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Rating: 4.02

Address: 4000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City, UT, 84098

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    Comments (171):

    1. C D.
    Utah really does have the best snow, because it doesn't melt! The canyons is pretty cool, lots of runs, nice employees (a few years ago anyway) not as pricey as some of the other resorts in the area...

    20/12/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Bryan A.
    THe CAN CAN is the place to be for skiing and riding in Utah when you want to get away from the AGRO adreniline junkies in Little Cottonwood Canyon. This place is really big and has a wide variety of terrain for every skill level. Also has great  BackCountry access for those who are truely adventurous..... just don't got out with out a beacon cause I am not coming to get you. Great locals vibe found here... so come by and bring your smile!

    12/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    3. Travis G.
    I loved snowboarding here. It was a great place. The runs were well groomed and not alot of people. Couldnt really complain about nothing. I cant wait to hit this place up again.

    25/11/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Justin W.
    Good times!  I love all of the terrain to hit hard with the snowboard!  Unfortunately I absolutely hate the long freaking traverses here and at Park City.  I swear, I thought my ankle was going to break off.  That's the only reason I'll knock it down to four stars.

    23/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. D.wight L.
    Spent the last day of our ski trip at The Canyons, Utah's youngest ski resort, probably less than 10 yrs. old.  For being that young, they sure know how to develop and expand, for they had everything there (hotels, condos, houses, shops etc...)  The place is impressive looking,  mountain side and village.  It is a very big place and i was there to find out what it had to offer, since that's what i do in my winter months.  

    So on our last day, a small storm system passed through Utah, leaving us with a gray but snow-filled day.  I'm not one to shy away from stormy weather, actually i was stoked cause it meant fresh POW.  Finally get on the slopes, get a game plan to explore the mountain and the snow really starts dumping and the thermostat was in the teens.  Hit a few warm-up runs and they were blasting their snow making guns everywhere.  Fake snow on top of real Utah snow (which they self proclaim is the "world's greatest snow", i've been to Colorado also and it's pretty damn good there too)  it just seemed superfluous.  Plus when you went under the spray of these machines, you would get soaked and your goggles would freeze over cause the fake snow is very wet and icy, compared to the light fluffy stuff mutha nature spits out.  So it's sub-freezing temps and i'm getting coated with icy pellets on their account, verrry niiiice, i was thinking.  Then when i finally got away from the machines, there was a nice coating of fresh snow on top of a very crusty,icy base.  So now i'm floating and scraping with each turn, hard to catch a rhythm, verrry niiiice, i thought again.  And anytime we wanted to go from one area to another, it seemed like they would throw you on a long and narrow trail that roller coasters you through the local homes.  Okay sight-seeing but definitely not exhilarating.  The only good stuff i got was in or near the trees for it was pure, patella deep powder that stayed consistent for me to float on.

    The service people "on" the mountain (chairlift attendees, ski patrol etc.) were all gracious and helpful.  One young lady from Peru who looked like she was on break even stopped to help me cause i had the map open, and she quickly pointed me to the right direction.  However we were completely ignored at one of the bars with a patio.  The server kept servicing the table next to us and not once checked with us.  Probably the worst service experience of the trip.

    The Canyons seems like a nice place for families (rich ones) and intermediate skill levels and that's fine, but from where i stand it's all a bunch of fluff, run-arounds and snobbery.  i won't go back on my account.  i don't regret it though because i had to check it out for myself and like Biggie once said "if ya don't know, now ya know."

    02/02/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    6. Ross D.
    This is really 3.5 stars.  Skied here 4 days the week of 12/19/10, our first ever skiing outside of New England.  

    The big tip:
    - Definitely see if the Costco in Salt Lake City has discounted passes.  2-pack of tickets sold for $114; at the mountain, that will run $178.

    The good:
    - Snow. It poured down 56" of white stuff during the 4 days we were there.  Created a couple of ridiculous powder days.
    - Terrain. The place is just huge. So many trails, such variety. Plenty of skiing for everybody, although I think it's a little light on trails for beginners.
    - Ski School.  Our kids (9 and 7 year old boys) absolutely loved it.  They've been to a number of ski schools and said that they learned more here during their 2 days of ski school than at anywhere else. They made great progress at The Canyons ski school, including learning how to ski in powder.
    - Crowds/lines. We hardly saw any lines, with the very notable exception of first thing in the morning, when the lines at the gondola and the orange bubble were both were quite long.  Really, really long when the power went out on the mountain prior to the lifts opening.  Imagine a crowd of skiers and boarders just begging to hit the hill, and having to just wait and wait and wait for the lifts to open.
    - Views. There are amazing views here, even from many of the lifts.  The first trip up the gondola, when you actually start to go **down** the canyon and then back up is just remarkable.  The view on the short cut lift is incredible as well.  Would have seen more if it hadn't been snowing on us the whole time.

    The not so good:
    - The layout. It's just a mess. The problem is hinted at by the name "The Canyons.'  The resort is built across a bunch of mountain peaks, with big canyons in between.  What you would think of as the base isn't really a base.  The base is really at mid-mountain.  You can't easily ski down to the base (the base at the bottom, like to go home). So most days there's a long line at the top of the gondola for people to ride it back down at the end of the day.  Problem made worse when Doc's Run is closed (as it was on one of the days we were there).
    - The staff.  Not that they weren't nice enough; they were fine.  They just had no idea about anything. Nearly everyone you talked to "just started yesterday." Situation made worse by the fact that there were a lot of changes made this last offseason (lifts moved, trails changed), so even staffers that had worked there before couldn't be that helpful.

    The really not good:
    - Just a general feeling of disorganization everywhere. Example: we skied ourselves over several peaks with a particular mountain-top restaurant as our destination for lunch.  Checking the website during our morning break, this was clearly the restaurant we wanted. Checking the paper trail map, we found the restaurant and plotted our route. We got there. And they're still building the place! And it's not like they're doing the finish work; they're framing the dang thing.

    All in all, we did have an amazing week. But on a return trip to Utah, I'd try other mountains before returning to the Canyons.

    11/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Marcia S.
    I liked Park City Resort better, but maybe the weather that day had something to do with it.  I liked the gondola from the parking lot; I'd rather do that than hike it anyday.  But it would be nice if they were enclosed gondolas because the snow that day was brutal.  The main gondola was temporarily closed for wind, so we had to hike it up a hill, then down a hill, to get to the lift.  Highlight of the day was spotting a moose in the woods, then looking down on a trail from the lift and spotting a huge pile of moose crap in the center of a run.  Wonder who the lucky guy was who boarded/skiied thru the poop.  I wasn't too fond of the difficulty it took to get around the mountain; for example having to take certain lifts for us to get down to the bottom.  But again, the weather may have been the culprit.  The storm that day did bring wonderful powder.  I am still a beginner and wanted to practice carving more on beginner runs, but this place is clearly for intermediate to advanced folks.  Not a lot of beginner trails at all.  Food and beer was good.  Gondola on the way down was closed for an hour and the lodge was packed.

    05/03/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    8. Maricar A.
    I enjoyed the Canyons more than I enjoyed Park City mountain. I think its because SLC was hit by 2 feet snow the previous day we were there and by the time we hit Park City, the snow melted and turned icy because of the rain. The slopes have shorter runs, but overall it was a good experience. I'd definitely recommend for beginners, but if you are an intermediate/expert snowboarder or skiier, definitely try Snowbird - it will kick your ass just like it kicked mine!

    16/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Amy D.
    I loved it.  Very big mountain.  The slopes had a ton of variety and it was just plain pretty.  I'm a blue girl, so all the blues had a great variety of difficulty and there was alot of it.  They have a cute little grill area in the middle of the mountain that is great for a break to grab a burger and a beer.  Already miss it.

    20/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Tara G.
    Off the beaten slope and just far enough away from the uppity-but -trying-to-hide-it Park City, you'll find the Canyons.  While it does have a mini resort on the premises, it's down-to-earth with some stellar terrain.  Had some fun with the fam here and didn't have to dodge my way down the hill too much or deal with long lines even on Christmas Eve!  Stick to the smaller resorts for bunny slopes... this one is the biggest in Utah and over 2/3's of it is devoted to intermediate & advanced peeps.  There's a sick run called Ninety-Nine 90, which is the elevation at the top... not the place to be on a windy day!  But all in all, the Canyons is definitely the spot for rippers!!

    04/12/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Anstrum J.
    A friend of mine recently asked me if he should buy a season pass to the Canyons and I told him that I would spend my money elsewhere.  The Canyons has this convoluted open air gondola that you have to take from the parking lot to get to the resort.  After you buy a lift pass you then need to jump on a gondola (or hike) to get to more lifts.  And even then you have all this traversing to get where you want to go.  So by the time you get to runs you want to ski you've already gone through a  45 minute process to get there.  And when you do get there, it's not as good as Snowbird, Alta, Snowbaisn, or Deer Valley.  

    I guess that I just don't get enough days on the slopes anymore to deal with the hassle.

    30/10/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    12. Nathan B.
    Love the Canyons.  The place is HUGE, with many secret spots and natural hits.  Good steeps and trees off 9990 and the Terrain Parks KILL (Big ups to Mr. Dukes!)  Overall, it is one of the best, most versatile mountains I've ever skiied.  As a bonus, the culture there is great - great people on the lifts and in the bars.  Definitely get nachos and a few beers in Smokie's at the end of the day, too.

    06/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Ann P.
    The last time I skiied the Canyons was in the 70s when the place was called  "Park West" and it had maybe 2 lifts. I was maybe 10 yrs old and all I remember was the powder was up to my chest and the liftees were handing out Hefty garbage bags which we would punch holes in for our arms and heads ... b/c the powder was seeping into everything.  Well, I liked the place then and I love it now. I poo-pooed it for awhile thinking it was too glam, preferring Alta and such. But glam aside this mountain is great. I took my dad here and he is 73 ... so they only charged him $50. They told thim they'd sell him a season pass for $125. So the place is good to the generation who got the rest of us skiing. Thumbs up. Go here!

    13/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    14. Jason C.
    Big place that lives up to the title of resort.  You never have to leave the place until you go home.  Great restaurants, heated outdoor pools and hot tubs, super cool gondola.  Nice runs, nice lobby, room, service, etc.

    29/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Christine M.
    Pain in the ass to get around the mountain, pain to even get to the base. One chair lift simply took you to another chairlift. Once we got off that second lift, we go down what appears to be a blue run. It ends up being a cross countrylike trail off "dream catcher." All the boarders, had to take their boards off and walk for 5-10 minutes. And all the skiers are having to ski walk. Ridiculous. Also, almost every trail was marked "thin cover". Really and you are reporting 7 inches overnight and a 70 inch base. Hahaha, right. Also, priciest lift ticket in Utah for the worst experience I have had at any resort. (this is my third attempt to enjoy this mountain, thinking maybe we just did not know where to go... And it Sucked everytime). Anyways, glad we had a groupon for this experience.. Whch was really the only reason our group decided to give it another shot. (someone in our group even said "I wouldn't come back, even if they weeregivng away groupons for a free lift ticket, a free burger, and a free beer. It still would not be enough to waste another day at this place.")No one we were with left there happy and we had a large group of intermediate skiers, boarders, and a few expert skier/boarders. My guess is that those who enjoy it are beginners, who really fear spending any time actually skiing. And prefer the social aspect of skiing only, talking on the chair lifts and gondolas. Since that is where you will spend 75% of the day.

    26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    16. Barrett C.
    I was loyal to Brighton....  something seems to have changed there.... so I tried the Canyons... what more could you want in a resort?  honestly?   This place is ridiculous!!!!  im in love!    The terrain was amazing... the only problem I did have was with my own gear.... all of the lifts are located perfectly... long cruiser runs available... sick parks.... the cabriolet from the parking lot is perfect... I could not find a problem   5 stars baby!

    18/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. Mary A.
    Very well groomed and the staff all around are very friendly & helpful.  Cool runs for all levels or snow boarders.

    30/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Joshua B.
    My girlfriend and I took our vacation here for valentines day ready to have a blast. Upon arrival our room was not the room we reserved online so they moved us to our proper room(fireplace/spatub,etc.) where we walked in to find that the bed was not made nor had the room been cleaned, not appealing. Thirty minutes later our third and final room was just right, beautiful view everything worked but the front desk staff did not seem to be able to help much. We had some friends trying to get a room as well but when asked if there were any rooms available the girls asked each other if either knew how to find out. Shortly thereafter we hit the mountain. Great day for riding and it was some great riding, unfortunately 2 hours into it I hit a tree and injured my eyebrow. After making it down the mountain bleeding and eye swollen shut the front desk staff gave me wrong directions to ski patrol. Ski patrol was excellent, very helpful very accommodating and even sent me a postcard two weeks later signed by Liz hoping I was feeling better! Went to dinner at the Farm it was excellent! Great bar staff and greeting policies, felt very welcome and had some awesome pork belly rockefeller. Great place they just gotta get everybody on the same page or something. It was a one night stay there so the beginning inconveniences were probably a little magnified. I still would recommend it just because the venue and the riding and restaurants, how it's setup is so convenient.

    27/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. R G.
    It's the little things that make this place not worth the money for an overnight trip- messed up reservations, broken lamp in room, stained rug, small room, messed up ski school where no instructors were available after paying your money.  Instead of refunding me my money, I was 'comped' with a free lesson.  But, if you get Frank as your instructor, ask for someone else.  I don't know why he was even teaching, it just seemed he did not want to be there.  Why do private instructions if you don't care?  I never made it more than 10 feet from the ski school meeting place after 2 hours of a private lesson for snowboarding.  Yes, I'm a bit slow, but come on.  The day before Jess had me going down the bunny slope and I actually had fun.  Not with Frank.  

