From the Alps to Aspen: Why People Are Flocking to the Mountains for the “Secret Season”

As seen on Vogue:

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Louise—Canada’s “diamond in the wilderness”—probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think summer vacation. But take one look at the stunning landscape and you’ll swiftly reconsider. Helicopter tours are an amazing way to view the lush, mountainous landscape and emerald green water from above; or better yet, explore the area on horseback. The century-old Brewster Stables organizes guided trail rides through the Rockies, ending at a picturesque local teahouse for lunch. Lake Louise is also home to a number of über-luxe hotels, namely Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (an iconic property with breathtaking views) and the Post Hotel & Spa (a chalet-style lodge with cozy suites and cabins). Come evening, you might consider riding into the sunset on an ATV, tossing back a few at the trendy Park Distillery, or even booking a lane at High Rollers, a retro-meets-modern bowling alley.