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14 iconic year round mountain resorts in North America have lots of summer activities & events to entice us over to state-side.

Alterra Mountain Company is a community of 14 iconic year-round mountain destinations.

We say this, rather than ski resort, as America and Canada's summer game in the mountains is strong.

Have you skied or visited any of the resorts under Alterra?
  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
  • Mammoth Mountain
  • Big Bear Mountain
  • June Mountain
  • Steamboat
  • Winter Park Resort
  • Stratton
  • Snowshoe
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Tremblant
  • Blue Mountain
  • Deer Valley
  • Solitude Mountain Resort
It also includes the world's largest heli-ski operation, CMS Heli Skiing & Summer Adventures.

These resorts are also linked to the IKON Pass, that covers 39 winter destinations across the globe.

Read more here on the huge collective pass:
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What is new for the Alterra resorts this year?

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Deer Valley Resort, Utah, USA

Deer Valley has long been popular with mountain bikers.

This summer, visitors will be able to explore the Undertow, a new bicycle flow trail on Bald Eagle Mountain.

It's aimed at intermediate riders and the three-mile trail offers exciting riding in addition to incredible views of Deer Valley.

Mammoth Mountain, California, USA

Launching this summer is the Mammoth Mega Zip.

It boasts the biggest vertical drop of any zip-lining experience in North America.

Travellers will hit speeds of up to 60mph and plunge 2,100 feet from Mammoth Mountain's summit to the base.

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CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, British Columbia, Canada

This takes bucket-list experiences to a whole new level.

CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures will unveil the Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata at CMH Cariboos this July.

Led by a professional mountain guide, you can explore the Zillmer Glacier - a place only accessible by helicopter.

Thrill seekers will ascend the mountain through a winding canyon;

Hike alongside the torrent waters of the ancient glacier;

Traverse zip-lines and wire bridges.

Check it out:

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Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Tremblant is set for a good summer with a jam-packed events calendar.

There's the Tremblant International Blues Festival in July with 10 days of live blue music, interactive workshops and delicious food.

There's the festival, Wanderlust, in August which channels relaxation and rejuvenation.

See more here. 


Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, California, USA

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe announced that it'll remain open to skiers and snowboarders until 7th July this year.

The mountains received record amounts of snow this winter.

Powder fans can continue to ride the mountains all whilst soaking up California's famous sunshine.

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Steamboat, Colorado, USA

Construction of a new $15 million gondola is soon to begin at Steamboat Resort in Colorado and is set to open in November '19.

The new model will feature a total of 137 cabins and will be faster than the one it replaces.

It'll increase uphill capacity from 2,600 people per hour to 3,600.

Read about the current conditions in the USA now, as some resorts continue to ski:
And more about the season this winter during 2018/19:

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