Canyons Resort

4000 The Canyons Resort Drive, Park City , UT (Driving Directions to Canyons Resort)
2 Day Black Tie Performance Snowboard Delivery Package at Canyons Resort, March 18, 2014 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, March 18, 2014 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011 Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, January 18, 2012 Black Tie Performance Snowboard Package Delivery Package at Canyons Resort, March 18, 2014 2 Day Black Tie Junior Ski or Snowboard Delivery Package at Canyons Resort, March 18, 2014
Last Updated: 7/22/2014 8:43 PM

Canyons Resort Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 9 Beginner
  • 90 Intermediate
  • 54 Advanced
  • 26 Expert
Canyons is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and one of the five largest in the U.S.

Canyons Resort caters to folks who really love to ski and snowboard and can appreciate how well our diverse terrain holds and protects an average annual 355 inch bounty of snow. We have 21 lifts giving you access to 179 trails ... over 4,000 acres of terrain. Whether you visit as a family, a group or a single, you'll find endless terrain for every style and ability. Take your pick: Long and gentle. Big and Bowled. Steep and steeper. Aspen and pine.

Distances:
Miles From SLC Int’l Airport: 32
From Downtown SLC: 25
From Old Town, Park City: 5
Read more

Canyons Resort Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Canyons Resort Operations

Status

Open for Summer Fun

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 19

Weekday Hours

--

Trails Open/Total

0 of 179

Weekend Hours

--

Canyons Resort Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,800 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

3,190 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

9,990 ft

Canyons Resort Ski Pictures and Photos

2 Day Black Tie Performance Snowboard Delivery Package at Canyons Resort, March 18, 2014
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, March 18, 2014
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, October 18, 2011
Canyons Resort 2 of 7 Day Lift Tickets, January 18, 2012
Black Tie Performance Snowboard Package Delivery Package at Canyons Resort, March 18, 2014
2 Day Black Tie Junior Ski or Snowboard Delivery Package at Canyons Resort, March 18, 2014

Canyons Resort Reviews & Tips (88)

Far to expensive for such little snow-cover. Money best spent anywhere else.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 02 2014 - 04:20 PM
 
Joni Advanced Snowboarder
This mountain has it all groomers, terrain park, Tree runs, moguls, very steeps. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE REVIEWER - that said it is a difficult mountain to navigate to the base lodge. If you are on the left side of the trail map, You need to get to one of the peaks. ---easy just keep going skier LEFT. You will eventually get to THE top of the gondola. - from here you have the option to ride THe Gondola down. Or keep going skier left of the gondola, And ski down the Blue trails It's a huge mountain, great for any kind of rider. If you can't ride this mountain or navigate. This mountain is not for you. We told people that have never been to the canyons/ to meet us at a certain chair lift and it's common sense to ski to the different chairs. Come here it's big not too many people / lift lines, fun trails,very clean resort.
Canyons Resort review written Dec 02 2013 - 06:07 PM
 
Mr snoww Advanced Snowboarder
The resort is so vast that we had a hard time negotiating are way around and did not enjoy our first day finding it difficult to find our way to the trails that we wanted to ski. It is especially difficult with spring skiing when conditions change so rapidly. We took a tour with a Canyons host on the second day had a much better experience. If you are there for multiple days I would highly recommend a host tour on your first day.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 12 2013 - 01:01 PM
 
Deb Intermediate Skier
Good resort with lots of cruiser runs. Very similar to Deer Valley but less pretensious and less expensive-with the Liftopia ticket!
Canyons Resort review written Apr 09 2013 - 10:24 PM
 
Scott Intermediate Skier
It was a very warm sunny day (55 degrees / Apr 4) with limited snow pack, so I knew the conditions would be variable. My mistake was heading to the left side of the mountain. There were too many twisty trails and once it got warm, the snow actually became almost sticky and would completely stop you. It was crazy. My advise on a warm day is to ski the right side of the mountain where the high speed lifts are. Nice long runs with good pitch and much better snow. It's hidden from view at the bottom, but the snow was more protected from the sun. Unfortunately, discovered it around 3pm. With more snow and more seasonal temps, i think it could be a fun place to ski, so would likely give it a try again. Better than Park City, but if you want great skiing, go to Alta or Snowbird - only a 45 minute drive, but the snow and skiing experience is a world away.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 08 2013 - 07:49 PM
 
