Enjoy Summer in Colorado with Skateboarding and Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Looking to beat summer board-em and try something new and fun this summer while vacationing at Vail Cascade Resort, Vail Colorado’s premier mountain destination? Why not try one of the fastest growing sports in Vail, stand up paddle boarding, also known as SUP!  SUP is not only fun and easy, but you’ll beat the summer heat and don’t even need an ocean to participate! We know, you’re thinking to yourself…stand up paddle boarding in the mountains? Yes! Vail and Beaver Creek have plenty of lakes and rivers to practice this popular sport from mid-May through September!

SUP offers a full body workout for skiers, snowboarders, surfers and athletes to get into shape for summer or winter. Vail’s rivers and lakes provide some of the best SUP expeditions where you can ogle the gorgeous landscape while “walking” on water! For recreational outlets that provide paddle board rentals and paddle board instruction, check with Vail Cascade’s knowledgeable concierge staff about pricing, transportation, and how to get started on an adventure you surely won’t forget. Learn more about SUP and be sure to check out our blog in mid-May on “How To SUP in Colorado”.

SUP not your thing? No worries! Kids of all ages can enjoy skateboarding.  Skateboarding is a recreation that has grown tremendously in popularity in Vail. With two fabulous parks; Vail Skate Park on the top of Lionshead Parking Structure and Freedom Park in Edwards, these two skate venues provide a perfect location for beginners, those trying to hone their craft, and even experts to enjoy.  No reservations are required, but it’s always wise to check with the venues for hours of operation. Helmets are required for skaters and elbow and knee pads are recommended. Find more information on skateboarding.

When you visit Vail Cascade Resort & Spa this summer, take a walk or bike ride along the scenic, paved trail located behind the hotel alongside Gore Creek. If you follow the trail east, it will take you to Vail and Lionshead Villages, the Vail Golf Course and even over Vail Pass to Summit County. Taken west, the path leads to several parks with lively playgrounds and picnic facilities. Charter Sports, located on property offers bike rentals in Vail and a variety of other summer sporting equipment. Summer activities and local attractions abound!

So get out, enjoy the great outdoors this summer at one of Colorado’s best family resorts!

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