The Canyons Ski Resort  

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4000 The Canyons Resort Drive
Park City, UT 84098
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Overview by Nathan Borchelt

One of alpine’s enduring mysteries? How The Canyons ski resort remains one of Park City’s best-kept secrets despite its mammoth size. The resort stretches across nine peaks with 4,000 skiable acres, 182 trails, five bowls, six natural half pipes, and ample backcountry access, but still is one of the least tracked in the Wasatch Mountains. For some reason, most skiers and boarders heading to Park City—a mountain town blessed with some of lightest powder—typically bypass The Canyons, the first resort they encounter coming from Salt Lake City, and head to Park City or Deer Valley. And for fans of The Canyons, that’s perfect. Even during the mad rush of the holidays, you can still carve fresh tracks days after the last snowfall. It’s just that big.

A resort this size, of course, requires some planning, lest you spend most of your time yoyoing up and down the peaks. Access to the mountain is via the gondola just behind the Grand Summit Hotel. Trek upward to solid blue, black, and double blacks that carve across glades, bowls, and groomers. From there you can reach the Sun Peak Express, which accesses higher portions of the same peak, or ski over to the Super Condor Express, which feeds the resort’s northernmost peak. This lift is typically the least crowded, in part because it accesses some of the most extreme terrain, including hike-up runs in Murdock Bowl; double-blacks like Hundred Turns and Condor Woods; and insane runs like Canis Lupus, a natural half pipe that feels like you’re carving through a snow-choked riverbed. Super Condor does close during inclement weather, however, so be sure to check before

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Price
$$$?
Average Snowfall
355 Inches
Skiable Acreage
4000
Vertical Drop
3190 feet
Terrain:
10% beginner, 44% intermediate, 46% advanced
Number of Runs
182
Number of Lifts
21
Season
Late November to mid-April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for The Canyons

Current Conditions:
Fair, 46 F
Forecast:
Tue - Clear. High: 84 Low: 58
Wed - Sunny. High: 87 Low: 58
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 85 Low: 55
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 79 Low: 53
Sat - Isolated Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 55


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Last Updated: May 14 2014 03:31 PM


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