Family Fun and New Adventures in the Mountains of Vermont

The green mountains offer more than just snow covered hills for winter thrills. Ski resorts statewide also offer an authentic Vermont experience during the summer. Whether guests want to connect with nature and family, seek an adrenaline rush, or both, resorts are ready to deliver.

Want to walk on air, or whisk through the woods this summer? Challenge yourself to new heights at Bromley’s new Aerial Adventure Park, set to open in early July. Or visit the expanded Adventure Zone at Okemo, which features a new zip line canopy tour as well as an Amp Energy Big Air Bag – a giant inflatable pillow similar to those used by stuntmen. Once you’ve had your time in the trees, travel up north to flip and soar up to 25 feet in the air at Sugarbush on their new EuroBungy trampoline.

Looking for something more down to earth? Grounded in family fun, Smugglers’ Notch delivers. Take the family on a llama trek, or enroll the kids in a wilderness survival or skateboarding camp. You can still get your aerial thrills here too, with ArborTrek’s zip line canopy tour – rated one of the best in the world!

Adventurous events are also abundant this summer:

  • May 26-27, Stratton Mountain: If your love of winter still permeates the forefront of your mind, don’t miss the MAY-hem Rail and Jump Jam on Memorial Day weekend – featuring real snow!
  • June 17, Burke Mountain: Watch record holding, championship lumberjacks from New England and beyond compete in a variety of competitions at the 4th Annual Vermont Invitational Lumberjack Competition.
  • June 22, Sugarbush Resort: Kids own the spotlight as Sugarbush celebrates opening day with free mountain bike clinics, swimming and a BBQ.
  • June 22-24, Burke Mountain: Enjoy camping, biking, live music and more at the New England Mountain Bike Festival (NEMBAfest)
  • July 14-15, Mount Snow: Tough Mudder New England #2 – participate or watch as challengers get down and dirty in this contest of physical fitness and teamwork!

The fun doesn’t end with these highlights. Golfing, hiking, lift access mountain biking, swimming, disc golf, alpine slides, and more can be found at participating resorts. For more information on spectacular Vermont mountain adventures, visit

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