I got there just in time to merge with the herd. The snow at the top and bottom of the lift was brown and full of gravel - like skiing in a construction zone.
The good stuff was found on the black run Heavy Metal. It had been groomed a bit, but was very fluffy and you could set an edge into it nicely. The area under the lift was pretty fun while it was being plundered. I got a couple of runs in under the lift, and you could plow thru the semi-moguls without much effort. Most of the runs merge into a single runout back to the lift, and it looks like they sent the rookie groomer in on that one. You'd think with as much snow as they've gotten at the Canyons the cat wouldn't skarf off the snow down to the dirt, but they managed it.
I don't think it's an expert paradise, but it's worth checking out. I was a bit nervous to go off piste due to what appeared to be some fresh deadfall from logging out the runs.
There is a restaurant at the base area where I ate that was empty at noon. I mean, totally empty for the entire time I was there. At noon, on a Saturday. 2 customers, period. I'm not telling which one it was, I just hope it's my little secret.