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Canyons Resort

 

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Trail Map
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Conditions
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

Airlines operating from Salt Lake City include American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, JetBlue Airways, Skywest Airlines, Southwest, United and US Airways

 LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 

From the Salt Lake City Airport

Take I-80 East through Salt Lake City. ( I-80 merges with I-15 )You will now follow I-80 East for about 15 – 20 minutes and take Exit #145 Kimball Junction / Park City.  This exit is the main road that enters Park City and The Canyons. You will be on SR-224.  Follow 224 for two miles from the exit and take a right at the stop light on to The Canyons Resort Drive.  Continue a short distance up to The Canyons.  Day Skiers: Turn left just past the 7-Eleven and park in the Cabriolet parking lot and ride the Cabriolet into the village.  Resort lodging guests: Follow The Canyons Resort Drive to your destination.

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Waldorf Astoria

 

 

A luxury property with 175 guestrooms can accommodate any size group or family, from our one-bedroom suites up to our six-bedroom, 5,000 square-foot Presidential Suite. Private ski lift to village. Voted one of the top hotels in the USA.

Extra person charges may apply

 

$299 and up

 

Sundial Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

Escala Lodge

 

 

 

Luxury condos in the resort village a short walk from the Red Pine Gondola lift.

 

 

 

 

 

The newest addition to The Canyons Resort’s family of lodging properties, the   Escala Lodge is located mountainside in the Resort Village.  Walking distance to lifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

Grand Summit 

 

A ski-in/ski-out, AAA Four Diamond resort with an outdoor heated pool, restaurant and many other amenities.  The Orange Bubble Express lift is

steps from the back entrance to the hotel.

Extra person charges may apply

$131 and up

       

Silverado Lodge

Luxury units across the street from the resort village.  Walking distance

to the lifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining

 

Alpine House (Sundial Building)

 

Bistro at Canyons (Goumet dining that is also Kosher)

 

Lookout Cabin (On mountain)

 

Red Tail Grill (Near Orange Bubble chair in the Grand Summit Hotel)

 

Slopes by Talisker (In the Waldorf Astoria)

 

The Cabin Restaurant (In the Grand Summit Hotel)

 

The Farm (Across from Red Pine Gondola base) Note:  The Farm was voted "Best New Restaurant in Utah" by Salt Lake Magazine

 

Umbrella Bar (Apres Ski and more)

 

Note: Additional dining options available at http://www.thecanyons.com/dining.html?season=winter.

 
 

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More

LIFT TICKETS

Day Passes

 

 

TERRAIN PARKS

Canyons has several terrain parks, including one over one mile long!  Use this link for updated information once the ski season starts: http://www.ridecanyons.com/

REAL ESTATE
 

Real Estate at Canyons (Talisker Mountain Realty)

 
DEALS
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

The Canyons marks one of the largest resort re-creation projects in the history of the resort.  $50 million was spent  re-aligning the gondola, installing a state-of-the-art quad that has heated seats, adding 300 acres of terrain on Iron Mountain, adding restaurants, designing a ski beach at the base, and adding a 20 million gallon snowmaking pond. 

 

 

ACTIVITIES
SERVICES

 

Equipment Rental Rates

 

Lesson Rates

 

Heli Ski Tours

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
 
 

 

Canyons Resort
Description:

