"So large and varied is The Canyons that every level of skier will find not just some terrain, but a bewildering amount of it."
—Tony Chamberlin, Boston Globe
One of the five largest ski resorts in the country and the largest in Utah, Canyons resort offers more than 4,000 skiable acres of world-class terrain. Eight mountains' worth of trails, an award-winning terrain park and a variety of runs satisfy any level of skier or snowboarder — and it's all just four miles from Park City's historic Main Street!
Canyons has made significant improvements for the 2010-11 ski season, with two new lifts and a reconfiguration of the gondola's bottom terminal. A state-of-the-art, only-one-of-its-kind-in-North-America heated orange bubble lift will transport skiers from the base village up to Lookout and beyond to just below the Sun Peak lift. A new quad chair will open up the Iron Mountain area at the south side of Canyons, including 300 acres of new terrain. The Flight of The Canyons gondola base has been moved so that it is in line with the top of the Cabriolet lift, making upper mountain access a much more simple and streamlined process. Additional improvements include a ski beach in the village - the perfect spot for apres-ski relaxation - and increased snowmaking capability.
Canyons resort caters to folks who really love to ski, snowboard and that appreciate how well the diverse terrain holds and protects an average annual 355 inch bounty of snow. Whether you visit as a family, a group or by yourself, you'll find endless terrain for every style and ability. Take your pick: Long and gentle. Big and bowled. Steep and steeper. Aspen and pine.
ResortQuest offers a large selection of ski-in/ski-out accommodations in the heart of the village, including Sundial Lodge, The Vintage on the Strand, and Escala Lodges, as well as a variety of private homes, condos and townhomes in the surrounding area.
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- Orange-bubble lift:
This state-of-the-art is the only one of its kind in North America, with heated seats and an orange enclosure that gives the feeling of being inside a pair of goggles. It will transport guests to the top of Lookout Peak before continuing uphill to an ending point just south of the Sun Peak lift.
- Flight of The Canyons Gondola:
The gondola has been realigned with the top of the Cabriolet, allowing for a simple and fluid process for getting to the upper mountain. The gondola cabins will be upgraded as well.
- Iron Mountain lift:
The southern-most part of Canyons will see the construction of another new detachable quad lift, which will provide guests with access to an additional 300 acres of northwestern facing skiing and snowboarding terrain. Ten runs, ranging from intermediate to expert to gladed tree skiing will bring the total number of runs to an impressive 176.
- The Ski Beach:
The Ski Beach, located between the base terminal of the new direct-connect gondola and the new high speed, state-of-the-art quad lift, will become a gathering place for the beginning and end of the day. Enjoy everything from breakfast to an après ski cocktail in a truly beautiful and breathtaking setting viewing up the mountainside. The Ski Beach will also prove to be a wonderful setting for concerts and other cultural events year round.
- Snowmaking Improvements:
Canyons is constructing a 20 million gallon reservoir to ensure a consistent skiing and riding surface particularly in the early and late stages of the season. The reservoir and additional infrastructure investments will more than double their current snowmaking capabilities.
Mountain Quick Facts:
- Scheduled Season: November 26, 2010 to April 10, 2011
- Number of Lifts:
1 eight-passenger high-speed gondola
1 high-speed 6-pack chair
5 high-speed quad chairs
6 fixed-grip quad chairs
2 triple chairs
2 double chairs
1 eight-passenger Cabriolet
1 surface lift
1 Magic Carpet
- Number of Trails:
176 designated runs
6 natural halfpipes
2 terrain parks
- Skiable Acres: 4,000
- The Mountain:
Summit Elevation: 9,990 ft. (3,045 meters)
Base Elevation: 6,800 ft. (2,073 meters)
Vertical Drop: 3,190 ft. (972 meters