Skiing: The Canyons
I hadn't been to The Canyon's since it was called Wolf Mountain. I went there yesterday (had a free pass) and was pleasantly surprised. What was once a boring small resort has transformed itself into a worthy destination.
American Skiing Company Purchased The Canyons a couple years ago. They are in the middle of a large expansion plan. ASC is dumping 33 million dollars into making this a great ski resort and it is beginning to show.
terrain here is some of the best in Park City. When open, 9990
offers some great steeps. The runs off Tombstone can be very
good also. Intermediates can find their way down from every
lift except 9990. Beginners can get a feeling of being high on
the mountain by taking the flight of the canyons gondola up to
the high meadows lift.
The food here is not up to par with Deer Valley and still
every bit as expensive. The Red Pine Lodge offers 8 dollar
hamburgers, pack your own snacks and save your lunch money for
when you go to Deer Valley. ASC obviously has worked on making
their employees more friendly, there were host's stationed at
the top of lifts and in the base areas answering questions and
ensuring people had a great time.
The only bad thing about skiing in Park City is the lack of
snow. Although they have extensive snowmaking it is not the
same as fresh snow. The Canyons is best skiied in January when
the base is a little deeper.
Getting around this mountain is
somewhat confusing. The area to the left of the resort is
isolated from the base. Tombstone and 9990 lifts can not be
skied to the base area.
All in all The Canyons is a worthwhile place to spend a day
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