    The downhill skiing was ok, once you got on the slopes. 2 hour gondola wait due to high winds.  Not the resort's fault but being you HAD to go up the gondola to ski there was not much one could do but wait.

    08/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    20. Nikki M.
    Awesome! Just like heaven! :D

    08/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Stephanie P.
    we're intermediate riders at best and really enjoyed this place. it's huge- you need to be prepared to ride a few runs to get back to the base. From certain places, you have to do a few lifts and runs just to get back so make sure  you aren't totally wiped before you decide to quit.

    Kind of a yuppy environment down at the base and we avoided the restaurants and shops. There is descent cheap food if you look for it and are willing to eat outside in the cold. Lockers were $5, so we skipped those, and just stashed out stuff down at the car.

    Costco seems to be the cheapest place to purchase lift tickets.

    12/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Eli G.
    ***WARNING*** this was a free trip for me so the cost didn't matter.

    this was at the grand summit portion of the lodge. we had two rooms. 5 of us from work, 2 in one room and the remaining 3 of us in the suite. before i even begin i have to say this whole trip just kept reminding me of the shining. after a brief room mix up with our own people, we get our suite. it's nice! big living room, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a single bedroom and a double bedroom. each bedroom and the living room had a small 27" LCD with 35 basic cable channels, food tv being the one i watched.

    out on the balcony of one of the rooms had a giant ball of ice that had formed from a drip from above. right underneath it was a crowded walkway. made me wonder about the many ways to die by ice. our room had a great view of the mountains and all that nature stuff.

    i think the room was in the $600-700 range and for that price i would have giving this 2 stars for being a rip-off. but since it was a company trip i really enjoyed myself.

    shit i forgot. the bed was horribly uncomfortable. comfort inn has better beds for $75 a night. pillows were pretty bad too. the ones i found in the closet were nicer.

    so yeah, i guess i still really liked the trip and our lodgings despite a few flaws. and for free how can i really complain?

    12/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. t d.
    Although I love skiing in Utah, sadly, the Canyons resort is not one of my favorites.  It is beautiful, but so are all the other resorts in the area.  This is not a resort which caters to skiers and snowboarders.  It's more into the real estate side of the business.  The chair lifts are not well placed to accomodate people recreating.  Some areas are very difficult to access on skis or board regardless of your experience level.  There are way too many catwalks and flat areas to get from one place to another.  I feel sorry for the snowboarders who have to trudge through those areas.  The lifts are not equipped with foot rest to allow you to take a breather in between runs.  The prices are comparable to that of Deer Valley Resort, however, the facilities, accomodations, services and amenities are far inferior.  It's not a good value.  We only have one week to ski per year, we want to maximize the experience.  But I must acknowledge the staff are very friendly and helpful.  Perhaps the management could catch up to the level of the service people.

    18/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    24. Mike B.
    I think this is the best mountain I have had the pleasure to ride my snowboard on.  Very few flat spots and what few there were could easily be carried.  There is an incredible variety of experiences that you can enjoy on this mountain from a wonderful gully run to trails that wind by multi-million dollar homes, bridges over roads, bridges under roads, great downhills.  I really loved this place!

    Some other noteworthy points... the on-mountain guides at the top of the lifts were awesome.  They gave great advice on finding good snow.  The on-mountain food kicked butt as well.  They make a great burger at the Red Pine Lodge.  One of the rare cases when you pay $10 for the on mountain burger and come away feeling like you just ate a $10 burger.

    The place is ginormous, so much terrain to experience and I highly recommend it to the snowboarders.  I really loved this place!  Next time I want to stay in the Village and will blow off Park City Mountain completely.

    07/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    25. Eric S.
    I'm from So Cal, and the local resorts do not compare to this place.  Actually, none of the local resorts compare to any resort in Utah.  

    The Canyons offers so much more than anything in California (Mammoth included).  You can get lift tickets for less than $60 at board shops in and around the Salt Lake City area.  That beats the $60+ at all the nasty Southern California resorts and the $80+ at Mammoth.  

    The Canyons offers endless trails and runs for skiers and boarders alike.  They have a small freestyle park.  It is the biggest resort in Utah.  I had a great day of boarding.  Long runs, good snow, short lines, great weather.  What more can you ask for?  

    Most resorts in Utah are more skier friendly.  The Canyons does a pretty good job of trying to cater to both skiers and boarders.  Also, I recommend going to the more popular resorts in Utah on a Sunday.  Everyone is at church and the crowds are noticeably smaller.

    19/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    26. Jonelle B.
    A mountain that has something for everyone!!! Skier and snowboarder alike. The instructors are outstanding!! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier or boarder you will learn and improve. My teenage boys took a lesson in the morning and applied what they learned in the afternoon on the slopes. It really is a great mountain for your family. Truly something for everyone. I love the fact that I am not standing in the lift line forever. Just a short wait and you are on your way.

    12/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. chai g.
    I just got back from a weekend in Park City and a full day at the Canyons. If I could give this place 3.5 stars I would.

    I have to compliment them on the following:

    1. Nice Resort, everything is new, beautiful and well stocked, absolutely gorgeous.

    2. Service, very nice, everyone was smiling, attentive and very friendly.

    3. Snow- OMG good, fresh, dry powder, loving it.

    4. Long, Challenging runs for the intermediate skier/boarder

    5. Tasty, Fresh eats.

    6. Very uncrowded, even on a Saturday, the lift lines were a breeze!

    I have to ding them on the following:

    1. Lot's of weird, flat, long "connecting" trails that seem to run on forever, including one that dumps you into a basin requiring a tow-rope to extricate yourself from.

    2. Not a lot of good beginner terrain at all.

    3. Virtually impossible to get properly loaded on the mountain (welcome to Utah!)

    4. Parking Lot is 2 Gondola Rides away from the nearest Ski-able terrain, add extra time for traveling to get a full day in.

    I liked the Canyons much more than I did Park City. The Canyons make me believe that I *might* brave the state of Utah and go back.

    12/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. Linda R.
    Amazing view, wide variety of trails, great progression park. Overall one of my favorite resorts in PC. The conditions were outstanding. My second time here and last time there was fresh pow as well. Gorgeous evergreens throughout the resort for glade runs. Just an epic fun place to explore.

    28/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. Sumira P.
    Great mountain and great food.  Comfortable resort, perfect for the typical vacationer.  If you're looking for something a little more serene, check out Solitude Mtn.  But otherwise I had a lot of fun at this place and loved the interesting menu items!

    04/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    30. Miguel R.


    Second, to "I love you" - these three words make my heart pound each time I read them.  Only the careless, the young, the stupid, the extreme, the best, the ignorant and the willing - see this sign.
    *Disclaimer: you certainly can and most likely do fall into one or more of the previously mentioned categories*

    I'm fortunate enough to come here several times a year, and absolutely love this resort.  It is extremely large, and has a great selection of slopes for the timid and new - all the way to the insane and fearless.  It's really a mountains mountain, in which you could take ski lessons on one side of the mountain, and each year as you improve, just work your way to harder and harder slopes without ever needing to go anywhere else.  (most likely won't happen, but you could)

    The price is just right for the size and quality of experience you get here.  It's got the feel of a Vail - but the festivity of local watering hole.

    Go out there, enjoy, and take your time - remember, you're on vacation - don't go getting yourself hurt...... without someone at least filming it    =P

    31/03/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Dustin P.
    Judging a ski resort based on one day is a bad idea. However, I gotta do what I gotta do.

    We were on a 5-day trip in Park City, and some friends and I wanted to do a day outside of the Park City Mountain Resort. The logical choice was The Canyons. Now, what I'm going to say, was strictly based on the weather, however I must continue... Because of the recent snow, we headed towards the back country. Yes, living on the edge by skiing out of bounds. Nevertheless, what may have been a bone head move, was worth every centimeter of fresh tracks. We started off with a little bit of a hike and strapped our boards back on, and headed into some of the deepest powder I've had the luxury of shredding. This magical run was unforgettable, and almost 6 years later, I can't get it out of my head. It was one of those days that you forever compare everyday at every resort to: the gold standard.

    Whenever friends head to Sundance, I urge them to take a day at The Canyons...you should too.

    24/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. Jennifer H.
    How can I dis a ski resort?

    Let's see: lame parking system where you have to take an open-air lift to get to and from the cars, terrible design where the lifts don't connect or make sense, uninformed staff who actually said "I have no idea", and overpriced real estate.  The last isn't applicable to me, but in case you want to buy a condo at a ski resort...

    Good thing we went to Park City for the remainder of the stay.

    04/03/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    33. Rhett S.
    Probably the best snowboarding day ever.  The weather was pristine and the coverage was lots of powder (but not too much).  Powder in UT is different than anything I've ever been in.  It's very dry, soft, and billow-eee.  

    The parking situation was actually kinda cool (contrary to others).  You park in a lot and take a gondola to the resort.  That 5min ride allows you to get some quality pre-partyness in (I recommend Wasatch's Polygamy Porter).  Clears the mind and inhibitions.  

    I recommend hiking up to some of the bowls.  It had taken me 40min to hike 600ft to one.  I was light headed, short of breadth, but the all powder ride down was GLORIOUS.  

    hint hint... go to the Costco in Salt Lake and buy your lift tix for 40-50% off.

    23/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    34. Fatty A.
    If I was a better skier I would have probably enjoyed this experience more.  The easiest part of the mountain was too short and I was getting bored or trying to maneuver around lil kidz.  So I decided to go up saddleback express and ski down to the bottom of the gondolas.  BAD IDEA!  After going half way down kokkopela I almost died.  But insisted on not taking the "easiest" way down and decided to go to echo.  Bullshit it is "more difficult".  Its built for experts!  After the 5 year old kid and his ski coached passed me I wanted to cry.  It literally took me 30 minutes to go down echo.  FML!  By the time I got to the bottom it got narrow towards a different ski lift.  I tried to ski down the narrow area but I didn't ant to die so I ended up in some brush.  WTF!  I had to take me skis off and walk down the mountain like a lil bitch.  Meanwhile the 5 year old was probably already at the bottom.  Bad idea to take off skis and walk in the snow.  FML

    19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    35. Brooke S.
    i give the canyons a solid "meh".  although the resort is HUUUUUUUMUNGUS, it lacks the ambiance that i have come to enjoy, and expect, from world class ski resorts.

    The mass residential developments are, for me, a huge turn off, as are the mainly flat runs that require you to go under man made roads in the resort...it just seems absurd!  And everywhere you turned, it was like someone was selling you a discounted lift ticket if you would go listen to an hour long schpiel about the new buildings.  i mean come on! I want to get on the slopes, hit it hard, and get off....not listen to your song and dance about some run of the mill generic time share.  


    ok i'm back.  The Canyons is fine if you like being contained in the same little community your entire vacation, and its probably a good mountain for those in the beginner to intermediate range....but for me, it lacked a little bit of everything i like about skiing so i probably wont be back.

    10/02/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    36. Anita B.
    The resort itself it perfectly nice. It appears that they are expanding in certain areas and everything seems pretty new. The drawbacks here for me personally are a) snowboarders and b) the parking. I can deal with boarders so I wouldn't have docked stars for this, however, the parking situation here was rather unpleasant. You have to park your car away from the actual resort and then you take an open air gondola type life up to the resort. Once there, you still have to manuver more to get to more lifts. Not good. The layout of the place doesn't seem to be all that well thought out. I noticed (for what it is worth) that the Canyons seems to appeal more to boarders than skiers. I am a skier so that may also be a drawback here?

    We do own a ski home in the area and so we are firmiliar with the other resorts and mainly ski at Deer Valley. I personally recommend DV if you're a skier or Park City (for skiing and boarding) much more than the Canyons. I don't really hate the Canyons and I really hestitated as to whether to give this 2 or 3 stars but ultimately, I decided to go with Yelp's discription of "I've experienced better."

    08/01/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    37. Toby B.
    Huge resort. If you are new here either find yourself a guide or do yourself a favor and don't try and do it all in one day. There is plenty of great terrain here but you would kill yourself trying to see it all in one day.

    11/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    38. Anonymous V.
    The best resort I've been to!

    29/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    39. Rootsy L.
    This place with the addition of the new terrain is the best around. If you have the option to ride with someone that knows the mtn you will score the best snow and riding of your life. The snow if Utah is so fluffy that you feel like you are floating, there are so many options to choose from. The only drawback is that there is only two ways to get on the mtn. And if the gondola is busy and the bubble chair then you are gonna wait for a while. But all good things are worth the wait.

    21/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Tara K.
    I'm a green/blue skiier and thought their ski runs were pretty good.  Very convenient if your staying at The Canyons.  Only about 30 min from Salt Lake.  The Salt Lake area has alot of resorts to chose from.  Would go back to this one (but also want to try some others too).

    12/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    41. Bianca K.
    massive mountain! Get there early as parking can be a bit of an issue and you will wait in lines at various gondolas to get to the ski areas but once you arrive you'll be in heaven! Super long runs, chair lifts everywhere and its not unusual to find yourself alone on a run even on a busy weekend day! Head up to the grill near the tombstone lift for some chili fries and a beer to refuel at lunch! Great boarding!

    23/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    42. Sean B.
    Okay first of all since the elevation is a little low, it tends to not have the best snow compared to other resorts in the area.  But if there is powder, this is where you will find me- a huge array of runs, good food, gorgeous scenery, and you can usually find a spot where it isn't too crowded.  So if the snow is good this is a 5 star, but I have to subtract one for the snow-it tends to get really icy.  Either way- this is an awesome resort, a bit touristy (says the guy from California), but hey so is park city resort.  Anyway it is a great resort in Park City!

    23/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    43. T S.
    Huge area with lots of varied terrain. Great grooming, instruction and service, lift lines during a holiday week were never longer than 5-10 minutes. Beginners beware, Canyons could be docked a star for its lack of beginner terrain, and for the fact that some blue runs are closer to black (and blue) especially those on Iron Mtn. but hey, it is all relative.

