It may be summer, but snow is still falling, and skiers are lapping it up somewhere—so drop the beach towels and grab your shells. Summer skiing means heading to the highest peaks of North America and Europe or flying to the Southern Hemisphere—New Zealand, Australia, Chile or Argentina—where the winter season is in full swing from June to October.
Here’s our pick of the coolest summer ski resorts around the world:
1. KAPRUN, Austria
The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier above Kaprun has a large, year-round ski area boasting varied runs and a terrain park with eight jumps and 12 jibs. Intermediate skiers and riders will feel particularly at home here. After a few runs, chill out at the Ice Arena with its snow beach, igloos, snow slides and ice bar. Non-skiers can take free guided panoramic hikes across the glacier between July and September.
Kaprun – Kitzsteinhorn