Once a little known ski area geared to the needs and budgets of locals, the Canyons has been transformed into the largest combination ski/snowboard resort in Utah. Among the newer terrain, 9990 is considered the peak for experts while Dreamcatcher, Dreamscape and Iron Mountain offer plentiful intermediate and advanced terrain. The resort ranked 10th in SKI Magazine's Overall rankings for the 2012-2013 season (Oct. 15 issue), with high marks for access, food and lodging. The area has everything: 4000 skiable acres comprising 182 trails, 9 peaks, 5 bowls, 6 natural half-pipes, 2 terrain parks (one is over a mile long), chutes, tree skiing, bumps and (of course) powder. Excellent backcountry terrain is also accessible from the summit. The Canyons boasts 19 lifts and 182 trails. The world-class resort includes 15 dining venues, 5 diverse lodging properties and two state-of-the-art spas. Several major improvements were announced for the 2010-2011 ski season, including moving the gondola base to a more optimal location, adding a new heated high speed bubble chair next to the Grand Summit Hotel, adding a European-styled "Ski Beach," expanding the snow making, and opening Iron Mountain with 300 additional acres of skiing. The resort contains 35,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for conferences. Published Articles of Interest: - December 9, 2011 The New York Times (Travel), http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/travel/canyons-ski-resort-park-city-utah.html?pagewanted=all - March 2011, Salt Lake Magazine 2011 Dining Awards - Utah’s Culinary Evolution (Canyon’s Executive Chef John Murcho voted “Best Chef in Utah”), http://www.canyonsresort.com/File/SLM_DiningAwards.pdf - March 24, 2010 SKI Magazine, http://www.skinet.com/ski/thecanyons - July 30, 2012 FORBES - Remarkable Summer Travel: A Prime Luxury Destination, http://blogs.forbes.com/traceygreenstein/ - August 30, 2012 ELITE TRAVER, New Winter Offerings for Upcoming Ski Season, http://www.elitetraveler.com/news_detail.html?nid=4331 - October 1, 2012 News Release: CANYONS RESORT EARNS TOP TEN RANKING FOR FIRST TIME EVER BY SKI MAGAZINE: http://www.canyonsresort.com/File/CanyonsSkiMagazineTopTenResort_10_1_2012.pdf - October 5, 2012 SKI Magazine, Go Now, Canyons Resort, Utah, http://www.skinet.com/ski/article/go-now-canyons-resort-utah Fun Winter Activities On Site: - First Tracks: http://www.canyonsresort.com/winter_activities.html?dinid=59 - Groomer Ride-A-Long (Sno-Cat): http://www.canyonsresort.com/winter_activities.html?dinid=10611 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFo5EA_qC_s&feature=related - Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides: http://www.canyonsresort.com/winter_activities.html?dinid=10852 - Saturday Night Western BBQ: http://www.canyonsresort.com/winter_activities.html?dinid=61 - Zip Tour Adventure: http://www.canyonsresort.com/winter_activities.html?dinid=10851 Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q8A_svg_W4&feature=related _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2012 Summertime Schedule: COMMUNITY YARD SALE 05/05/2012 The Sustainability Task Force at Canyons Resort is hosting a community yard sale on Saturday, May 5th. FARMERS' MARKET 06/06/2012 - 06/27/2012 Visit the Cabriolet parking lot for fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods and arts and crafts. The Market will take place each Wednesday, June 6th through mid-October. 12:00pm - 6:00pm. SUMMER ACTIVITIES 06/14/2012 - 10/07/2012 Canyons will be open for Summer Activities seven days a week, 10:00am - 5:00pm. One of the country’s largest four season destination resorts offers you an expansive variety of summer activities and events. In addition to fresh mountain air, Canyons provides luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, scenic gondola rides, Zip Tours, breath-taking hikes, a cutting-edge mountain bike park, fishing, pedal boats and free, live concerts. JULY 3RD CELEBRATION 07/03/2012 Live music and a huge fireworks display! The event will start at 7:30pm in the Resort Village and is FREE to the public. Please, no dogs allowed. FARMERS' MARKET 07/04/2012 - 07/25/2012 Visit the Cabriolet parking lot for fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods and arts and crafts. The Market will take place each Wednesday, June 6th through mid-October. 12:00pm - 6:00pm. PARK CITY FOOD & WINE CLASSIC 07/05/2012 - 07/08/2012 Mark your calendar for July 5 - July 8, 2012! The Park City Food & Wine Classic is returning for its 8th year and is the unrivaled, most comprehensive wine event in Utah. The Grand Tasting is here on Saturday, July 7th! SUMMER CONCERT SERIES (doulbe the concerts from last year) http://www.parkcitymagazine.com/Park-City-Magazine/2012-Summer-Concerts-at-Canyons-Resort/ 07/14/2012 - 09/01/2012 Saturday Summer Concerts will take place each Saturday from July 14 - September 1. Free and open to the public. Please, no blankets or chairs will be allowed until 4:00pm. FARMERS' MARKET 08/01/2012 - 08/29/2012 Visit the Cabriolet parking lot for fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods and arts and crafts. The Market will take place each Wednesday, June 6th through mid-October. 12:00pm - 6:00pm. PARK CITY POINT 2 POINT MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE & FREE CONCERT 09/01/2012 Canyons will be hosting the Park City Point 2 Point Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, September 1st. FARMERS' MARKET 09/05/2012 - 09/26/2012 Visit the Cabriolet parking lot for fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods and arts and crafts. The Market will take place each Wednesday, June 6th through mid-October. 12:00pm - 6:00pm. 8TH ANNUAL MID MOUNTAIN MARATHON 09/08/2012 A fabulous marathon on the beautiful Mid Mountain trail. Race starts at Deer Valley and finishes at Canyons.

