The ski resorts are almost equally crowded here in the summer season. The reason is quite simple. The investment into transforming the grounds to an adventure park paid off. At Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch, a FamilyFest program was launched recently; the categories vary according to age and activity of choice. The four categories are arts and crafts, nature and hiking, sound and stage, and adventure and games. Every guest chooses whichever best suits him/her and has loads of fun. There are mountain hikes, river rafting, golf, aerobic, volleyball (both beach and aqua), sightseeing tours, heated pools, waterslides, a skating park, croquet, indoor game rooms and even supervised teen centers.
At Bromley, kids go simply wild when entering local crazy Thrill Zone. It has 12 rides, bungee-trampolines, climbing walls, a 456-foot-long water slide and even a 700-foot two-person zip-line, ‘the Condor Coaster’.
At Killington, mountain bike enthusiasts find their paradise. The Mountain Bike Park offers 45 miles of trails, a 1,700-foot vertical drop, cross-country single track, big bike downhill. There is also an adventure centre here. Other similarly wild holiday options are at the Mount Washington Resort, Illinois’ Chestnut Mountain, Michigan’s Boyne Mountain, or Minnesota’s Lutsen Mountain.