    01/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    44. JJ G.
    Best snow on earth... hands down.

    when they get good snow... its absolutely amazing. and the mountain is so big you can always find a hill that is empty.

    two weeks after the previous snow, I was still able to find an entire face with 6-8 inches of soft, untouched pow pow... sometimes you have to be creative and risky to find it, but when you do, its soooo worth it!

    04/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    45. Mysti M.
    My kids had 6 hour lessons for just over $30 and it was great! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. My daughter wanted me to add that the food was amazing (yes, lunch was included). They had lasagna, green beans, and fruit salad with oreos for dessert.

    31/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    46. Amy C.
    This place is gigantic! I have never had the chance to snowboard in Park City, and didn't really know what I was getting myself into, but I am glad two days of our trip were spent here.

    Did I say it is gigantic? We did go midweek, but with the size of this place it really makes you think that you are out in the middle of nowhere. I loved the long runs and chair lifts everywhere to explore the mountain-- I did not like the long flat areas that kill every snowboarder to a stop.

    Parking was easy and I thought that the gondola was fun- I hated getting sprayed by the snowmaking machines on the chair and going down some of the runs-- I still dont know why they make snow all the time as we got plenty while we were there!

    Check out lift tickets online before we go-- we scored cheap ones on ebay and they seem to be plentiful!

    16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    47. Henry W.
    I thoroughly enjoyed snowboarding Canyons however, being stupid I took the HARMONY trail to find out that it was a bad choice for a noob snowboarder. Harmony was a bit flat in some areas and incredibly long. I think it fit better for long distance skiing, not that good for snowboarding.

    Overall I really enjoyed this ski resort. It's the Disneyland of ski resorts and i was surprised at how good the food here is (I had steak). It's ginormously huge and hard to get around if you don't carry a map.

    The view is amazing and the staff are super nice and have a love for the snow.The snow is amazing and the conditions are the best!

    27/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. Lauren L.
    The Canyons is probably the BEST mountain in Park City! I know good snow and good mountain as I grew up in Vancouver, and Whistler is my "home" mountain. I couldn't believe how "wide" this "mountain" is, I had snowboarded for 15+ years, and I can ride fast, yet, it still take me a whole day to traverse this mountain!

    I also had a *great* experience taking a "private" lesson from one of the best snowboard instructor on this mountain (and one of the best that I have ever met). His name is Wayne Edwards. He is an examiner for other instructors. I am looking for fine tuning some very advanced techniques, so he is right up my alley. High-speed downhill, steep and big moguls, big air park jumpings etc... He is able to observe my techniques and point out the very minute things that I may not be 100% and those can potentially take me to the next level. I definitely get my money worth for the day. And I am looking forward for going back there and take more lesson with him.

    So, if you happens to be coming to this mountain, and if you are looking for some top notch instructions, try to get him to be your instructor!!

    17/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Mimi L.
    Utah has great snow and lots of it. The Canyons is great because it's so huge and I'm never afraid of boarding into someone. There are a lot of lifts and trails to ride and an amazing view to go along with the riding. There were bridges that you ride under which gave it a video game feeling which I thought was awesome. The runs were well groomed and every trail was something new. I have one thing to say, there were a couple of flats parts, like ridiculously flat. Catch some speed and fly through but if you get caught behind a crowd that slows you down you might as well just unload and walk. Other than some sticky runs this place is magical.

    06/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    50. Greg D.
    The Canyons is one of those places that most locals will send out-of-towners if you get the chance.  Complete with all the niceties that make me NOT want to go there, The Canyons is definitely all flash and no substance.  There are plenty of restaurants, spas, and little things that have nothing to do with getting on the mountain!  Plus, the runs are pretty poorly laid out, really flat and not much variety.  It wouldn't be a bad place to go if you are a beginner, though not much more than that.  The lift tickets are pretty expensive too, more than some of the better resorts in Utah.

    Lastly, even though I ride a board, I can't stand the boarders here.  For the most part, it's little park rats running around for a fashion show in the park.  And the park isn't even that great.  Overall, The Canyons is just meh.

    20/06/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    51. Stefanie G.
    I am an avid skier. I have skied all over North America and  plan a trip to Argentina next summer. That said, the Canyons is the worst place I have ever been. Their "runs" aren't runs. They're cat tracks. I hate skiing cat tracks. There are way too many people on the mountain at any time. I had lunch on top of the mountain at a cafe that looked like the cafe at IKEA. The food was gross, but they had the nerve to charge us $45 for a stale French dip sandwich, burger and two bottles of water - in a CAFETERIA SETTING - you know - trays, reaching under glass sneeze guards for pre-plated food. The staff is awful. Most of them looked like hungover Dead Heads. They weren't friendly or helpful. The dirty looking guy who "served" me my sandwich over the glass looked visibly annoyed when I asked for au jus for my sandwich - it was a French dip after all. The nerve of me! After lunch, I used the ladies' bathroom, which smelled like poop. Yes, poop. There was used toilet paper all over the floor in the stalls - yes, used and don't ask me how I know. As if that wasn't enough, there wasn't even soap to wash my hands. Where the hell was the food service staff washing their hands? I didn't see any sinks behind the glass!!

    What I'm most bothered by was the lift ticket prices. Where do they get off charging $107 to ski down cat tracks? Crowded cat tracks at that?

    I have an annual pass to Deer Valley, which is cheaper and nicer to ski. The food service is impeccable the facilities are beautiful and clean and the staff is large, friendly and helpful. I will never go to the Canyons again.

    19/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    52. Charley R.
    This is by far the best resort for skiing and boarding in Park City.  Alto and Snowbird are great too if you can get there.

    Park City and Deer Valley are for lame sissies who like groomers.   Canyons has those, but it also has some real steeps and bowls and trees.  Plus their apres scene is more mountain than 5 star.  You can get beers and listen to music and the crowd is great.

    Park at the bast when you see that first lift and take the little tram up to the base area.  You can put stuff in lockers there if you want.

    04/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Nick W.
    @thecanyons is really getting better. They have added the Dakota Mountain Lodge - a Waldorf Astoria Collection. New tandem gondolas - an open air "Cabriolet" gondola whisks you from the parking lot to the middle of the Sundial Plaza.

    Great food - at on the mountain prices $$ - Great Air - Great Snow.

    Make sure to ride the "Flight of the Canyon's" Gondola up to mid mountain for the best snow. Also - ride the Gondola down - when you are finished for the day, trust me - this will save your skis or board - as the snow tends to get slushy near the base.

    Check out 9990 if you are up for some serious down hill and un-groomed moguls. The Canyons offers top notch lodging, snow, slopes, skiing, lifts, and friendly staff. Come check it out in the winter.

    They also offer numerous outdoor entertainment and recreation opportunities in the spring, summer, and fall - bike, hike, listen to live music in the Sundial Plaza while drinking some draft beer and noshing on a brat.

    Come check it out - it is really worth the trip.

    07/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Jonathan H.
    Definitely a different experience than some of the other resorts I've been to. My first reaction was a bit negative to having the lifts so spread out, but as I got into the day, it's simply a different experience -- not a pro or con in the absolute sense, just different depending on what you're looking for. It was a bit fun to get lost further away from the main base, and then figure the way back before the lifts close.

    Looks like there's so much to check out with the shops and restaurants and all, but for a local like me, I'm up for the day to board and keep all that kind of thing for another occasion, but can figure that's pretty welcoming to an holiday-maker. The two gondolas just to get from the parking lot to the lifts is a bit more distancing than what i've been used to, but it's still pretty quick. Not sure if the snowpack is typically not as good because of the lower elevation, or because we're already into March, of course. It'd be good to get back again on a better snow day.

    12/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    55. Jimmy J.
    One word: EPIC.

    We stayed in the penthouse with 8 people. I rate the penthouse a solid 10; large living room (2 couches), amazing windows showing you the curvature of the earth, 2 balconies, full workable kitchen, all the rooms were nice and spacious and the place had 3 bathrooms.

    The staff and service was top notch as well- everyone very attentive and prompt.

    With everything going A+ perfect, you literally walk down 7 steps onto a chair lift. Does it get any better?

    I highly recommend this place.

    08/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    56. Katherine L.
    what more can I say?   A heated chair lift with a sun tint cover!  Very luxurious.  The trails are more for intermediates and experts, but the beginners can improve with advanced beginner (double green) trails that's a little bit more challenging than a trail for families.  The snow beach at the base was pretty funny, but it was convenient for putting on the skis with those beach chairs.  At the end of the day, I had a blue-colored champaign cocketail with an orange rind fizzing inside in front of the fire place at this fantastic lounge at the base of the mountain.  I think I would have had more fun if my skiing level was more advanced.

    12/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    57. Jenny S.
    I had an absolutely blissful experience with Canyons.

    I visited with my family, all of whom are experienced skiers. I hadn't been skiing in years prior to this long-weekend excursion and I was absolutely looking forward to it.

    Our room alone was fantastic. I loved the views, loved the porch, loved the playground (yes my kids hit it even covered in snow), loved the pool. I can't rave enough about the shower- omg. I only WISH my apartment had a shower half that nice.

    I put my kids (aged 6 & 7) in ski school, as they had never been skiing before. Don't get me wrong, the ski school is quite pricey, but for the hours of free time to spend on the slopes, it was worth every penny. Not only is lunch included with the price of lesson, but after only two days, my 6-year-old was intimidated by the lifts & elected to stay in the "childcare" area offered (and had a blast coloring pictures and playing video games), whereas I was able to take my fearless 7-year-old on both blue and green slopes and he honestly kicked ass at it. They do go down the easy slopes with their instructors, and I was fortunate to observe him from the lift as he went down. He was confident and obviously enjoyed a rapport with his teacher (unfortunately I have forgotten his name). Also, it is safety-first with this group; they do the short skis, no poles, helmets, and only children who seem proficient are allowed to go out on the actual slopes. Learning to "pizza" (snowplow) and go down the Spongebob trail was my expectation; instead we spent two entire afternoons enjoying our time together, and I still felt I got my money's worth. A+ for that.

    Um, I will admit, the Spongebob trail was a bit harder than the main slope it was attached to. If you're an experienced skier with a child who's learning, it's great; however if you're both novices, I will warn you it is both steeper and has sharper curves than the main "bunny trails", just fyi. However my son LOVED IT.

    The conditions were beautiful. One day it was absolutely gorgeous, another day it was snowing/sleeting off and on, however we had a great time. Beautiful scenery, great views, many winding trails offering views of some great eco-friendly manses.. we really enjoyed it. I haven't been skiing since Banff that was as lovely. (With all due respect to eastern NC and WVa, man-made snow just isn't the same).

    All I have to do now is convince my dad and husband that they are up for the slopes and we will DEFINITELY be back!

    06/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    58. Suzn L.
    Talk about fresh powder...it's so nice here....we just glide over the snow.

    They also have a package deal for two for $99 (free lift tickets, gourmet burgers, and beer)...what a deal...we went 2 days in a row.

    The Canyons is very big and nice.  We really like this place.  For those of you who are into jumps then Park City will probably better, but if you like nice scenic route then the Canons since they have very long trails.

    Yes they do have long traverse in certain area but if you know which path to take you can avoid it.  We made the most of it by going sledding with our snowboards.  It was sooo much fun.

    We miss Utah :(

    31/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    59. Dietrich H.
    Also a very sick resort.  Great runs, not too much in terms of a park.  If you want big kickers and what not, head over to Park City.  I seriously love the terrain here.  They've got natural bowls, some bumps, some steeps, everything for everyone.

    There's a couple gripes.  The first is you have to take 2 gondolas to get to the first lift.  The second is that there's a few flats to get through when you're moving around on the mountain.  But once you get where you want to go... get ready for some serious fun.

    The free shuttle also takes you here from Main Street.

    15/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Sandy C.
    Could this place be more charming? Nestled in a Canyon among the majestic mountains toppled in snow, the Canyons, Utah's largest ski resort makes skiing or snowboarding as easy as possible.

    You park at the bottom of the resort, and you take a standing gondola up to the main resort where you can buy your lift tickets, ski/board rentals, and warm up with 4 different types of hot cocoa.

    Once you've picked up your day pass, you head up to on a four person encased gondola up to the top of the mountain. If you're a first time snowboarder or skier, they have excellent one on one instructors that will hand hold you down the mountain and give you all the pointers you need to master the slopes quickly. I was watching the snowboard instructors from the lifts hand holding snowboarders down the mountain. Takes the fear out of boarding.

    There is a great beginner lift called, High Meadow, right off the gondola where you can practice your ski and boarding before you head into the intermediate and black diamond runs. This place is amazing and so large that you can ski/board the whole day and not go down the same run twice.

    Why did it take me so long to get out to Utah? This place rocks!
    Go Uuuuuuutah!

    26/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    61. Cynthia C.
    EVERYONE is sweet and cheerful 24 hours a day.  I swear it was eerie, similar to the movie, Pleasantville.  

    Accommodations: Brand new facilities.  

    *Flatscreen TV
    *Down Comforter
    *FREE 24hr gym access
    *AWESOME outdoor heated party tub and pool.  

    Some downsides to the room:
    -No full length mirror
    -No double sinks
    -1200 watt hair dryers
    -No couch
    -No separation of toilet from shower

    Breakfast buffet: Pretty darn good, but it's the SAME thing EVERYDAY: omelettes made to order, oatmeal, bacon, yogurt, granola & fresh fruit.  

    Ski resort: snow makers were going, and only about HALF of the runs were open.  Runs are not too flat, so it makes for pretty good boarding conditions, plus they have a park.  Skiing out sucks, b/c you can't ski all the way down, you have to take a lift and it's like Black Friday at Walmart madness.

