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“Great Day at the Canyons” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Canyons

The Canyons
4000 The Canyons Resort Dr, Park City, UT 84098
435-649-5400
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Ranked #13 of 77 things to do in Park City
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Skiing, Dining
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Owner description: This area, formerly known as Park West, is the closest to Park City and the former site of the Olympic Games.
Columbia, MD
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“Great Day at the Canyons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Skied the Canyons today and had a great time. The snow was great, fresh powder and the lifts ran without any lines. Plenty of terrain from easy groomers to challenging tree runs. The staff is friendly and helpful if needed. Get the discount lift tickets in SLC before coming up and save $$.

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Cary, Illinois
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“Skiing the Canyons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Great snow, great mountain. The set-up is very nice and we loved our time here. Very small lift lines and plenty of mountain for everyone.

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Heath, Texas
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“This is really a happening place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The best "rock & roll" socil life although there aren't many bars...but a lot of live music and the skiing is great. Super New Year's experience

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Everyone local has their favorite ski resort, this is mine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

As a local Salt Lake City-ian, I love this resort because of it's proximity to SLC. I have justify skiing a half day since it's less then 30 miles from the U of U (which is perfect when I have to be in class at 1). The resort is HUGE, which is great because it almost never gets crowded and you almost never wait in lift lines more then 5 min. No, there isn't as much snow as Alta (so on really deep powder days, head there or Snowbird), but you can still find untracked runs 2 days after a storm. There is almost no beginner terrain (literally 1 run), but there are a ton of blue runs. Canyons is still growing though, so they still have their problems - the park needs to be moved out of a major learning area (although it's better this year then last - but the bottom still intersects with the bunny hill which frightens the beginners half to death and you get families with little kids skiing unsafely in the park - they should charge an extra $10 or something to passes for people who want to ski in the park and keep the 2 or 3 boxes set up on high meadow for beginners who want to ski in the park), it's a pain to park and then have to take two lifts before you can start skiing - especially when you have to park in the dirt (which is common at all holidays), and there is kind of a lack of bathrooms on the Tombstone side of the mountain (although they have been putting in glorified port-a-potties). Overall though, with its proximity to SLC, the variety of terrain and lack of people, it is a really fun resort.

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Phoenix, AZ
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“A potential top resort that disappoints in preseason”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The Canyons has been making big strides to become one of the top ski resorts in the US and there is a consensus that is pushing to be in the top ten. It has many favorable things to work in its favor, the size of the resort and the variety of the terrain certainly being on top. But to be among the best The Canyons need a commensurable quality management team with is not what it has right now.
In this preseason there has been enough snow for the adjacent resorts such as Park City and Deer Valley to open over half of their trails. Yet Canyons is operating – in the moment I wrote the comments – as less then twenty-five percent. Essentially they charge a full ski ticket price for less than one third of the mountain. There is no reason when Ninety-Nine 90 Express that is serving the most difficult terrain is open while Super Condor Express is closed. Furthermore, it is unfathomable to have all the skiers having to endure a mob scene at the only lodge available for lunch – Red Pine.

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