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Preview some of the top ski destinations you’ll enjoy as an Equity Estates investor and get inspired to shred some powder or indulge in après-ski.

Without Further Ado, Our Five Favorite Ski Destinations:

5) Chamonix: The best place to sample some of the finest skiing in the Alps, Chamonix gives you five ski resorts nearby.  Enjoy French cuisine and wine apres ski as you spend your nights in a beautiful Chalet.

4) Lake Tahoe: Ranked the top ski mountain for families, Northstar offers great skiing for the entire family and incredible views of Lake Tahoe. The ski- in/ski-out four bedroom residence has wonderful amenity access to the nearby Ritz Carlton and Tahoe Mountain Club.  Or feel free to take in the views from your own hot tub out back.

3) Aspen/Snowmass: Voted one of the top ten ski resorts in the world with terrain for any level of skier, Snowmass is easy to get to with 200+ flights a week to the Aspen airport.  And, of course, Ajax Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk are just minutes away from your beautiful residence.  You’ll stay in the best located ski-in ski-out residence in the new base village with sweeping mountain views and be right next to ski school.

2) Park City/Deer Valley: Ski the legendary Wasatch Powder, just 45 minutes door to door from the airport with two Equity Estates residences to pick from: downtown Park City and Deer Valley. Enjoy après-ski by bellying up to the dozens of watering holes just steps away from your home off of Main Street. Or take in the the Sundance Film Festival and skip the skiing. Get bored quickly? There nine ski resorts to pick from within an hour’s drive.

1) Telluride: Sitting high in the San Juan mountains, this historic mountain town is off the beaten path, but worth the journey. Stare eye to eye with fourteen thousand foot peaks from your living room–just steps from skiing where the lift lines are non-existent. Enjoy amenity access to the Peaks Resort and Spa and try your hand at some of the best heli-skiing in the lower 48 with Telluride Helitrax.

Second to none, our destinations boast blue-ribbons

With Equity Estates destination club, you’ll enjoy access to top-rated locations around the globe. Here’s a selection of residences in our highly awarded portfolio. Consider these options as a second home alternative.

World’s Best Beach  by CNN Traveler’s Choice Awards
TURKS AND CAICOS

Best City in the World to Visit – by Condé  Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards
FLORENCE, ITALY

America’s Most Cultured City  by Travel + Leisure
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

World’s Best Food City  by Food & Wine
PARIS, FRANCE

Best Islands in the World  by Condé  Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards
ST. JOHN, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Best Adventure Vacations in the U.S. – by U.S. News
LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA

Best Beach in the World  by U.S. News
GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND

Top Ski Resorts in North America  by Forbes
TELLURIDE, COLORADO

Most Beautiful Cities in the World  by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

While our mountain destinations are certainly well equipped to host your winter adventures, they’re also ideal for action-packed vacations during the summer and fall months. Browse our summer and fall mountain destination spotlights below and consider taking advantage of upcoming availability.

Park City & Deer Valley

Outdoor Activities

Hiking: Enjoy a challenging 1.5 mile hike up to the entrance of Timpanogos Caves. It’ll be worth it to see the rugged beauty of the caves, including underground pools and limestone rock formations. Or, head 30-minutes from downtown Park City and begin to feel like you’re in another world at Uinta National Forest. The rolling mountains of Park City turn into a massive forest land complete with evergreens, crystal blue lakes and rivers packed full of trout.

Watersports on Jordanelle Reservoir: What says summer like water sports? Just 5 minutes outside of Park City, Jordanelle Reservoir features wonderful camping, fishing, wake boarding, water skiing, canoeing, jet skiing and boating.

Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort: Park City boasts one of the longest alpine slides in the world. With more than 3,000 feet of winding and gliding tracks, this luge-like slide that runs down the face of the mountain is sure to provide thrills for the whole family. Open mid-May through mid-October.

Events

Hiking: Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for one of the culinary world’s most spectacular events. June 16-18.

Fourth of July: Snowmass shows its patriotic colors with a free holiday extravaganza to entertain the whole family. Weekend events include live music on Fanny Hill, food, games, movies and more. Nearby Aspen hosts their own celebration as well.

JAS (Jazz Aspen Snowmass) Labor Day Experience: Acts this year in Snowmass Town Park include Keith Urban, The Revivalists, The Roots, Maroon 5, Lake Street Drive, Daryl Hall & John Oates, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Nathaniel Rateli & The Night Sweats, and more. Sept. 1-3 Snowmass Village Summer Concert Series: Free concerts happening weekly from June
through August.

Snowmass

Outdoor Activities

Fly Fishing: For the avid angler, few things can beat fishing in Colorado. With dozens of scenic trout-filled rivers, streams and lakes in the area, Aspen and Snowmass lie at the epicenter of some of Colorado’s best fishing spots. Rent gear and try your hand or opt for a charter with an expert guide.

River Rafting: This region’s scenic and plentiful rivers are some of its best-kept secrets. Whether you’re seeking a day trip with class IV rapids on the or a gentle float on the Roaring Fork, local outfitters can help plan your adventure. The scenery along these pristine waterways promises to be breathtakingly beautiful.

Hiking and Biking: Surrounded by the 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest, the hiking and biking options in and around Snowmass are truly endless. From Snowmass Village itself, hikers can head out to explore over 77 miles of hiking trails ranging from short morning jaunts to multi-day backpack trips.

Note: Trails around Snowmass Village are closed until June 21 to protect critical elk calving habitat.