    Shuttle service around the resort, every 5 minutes.  10 minutes to Main.

    31/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    62. Emmett M.
    the ski hill is great if the snow is good, summertime is excellent for mt biking and hiking, lots of activities for kids in the summer, many good places to stay.

    10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    63. Danielle W.
    This place is huge! It puts the mountains in Tahoe to shame! We rode here for two days and only covered about 80% of the terrain. The runs are wide, the lifts are plentiful and the people are friendly! The only downside is that it's in Utah where the highest amount of alcohol content you can find in beer is 4%.

    I was disappointed that the one weekend we decided to go, Park City got its worst weather in thirty years! It rained at the base! Lame!! The whole time I was thinking, "I left Tahoe for this?!" So I can't say anything about their famed fluffy powder. Fingers crossed that next time I visit, they will have plenty of pow.

    08/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    64. Whitney C.
    I love me some Canyons! Although the ski season was sub par this year, I'm glad I bought my season pass for the Canyons. It is always less crowded here and the people are so nice! The cabriolet from the parking to the mountain is a unique attribute and who can complain about that orange bubble chairlift with the heated seats?! If I had one compaint, it is that the mountain is so spread out that it is hard to get from one place to another without taking three + chairs but how can you really complain about that? I've been here on days that i KNOW PCMR would be swamped and it was a little crowded but not annoying and the lines were never terribly long (which could also be because it is so spread out). I think this mountain is pretty friendly for beginners and kids and it is fun to ride through the expensive crazy homes in the colony. It is also cool to ride under the bridges. It feels like a boarder cross course and is super fun! Know the code and win some prizes too!! Oh and if you are like me and lose your pass, the first replacement is free (thank goodness). It is definitely geared toward the richer clientele though and you can get that feeling here and there but it isn't overwhelming. It is fun in the summer too with a mini golf course, outdoor seating at the restaurants, and a weekly outdoor movie that is in collaboration with Sundance.

    24/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    65. Robyn C.
    I love the Canyons, I always have a great skiing day here and the snow is always fun and fantastic.  The runs are long, and sometimes really annoying when it flattens out, but other than those runs, everything else is so much fun.  Views are breathtaking, the million dollar homes are pretentious, but this is still my favorite ski resort in Park City.

    06/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    66. Char L.
    Did you know that the Canyons is the third largest ski resort in North America? Number one is Vail, number two is Whistler-Blackcomb. Dang! it's huge! It's so big that there's a community of private multi-million $$$$ homes inside the resort (called The Colony)! Actually, it's $9 - $27 million dollar homes. Many homes are still under construction and they are like 10k sq ft plus. Who needs that kinda excess!??!?! I do!

    The roads to the homes run over bridges, so ski paths criss cross underneath these roads with a multitude of bridges. There are many great trails for all skill levels.

    My main complaint is the retardedness that is the end of the day. Take the gondola back down to the village!!!! If you think that you can ski past the gondola and get to the village, you are WRONG! You ski for another 7 seconds before you are at the short cut lift that takes you down and over some valley and spits you out in nowhere. You then gotta take one of those towing ropes (grab the rope and ski/snowboard uphill) up a steep hill. Easy for skiiers, hell of a time for a regular foot rider. Then you walk. SUCKS.

    09/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Paul K.
    So the 3 stars are vis-a-vis the numerous other ski resorts in the SLC/Park City area. Canyons is not bad, but a couple of things I didn't like- ocassional flats where you have to use your poles, kind of confusing layout- if you're on one side of the resort and want to go to  the other, you might have to use 5 lifts to get there.....Also less grooming than say Alta. While it was an enjoyable day of skiing, will probably go elsewhere next time I am in Utah.

    12/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    68. Jolie D.
    I was very exited to visit park City with my family this winter. We came out for the Sundance film festival. I decided that one of the days we were there I would put my experienced 10 year old and never ever skied before 6 year old in ski school for the day. I figured if they loved it I would schedule 3 more days at $200 a day each.

    When I picked up my 6 year old at 3:30 the first thing she said was "my first teacher was mean", I looked over at the instructor she was with and he informed me that at lunch time he had noticed her first instructor was " being a little aggressive with her and not very kind".  I thanked the second instructor for making her second half of her day better and got my son . When I got in the car my 6 year old continued to tell me about how the first instructor told her she got a F for fail and made fun of her when her older brother kissed her on the cheek at lunch. I was so very upset, to say the least! I called the ski school and could not get a manger on the phone, I was told someone would call me back. When I did not get a call back the next day, at the end of the day I called again. I spoke to the resort manager and he had said he was so sorry and someone would be calling me back to make it right. After another day of waiting for a call back I finally got a call from the ski school manager, she was trying to tell me that Avi (my 6yo who had never been on ski's) was having a hard day and that is why they switched her, not because the first instructor was awful and mean to her. When I told her about what my son had seen, the second instructor had told me, and what my daughter herself had said, she seemed like she did not want to hear it. Finally after going back and forth, she had asked how she could make it right, I said we where leaving PC the next morning and the only way I knew to would to reimburse us for half of her day...seems fair enough, right? She said she would talk to her upper and get back to me. This was on Jan 24th, Don't think they care enough to call me back! Bummer because now I am writing this!!!

    03/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    69. Mikey P.
    I don't know if it was because it was snowing the whole time...

    or if I was with my friends...but...

    The cool bridges, the nice views, the fluffy snow...

    This resort was definitely up there on my list... I want to go again for sure...

    Discounted tickets from Costco FYI...

    The resort closes earlier then park city resort and has no lights.. so get there earlier.. tons of lifts and paths... i think it was easier to learn here then park city... but then again it was the snow that day and i had more experiences...

    Going over and under bridges was pretty awesome though...

    12/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    70. Christina N.
    Wow, I had the best experience here. It snowed that day I traveled through the blue trails. So powder-y and the views were amazing.  It was peaceful snowboarding down the mountain and seeing beautiful ski in/out homes. I wish I was baller so I could buy one of those homes. sigh... The place was very clean and felt very new. I believe it is one of the newest resorts in Park City.  I didn't get to see what the place had to offer food/bar wise though. Maybe next time. Cool points for a gondola taking  us up to the base. It made it easier to walk to lifts. In my opinion, Canyons is better than Park City resort.

    26/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    71. Eric X.
    Imagine a really great mountain with varied terrain, good amenities, and fast lifts, and great snow.... now multiply that seven times and you get The Canyons. This place is huge and gets a good dump of snow throughout the year (although I do recommend going there from February on...if you have your choice). There's enough restrooms throughout the mountain, and most lifts fit at least four people; the new Orange Bubble Express is pretty fun and has heated seats.

    Your first time here you won't know where to start because of the size, so just take the gondola up and find a run or two to get moving down. After that, follow the plentiful signs to whatever destination you have in mind and enjoy yourself. Don't know how to get somewhere? Refer to a map near the lifts, or just ask a lift operator.

    If you're looking for a great mountain-peak experience, hike up the 9990 to the peak, and snowboard down in the back country after you leave the gates. It's a bit steep at the top (and bumpy), but flattens out into some terrific, wide-open tree runs with tons of powder. Looking for a great run to do with kids who have some experience? Check out "Harmony"; it goes on for MILES and is lots of fun for people of any experience level.

    All in all, I'd recommend The Canyons well before anywhere else outside of SLC. They put money into their resort, they make sure the necessary amenities are available throughout the mountain, the lifts don't suck, and still they have excellent snow. Skip the place down the street and go here instead, I'd say.

    07/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    72. Mark L.
    Incredibly friendly staff, quick to ask how you are doing and to help give directions around the ginormous mountain. Amazing views, esp. at Cloud Dine restaurant, nested atop one of the mtns. Expensive. Long runs, some icy. Overall quality was relaxing and luxurious.

    08/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    73. Arthur F.
    I have skied a lot of places, both good and bad, but when the lift pass is pricier than deer valley I was expecting a whole lot more. Their food is sub par; greasy fast food flair with exorbitant prices.

    Their runs are terribly marked, it was my first time there and every fork in a run is blank. I could barely figure out my way around so it was frustrating trying to locate runs I wanted to try. Very poorly marking the escala runs or hiding the signs for the hyatt behind snowmaking equipment is uncalled for, no customer should have to walk with skis or snowboards a quarter mile to the Hyatt hotel.

    The lines are poorly managed and the staff, save for the map people, never knew their way around either.

    Bonita their customer satisfaction survey person was the only nice and knowledgeable staff member hands down, otherwise I found them unhelpful and obtuse.

    The skiing is more aggressive and wholly enjoyable, the cover was a little thin this year but they can't control snowfall.  Last note, never have I not been able to ski straight up to a lift or gondola, and if I cannot it was always clearly marked (jordanelle gondola at deer valley for example) but at the bottom gondola at the canyons I skied down onto snow covered asphalt and tore up the bottom of my skis. There is no marking, and the blacktop had been covered by a thin layer of snow, come on guys!

    I might return but I hope they up the customer service and run markings.

    14/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    74. Gabi M.
    This review is for the resort (not skiing) only as I didn't get a chance to ski on this trip.  I did however hear about the skiing from my fiance and soon-to-be brother and sister.  They enjoyed it but conditions were not amazing when during on our stay.  But i digress...

    The four of us were blessed with the pleasure of staying at The Canyons for 4 days as a friend of the family has timeshare/ownership at the resort and gifted these days to us.  We basically stayed in a beautiful 3 bed / 3 bath room that also had a full kitchen and fantastic amenities.  I think that the room probably costs $700 a night for the regular guest, so we are so thankful to our friend, as we just had to pay for the daily cleaning of the room.

    The resort is beautiful and for ski / snowboarders, you can ski in / ski out really easily.  There are two restaurants on site as well as a coffee shop, fitness facility and spa, heated pool, jacuzzi, general store, and more including fresh brewed hot apple cider and cookies/muffins every afternoon - gotta love that!  The rooms themselves are extremely comfortable, with everything you need in a room including flat screen tvs, dvd players, comfy beds, toiletries, etc... Friendly staff for the most part also.

    So, again, I am not sure I'd pay the $700 per night fee to stay at The Canyons at this point in my life, but I'm always game for a 'gifted' room like the one we enjoyed.  Let me know if you know anyone else who has extra days at The Canyons... I for sure need to return to ski the next trip, and I'd love to return for Sundance sometime as well!

    02/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    75. Ryan W.
    Canyons Resort is probably the most versatile ski experience in the Park City area.  They have terrain that matches every skier's or shredders needs from beginner to ultra advanced. They need more greens for beginners and sometimes there is too many lifts to get to where you want to go. The base is great for the whole family.

    30/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    76. Nick M.
    The Canyons is one of the locations owned by Park City Lodging and it's probably the best. I haven't stayed in any of the other ones so I'll just say The Canyons is the best!

    The location is perfect, it's a short drive to downtown Park City and only a 30 min drive to Salt Lake. The views all around were that romantic love story kind of good. The lodging itself had a kitchen 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a porch with a grill, and a living room with a fireplace. It was perfect for what we needed. The best part is that a short walk and we were able to take a lift (even without skiing) up to the top of the mountain. There are a few shops and a restaurant to play at. Also, from what I heard that skiing at the Canyons is pretty awesome.

    Other then a leaky toilet and some issues finding the actual office, it was pretty nice. Also, fyi the second floor (two bedrooms) is open so if you're trying to sleep and there are loud people downstairs it isn't going to happen.  

    Thanks to Pauly G and Hill-bang for doing all the work with booking the place!!

    21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    77. Bean S.
    I wish I could say that I love this resort. Park city is wonderful and it's a beautiful place but I was really disappointed in the quality of the room especially for the high rate. I was in town for a wedding and money was taken from my wallet at the rehearsal dinner. I don't know for certain that it was someone in the staff but I find it very difficult to believe that in a room full of family and friends, someone i know would take money from a wallet . Secondly, I left a belt in the room. top left hand drawer, and  when I called after to see if they found it, My call was never returned. I had to call back only to be informed that they never found it big surprise. It was such a disappointment that on such a happy weekend that these negative things would happen.

    18/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    78. Tom S.
    Canyons has it all.   Heated chair to start your day off right.  Plenty of on mountain food options...Vail just acquired them so things will only get better.  It's a big mountain so there's terrain for all skill levels.  Canyons has done more than anyone around to make the resort better including summer.  Bruges waffles at mid mountain is a must!  The Farm for Apres is the best option!   Hope it's snow like crazy this year!

    13/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Joe Y.
    The Canyons is hands down the best mountain resort I have ever been to. Granted, there was not very much snow, despite that, we still had an amazing time. They blew enough snow to make our 10 our trek to Park City, UT very well worth it.

    The people- super friendly, courteous, and very helpful

    The mountain- well, it's part of the Rocky Mountains and it's in Utah...what do you think?

    The resort-awesome. snowboard straight down and have a seat on their courtesy "lawn" chairs. Orange bubble lift...awesome for..."cough cough." lol

    The runs- super long, amazing, i loved every run that was open.

    The food and drinks- tasty and affordable.

    Will I go back after they have a storm? uh...yes!!

    I was so pleased to have visited Canyons. Thanks to my buddy who works there, I did not have to pay for the NINETY DOLLAR all day lift tickets! :) Thank you "i won't say your name" friend!

    LOVED LOVED this place!!! Puts Tahoe to shame, I'm afraid to say!

    06/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    80. Jeanna D.

    I've been coming here probably for close to ten years now, and its been so fun to watch it "grow up", from itty bitty Wolf Mountain into The Canyons - a full fledged ski resort.

    The Canyons is positively massive. You could ski here a whole week and not cover the whole mountain, or spend an entire day in 9990' and never come down the same way twice (though I'm a little bit biased there since my husband proposed to me at the top of the upstomp there). The views are epic. There is something for everyone, terrain for any mood and level.

