Mountain Facts - History
Park City West Resort opened in 1968 providing Salt Lake City residents with the closest resort located on the back of the Wasatch Mountains. Park City West was sold in 1975 and renamed Park West.
Park West had a reputation as a mountain built only for the best skiers. With virtually no grooming, except for the beginner runs, and incredibly diverse terrain, skiers that came to Park West had to be very good.
In 1995 the resort was renamed Wolf Mountain and it became the first resort in Park City to allow snowboarders. Then in 1997, Wolf Mountain was acquired by American Skiing Company and renamed The Canyons.
Under the American Skiing Company a large expansion and renovation of the mountain was undertaken. The acreage expanded from 1,400 to 2,800, including the extreme terrain around the Ninety-Nine 90 peak. In 1997, an event was started at the Canyons that is now one of the biggest Spring events in Park City - The Pond Skimming Event.
In 2008, Talisker Corporation acquired The Canyons. With the opening of Timberline, the Canyons Resort now has over 3,700 acres of skiable terrain. The Canyons is the largest ski resort in Utah and one of the top 5 in the United States. This mountain is built for skiers and boarders that want to push the limits of inbounds skiing while having access to the backcountry and the broadest range of terrain.
|Resort Opening Date:||November 27, 2009|
|Resort Closing Date:||April 11, 2010|
|Base Elevation:||6,800 ft / 2,073 m|
|Summit Elevation:||9,990 ft / 3,017 m|
|Vertical drop||3,190 ft / 972 m|
|Total Acreage||3,700 acres|
|Total number of chairlifts||18|
|Gondola (including parking cabriolet)||3|
|High-speed six person chairs||1|
|High-speed quad chairs||4|
|Fixed grip quad chairs||5|
|Other chairs (doubles/triples)||5|
|Total number of trails||167|
Lifts, Trails & Lodges
Red Pine Lodge
Located at the top of The Flight of the Condors Gondola, Red Pine Lodge is the perfect place to rest and have a mid-day meal or late afternoon beverage. The lodge has a broad range of food available to guests and you can eat inside (on the main level or upstairs) as well as outside on the front deck area.
After a quick lift ride up the Short Cut or Golden Eagle chairs, Lookout Cabin is perched on the top of Lookout Peak. Lookout Cabin provides a full service sit down lunch environment for guests. There is also a full bar area. Guests can sit on the back deck or inside and have a great meal and service while taking a break from the mountain.
At the base of the Sun Peak Express chair, guests can stop into the Sun Lodge and spoil themselves with some prime rib, pork tenderloin or roasted chicken. If more traditional mountainside fare like burgers, fries, pizza and beer are your thing you can have that as well. Skiers and boarders can have great food in a beautiful setting and either eat inside or outside on the deck area.
During the walk from where the cabriolet ends and the gondola begins, there are a number of food and lodging options available to guests. When skiers and boarders are done for the day, they can stop by Smokies Bar and Grill or the Alpine House for après ski activities creating the perfect finishing touch to a great day on the mountain.
Get up-to-date ski conditions
The Canyons has 8 peaks, 5 bowls and over 3,700 acres of accessible terrain. The mountain is primarily built for intermediate to the most experienced skier or snowboarder. It is an east facing mountain and based on its location in the Wasatch Mountain Range, the Canyons seems to collect more snow than any other resort in Park City when there is a storm. On a big powder day there is no better place on the Wasatch back to ski or board than the Canyons.
On any given day, about 35 of The Canyon's 167 runs are groomed for beginner to intermediate skiers. The groomers are spread across each of the Canyon's five bowls so skiers and boarders can follow the sun and cruise blue and double blue groomers all day.
Park & Pipe
With 5 natural half pipes and 2 terrain parks the Canyons has conditions that can help skiers and boarders learn the basics and even keep the most advanced skier or boarder entertained. Just make your way up Saddleback or Sun Peak Express and you can be jibbing and riding rails in no time.
Powder and Trees
The Canyons has the most diverse terrain of any resort in the Wasatch Mountains. So for skiers or boarders that don't mind a little hiking, you can find some of the best in-bounds powder and tree conditions in Utah. Just head up the Super Condor or Ninety Nine 90 Express lifts and you'll be in some of the best and most challenging in-bounds terrain in Utah. The local's choice for the best in-bounds tree and powder skiing and boarding in Utah is the gate hike off the back of the Tombstone chair. Walk or skin your way past the gates for about 10 minutes and you'll be in some of the deepest powder in Utah. There are natural lines in the trees and it makes for an epic powder run. If the snow dumps, get there early and you'll have one of the best snow days of your life.
Children under the age of 6 ski or board for free at the Canyons and about 10% of the mountain is designed for first timers in mind. If you head up the Gondola and cruise just past the Red Pine Lodge you'll find the High Meadow chair. All the trails off High Meadow are groomed and designed with an aspiring skier or boarder in mind, so there is nothing too challenging off of this chair. There are also some simple jumps and park terrain off this chair so aspiring jibbers can learn the basics here as well.
The Park City bus system is free and runs regularly during resort hours. The bus will drop you off right at the base of the Cabriolet and you can walk right up to the Gondola. If you are staying at a lodging property in town you should inquire about free shuttle services either offered by the lodge or other service providers.
You can have your equipment delivered to you in the comfort of your lodging and leave it at the Canyons in the overnight ski check. Just call Skis on the Run and you can have equipment from - Volkl, Nordica, K2, Salomon, Rossignol, Blizzard, Atomic or Dynastar. They also provide rental clothing, helmets, radios and other accessories in case your luggage was lost or you forgot anything. Prices are comparable to a traditional rental shop and everything is brought to you. If you have any problems Skis on the Run will meet you at the base of the mountain or where ever is most convenient for you, usually within 30 minutes. When you are done skiing simply call Skis on the Run and a ski technician will come pick up the equipment either at your lodging or where ever is most convenient for you.
Prices – Lift Tickets & Ski School
|Adult (15-63)||Junior (7-14)||Child (2-6)||Senior (64+)|
|Adult (Full Day)|
|Learn to Ski||$99.90|
|Burton Learn to Ride||$99.90|
|Ride Cutting Edge All Day||$135.00|
|Ride Cutting Edge PM||$79.00|
|Ride Cutting Edge AM||$79.00|
|Ski Cutting Edge All Day||$135.00|
|Ski Cutting Edge PM||$79.00|
|Ski Cutting Edge AM||$79.00|
|Children (Full Day)|
|Canyons Cubs (2-3)||$186.00|
|Canyons Cats (4-6)||$186.00|
|Canyons Carvers (7-14)||$205.00|
|Full Day||Half Day|
|Adult Group Lessons|
|5-Hour AM & PM lesson*||$135|
|2.5-hour Morning or Afternoon Lesson||$79|
|Add a 2.5-hour PM upgrade to your AM Lesson||$56|
* 2.5 hrs in the morning and then 2.5 hrs in the afternoon
- Canyons Cubs: Includes 1 hr private lesson; lift ticket; lunch and rentals
- Canyons Cats: All day group lesson; lift ticket; lunch and rentals
- Canyons Carvers: All day group lesson; lift ticket; lunch and rentals
- Kids ski school can either include or exclude lift ticket and rentals
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