When the snow melts, ski resorts turn their attention to summer fun. Mountain Bike Parks are popular at ski resorts from summer and fall fun, often includign lift rides up, and trails, bridges and jumps on the way down.
Burke Mountain in Vermont has legendary mountain biking. Other ski resorts in New England that offer mountain biking include Killington, Mount Snow and Stratton. In Quebec Canada, Mont Sainte Anne has a notable mountain bike park.
Sunday River has 6 zip lines as long as 300-feet on the ski trails ski trails of Mixing Bowl, Tourist Trap, Outta Here, and Thataway. Sunday River summer tickets for The Chondola, hiking, and zip line are available at the South Ridge Lodge. Trails and lift service are open Friday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.
For an alpine adrenaline rush in summer, Gunstock and Bretton Woods Zip Line and Canopy Tours are among two of the longest in North America. Gunstock’s Zip Line offers the longest span in the US – and arguably the most scenic overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Gunstock ski area transforms into a hiker and bikers playground, with segue tours, an aerial treetops tour and You can segue, hike and mountain bike on Gunstock with fantastic views of the Presidential Range and Mt Washington. Read our Gunstock Zipline review. Stowe, Wildcat, Cranmore, Okemo and Loon all offer zip line rides, scenic and exhilarating all at once.
Attitash, Cranmore, Jiminy Peak and Okemo all offer a Mountain Coasters. Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts has an entire Mountain Adventure Park with a Kids Zone featuring the new Spider Web and Rope Adventures, a Mountain Coaster, as well as a new miniature golf course. For little kids, the Ponderosa Playground and Bounce House are perfect.
Smugglers Notch Resort in Vermont is a family fun zone in summer, with Zip lines, swimming holes, rope swings, and water parks galore. Smugglers summer day camps for kids are award winning in winter and summer too. Camp counselors take you kids hiking, on nature walks, and on adventure ropes courses. Across the notch, Trapp Family Lodge at Stowe has well-maintained mountain bike trails in their picturesque Vermont mountainside setting, we recommend you end your ride at the Trapp Brewery.