    There's a good spread of restaurants around the mountain (avoid Red Pine lodge at noon time especially on weekends though, it gets crowded), and its great for a day of exploring, tree runs, natural half pipes (canis lupis is so much fun and a killer workout), or awesome cruiser runs over in the Dream Scape area. I've never been anywhere else that you get to ski over and under bridges and past the most beautiful houses you could imagine.

    Nice laid back atmosphere, helpful staff. Their annual pond skimming contest is always fun! The gondola allows non skiiers to opportunity to get onto the mountain to enjoy some of the fun too (my 85 year old grandma will ride up to join us for lunch at Red Pine).

    They continue to add to the mountain and it gets better and bigger every year. Find someone who knows it well to show you around, and you can find some of the most amazing fresh powder in open glades and the trees too.

    03/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    81. Charlie B.
    The logistics of getting to this mountain are ridiculous.  To get from the parking lot to the top of a decent mountain takes well over 30 minutes, probably closer to 45.   For a snowboarder there are way too many cat tracks if you don't know your way around.  There is some very, very sick terrain back in there which is why it gets three stars.

    15/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    82. Julie F.
    Dude - this is one big ass mountain! We picked up our tickets at Costco in Salt Lake a few days before we hit this up. Definately take a trial map with you!

    Took us two days to do the entire mountain! Awesome runs with long slow lifts. Had some fun runs that were very scenic.

    11/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    83. Phoebe C.
    Snowboarded here December 2010 and the conditions were to die for. Lots of snowfall (even snowflakes) meant powdery, fluffy snow. I miss this resort and the great snow conditions. Utah ain't got nothin' on California when it comes to winter sports. Plus, the atmosphere is great - it's so quaint yet historic at the same time. It's just cool knowing the Winter Olympics were held here, plus the Sundance is held here every year as well.

    30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    84. Bea B.
    This resort is all around outstanding. But what prompted me to write this review is an interaction I had with a Canyons repair shop rep, Scott. Because I know nothing about snowboard maintenance and was ready to have my board tuned, he had the perfect opportunity to sell me services that I didn't need. Yet, he didn't! How cool is that? I'm a customer for life of the repair shop. (I already was customer for life of the skiing/snowboarding.)

    13/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    85. Jenny L.

    It was day three of snowboarding.  The snow has been coming down all three days.  I was grumpy.  I was exhausted.  I HATED it because all my friends were better than me.  HATED IT!

    In retrospect, however, the Canyons is probably one of the best resorts I have ever ridden.  One day is not enough to see the entire mountain.  There are tree runs.  There are tunnel runs.  There are runs that seem to go on forever.

    Definitely something for everyone.  At the end of the day, you can even slide down a mini slope on a plastic saucer.


    26/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    86. smlyc s.
    My favorite in the area for, features-wise, both sheer acreage and the gully/natural halfpipes which I daydream about constantly when not there.  

    Unanimously friendly and helpful staff.

    Good (if exceedingly expensive, even for a ski resort) food on the mountain, and high quality and very attractive bars and restaurants at the base.

    Only con:  the schlepping from peak to peak is annoying.  A lift or tram or something cross-wise would catapult them into at least the top 5 in North America IMO.

    06/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    87. Shaylee B.
    Oh how I love the Canyons! I learned everything I know about boarding there, and the vast, varied terrain means there's always a place, even on the busiest of days, of solitude for a relaxing smoke and a swig out of the flask. The Orange Bubble is especially nice because my butt gets SO COLD sometimes, and the lift is long enough to restore feeling in my cheeks (perfect timing for a good tumble onto my bottom). The Overlook offers delicious food and the only full-bar on the mountain, and goes without saying that it is my usual lunch spot. As a boarder, the incessant strapping in and out comes with the territory of such a huge resort, and so I don't mind it too much. Some of my favorite memories are on the Canyons runs--or trees, depending on the particular memory. Always wear a helmet!

    22/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    88. Teresa H.
    Had such an amazing time!  There is terrain for everyone here.  Ski early on a week day and you've got the slopes to yourself.  The lifts are fast and modern.  Staff is friendly.  Lots of good food, though at the base the feel is a bit contrived.  
    We stayed at the Sundial and had a really fabulous time.  Regular shuttle into town, good service, clean and well-equipped rooms.

    24/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    89. Greg N.
    I haven't skiied at The Canyons in years and it's...just...great.  Love this place, love Park City.

    Gotta love that it's a mere 30 minutes from the airport and I can be up here in great skiing, great snow, huge place with lots of fun runs.

    Love it!

    16/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    90. J G.
    Slopes were nice enough and pretty decent resort, however the supervisor at the ticket booth was extremely unhelpful with replacing a lost resort passport. He would not listen to us or help us in any way and was extremely rude. Coming from a background in customer service I am sure he could have done more. Park city's customer service was much more helpful.

    10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    91. Sally M.
    Canyons is a beautiful resort. We stayed at Silverado Lodge. They should hire better housekeeping staff. And front desk staff that can answer questions. Anytime we needed answers we went to we went to the Grand.

    05/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    92. J V.
    My top snowboarding spot! Why? well I have to say this first : I have gone from Lee Canyon to Big Bear to Brianhead, Park City and Mammoth but when I got here to the Canyons I was blown away to say the least.

    First of all we stayed at the Hyatt Escala where we had a lift right next door from our room and on the way back there was a cool twisty path back to were we started so no walking or shuttle taking was necessary.  The lifts are very fast and their Orange Lift has a dome to protect you from the windy side of the mountain, there are so many levels for skiers and Boarders. We specifically liked the far right of the mountain on the Upper Apex  Ridge , Echo and  Massacre area, it was desolate but not too far, you could go at full speed without obstacles, the runs are so long and steep that you have to stop to rest for a bit , the black diamonds one that area are to be respected, they are challenging and fun.
    The food on the restaurant ( Lookout cabin) was decent although pricey but of was all forgotten with a pitcher of beer :)

    I highly recommend Canyons Ski Resort just because of the challenge factor and the length of the runs , well also for the awesome fun factor!

    The Rescue personnel were often visible and often asked if we were ok ( when we were sitting down either enjoying the view or resting) ...I have never seen that in the other resorts I have been to.

    P.S. on the above mention areas where we were skiing, we had signal on the phones so getting reception to play Pandora on our phones was a major plus!

    25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    93. Brennan H.
    This is a hard review to write because I enjoy skiing at the Canyons very much - I have skied there during two previous seasons. However the 'Orange Bubble Express' chair lift is a disaster!

    Touted as the first of its kind in North America to offer heated seats and a shield to keep skiers warm. This lift is prone to break-downs and left thousands of skiers queued at the base for hours on end waiting to ride up the gondola.

    Our visit was on 2/23/12, which was at the tail-end of President's week - traditionally a very busy week. We arrived at the base at 9:30 AM, just in time to see a mass of humanity scrambling from the Orange Bubble over to the gondola. Unfortunately for us, we were not in line for the gondola yet. I asked what was going on and was told that the Bubble had 'spacing' issues and would be operational in 20 to 30 minutes. Doing a little mental math (and being advised by a Canyons employee that the wait would be short) AND looking at the mob for the gondola, we decided to queue for the Bubble. Bad idea. 30 minutes later we were told that the Bubble was still down and that no time frame was available as to when it would be back up again.

    There were only two choices at this point:

    1) Hike 25 minutes over to the closest lift - which the kids in my party did, or
    2) Wait in the gondola line.

    As you can imagine, the gondola line took forever! Basically, it took us over 2-hours to get from the base to the mountain. I don't know about you, but to me this is unacceptable.

    While my party stood in line, I took the opportunity to air my grievance with 'customer service.' I said that since the Canyons was wasting our time at the base, I wanted my tickets - $800 worth - changed from full-day to half-day. The 'customer service' person told me that this wasn't possible and that nothing was possible because the delay was caused by WEATHER! WHAT!? It was 30 deg F at the base and sunny and was probably 24 deg F at the top. Apparently the Bubble is prone to break-down when there is weather of any kind - good or bad!

    Well, at least having the 'customer service' tell me to go pound sand killed a little time. When we finally reached the formal queue for the gondola, one of the Canyons employees recognized me from my interaction with customer service. She began directing us to the 'owner's' line, which basically lets you walk right up to the gondola and get on. But then stopped and asked us for our owner's card. I said that I didn't know what she was talking about. She explained how we could ride up using the short line, if we had the card, which we didn't. And then made us get back in the regular line. WHAT!? This goes beyond logic or explanation.

    To summarize: arrived at 9:30 and skied our first run at 11:55.

    Some friends of ours arrived around 10:00 at the lower parking lot. Of course the Canyons was still selling tickets, but by then the wait was more like 2:30 hours! Our friends were there to cash in their $100 vouchers that they had received earlier in the week for being stranded on a chair lift!

    Oh, and while waiting in line during various parts of the day we were told that the weekend previous there was another Bubble break-down and that the line at the base took 3 hours!

    I love the skiing, but the customer service, lift maintenance, and management are obviously in need of serious work. You would think that the management would take the opportunity (since they obviously had SO MANY opportunities during the week) to interact with their customers at the base. Apologize for the inconvenience. Offer up some coffee or hot chocolate, hire a band, bus people to other lifts, or whatever. But no. They chose to be 'unremarkable' and to put profits over people.

    Try Park City or Deer Valley for a better experience.

    29/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    94. Food L.
    I love food and also snowboarding... so below is about snowboarding! :)

    I snowboarded at The Canyons and I liked it.
    It is easy to reach (~30~40 min by taxi from SLC airport).

    I am a snowboarder, average level (like long runs on blue slopes). In The Canyons, there were some flat areas and narrow paths, but once past these, the slopes were pretty nice. Below are some suggestions, if you like long runs:

    1. LIFT Red Pine Gondola, Chicane (not so good at the beginning, some flat areas), LIFT Tombstone Express, Another World (very nice!).

    2. From top of LIFT Tombstone Express, Ripsaw, LIFT Peak 5, Upper / Middle / Lower Crowning Glory (very nice!).

    3. From top of LIFT Tombstone Express, Ripsaw, LIFT Peak 5, Upper Crowning Glory, Sanctuary (nice and peaceful!).

    4. From top of LIFT Tombstone Express, Harmony (top part until the lift Dreamscape), LIFT Dreamscape, Alpenglow (very nice!), Mirage, Apparition. (avoid Cascade as it is pretty narrow).

    5. From top of LIFT Iron Mountain Express, Mercury (my favorite! large and very nice!).

    The Canyons village is very small, but quite cute. There are only a few shops and restaurants. This was enough for my 2.5 days trip.

    On the slopes, I had tater tots and hot apple cider. Tater tots were a bit greasy, but at that time, I was hungry and wanted a small snack! The salty tater tots + ketchup were good combination with the sweet hot apple cider.

    My right leg (yes, I am a goofy!) was burning on some of the narrow paths... just breathe, breathe!

    I love snowboarding!!!  :D
    Voila! :)

    17/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    95. Danielle S.
    I came here to snowboard and it was always a pleasant experience. The staff are all very helpful and there are slopes for everyone, no matter how much experience you have. Unlike Deer Valley which is elite to skiers, boarders can come here too! There's free hot chocolate in the lodge but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre (but who cares nobody is there to eat)

    Getting from the parking lot to where the actual slopes are, though, takes around 20 minutes and transferring from one gondola to another.

    I briefly stayed at my cousin's time share there which was very nice but that's all I can really say about sleeping accommodations. There was a hot tub...

    27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    96. Shari S.
    Normally I ski in Deer Valley but I had a bunch of expiring Hilton points so I stayed at the Waldorf Astoria for a couple of nights to see what The Canyons was all about.

    Not overly impressed. I hate to sound snobbish but The Canyons had a downmarket feel. No chair that I rode had foot rests. The gondolas reeked of old sweat and there weren't many on mountain restaurants. And, I wasn't fond of all the snowboarders constantly bombing down the mountain in an uncontrolled fashion....

    In short, if you're a 15 yr old snowboarder, The Canyons is your dream come true.

    07/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    97. JJ L.
    If you like to ski, this is the place to go.  The mountains are much more interesting than Deer Valley.  We came here last Christmas and came back again this Christmas.   We skied for 3 days then thought we would try Deer Valley.  But we were quite disappointed in the runs there.  We should have stayed with Canyons!  We will be back be year.

    26/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    98. Courtney J.
    Did you know the Canyons host free concerts in the summer! What you say!!!...I know, right! Not only is the place swarming with folks in the winter...But it's a hot spot in the summer too! Concerts at the canyons are family friendly. You can bring your own picnic/snacks and drinks.,. And don't forget your blanket or chairs.

    There are food venders available at the park too and the restaurants onsite are open as well.

    I didn't know I was in for a treat...Again:) Park and ride the gondola...Soo much fun! Which gives you an overview of the Canyons...Literally! Also you can't miss the green picturesque views of Park City!!!

    Hands down the staff at the Canyons are soo kind!
    Have fun!

    27/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    99. Bill S.
    The Canyons is a fantastic ski resort that is often overshadowed by Park City and Deer Valley.

    The improvements in the past year are dramatic and this is one of the largest skiiable terrains in the USA.

    The conditions are always fantastic and the mountain never seems to get crowded.

    The allow both skiing and snowboarding so everyone will be happy.

    27/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    100. Sara B.
    I absolutely love the canyons resort, amazing snow along with amazing people.

    20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    101. Jenny T.

    26/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    102. Elisa C.
    Up and over. Great during the week.  Outstanding choices.  Short cut to ski down gets old but there's so much to make up for it.  Stop midday and grab a micro brew and bbq and you're good to go the rest of the day!

