Monday 4 July 2022 01:18 PM Swap the beach for Utah's Wasatch mountains this summer trends now
Every year, millions of Americans flock to the beach or overseas for their taste of summer fun, leaving the stunning mountains of the West all-but abandoned.
But a savvy vacationer might think twice when booking their next trip after considering the idyllic summer offerings of some of the most well-known winter resorts in the world.
Deer Valley, Utah, has long been considered one of America's most prestigious ski resort. It's quieter than Aspen and reserved for the most sophisticated of guests, with posh ski bunnies flocking every year to its immaculately groomed slopes.
The Goldener Hirsch in Deer Valley is best known as a winter skiing destination, but the luxury property offers just as much in the summer months once the crowds clear out
Fly fishing in the Provo river is one of the many summer activities arranged for guests at the luxurious hotel
But there's just as much in the area to enjoy once the snow melts and one of the resort's most famous hotels, The Goldener Hirsch, is adding to the summer allure.
The hotel is open year-round but even more tempting are the new residences that sit adjacent to it.
Owners still enjoy the 5-star hospitality they are accustomed to in the hotel with the privacy of owning their very own slice of it.
Inspired by the original Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria, the beloved, alpine-themed hotel has been in the resort for 30 years but recently changed hands and is now run by Auberge Resorts, the champion of luxury hospitality groups.
This year, activities include gentle walks in the Uinta National Forest, fly fishing courses in the Provo river.
While the price tag is suggestive of super-luxury, the ambience throughout the property is anything but pretentious.
Dinner is an exquisite, warm affair with world-famous fondue and schnitzel. This summer, the hotel is launching a summer market to delight locals.
The open-air market will have light bites by Chef Nicolas Lebas and guest chefs as well as a unique menu of spirits, games and live music. Guests can also take a scenic ride on the chairlift and enjoy various hiking trails.
Inspired by the original Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria, the beloved, alpine-themed hotel has been in the resort for 30 years but recently changed hands and is now run by Auberge Resorts, the champion of luxury hospitality groups
The unbelievably glamorous boot-room at Goldener Hirsch where skiers can stow