Details:
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Snow making percent
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Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
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Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts19
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner6%
Trails-2-Intermediate50%
Trails-3-Advanced44%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park1
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total182
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation6800'
General-Vertical drop3190'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds4000 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Easy backcountry acess, not crowded, huge

Cons: None!

I always hear people complain about the Canyons layout, but if you just plan your run first, it is no big deal.  Some great terrain on 9990 - nice steeps and moguls.  Great if you get a lot of snow, but the lower parts of the mountain aren't always in great shape.  Overall, I loved the mountain.

Posted

Pros: Large and expansive, not crowded, great expert terrain off of Ninety Nine 90

Cons: Limited beginner terrain, kids ski school is dismal

Canyons is a large resort with plenty of acres for skiers to spread out.  We were there during spring break season in the  2nd week of March and expected crowds but amazingly had almost no lift lines.  Even the Tombstone lift which is essential for getting places on the mountain did not have any lines.  There is some nice expert terrain off the highest point from the Ninety-Nine-90 chair, with different options for descent.  The narrow mogulled path leading to the “easiest way down” may freak out some intermediate and advanced skiers, so don’t go up there unless you are used to skiing expert terrain; Red Pine Bowl and Lower East Face have some steep sections that have a backcountry feel, and were my favorite part of the mountain.  Sidewinder and Cloud9 are good runs to warm up on if you like steeper intermediate runs or are waiting for the off-piste to soften up.  The Dreamcatcher basin on the far left of the mountain is the first to get the morning sun so is a good place to start the day and then work your way across the mountain; Fools Paradise is fun for expert skiers.  Gallery and Shadows, off of Elk ridge hold good snow and are nice glades to ski.  Did not make it to Super Condor Express but looks like it has some nice terrain. 

 

There is very little beginner terrain at Canyons so if you have young kids or beginners in your group I would go to Deer Valley or PCMR instead.  The kids ski school was very disappointing, there is very limited terrain for teaching and my son was very bored as they kept his group on the same green run all day; they have no fun trails and adventure zones for kids like they have at PCMR & Deer Valley.  The quality of instruction was also not very good for what they charge.  If your kids are comfortable with intermediate slopes you can ski with them and find plenty to do at Canyons but don’t put them in ski school.

Posted

Pros: Nice mix of terrain, good lifts, good snow,

Cons: Kinda sprawly.

It's a huge area, lots of great varries terrain for just about any skier. The focus seems to be cruiser type runs and plenty of mellow glades. So there is a bit less offerings for the true expert. But still plenty of challenge to be had on 9990 and elsewhere.

 

 

Its UT so snow is always going to be pretty good even though the resort is mostly east facing. Just ski the trees or find a bit more northerly aspect if you want softer snow. There is plenty to go around.

 

 

The rap on the resort is that its ahrd to get around. IT is true the place is huge and sprawly, but the lift system is pretty good. Once you get to redpine, it is fairly easy to move around and get to where you want to go.

 

 

I think most hard core skiers will rank it behind resorts like Snowbird, Snowbasin, and Alta, but its still got a lot to offer and I like it better than the resorts in PC and BCC.