    27/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    103. Kris B.
    First time visit early in the season, but am sure its just a portent of the good things to come.  Basically one lift was open, but that was enough for the day.  Will update this a bit more as the season progresses.

    26/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    104. Charles S.
    The Canyons suffers from FLATNESS!! If you ski, you'll be okay and you'll probably love it here.
    I board... therefore, I hate it here! I spend nearly as much time HIKING as I do flying down the mountain. There are just way too many spots at this resort where, regardless of how much speed you carry into them, you will STOP from the lack of steep.
    The lodges, lifts and staff are all useful and cool. If the whole place was comprised entirely of actual hills, I would probably give The Canyons 4 stars. But the last time I went boarding there, was the last time for me... period.

    30/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    105. Leonard Z.
    We are on annual skiing trip to Utah and basically ski a different mountain every day out of 8 days. So I guess our rating is fair, since we are from the East Coast and get excited easily given Utah's great snow and fondness for skiing. I have to admit that while we would easily give 4-5 stars to all other mountains, Canyons struck us as sub-par destination. I will be very specific for all skiing aficionados:  

    1) Unlike any other Utah ski resort, conditions at Canyons are often very icy and outright dangerous. I have not seen a single snow making machine and we think they are trying to save on service level for snow, and just skip that part of a routine. It seems that main resort income here is food, food, food and duties from hotels. Crowds are attracted by resort hotels nearby (captive audience) and not by quality of skiing. I would never bring my kids to Canyons if I wanted them remain safe! Best snow in Utah:  Alta / Snowbird / Solitude / Brighton. One needs to define why he is in Utah - "to ski or not to ski".

    2) Lots of cruiser ski runs, but not a lot of fantasy - skiing gets boring quickly, and I wish resort owners tried skiing themselves to feel for their guest. My guess is that they are passive investors and do not really relate to their clientele. Sad.

    3) Food is good, yet expensive, so be ready to pay $20 for a sandwich. If you can, it is best food among all Utah resorts that we tried so far (Deer Valley is tomorrow, so we keep competition open).

    4) Service is good and friendly.

    We wish resort all the best, but we will never come here again.

    26/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    106. Yu H.
    I think the resort is a little too big for its own good, making it difficult and time-consuming to trek "between" mountains. For instance, to get to the Daybreak lift at the start of the day, you have to ride up Red Pine lift, ski down Chicane, ride up Tombstone lift, ski down Silver Spur, ride up Peak 5, ski down Harmony just to arrive at bottom of the Daybreak lift!

    Some of its "blue" runs are also just glorified cat walks with a short blue hill at the end, like Harmony, Silver Spur, Mainline, etc. Part of this is probably just due to the lack of snowfall this winter but there are a LOT of hidden rocks and logs on Iron Mountain that almost did a number on my skis, so much so that I don't even think that part of the resort should be open.

    With that said, there are great runs here for all skill levels. The Upper Apex run off Super Condor in particular is a very satisfying long run for intermediates, speeding down the last hill to the lift was pretty awesome. There are a lot of long blues to cruise at high speed on which was enjoyable, like Another World, Cloud 9, Eclipse, Upper Lookout Ridge. I chose not to tempt fate at 9990 this time since there was no fresh powder and I'm still relatively new to black runs, but I'll probably check it out if I come again.

    This was going to be a 3* review given what happened on Iron Mountain (and that's giving them the benefit of the doubt due to low snowfall this year), but I bumped it up to 4* just for that insanely good brisket sandwich at Tombstone Grill. I'm from Texas so I know a good barbeque brisket and that brisket was 100% legit. It was so good I almost bought a second one but then decided I didn't want to be too full for my afternoon skiing.

    08/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    107. Laurie L.
    A beautiful resort.  Came here on the 1st day of the season.  Friendly staff, lots of shops, restaurants and of course great skiing and snowboarding.

    29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    108. Mr. H.
    We were stuck at the base mountain ticket booth for thirty minutes I timed each transaction which ranged 3 to 5 min it should of been one to two min which happens at other resorts;  but what really top it off the day before our friend had her skis stolen.  Today my wife's rental skis were stolen while picking our daughter from ski school.  The canyons have a real management problem dealing with these issues... think twice or be prepared.

    31/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    109. Valencia W.
    Canyons are on my top 3 list in Utah. The tickets are expensive but I think its well worth it.  Lets see, Fresh Pow, NO lift lines, a bubble lift that I loved so much, a gondola so i can take pictures for my fiance who isn't photographic at all -- it was an awesome day!  Loved riding  few blacks but enjoyed cruising at (relatively) high speeds on Blues.  That made my day.  I didn't go to any of the nearby bars because we brought our lunches out but we did love the great views of the canyons and more importantly the great runs!!!

    One nice touch was the lift from the parking lot to the main area of the Canyons --brilliant because I am one of those people that get tired of walking with snowboards in hand.  Whoever thought of that was pretty smart and considerate for people like me.  had a great time and WILL be going back once more.

    26/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    110. Chris W.
    Great place to snowboard. We really enjoyed our visit.

    You can visit the Olympic Village and Museum while you are out there.

    06/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    111. Grant B.
    I've skied Canyons through Thick and Thin - Thin of course being New Years '11/'12, where 17% of the mountain was open.  It still rocked.  Yeah, there was no fresh powder, brown hillsides and some thin runs, but there were also great groomers, a cheerful staff, and plenty of room to do your thing.  Many great mid-slope pull outs exist for lunch, a snack, or even a beer at the end of nice day - prime in spring skiing weather (which NYE was).  

    What about thick?  I mean 250" base, 1' of fresh pow on a bluebird day.  We're hitting the lifts as they open, and making fresh tracks.  It is the BIGGEST resort in Utah, with like 5-7 mountains, tons of lifts and great off roading.  I even crushed some double blacks, and I prefer sticking to double blues or below.  These are people there to ski, not be pampered (though the heated seats on the bubble lift are tight).  

    This is as good as it gets, even when the getting isn't as good.

    18/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    112. Chrissie S.
    Really nice big mountain to ride compared to the East Coast. Though anything would be better considering the winter we've had.

    -Standing outdoor gondola from parking to main resort.
    -Orange bubble express - super warm and toasty, option to get off at 2 different spots on the mountain.
    -Bruges Waffle near the Red Pine lodge has the best waffles I've ever tasted on a mountain!
    -Plenty of seats in the resort area with bonfire.
    -Trails for all levels.
    -Free stickers at Surefoot.
    -Free pins given to us by an employee just because we asked if he had any stickers.

    Thumbs down
    -Shortcut lift is the only way down to base camp from Red Pine.
    -Rip cord is no fun if you do not master and cause other people to fall as well. Don't get stuck on the bottom left side of the mountain or you will need to rip cord your way out.
    -Some parts of the mountain felt like conditions in the East Coast since Utah had less of a winter as well.

    Also eventhough it is costly, you can always buy discounted tickets from Costco.

    15/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    113. Antonio C.
    Great back country. We were lucky enough to have a friend of ours who worked at Canyons and knew the terrain. We hit some great powder in the accessible out of bounds area off the top of the mountain. This is a great mountain with an awesome restaurant at the summit. The food there is priced as you would expect, but its actually good! I highly recommend this mountain.

    09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    114. Curtis A.
    Skied the Canyons today for the first time in four years. Not a great experience. For starters it takes the Canyons ticket takers 3-6 minutes per person to give u a ticket.  Other resorts take 40-60 seconds. Bottom line on a Friday I waited 32 minutes in line just to buy a ticket.   Take your gold bullion to buy lunch. $20 for a hamburger?  Finally management-inspired liquor laws that exist no where else in Utah. (Profit related of course.  Good thing the snow was okay. I'll return if I get a free lift ticket. Otherwise, there are many other great resorts in Utah.

    31/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    115. Island Lisa B.
    Well designed, tons of uphill lift capacity, very helpful staff, great ski school for the kids and fantastic food at Cloud Nine. We always have a great time here.

    Cons: Eight dollars to rent a locker is INSANE. Some resorts in Utah charge 50 cents so the rip off factor is in full force if you want to stash a bag. Adding insult to injury is the fact that your car will be parked so far away, you'll HAVE to rent a locker if you have little kids, if the weather is a little iffy or if you buy anything. In my opinion, this is a big mistake. Either go back to reasonably priced lockers or risk alienating your clientele who have likely skied all over the world and know greed when they see it.

    Perhaps it was being bought by Vail but we experienced a much longer wait to check our child into to ski school than in previous years. Plus at least 10 people cut into the line in front of us because one of the staff had her back turned. Hello? The line you put us in is a moving line so if you're going to chat, at least do it sideways so we can all continue to move forward. When we pointed out that people were cutting the line, a blonde female staffer tried to blow us off! Plenty of us were angry and our kids were confused. Having people cut the line in front of you is bad enough. But then, she tried to minimize the problem, acting like it was no big deal! She should have stopped those people and directed them to the back of the line then apologized to us. Nobody likes to feel taken advantage of.  

    Canyons child-to-instructor ratio is a fantastic 1 to 4, which is better than at most resorts and kids learn mid mountain, making it easy to observe them and giving them a real sense of accomplishment.
    The Umbrella Bar is cute; other (hard) liquor options across the way. If you're able to have dinner at The Farm, our group of seven found the food excellent on the night that we dined there.

    Props to One Sweet Ride snowboard shop. We got a great deal on new bindings from the very helpful staff there. There are a few other neat shops nearby also.

    This is a large, diverse mountain with lots of interesting terrain for all abilities.

    We hope the new management keeps the best of The Canyons because this resort really is an amazing place.

    23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    116. Andrew K.
    This is a review for boarders. The mountain is nice and big, but has a very little park and only 1 lift gets you to it. I had to ride 2 other lifts and found they had blocked the areas that would allow me to enter the park, it was awful, but I found the right one and jumped through the park. Although the park is small the entire mountain has great trails for shredding down the mountain. I just loved riding down the mountain and it was fun all the way down. One weird thing I found was that if you take the gondola up, in order to come down the mountain you need to take a lift (yes, you heard right you actually need to take a lift to get you to the trail that will allow you down to the base) to get down.

    26/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    117. Ryan F.
    We had a free day and some time before our flight back to NY, so we grabbed some one-day tickets and gave Canyons a run...very glad we did!

    This place definitely has a more "polished" feel to it than nearby Park City Mountain Resort, but the snow at PCMR was equal if not better during our stay.  The lifts are indeed very spread out, and their are some bizarre tricks you have to employ to access certain runs and lifts.  For example, we took a couple chairs up on the new orange bubble lift, and Initially, I thought It'd be foolish to get off at the mid-mountain stop, but there are a handful of nice groomers you can only access by getting off there.  Also, while we had a blast cutting our own runs off the 9990 lift, if you venture too far, you end up on the wrong side of a ridge in the topography and you're stuck taking two other chairs just to get back to where you started...just some things to keep in mind.

    Staff were friendly and quick to give advice and directions for getting to certain areas, but it'd be nice if they employed the color-coding they use over at Park City to easily distinguish the lines in the mountain and areas you can/can't get to from certain chairs.

    Overall, we caught a great day, bluebird skies, fresh tracks in the backcountry areas, and nice morning corduroy by the base and off the Tombstone lifts...The town of Park City and proximity to SLC are added bonuses.

    Definitely worth a visit - next time we'll have to allocate some more days to fully explore!

    21/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    118. Joshua S.
    Free gondola rides up to the resort! Today was the perfect temperature to take a ride, and to catch the farmer's market at the base of the resort. Check it out!

    24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    119. Jonathan D.
    This is the largest resort in Utah. There is a ton of terrain.  The biggest challenge we found was getting in a good groove on one or two lifts. We liked the Saddleback express lift which has a very cool natural halfpipe just beyond the park.  The Iron Mountain Express had some nice trails but harder to get to from the main base.  The lodge at the top of Dreamcatcher and Dreamscape was also a really nice place to grab a bite to eat

    The ticket office doesnt open until 8 but Id get there early at 8; the lines at 9 do not move quickly especially the one for prebought tickets for some reason.  Unlike PCMR your silver passport doesnt serve as your ticket so you need to exchange it for actual scannable lift passes.  

    For some reason the base area totally shuts down by 5; almost nothing is open much after 5 and certainly 6 other than a few restaurants.  Seems like an opportunity

    02/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    120. Deano G.
    Not my favorite spot for skiing, but the summer concert series is wonderful!  I will head back and check out the resort & skiing this winter and will send an update.

    19/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    121. Karina G.
    My family has been taking ski trips every year for 11 years. Brother, dad, and husband ski and I snowboard. We have skied most mountains in Colorado and in recent years have fallen in love with Utah's skiing. Canyons is the best mountain we have skied thus far. There are so many runs to choose from. For the most part everything is pretty well groomed with the exception of the far left side of the mountain (stay away from copperhead, unless you like living on the edge). Lifts typically have short lines and trails are not super packed. The only downside is that there are a few flat areas, which kind of sucks on snowboard. Other than that, love this mountain!!

    15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    122. Jennifer B.
    Where's the snow?

    If only there was more. I liked this place and saw the potential. Luckily the Super Bowl happened when I was there that day so the slopes cleared out early for a weekend. I liked the variety. The food places were good and the staff were friendly. I must try this again when I get some fresh pow!

    24/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    123. Helen And Paul B.
    Short lines, huge resort, not too many beginner runs.

    21/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    124. Mad I.
    Great spot, can get the tickets online in advance cheaper. Too many novice skiers clogging up the blues though.. Only one or two greens on a mountain will do that. Black is where you kinda have to stay to get away from the crowd.

    01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    125. Laura G.
    Excellent ski spot for family and young children. Plenty of variety on the mountain. Great ski school - we did private which i think was better - but pricey. Mellow!! not the 'scene' at park city - much more about ski and family.

    01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    126. Howie O.
    The good- Big resort, decent lodging and restaurants, good for beginners.

