The brand new accommodation and modern lifts of this relatively new ski area (although operating since 1968 as Park City West, Canyons was renamed Wolf Mountain in 1995, and officially became Canyons in 1997) are already competing well with the other Utah resorts as an alternative base for a Utah ski holiday.
New 2012/13 Canyons Resort Ski & Snowboard School, in conjunction with former U.S. Ski Team coach Phil McNichol, introduces 'The Ultimate Mountain Experience'. More than a dozen athletes, including six Olympians who collectively have competed in every Winter Olympic Games since 1980, are now available for booking fully tailor-made 1-3 day skiing and snowboarding adventures.
As the name suggests, the resort extends across tree-clad canyons and eight mountain peaks, with two gondolas and multiple high-speed quads spanning the gaps between them. A new addition for 2011/12 is a state-of-the-art direct connect gondola, running from just outside the Grand Summit Hotel to just south of the current Sun Peak lift. This is all part of Canyons big re-creation, increasing the uphill capacity from base-mountain by 47%! Canyons is particularly good for snowboarding with 6 natural half-pipes, gullies and two superb terrain parks.
There is a small pedestrianised village dominated by the Grand Summit Resort Hotel which offers extremely comfortable rooms and many amenities. Canyons has excellent après ski with multiple locations in the resort village, from rustic and rowdy, to elegant and relaxed, along with 9 on mountain & resort village dining locations.
There are 7 main ski resorts in Utah all within an easy drive of each other, and the three resort pass (see below) covering Park City, Deer Valley and Canyons makes it easy to explore. Click here to view an area map.
For 2013 Canyons resort has produced an online magazine - click to view.