When considering where to go on summer vacation, most families choose beaches or theme parks. But there are many reasons why you should opt for a vacation in the mountains this summer:

1 – Unplug and escape technology

It’s no secret that social media and the constant exposure to the news have had a negative effect on our mental health. There are few places better for taking some time away from it all to unplug and recharge than the quiet of the mountains




2 – Brand new adventures

Mountains in general, and Little Cottonwood Canyon especially, are idyllic starting points for your grand adventures. With countless hiking trails just outside your door, you never know where the day might lead.




Two people hiking and enjoying a utah summer

3 – Crisp, clean air

Almost every city battles pollution. But up in the mountains, away from the cars and factories, you’ll discover air crisper than you realized was even possible.



Picture of fall foliage in Utah for a scenic mountain retreat4 – Photography

One of the best things about returning from vacation is showing off your amazing pictures. Show your co-workers something new and treasure the picturesque views for years to come.




Mountains in spring.

5 – Health

Spending even a week in the mountains can have a variety of health benefits, from lowering your risk of heart disease to potential weight loss. Your body will thank you for your trip to the mountains.




6 – Strengthen Family Bonds

Okay, we admit it, this is true of many places. But new experiences and trying things together is a great way to bring a family together and strengthen the bonds that are strained during the school year.



7 – Fewer annoying people

More popular destinations like the beach are always chock-a-block full of other people also trying to escape. In the mountains, however, it is possible to go all day and only run into one or two other families.





8 – Cheaper than a theme park

Four days at a major theme park can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. Alternatively, access to the hiking and biking trails in Alta Snowbird are free.





9 – New perspective

Sure, you might have seen the mountains covered in snow, so now is your chance to see what is under all of that world famous powder.



10 – Try a new sport

If you’ve ever wanted to try mountaineering, mountain biking, or trail running, Alta Snowbird is the place for you. With trails and bouldering sites all throughout Little Cottonwood Canyon you are sure to find your perfect spot.





No matter your reason for vacationing in the mountains, Canyon Services has the perfect Snowbird vacation property for your group or family. Stays during the week cost 15% less, and if you choose to stay for a full month you can save 50%, no coupon needed for either offer.