    The Bad- Supporter of Ski Link, way too much traversing and flat spots, absolute hell for snowboarders, 105 for a lift ticket, tracked out way too fast by not friendly locals.

    11/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    127. Mandi L.
    Canyons seems to be the little brother who lives in the shadows of his older sibling - PCMR, but I think that the two resorts are equally impressive.  Canyons isn't as high-tech and uses the old-school lift passes, but everthing else about Canyons is just as great as PCMR.  The runs closer to middle of the mountain had more snow on them.  I loved Snow Dancer, Sidewinder and Kokopelli.  It wasn't very crowded and there was barely any wait for any of the lifts.  

    Most of the lifts are express and one even has seat warmers, which was a huge plus on Sunday since the wind chill was -9!!  

    I also liked that it seemed there wasn't as many children as PCMR.  We definitely didn't have enough time to explore the entire mountain and were told by others that the rest of the mountain has some amazing runs we have to try.   I can't wait to go back!

    14/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    128. Jason F.
    I came here the weekend of 01/11/13 right after a storm and the snow coverage was awesome. No long waits, decently long trails, and a very large mountain. As a snowboarder however, I feel Canyons is more for skiers. There are to many long straightaways on some trails that ruin the experience because if you don't know the trail and don't have enough speed, you spend majority of your time taking your bindings off and pushing yourself until you can keep going. Small gripe on my part, but I'm spoiled with Mammoth so sue me.

    Liftopia for cheaper tickets prices. Go to the Spa afterwords and you won't regret it. Also hit up Drafts! It still beats Big Bear -- but be weary as a snowboarder. Park City may be the better choice, or the other mountains. Those two just happen to be the closest towards the airport.

    15/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    129. Herb T.
    Nice ski resort. Great location and mountains. Resort itself is a bit long in the tooth and built for abuse by bulky ski equipment etc. Not exactly a plush enviro. Decent conference facilities and generally pleasant staff. Be prepared for a homogenous crowd in park city. (More diversity in a loaf of wonder bread!).

    07/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    130. Michele L.
    Not so cool things:

    -Expensive lift tickets
    -Too many flats that lasted forever (fun time for boarders)

    Cool things:

    -Saw a moose while going on the gondola
    -Orange, heated bubble lifts during cold weather
    -Easy drive to the mountain
    -Our hotel was nearby.

    I think if I skied and it was a bit cheaper, I would love this place.

    24/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    131. Randi T.
    Beautiful area.  Can't wait for the golf course

    27/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    132. Emily D.
    Over hyped and over rated for snowboarding.

    I was honestly a bit disappointed in the Canyons. I was really excited to go snowboarding here partially based on their recent award as one of the top ski resorts in North America and partially because I had never been to any of the Park City area resorts. Maybe because of this I had my expectations too high, but both my husband and I agreed it was just ok.

    The Canyons does have some nice amenities/facilities, however it was so crowded (especially for a Utah resort) that you couldn't really enjoy it. Plus the runs weren't that great for snowboarding. They boast one of the largest skiable acreages in the SLC area, however a big portion of this seems to be smaller cat track type runs that follow roads.... not at all what I was expecting and not that fun on a snowboard.

    Also, its one of the pricier lift tickets in the area and the food costs seemed higher compared to other resorts as well.

    Given the the magnitude of other options in the greater Salt Lake area I would recommend going someplace else. I have been to Brighton, Snowbird and Snow Basin and would absolutely recommend all them over the Canyons. Glad I checked it out once because I had been wanting to see what all the hype was about... turns out it was just hype.

    13/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    133. Wes T.
    Looking for a lunch spot near Tombstone Express?  Go to Tombstone Grill.  Smoked beef brisket sandwich is my FAVORITE. Pulled pork is good too.  Extra bbq sauce with varied heat levels are offered.   They have ribs too!  Small outside eating area so expect lunch crowd especially on the weekends.

    27/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    134. Tony R.
    I loved this place! I went here much more than pcmr really really really fun. Two words cannis lupis.

    27/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    135. Stephanie F.
    Excellent mountain! The Park City area hasn't gotten as much snow as usual this year, but we had an amazing experience at Canyons. Luckily, it snowed on us all day so we were able to experience some fresh snow.

    As soon as we got to the mountain, we headed away from the main gondola area. We rarely saw other skiers and never had to wait more than 2 minutes to get on a lift! It was so quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. We spent a lot of time on the Dreamcatcher lift and loved all the trails in that area. Everything is open (felt like a bowl) so it was easy to switch between thick trees, thin trees, and moguls. There was some good steep areas and other less steep areas. The day flew by because we were loving this lift so much.

    The mansions along the trails were fun to look at, and I was happy that Canyons joined the Vail family. The epic stats and photographers add a lot of fun!

    11/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    136. Shannon M.
    We had a great time skiing Canyons at Park City. The trails were well-groomed and very long. We loved eating at Cloud Dine and taking pictures of the valley below. The lift lines were non-existent, no waiting! My boys had fun skiing Kokopelli and Boa. We plan to return next year.

    08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    137. Travis B.
    I have stayed here several times for work and I have never been disappointed. I recently went up to enjoy the White Buffalo at the free concert series. They put on a great show at an awesome venue. A few of our friends got rooms there and we ended up staying longer than we should. The music was great the night air was amazing. Just a few minutes out of Salt Lake but a world away from your cares. The rooms are spacious and they have a couch so you can invite me up with you (hint, hint).

    12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    138. Matthew T.
    Cannot go wrong with the Canyons!

    07/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    139. Daniel K.

    Went in for a coke at the base of the mountain today at 3pm. Came out and my snowboard was stolen. Management wasn't much help. Pretty crappy day to end a solid day of skiing.

    01/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    140. DJ J.
    Fun place to ski and board.  Our group really enjoyed our skiing and some very long runs, some cruising runs, some steep stuff, some tree skiing.  Some of the long easy runs do have some flat areas near the bottom of the run, so if on those you do want to get some speed before the bottom.  If you like the difficult, go to the top 9990 peak and look forever then enjoy the challenge of skiing down.  We purchased our skiing tickets a couple of months ago online for a discount, so plan ahead.

    We eat at the Tombstone Grill on the mountain.  It was expensive.  After the first bite of the brisket, the first comment was, "You know your in trouble when you take that first bite and realize you need a lot more sauce!"  A few of us agreed!   The next day we hand lunch at the bottom of the mountain.  Cheaper and better!

    31/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    141. Mary M.
    Great skiing , restaurant cloud 9 awful ,took forever to get our food , lines for food unorganized , same for drinks , huge line on a Monday to pay .

    09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    142. Matt V.
    We hit Canyons on the tail end of a six-day snowboarding trip. And we totally lucked out. After a morning of icy and kind of crappy conditions, we got DUMPED ON for the rest of the day, as snow came down in thick clumps.

    Fresh powder was the perfect way to celebrate St. Patty's Day, and Canyons offers an ample amount of tree terrain and some decent vertical. The only thing that I would dock it for is some confusing lifts (like the "Shortcut" lift, that goes sideways across the mountain) a lack of enough lifts at the bottom corners (you have to cut over on slow greens forever to get back to base).

    Definitely an awesome time, and so conveniently located to Park City. Literally a 5-10 minute drive from Park City Mountain Resort and downtown Park City.

    21/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    143. J P.
    Excellent ski school..., our young kids did 3 days of lessons and had a great time. They couldn't wait to wake up each morning and see their instructor. Good progress as well. The grand summit is a very convenient and luxurious place to stay.

    22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    144. Jenny B.
    This place is definitely skier's heaven, because there were TONS of flats, I mean seriously, between one run to the next, there's always one flat part in the middle. I even tried to catch some speed in hoping I can fly through it. Alas, I still couldn't make it, it's so freaking long flats.

    At one point, the flat was so ridiculous, me and my bf tried to just drag our board, instead of taking it off completely, we just kept hopping on to it like we're skate boarding, my bf's plastic strap binding came off. Thank God the repair service was very nice and fixed it immediately for about $10, so that's one great service there.

    Just like Jason F., I came here after a blizzard, so snow coverage was great, no long wait on sunday, the bubble wasn't really heated as I'd heard around, but boy the temperature was -7F when we boarded. The view was really great at the Canyons, because all the runs situation in between many canyons, so you can see many different views from the mountain, but it tends to get foggy on the top and very sunny at the bottom. You also need to take open gondola just to get to the first lift, unless you stay in their resorts.

    I'm not sure if I'll be back here soon, because Park City suits me better as a snowboarder. Service wise, this park was great, the ticket is a bit pricier than Park City, but we got great deals from Utah Avalanche Center for almost 40% off the regular day ticket price. So, I'm not really regretting my visit here as I got to ride on the orange bubble twice, it's one of the most interesting chairlift I've seen so far in US resorts.

    07/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    145. K B.
    Canyons is a modern alternative to to Park City and Deer Valley.  Lift pass $100+. Parking well organized but distant from lift. There is a pedestrian gondola that allows you to schlep your gear from your car to the base lodge.  Some slopes quite wide open and can be miserable when windy. Terrain fairly easy from green to black.  Can be crowded on peak days.

    03/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    146. Brownie B.
    This resort is one of the best resorts I've ever been to. The sheer size of the terrain is simply amazing. The snowboarding lessons are also great and I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone else who comes here. However, the main drawback is that for beginner skiers/boarders there aren't many green runs. However, if you are an intermediate/expert skier/boarder this place is amazing and there are so many "secret spots"  (like the miniature terrain park off of Echo) that make exploring this resort worthwhile. Come check it out!

    18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    147. Brian B.
    Just skied there. Had a great time. Prices were reasonable and the employees are super friendly and accommodating. The employees are what makes this place awesome. Great runs and lots of adventure await at this resort.

    04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    148. Heather B.
    One of my top 3 favorite mountains in the west with tons of acreage and excellent grooming. Great mountain for all levels, skiers & boarders,  and families. Most lifts serve multiple levels, so everyone can ride. Check out the beach at Tombstone for bbq & burgers, plus plenty of seating. Vegetarian options are limited, but available.

    17/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    149. YuhLi T.
    Stayed in the Waldorf Astoria park city, so there was a gondola that took us from the hotel to the orange bubble lift at canyons. Conditions were good, sunny and slushy powder throughout the whole mountain. Canyons is massive and despite that, that conditions were similar throughout the whole mountain (either slushy powder or powder).

    Views were spectacular and the mountain was easy to navigate. Just choose 1 lift and there were just so many trails connected to that lift. Certain trails had a lot of beginners and kids so we made our way west and there were less of that.

    Afterwards I snowboarded right back to my hotel.

    Bought discounted lift tickets at a ski shop.

    27/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    150. S H.
    A quick numerical exercise:

    One day of group lessons at the Canyons: $243
    One full day private lesson: $840
    Steeps Camp (three days): $725

    My husband signed up for Steeps Camp because, for less than the price of three days of group lessons, he was promised an expert instructor, post-ski video analysis and a $50 credit to The Farm (which is pretty good food).

    Turns out, he's the only one who signed up.

    So now he's getting three days of full day private lessons with an amazing instructor (a former European racer) and private video analysis (in conference room with cheese platter).

    Canyons tells us this is the second time in a row only one person has signed up, and they (and we) cannot figure out why. The instruction is second to none and it is an amazing deal. Right now, so amazing I doubt they'll continue the program.

    So I'm urging folks to sign up. We don' t want them to cancel this because we want to do it again next year!

    21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    151. Mick C.
    Great back country skiing. Fun to go explore all the resort.

    05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    152. Dee K.
    A great place to ski- the staff are friendly and the runs are well maintained and groomed. There is a wide variety of skill level runs, tree runs, powder, terrain parks, etc. We have been coming to Canyons for years and the management transition to Vail is seamless. The orange bubble chair lift comes in handy when its windy and snowing- you can put the bubble shield down and enjoy heated seats. This resort is not as crowded as Park City and in my opinion its prettier- lots of natural beauty with gorgeous aspen trees for a scenic view on the chairlifts. Plenty of options to dine at various lodges- red pine is popular and large but gets packed. I prefer
    To branch out to some of the smaller options. Food is pricey- like all ski resorts, but they dont have a policy against packing a lunch. Ski beach offers lots of shops, dining and activities for apres ski. Have fun!

    09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    153. Stephanie Q.
    Amazing ski resort. Great mountains. Nice fresh powdery snow.
    If you can get your lift ticket online, do so because its cheaper. We got ours at the mountain and paid $110 for a day pass.
    Note: People from NY... the blue slopes in Utah are equivalent to a double blue in Hunter. The slopes are generally much harder and longer here.
    I learnt this the hard way.
    I am an ok skiier- I can do blue and greens in NY so I hopped on the gondola and attempted to do Kokopelli.
    I was scared. I looked down at the first slope below me and barely made it down. I took a few breaths as a I stared down at the next stope and froze in place for 10min. It looked so steep. I turned back but it was impossible to climb up the steep hill I had just gone done. I had no choice but to somehow make it down...
    Fine, I told myself. Even if I have to tumble down, I'm gonna get down.
    I fell.... about 7 times. It was hard to get up on my skis in the middle of a slope. The fact that it was slightly icy didn't help.
    Luckily a guy who worked at the Canyons came to my rescue. I needed a LOT of moral support and convincing that I could get down. He was there to help me when I fell (yes I fell a million times more) and I begged him not to leave me until we got to the bottom. He stayed with me every step of the way, giving me words of encouragement which I needed.
    Finally we made it down and I thanked him profusely. He told me that everyday around the same time, someone would always get stuck at the same spot on the Kokepelli lift. He told me to go on the Snowdancer, which was a much easier blue to do.
    One more thing, they serve delicious Belgian waffles with 2 bars of Belgian chocolate inside. I had that, a well as a cup of hot chocolate.
    For beginner skiers like me, I suggest asking someone who works there to tell you which blues or greens are easier because some blues are much harder than others!

