Action-Packed and Exhilarating Experiences for Active Vacationers….

MOUNTAINS TRANSFORM FROM WINTER TO SUMMER OFFERING CONTINUOUS FUN…

From Hang-Gliding to Golf – Head for the Mountains for an Unmatched Array of Summer Activities

Vancouver, BC, May 26, 2006– For many, it is nearly time to put the sweaters in storage and start making summer vacation plans. And while the beach springs to mind for most, the once majestic snow-capped peaks enjoyed during the winter months, transform themselves into a summer vacation paradise for active vacationers as the temperature starts to rise.

According to industry reports*, half of U.S. adults, or 98 million people have taken an adventure trip in the past five years. This includes 31 million adults who engaged in such activities as whitewater rafting and mountain biking. For those looking to enjoy more of the great outdoors, learn a new sport, or just get out there and stretch their boundaries, a summer mountain vacation is second to none offering a variety of experiences that are both invigorating and relaxing.

For example, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, river kayaking and hang-gliding, are offered at the same North American top-ranked mountain resorts that also offer such soft-adventure activities as fishing, horseback riding, and eco-tours, as well as championship golf, tennis, volleyball, sailing, cooking classes, and spa treatments.

According to Intrawest Corporation, owner and operator of some of North America’s most recognized mountain resorts including Whistler-Blackcomb, Mammoth, Copper, Stratton and Tremblant, many only think of a mountain vacation during the winter season when planning a ski or snowboard vacation. The truth is, many top mountain resorts are in fact year-round destinations, offering as much outdoor fun and adventure during the summer, as they do in the winter.

In addition to a virtually endless array of active experiences, these and other Intrawest mountain resorts also offer instruction for all levels, a rich calendar of summer concerts and events, pedestrian villages offering dining and shopping, scenic tours, and kids/teen programs.

The summer season at most mountain resorts begins in June. To follow are some of the unique summer offerings available at Intrawest’s mountain resorts:

Whistler-Blackcomb (British Columbia, Canada) – Rated Canada’s number one golf destination by Golf Digest, Whistler offers four championship, designer courses, Ziptrek Ecotours, world renowned mountain bike park and glacier skiing until early August. www.whistlerblackcomb.com.

Mont Tremblant (Quebec, Canada) .– Hiking, biking, rock climbing, Scandinavian spa, waterpark, kidz club facility, water sports, two 18-hole championship golf courses. For more information, visit www.tremblant.ca.

Panorama Mountain Resort (British Columbia, Canada) – Greywolf 18-hole championship golf course, mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, ATV Adventures, advanced hiking (to the top of Panorama Mountain – the 5th highest peak in North America). For more information, visit www.panoramaresort.com).

Snowshoe Mountain Resort (Pocahontas County, West Virginia) – World class mountain bike trails, Gary Player signature championship Raven Golf Course, Outdoor Adventure Program, Outpost Adventure Park, sporting clays, fly-fishing clinic, backcountry tours. For more information, visit www.snowshoemtn.com.

Winter Park (Colorado) – Colorado’s longest alpine slide, mountain biking, mini golf, human maze. For more information, visit www.skiwinterpark.com.

Blue Mountain Ski Resort (Ontario, Canada) – Eco-Adventure Tours, Plunge! Aqua Centre (new). Nationally ranked Monterra golf course, mountain biking, hiking. For more information, visit www.bluemountain.ca).

Copper Mountain (Summit County, Colorado) – The Climbing Wall (the largest outdoor climbing wall in Colorado), Copper Mountain Raquet & Athletic Club, hike the Rocky Mountains, road biking. For more information, visit www.ski-copper.com.

Stratton Mountain Resort (Vermont) – Stratton Sports Centre, paintball, canoe and kayak tours, Sun Bowl Ranch, 27-hole golf course. For more information, visit www.stratton.com.

Mountain Creek (Vernon, NJ) – Diablo Mountain Bike Freeride Park, Mountain Creek Waterpark. For more information, visit www.mountaincreek.com.

Mammoth Mountain (Central California) – World Class Bike Park and Youth/Teen, Freestyle and Women’s Bike Camps; 18-hole championship golf course, fishing. For more information, visit www.mammothmountain.com.

Squaw Valley (Lake Tahoe, NV) – Climbing and rope classes, Squaw Valley Fine Arts Festival; annual Alpen Wine Festival; Trilogy Spa. For more information, visit www.thevillageatsquaw.com.

About Intrawest Corporation

Intrawest Corporation (IDR:NYSE; ITW:TSX) is a world leader in destination resorts and adventure travel. The company has interests in 10 resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations, including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Intrawest owns Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, and an interest in Abercrombie & Kent, the world leader in luxury adventure travel. The Intrawest network also includes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest – a private resort club with nine locations throughout North America. Intrawest develops real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com.

Related Articles

No related posts.