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The Canyons Resort Summary:
|Ski area:||4,000 acres|
The Canyons Ski Resort in Utah is a large destination resort with terrain to satisfy all skiers and boarders. It is the first resort one reaches when traveling from Salt Lake City to Park City and a short drive to other area resorts (Park City or Deer Valley). The Canyons is in the top five largest resorts in the US with access to eight mountain peaks and access to two out of bounds areas if the in-bound terrain is not enough for you. Heli skiing is an option too. The most treacherous terrain is gated so you will not accidentally end up going down a double black diamond chute. You will have been warned.
Alpenglow intermediate blue run (off of Dreamscape lift)
Docs Run - the last stretch before the base area (off of Orange Bubble lift)
The Orange Bubble lift is appropriately named for the futuristic looking orange bubble enclosure with heated seats.
Dutch Hollow (off of Ninety-nine Ninetylift)
Paradise Chutes (off of Tombstone Express lifts)
The Aspen Grove (off of Ninety-nine Ninety Express lift)
Silver Horse (off of Saddleback Express lift)
The Canyons Resorts has two accessible "off piste", "out of bounds" gates:
Wasatch Powderbird Heli-ski tours - 1-800-974-4354
Ninety-nine 90 back country access gate
The Canyons lists one terrain park, "Respect", which contains features and jumps for all.
There are also six natural half pipes: (all are marked on the trail map)
Check out Red Tail Grill, the Umbrella Bar and Alpine House all at The Canyons. The town of Park City is also an option.
There are plenty of mountain lodges which serve food:
Lookout Cabin gourmet dining (mid mountain exit on Orange Bubble/top of Shortcut)
Red Pine Lodge (mid mountain at the top of Red Pine Gondola)
Waffle House (breakfast waffles on the mountain)
The Canyons is a Park City area resort and Park City is a shopping and shop viewing dream for those so inclined. The Park City art galleries, shops and stores are open late to catch those on an evening stroll.
That said, there is "Canyon Mountain Sports", a snowboard shop and a ski repair and tuning shop at the Canyons Resort Village at the base to suit your alpine needs as well as lots of shops around Sundial Lodge.
As a Park City area resort we really have to talk about night life in Park City. The town of Park City is close, its a walking friendly town (almost everything is on one street) and it has the best nightlife in Utah.
One must first get to the Salt Lake City area which is a Delta Airlines hub with service nationwide and thus easily accessible by air. The Canyons ski area is located 35 minutes from Salt Lake City airport on your way to the town of Park City.
Other transportation options:
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