Events

Food and Wine Classic in Aspen: Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for one of the culinary world’s most spectacular events. June 16-18.

Fourth of July: Snowmass shows its patriotic colors with a free holiday extravaganza to entertain the whole family. Weekend events include live music on Fanny Hill, food, games, movies and more. Nearby Aspen hosts their own celebration as well.

JAS (Jazz Aspen Snowmass) Labor Day Experience: Acts this year in Snowmass Town Park include Keith Urban, The Revivalists, The Roots, Maroon 5, Lake Street Drive, Daryl Hall & John Oates, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Nathaniel Rateli & The Night Sweats, and more. Sept. 1-3 Snowmass Village Summer Concert Series: Free concerts happening weekly from June through August.

Telluride

Outdoor Activities

Hiking: Hiking is by far the most popular activity in Telluride’s summer season, and there’s enough to terrain to explore a new trail every weekend. Surrounded by an abundance of scenic nature trails as well as plenty of less-traveled paths, you can choose from a quick afternoon jaunt, to summitting a 14,000-foot peak, to a multi-day cross-country excursion.

Climbing: Year-round mountaineering, trekking, and climbing schools provide backcountry and technical skills for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Try the Ajak Peak climb for panoramic views of Telluride.

Fly Fishing: With some of the finest trout streams in the Rocky Mountains, Telluride is an angler’s paradise. To make the most of your outing, we recommend learning the waterways and surrounding terrain with the help of a local guide.

River Rafting: Several rivers provide incredible rafting opportunities in Telluride during the summer months. One of the most popular trips launches just thirty minutes downstream from Telluride at Specie Creek and runs 9 miles to the Beaver Creek River Access. This section features class II-III whitewater, ideal for beginning and intermediate rafters, families and groups of mixed abilities.

Events

Mountain Film Festival: Held every Memorial Day weekend, the Telluride Mountain Film Festival is a documentary festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. May 26-29.

Telluride Wine Fest: Featuring everything from street parties and intimate tastings, this event-packed weekend oers something for everyone. June 22-26.

Telluride Jazz Festival: This year’s lineup includes Mavis Staples, Macy Gray, Bootsy Collins & World-Wide Funk Drive, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Miles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down, and many more. August 4-6.

Telluride Blue & Brews Festival: This year’s lineup includes Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo, Anders Osborne, Benjamin Booker, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Magpie Salute and many more. September 15-17.

Safe Travels!

Check out our recommended trips for the perfect summer vacation:

5) Park City, Utah: Enjoy a challenging hike up to the entrance of Timpanogos Caves to marvel at the rugged beauty of the landscape including underground pools and limestone rock formations; or head 30-minutes from downtown Park City and it feels like you’re in another world in the enchanting Uinta National Forest. The Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort—one of the longest alpine slides in the world, open through October—is sure to provide thrills for all. Our residence in Park City is located just steps from downtown Main Street’s boutiques, brew pubs and fine restaurants, and our residence in nearby Deer Valley is on prestigious Lookout Drive with stunning mountain views.

4) Prague, Czech Republic: You cannot go wrong visiting Prague in the summer, with perfect days in the mid-70s. After discovering the city’s highlights all morning, take time to explore the cobbled back streets for some much-needed shade and a break from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Enjoy its beautiful architecture, shop in the boutique galleries and the souvenir shops, and don’t forget the famed beer! Our spacious Czech apartment on the banks of the Vltava river boasts wonderful views of the Castle across the river and is just minutes from the Old Town.

3) Telluride, Colorado: Hiking is by far the most popular summer activity in and around Telluride, with enough terrain to explore a new trail every day. Surrounded by an abundance of scenic nature trails as well as plenty of less-traveled paths, you can enjoy easy access to everything from a quick afternoon jaunt to summitting a 14,000-foot peak. Summer in Telluride is also known as the “Festival Capital of The Rockies” and is jam-packed with events—including the weekly Free Sunset Concert Series, Mountain Film Festival, Jazz Fest, Wine Fest, Blues & Brews and Bluegrass Festival to name a few. Our residence in Mountain Village offers stunning views of the Valley Floor and San Sofia Ridge which can be enjoyed from the expansive patio while soaking in the large Jacuzzi hot tub.

2) New York, New York: When summer in New York rolls around, it’s time for park days, concerts and cold drinks on a rooftop. A perfect summer day wouldn’t be complete without an afternoon picnic in Central Park topped off with a concert at Summer Stage. If you’re lucky, you may catch Manhattanhenge—a phenomenon where the sun aligns with Manhattan’s grid for only a few days of the year. It’s slated to take place twice in July, making for a rare photo op. After the sun goes down, walk the Brooklyn Bridge at night and enjoy the spectacular city views. Our residence is located in trendy Chelsea and offers sweeping city views and a spacious floorplan.

1) Big Island, Hawaii: You won’t need your passport to visit the number one destination on our list, though you may feel as though you’re in another world with Hawaii’s lush cliffs, red- and black-sand beaches, rich Polynesian culture, abundance of sea life and rugged volcanic landscapes. The Big Island’s weather is pleasantly warm and tropical year-round and although there really isn’t a bad time to visit, we love summer for its lighter crowds, lengthy daylight hours and beautiful weather. Our residence on the Big Island is within the Mauna Lani Resort and features incredible indoor/outdoor living areas, private pool and panoramic ocean views.

Interested in learning how you can travel to our top five summer destinations plus more than 55 others within our portfolio?

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