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canyons closed slopes?

post #1 of 14
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I am skiing the canyons thursday and was looking at the map and see closed slopes, no worry, know there is plenty for me to ski, esp on my 1st half day, but just curious, i would think there is enough coverage.

http://www.thecanyons.com/trails.html
post #2 of 14
The Canyons has alot of South facing stuff at the northern most side of the resort. These runs need mass quanities of carfoondah to be open!
post #3 of 14
I skied The Canyons a few days ago, and yes, there were some double blacks closed - notably off the Condor peak. They've got plenty of good stuff open though. I suspect unless you are a regular there you will not be disappointed.

For recommended runs try the Badlands, Devils Friend or Diamond Ridge - all great runs- and they were just hit with snow yesterday so it they should be good.
post #4 of 14
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the claims that The Canyons have the most acres of any utah resort is a Joke! Tight trees do not count as acres, must have been the time share salesman that came up with that marketing claim.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post
the claims that The Canyons have the most acres of any utah resort is a Joke! Tight trees do not count as acres, must have been the time share salesman that came up with that marketing claim.
Gawd...just 'cause it doesn't fit *your* skill set, does not mean it doesn't count. Maps don't lie. I have done GIS measurements on all the Utah resorts. None lie. The Canyons is legit. It has 3700 acres. Like it or not, it *is* bigger than your precious Snowbird. No need to project your own shortcomings.
post #6 of 14
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Gawd...just 'cause it doesn't fit *your* skill set, does not mean it doesn't count. Maps don't lie. I have done GIS measurements on all the Utah resorts. None lie. The Canyons is legit. It has 3700 acres. Like it or not, it *is* bigger than your precious Snowbird. No need to project your own shortcomings.

Yeah, but..but... It doesn't have breathtaking views of the Cliff Lodge!!!
post #7 of 14
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Yeah, but..but... It doesn't have breathtaking views of the Cliff Lodge!!!
right, instead of one or two hotels at the bird, at the caynons you can literally hundreds or is it thousands? of houses for your view, no stark dramatic peaks, no beautiful confirs, and most of all the snow quality SUCKS! great for guys who like to ski "the slop".
post #8 of 14
^^^^

Ummm... that wasn't a rip on Snowbird...
post #9 of 14
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guess i'm holding a grudge because i showed up at The Canyons at 1:30p on Thursday from my "east coast" flight and had to pay $69 for $39 worth of skiing.
post #10 of 14
It doesn't have the grandeur of Snowbird but it still has plenty to offer. The tree skiing is pretty good - it's actually tight enough to be considered tree skiing - and the natural halfpipes are pretty cool for something different. It also has some really long runouts and a lot of ways to get misdirected. I can't count how many times I wound up on some annoyingly flat and long trail after skiing the 9990 peak. And that peak with the road running halfway up the mountain - Argh! Anyway, the key is to know your way around which can take some time to learn.
post #11 of 14
We skied trees over there despite their tightness. Then again we're used to eastern style trees which are tight anyway.

I would go back to Canyons, although it's probably my least favorite over there. It is kind of amazing how many trails are still closed as of today with all the snow. Or maybe that's why - they need to settle a bit. The OB bowl at 9990 is probably a little scary right now too.
post #12 of 14
I hope that SBD and Powdr can kiss and make up ....

or maybe not.. it is kind of entertaining...

then again you have one from the Poconos and one from the back of the Wasatch ...........

hmmm which is more credible to comment on UTAH

yeah... not a hard one....

Plus I love Powder
post #13 of 14
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I hope that SBD and Powdr can kiss and make up .... or maybe not.. it is kind of entertaining... then again you have one from the Poconos and one from the back of the Wasatch ...........hmmm which is more credible to comment on UTAHyeah... not a hard one...
all due respect to Powdr. just back from skiing slc for 5 days and he is fortunate to live right close by the greatest snow and resorts on earth. where else can you find so many top resorts within 1 hr of each other with "no arguments" best snow year in and year out ANYWHERE. Someone mentioned Bush above, (please don't lump me in with THAT) and it is a good example because it makes a prime example of how people make up their mind to follow a thought no matter what.

3700 acres at TheCanyons while Snowbird lists 2500 and Solititude/Alta list 2200. HOGWASH!!!! Pull up their map,
http://www.thecanyons.com/images/tra...nstrailmap.pdf

look on the left side of the map,
DreamCatcher/Dreamscape - yes skiable acres.
ALL of Daybreak - not a skiresort but timeshare/resort community, not ski runs. Should not be included. (except for sales pitch)
Peak 5 - faces north, nicest snow on the mountain, good expert terrain under lift and in skiable trees
All runs below Peak 5 are returns for timeshare/resort community, NOT ski runs!! Should not be included, (except for sales pitch)
9990 - nice expert lift, best snow on mtn, i bet freq is the Only good snow!
Below base of 9990 - again housing returns, not ski runs.
Super Condor - how often is this place open?? Both times I have been to Canyons in late Feb it has been closed while utah base is >75", entire thing should not be included, should it? what does it take to run this thing? They are probably adding 500 acres for this.
Without forcing me to spend more time on this, TheCanyons has about 1700 skiable acres - not 3700, it is complicated because of course there are the housing accesses and they probably include the trees in those access acres, = let's give it a gift and call it 1700.

i envy powdr! park city is obviously the coolest place to live in slc area, even with traffic, congestions, housing problems. there is no real other option for someone who want to live the "skiing life" with liked minded people. he is so lucky because obviously he is not going to ski everday, but he can pick and choose his days, ski his resorts when they are their peak, and of course they all have their good days. Some of the best memories of my trip will be the totally cool people i met, both locals and tourists/sports like me.
I look at this whole thing differently, because I am a Pocono "east-coaster", and only have a few days per year to ski, have to book in advance, have been skiing a long time(35 yrs) and I have no turf to protect. I won't protect the Poconos because I don't ski them.

anyway, if you want more "entertaining" comment I should take time to write a trip report on my 5 days, but right now after a 3 flight(postponed/rerouted) red-eye after skiing last lift everday, my "chips are cashed in".
post #14 of 14
SBD is basically correct: Canyons is a real-estate venture that incidentally has a ski mt behind it. This is pretty obvious on the new Dreamcatcher lift; top is alot of interesting steep and gladed skiing; bottom has 200 unnecessary yards of runout along a road that will eventually have ski in-ski out houses. But 1700 acres is still plenty for me, and there is tons of good/great skiing once you figure out your way around. Same is true for Alta (not that I am trying to compare); both are frustrating for the newbie and fun for those who know how to ski them. And when its dumping the locals aren't tracking up the Canyons, which leaves more for the rest of us.

SBD didn't mention The Pines, off Saddleback, some of the best fun on the mt.
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