishermen and rafters enjoy the splendor of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers. Bikers and festival-goers also love off-season Aspen.

3. Sun Valley, Idaho. This world-famous winter resort draws hikers and bikers off-season and is also known for its art galleries and Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

4. Big Sky, Montana. For fun ways to test yourself and hone your “inner survivalist,” it’s hard to beat this massive resort’s high-ropes course, giant swing, zip-line tour, bungee trampoline, and 25-foot climbing wall.

5. Lake Placid, New York. In addition to myriad hiking and biking trails, this two-time Winter Olympics host offers Olympics-related activities such as learning to bobsled, biathlon training, and visiting the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.