Have you ever wondered what a ski chalet would be like in the summer? Well, the short answer is an outdoor lover’s paradise! Experience magnificent views on hikes, bike rides, and canoe trips. You can even enjoy amazing food while enjoying being surrounded by gorgeous mountain views.
Aspen, Colorado, while mainly known for its skiing in the wintertime, is a wonderful summertime destination for those who love the outdoors. Hikers can enjoy spectacular views of some of the greatest mountain views in the US, whether they are beginners or seasoned pros.
If you’re new to hiking, opt for the Rio Grande Trail. This beginner trail follows a paved pathway for most of the way along Roaring Fork River. Smuggler Mountain Road is a more intermediate option and leads to a lookout point with amazing views of Aspen below. If you’re ready for a challenge, work your way up the Ute Trail to the top of Ajax Mountain for lunch al fresco and take advantage of the free gondola ride down as a reward for your hard work.
Another exciting hiking option is just 10 miles from Aspen, the Maroon Bells. These magnificent mountains cannot be missed. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, the trails in and around Maroon Bells cater to all levels. Our Experience Managers will be happy to help you find the most suitable trails for each of the travellers on your trip.
You can rent a mountain bike to enjoy an exhilarating downhill biking experience or take a zip-line canopy tour through the mountains. Even get the chance to fly in a hot air balloon to get an even better view of the landscape!
After you have worked up an appetite from all the activities, head into town to enjoy some delicious food at the local diners and restaurants. If you’re visiting in June, the legendary Food & Wine Classic is in town and you’ll have the opportunity to drop in on cooking demos with celebrity chefs, sample world-renowned cuisine and taste wine by some of the worlds most accomplished winemakers.
A summertime stay in a ski chalet in Whistler, B.C. is a splendid way to get close to nature. You can experience an exciting white-water rafting trip, immersing yourself in glacial runoffs and mountain rivers. The rapids range from all levels of difficulties, including the world-renowned Elaho River rapids that stretch for an impressive 18 km of almost continuous white-water rapids.
There are countless lakes and rivers to fish from, and the experience can be as intense or laid-back as you choose. Consider a fully guided fly fishing or spin fishing trip to search for multiple species of Trout and Pacific Salmon.
Try something different and take a helicopter tour to take in the sights of BC through the air! You can enjoy the remarkable Blackcomb and Whistler mountain ranges that are filled with glacial lakes and flowery meadows.
Thrill-seekers will love the multitude of climbing experiences to choose from as well. Enjoy some outdoor rock climbing at Whistler Mountain or Via Ferrate. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before, there are all levels of climbing paths and most have ladders and cables for safety.
Plan your next summer adventure in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.Test out over 10 different hiking trails that range from 1 to 11 km in length. Hike to an 875-meter summit, the height of the Laurentians, through these trails as well. If you’re not up for a trek, hop on the panoramic gondola and enjoy the scenic views as you ride directly up to the top.
A stay in a Mont-Tremblant villa is also perfect if you prefer relaxing instead! Relax and unwind at the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant, which offers everything from hot pools and saunas to cool rivers and solariums allowing you to feel completely rested and rejuvenated.
The HostedVillas Experience
HostedVillas offers luxurious rentals in Aspen, Whistler, and Mont-Tremblant. Experience a new side of these amazing destinations in the summertime and feel nestled in the mountains in your private and extravagant chalet.
Some of these amazing villas even include private helipads so you can enjoy your mountaintop lodge without having to make the trek yourself. The amenities are ideal for getaways with family and friends, so you can create memories and taking in the unique views and nature that these locations have to offer.