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Endless Winter: Where To Ski This Summer

The June shred is alive and well at Mammoth. (Mammoth/Facebook)

If skiing and riding in the summer is on your bucket list, make it happen this year with options from California to the Southern Hemisphere to the European Alps.

Make it a multisport adventure at Mammoth. Top-to-bottom shredding continues until least June 17, then add in over 80 miles of single track biking and California's highest golf course to round out a perfect June day.

The Palmer lift is now open at four-season Timberline Lodge in Oregon with glacier skiing to be had into September. 

Opening day at Mt Hutt, New Zealand. (Mt Hutt/Facebook)

In New Zealand, Mt Hutt is home of the South Island’s highest chair lift and largest lift accessible terrain. Kids 10 and under ski free. 

If you’ve got the Mountain Collective, get your summer’s worth at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Adventure capital Queenstown packs a punch and is hot on the travel bucket list. Coronet Peak offers spectacular views, terrain and back bowls. Across the valley, The Remarkables is renowned for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and is loved by families, freestylers, extreme skiers and boarders alike.

Make it a summer they'll reminder at Thredbo. (Thredbo)

There’s still plenty of time to plan a trip Down Under to Thredbo, also part of the Mountain Collective. Thredbo boasts Australia’s highest lifted point (2037m), almost double the vertical fall line of any other Australian resort (672m) and the country’s longest runs. Add in a bustling European-styled village and year-round access for back-country enthusiasts, mountain bikers and outdoor adventurers.

An Andean escape at Ski Portillo. (Ski Portillo/ Facebook)

Nestled in the Andes and two hours from Santiago, Chile, Ski Portillo offers an all–inclusive resort with a maximum of 450 guests a week, eliminating crowds and lift lines. Portillo is famed for its steeps with easily accessed backcountry terrain.

Looking forward to powder turns in Chile. (Valle Nevado/Facebook)

Chile’s Valle Nevado gets you 7,000 acres of terrain, 90 minutes from Santiago and 9,800 feet high in the Andes Mountains. Find uncrowded slopes and a friendly ambiance, and heli-skiing with runs of up to 5,000 vertical feet. All-inclusive hotel packages and independent condos give you a complete experience.

Nestled in the heart of the Argentinian Andes,1,200 km from Buenos Aires, Las Lenas offers world-class cuisine and first class accommodations with snow operations June through September.

You’ll also finds Alps glacier skiing at Engleberg, Saas-Fee, and Zermatt Switzerland; Soelden and HIntertux, Austria; and Tignes, France.


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