    28/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    154. James M.
    Great ski resort , great friendly staff . Grooming very good , but what is with cloud 9 resterant,terrible organization, set up is very poor . Eat somewhere else on mountain

    11/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    155. Douglas L.
    Great place.  I came the first day and the trails were good and simple.  The conditions were good. Not too icy.  Also not that many people so you had a field day on the trails.

    We stayed at the westgate so the lifts were right there. It was convenient and perfect. If you can, stay here. It's worth it.

    I liked my experience at the park city resort better but both were good and if it were peak season both would have tons of trails. My suggestion is to split between one day at canyons and the other at park city so you can try both.

    06/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    156. Jesse R.
    I don't think its worth going out of your way to ski here. Both park city and deer valley have a lot more going for them. The canyons are to spread out and it felt like we spent half the day on the cat tracks going between runs. They had a lot of bare patches. The biggest thing they have going for them is that next year they should have a lift connecting it to Park City mountain. It's not really worth going to on its own.

    21/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    157. Dave B.
    Canyons is legit-lots of runs and options. The size makes it hard to access for some people, but it is one of my favorite things about this resort. You just need to plan your day well. They make the most rich and amazing hot chocolate I have ever tasted, and you get one free cup per day with your season pass!  

    Their newer mountain bike park is awesome in the summer.  Nothing like Whistler but definitely up and coming!  For around $35 its a bargain for how much fun you will have.

    06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    158. Robert D.
    Each year for the past 30 years, I go out west to ski with family and friends, usually Colorado resorts. This year we chose the Canyons in Park City, Utah. Loved it!  Why?  Uncrowded no wait lift lines. Very long runs, mostly groomed yet steep intermediates (my skill level). Terrific views. Not good for beginners, about 10 percent of runs are labeled for beginners.

    Met many locals who said Canyons was their favorite, less crowded and nicer variety of runs than more popular (with outsiders) Park City Resort or Deer Valley.

    Nice staff.  Weather was sunny and on the warm side, especially for late January.  (Maybe too warm by end of week--Spring skiing conditions and some bare spots.  because it hadn't snowed in over a week. Not exactly their fault though).  

    Recommended: smoked brisket and al fresco dining at base of Tombstone lift. They smoke it right there!

    My only criticism: the free Cabriolet lift from condos and parking lot closes at 7 pm. So if you want to dine in the resort village but don't have a car or don't want to drive while imbibing, you don't have good options. How about keeping the free gondola to the village open until the restaurants close, Vail Resorts? You can afford it.

    Next year, Vail Resorts will spend 50 million to connect Canyons and Park City resorts by a gondola, creating largest ski resort in North America. Could make for great skiing but Canyons may lose its uncrowded allure. So ski it this year before the hordes discover it!

    27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    159. Yisel F.
    This was my first time in Utah.  The 3 stars is for the place itself.  Wasn't a huge fan of the slopes. The runs seemed a bit short and a lot of beginners at this place when I was there.  I personally think it was a bit expensive for the place.  The staff on the other hand, are super friendly. I'd give them alone, 5 stars.

    12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    160. Thomas G.
    The Canyons is my favorite Park City ski area. In the past it had kind of a "dude" vibe which was annoying and not very welcoming. However, since it was taken over by Talisker and later Vail,  that attitude has disappeared. There have been major improvements which make the mountain more user friendly and have led to it jumping in the ranks of US ski resorts.  The staff is very helpful and friendly now.

    I have a season pass which is a very good deal if you buy it early in the season. This year Vail took over Park City Mountain Resort, so you can use the pass at both places. Next year they are linking both resorts with a gondola so it will be the largest ski resort in North America. I think this will significantly improve both mountains and Vail is going to dump a ton of dough to upgrade the facilities.

    The main lodge at the Canyons is located at the top of the gondola and is pretty shopworn. This is set to be refurbished. Park City Mountain feels tired to me so it will also benefit from upgrades.

    As far as food on the mountain, the Canyons is nothing special and needs improvement. It is the typical ski area rip off as far as cost for value.

    But the main event is the skiing and the Canyons is my kind of mountain. The terrain is steep and fast and you can really cook along. My favorite run is Apex Ridge which is basically like a steep slalom run. Simply an amazing run. The trails are long and you can really have a great time if you are an aggressive fast skier. There are also good cruiser runs as well. I really like Doc's Run when it is not crowded (which only happens at the end of the day).

    The Canyons can be a confusing mountain due to its size. It can be overwhelming if you don't know the mountain. There is a method to skiing the mountain. What I do is start on The Super Condor Chair side and work my way over to the opposite side of the mountain over the course of the day. I usually end my day on the Tombstone chairlift and head home down Doc's Run. I like Iron Mountain when the conditions are good.

    The lifts are very quick and there are rarely lines of any significance. It is a very pretty mountain and there is truly something for everybody. The thing to know is that all of the Park City resorts are different in terms of vibe and terrain. I rank Canyons first in class.

    There is child are located in the Grand Summit Hotel. It is good but pricey.

    Tip: If you need child are make reservation well in advance. The child care is limited by size and it fills up quick even during slow times. During Christmas, February Break and Sundance they fill up at light-speed!

    PS: I have heard that Vail wants to fold the Canyons name into PCMR. My opinion is this is a dumb idea. PCMR and the Canyons are different resorts with different identities. It is a great idea to link up two sister mountains with a gondola and lift ticket, but let them maintain the separate identities for goodness sakes!!!

    30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    161. B J.
    Guest services Kathy needs an attitude readjustment.

    We were stuck on broken Cabriolet lift (open air) for 20 minutes.  The guy at unloading gave us a card to take to guest services.  

    I called guest services to ask what the card was for, and Kathy was extremely grumpy. She said "they shouldn't have given you that card!" --  and, I can give you maybe a hot chocolate for it.

    The point is not that I wanted anything for the card, but her attitude is absolutely horrible.  To me, reflects a big company attitude.

    16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    162. Kathy A.
    Beautiful area and so many different runs. The orange bubble even has heat seats! BOA is probably my favorite run because it is long, not crazy difficult and you can get a lot of speed on it. Lift staff is super friendly too!

    01/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    163. Hudi E.
    Epic, Epic spring skiing!  Seth the Scottish Ginger and his staff at the Canyons rentals are amazing. The entire crew all over the mountain is second to none!  Come here all skiing season long for the best snow on earth and don't miss the concerts at ski bitch....

    14/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    164. Cliff H.
    Third year skiing Canyons and Park City. We are fans of both. Thing under the control of Vail Resorts, it has more of a corporate feel, it is not soulless because of the well trained staff who go out of their way to make sure the customer is satisfied. The entire layout allows skiing a variety of terrain and where group members of different skill areas who can branch off and meet up again at the same lift. They work hard to groom the place even in spring conditions. The food at Tombstone Grill on the slopes includes beef brisket that is as good as you can find in Texas. Cloud Dine at the top of Dreamscape lift has a great variety of food and though a little pricey is well worth it. Parking for the resort is very convenient. Ski rentals onsite are high so rent off site.

    12/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    165. David M.
    I love sunny days at the Canyons.  If you ski at reasonable pace and are least an intermediate skier that is comfortable on most blue slopes, this is a great place for one or multiple days.  Because the Canyons has so many intermediate peaks and express lifts, you spend a large percentage of time on your skis and crowds get spread out.

    My favorite slopes here are Cloud 9, Pipe Dream and the blues that weave their way through the colony homes.  Skiing over bridges and through tunnels here is a blast.  Canyons is also the most accessible resort from Salt Lake City or Park City since it is the closest to the freeway.  Canyons is also ideal for advanced skiers on a powder day, peak 9990 and a couple other spots will keep you well occupied and usually the snow lasts well into the day because everyone chases the big dumps at the cottonwood resorts.  In my opinion, 7 inches with very few people around is much better than 15 inches and crowds everywhere.

    The only reason I don't give the canyons 5 stars is that the green runs for beginners are limited, it is expensive (not as bad as deer valley or PCMR) and the on mountain food is nothing special for the price.

    21/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    166. Tiffany T.
    Canyons is one of the smaller mountains in the Park City area. To get to the mountain you have to take a "town lift" (more like a ride you would get on in an amusement park) to the base of the mountain. From there you then take a gondola up to the mountain. You can buy tickets at either location. There are only 2-3 green runs, and several blues. I would say most of the mountain up near the top had black runs. Overall it was a nice mountain. Lots of beginners coming through here and taking lessons. I watched a few instructors teach the new snowboarders and skiers and they seemed okay. I've seen much better lessons at other resorts. Not sure if I would come again, I prefer Park City over this one (more convenient to get up the mountain at PC)!

    06/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    167. Linda D.
    LOVE Canyons.  Their terrain is awesome...it's like you're on a snowboarding adventure on some of the runs. Their runs are very well laid out for a not-so-pro snowboarder like me.  Their lodge food is some of the best lodge food that I've had.  They have a pretty awesome cornish game hen.

    I think I prefer Canyons over Park City...it just has a superior layout...the runs are super wide and I had a lot of fun.  We managed to hit Canyons when the weather gods decided to dump snow all over it so it was pretty awesome!

    10/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    168. Jacqueline G.
    I guess my review may be skewed since I am from out of state. But holy crap the long trails. I'm used to Mammoth's like giant wide slope. Nope. You get treated to trails where sometimes it can kill you as a newbie boarder when it's flat and scarier when the side just drops off into the ravine. I do have to say there is when you're looking for an AMAZING run that like hiking but on your snowboard, do "Harmony" run. You go over and under bridges, near ballin' homes and alongside the lane road. The view is just amazing and nothing I have ever seen as its my first time boarding out of the state of California. If you're a newbie trying to carve and you're here on a weekday this is the run to practice. There are sections that are flat you would get stuck if you don't have the momentum but a lot of the run has enough to get you through without it being too steep. We did this run twice.

    One run I have to say I would never go back or learned my lesson along with other friends "Ripcord" Just be careful since the rope isn't taunt and really pulls strongly. 3/4 friends got rocked here. It slopes up and then you won't have enough momentum to get up so you have to grab onto a rope. Oh gawd, the humanity. Like a Benny Hill comedy moment of fumbling around.  You might pull other people down (friend grabbed hard and dragged another down before him)  or you yourself will get dragged if you don't have strength and balance to pull yourself up. I got dragged and these old dudes behind me were like "that's one way to do it." I let go so the others after me could successfully go up and I just had to unbind and hike it up. Sad.

    28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    169. Jimmy D.
    I've been to lots of resorts around North America and Canyons is one of my favorite resorts.  There wasn't a lot of snow here, but we manage to catch a storm and still had a blast.  And for reference, I'm an expert snowboarder with 15 seasons of boarding.

    + lots of advance terrain.  mostly blacks and blues
    + beautiful views as you go down the slope
    + Trees everywhere means good untouched snow
    + Huge mountain with short lift lines (even on a snowy saturday)
    + Most lifts are really fast (quad or 6)
    + RFID cards mean quick scanning
    + Natural Halfpipes are quite the treat
    + Discount if you buy your lift tickets online
    + Connection to Park City coming in 2016 season!

    Favorite Runs:
    + Chimera
    + Specter
    + Phantasm
    + Harmony
    + Cloud 9
    + Silver Horse
    + Elk Ridge
    + The Pines

    So So:
    - The top of the mountain are all double blacks with very deep moguls.  Sucks if you like to go from top to bottom as a boarder.
    - Trees can be very narrow
    - Cat trails at random spots can be crappy for noobs.  If you can't foresee the cat run and keep up your speed, you must love hiking.
    - Didn't catch a good snow season (2015), so not everything was covered and conditions could have been better.

    01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    170. Jj V.
    This was my second time coming here. And i was more disappointed than my first time.
    My first time coming here was Feb.2014. And I said to myself, I would give it another try maybe the trails are different this year than last. Since snow conditions sometimes could change the trail. But it did not!
    As an intermediate snowboarder, I would say that Canyons trail are Skier friendly, but not a snowboarder friendly! There are slopes that are steep but when you go down hill you will hit this flat surface. Even if you build enough speed you still have to skate in this long never ending flat surface! I said never ending... For a not so fit person like me! Lol.. It felt never ending! And it was horrendous! It was a waste of my time skating through this endless flat surface! I could have spent my time exploring other trails.

    And beware there was this trail in the back called "Willow Draw"it will take you to a slope that goes up and the only way to go up  is to hold on to a rope it's called "Rip Cord" that will take you going up the hill. I was so exhausted trying to hold on to that rope and fell and hold on again and fell. Because you have to hold on to it sideways! For a regular rider like me. It was a nightmare! I should have taken a picture of that damn rope but I was so tired and upset. I mean... Canyons is a big resort I'm sure they can afford to install a carpet ride instead of that rope! The rope climb! Was the last straw. Told my husband to go and leave me alone! Lol.. I am done! I am going to the parking lot wait for him.

    22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    171. Anthony W.
    Had a blast skiing here!  We went to Park City Mountain Resort several days ago, which was nice, but I think this place blows them away.  Now both resorts are now owned by the same company and they will  be connected soon with a ski lift so you can go to both resorts in the same day.  Kind of like going to Disneyland and California Adventure in the same day.  I personally think you can spend all day at one resort and not ski every trail.

    Anyways, one of the first things I noticed was the level of customer service here at Canyons.  Everyone you meet asks you how your day is going and if there is anything they can do for you.  Trails here are very nice as well and long.  One of my favorite trails winds through trees and under bridges.  This is something I've never experienced before while skiing and was a blast.  I would definitely like to come back again and ski this resort.  Especially since the price for this resort and Park city Mountain resort is the same.

    29/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0