Summer officially begins with the solstice on June 20 at 6:34 p.m. EDT
Cold Weather Summer Vacation Destinations begin after the summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer. The timing of the summer solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point of the equator.
The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).
In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. Read more details pertaining to summer solstice HERE.
As temperatures rise you can still enjoy some frosty fun with these top cold weather vacation destinations this summer!
1. Make art out of nature in Breckenridge, Colo.
Lodging: A winter getaway in the beginning of December at Corral Condominiums costsabout $254 per night for a two-bedroom condo with a hot tub.
To keep you entertained when you’re not zipping down the slopes, The Corral offers private garages for most condos, a steam sauna, and a game room.
Lift tickets: One-day adult lift tickets in the beginning of the season for Keystone-Breckenridge will cost you $67.
Breckenridge’s longest trail, the Four O’Clock run, spans 3.5 miles. The city also teams up with Budweiser in January to host the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships. From Jan. 24 through Jan. 28, artists gather in the snowy town to test their talents against nature.
2. Dog sledding battles skiing as the best winter activity in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Lodging: Ski.com is offering a four-night sojourn at the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa for $1,154 per person at the end of December. The deal includes three-day lift tickets.
The resort also offers indoor and outdoor heated pools, ski valet service, and the 16,000 square foot Solitude Spa, where guests can enjoy a 24-person rooftop hot tub.
Lift tickets: For anyone who doesn’t stay at the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, adult lift tickets for the end of November through the beginning of December cost $192 for three days. The fourth day comes free.
That price spikes to $291 during the holiday season.
Jackson Hole offers daily skiing classes for everyone from the most basic beginning to the king of the slopes. And in a fun twist, the area is also home to The Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours, which takes you on a wildlife tour to either Granite Creek Canyon or Bridger Teton National Forest.
3. Art is an important part of life in Whistler, Canada
Lodging: A two-bedroom, 1,300 square feet town-home near Whistler’s Blackcomb Mountain’s Cruiser run costs $325 per night in early December. That rate jumps to $660 in the middle of the month and to $980 over the Christmas holiday.
The mountain getaway features a gas fireplace, balcony with a BBQ, and a private outdoor hot-tub.
Lift tickets: Adult lift tickets from the end of November through the end of December cost $96 per day.
For those looking for added adventure,Whistler Heli-Skiing has rights to terrain that includes 173 glaciers and 475 runs. And if you’re looking to stay inside, The Whistler Village Art Gallery showcases contemporary Canadian and international paintings, as well as sculpture and glass.
Find even more great destinations from HERE.
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