ASPEN, Colo., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A division of Ski.com, Summer Mountain Travel (http://www.summermountaintravel.com) has grown its 2010 inventory of activities and resorts to now offer travelers even more ways to experience the best of the mountains during the summer months. The most notable is the addition of summer helicopter adventures deep in British Columbia's Canadian Rockies.
Through a new partnership with Canadian Mountain Holidays, the world's largest Heli-Skiing operator, Summer Mountain Travel now provides Heli-Adventures to travelers looking for everything from exhilaration to serenity. Vacation options include three- to six-day trips allowing travelers to explore a variety of sights such as ancient glaciers, alpine meadows, mountain ridges and lush forested valleys. Because each guest chooses their desired activities, these vacations are suitable for all types of travelers, from multi-generational families to mountaineers. Activities include learning about flora and fauna in a mountain meadow, zip lining over raging rivers, rappelling, going through an alpine via ferrata route of fixed cables and bridges or simply taking in the breathtaking view from a mountain ridge.
Heli-Adventure vacations commence in Banff, Alberta, an area surrounded by five spectacular national parks. From there, travelers move westward by motor coach and helicopter to either the Bobbie Burns Lodge or the Bugaboo Lodge, depending on the vacation. The six-day itinerary enables guests to split time between the two lodges and experience the best of both worlds.
The Bobbie Burns Lodge is surrounded by mountains few have ever seen, some of which still remain unnamed. From there, guests have access via helicopter to 429 square miles of terrain and 47 different trails to explore. The Bobbie Burns has an outdoor whirlpool, sauna, game room, porch-side basketball hoops, outdoor swimming pond, shop, extensive wine cellar, roomy common area and a sweeping deck from which guests enjoy inspiring mountain vistas.
The Bugaboo Lodge sits in the shadows of the iconic Bugaboo Spires, famed for their majestic beauty and world-renowned climbing opportunities. From the lodge, guests have access via helicopter to 236 square miles of terrain and more than 100 trails. The lodge offers a bar and lounge area, dining room, game room, shop, four-story climbing wall, exercise equipment, spa, outdoor whirlpool, sauna and outdoor swimming pond.
For vacationers looking for something a little closer to home, Summer Mountain Travel now offers nearly 20 new destinations and some of the most popular activities in the best mountain resorts worldwide. From zip lining through lush forests in Whitefish, backcountry tours via ATVs in Whistler or scenic gondola rides in Vail to tours of Yellowstone National Park in Jackson Hole, mountain biking in Winter Park or whitewater rafting in Aspen, Summer Mountain Travel now offers something for every type of mountain enthusiast.
For more information about Summer Mountain Travel and the vacation packages it offers, visit www.summermountaintravel.com or call 800-556-7547 to speak with a Summer Mountain Travel Vacation Specialist.
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Aspen, Colo., Ski.com is the largest provider of mountain travel in North America. Ski.com is the only travel company specializing in mountain destinations to offer the unsurpassed first-hand knowledge and experience needed to present travelers the most options at the best value. The company has the largest mountain lodging inventory, offers the most mountain-related package components in the travel industry and customizes complete vacations to 100 of the most popular resorts in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.