Jason Advanced Skier
Great trip to the Canyons Resort. We normally ski in Colorado. This was a wonderful trip, and a great intermediate to advanced mountain. I do feel the skiing is a higher level, but great acres of good skiing. I do have to say the lower base is very hard to get to at the end of the day. We had 3 boys in ski school and snowboard school for 3 days. They all loved the instructors and loved their day on the slopes... We will return!
Canyons Resort review written Apr 06 2013 - 10:22 AM
 
Jodi Intermediate Skier
I'm a skier and my kids are snowboarders. We enjoyed spring skiing at the Canyons. It is great for intermediates, but not much for beginners. The terrain is spread out so it does not get too crowded. As many other posts have mentioned, there are many flat spots, so you will either need to pole or gather some speed. Durring spring when conditions are a bit mushy, it can be a challenge gathering enough momentum to get through the flats. In spring, get there at 9 am and go to some of the areas away from the gondola and orange bubble runs. I recommend taking a couple rides from top to bottom early. After about 11am the lower areas on the mountain get VERY mushy and ridden out. The grooming is ok. We enjoyed many of the runs off the tombstone lift till it got too mushy then we headed up to saddleback lift.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 06 2013 - 09:08 AM
 
Robbie Intermediate Skier
CHECK OUT NATURAL HALF PIPE OFF THE SUPERCONDOR CHAIR. TAKE BOA THEN ENTER THE RUN CALLED CANIS LUPUS. IT IS A HIDDEN SMALL GULLY HALF PIPE THROUGH THE WOODS. ALMOST LIKE SNOWBOARDING ON A WATER RIDE . THE MOST FUN FOR BOARDERS. RIDE ON.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 01 2013 - 02:09 PM
 
RJ WILLETT Advanced Snowboarder
This was my 2nd trip to the Canyons, we skied there not long after it first opened in early 2002. This time we took our grand kids; our youngest grandson, is 5 and although he had a good time on the Green Meadows runs we would have liked to get him in a lesson; unfortunately, whoever is ever responsible is for setting up the ski lesson programs apparently decided that they wanted to go after the "more affluent" crowd, because they only offer Full day lessons and they charge a whopping $183.00 per day for this lesson, I call BS!!!, I have been a Bus. Dev. Senior Manager for a national program for over 7 years and I know a thing or two about marketing & sales; this is not the way to get people to come back to the resort; this price is over $100 more than the majority of the other nearby resorts for a full day lesson and I observed some of the instruction at the Canyons, their instructors are no better than any of the other resort's cadre. If you want your kids or grand kids to have a really great time, take them to Brighton, much friendlier and way more cost effective. Don't get me wrong, we all had a good time skiing at the Canyons, but I'm just not that impressed with their set-up. Also, they literally shut down All of the resort ski & boarding related facilities- ski school, ski valet, etc. at 5:00pm on the dime, no exceptions, when the last lift is 4:00pm; if you are on the back side of the Mtn at 4:00pm, you will not make it back in time to get in the door by 5:00pm to set anything up for the next day or valet your skis, so plan your day accordingly.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 30 2013 - 10:04 AM
 
Mark Advanced Skier
This place is just the best. It's huge, has diverse terrain, and is somehow more strikingly beautiful than the others in the area. Favorite part is that no matter the difficulty of the run, they almost all end in nice, super-long cruiser runs. TIP: The only downside I saw is that it takes a long time to get to the base at the end of the day. If you're on the far side of the resort you have to start thinking of packing it in around 2:30...of course, you're not really packing it in because it requires quite a bit of skiing to get to the bottom. It's just something to keep in mind. Sometimes it can take 3 lifts to make your way down. Very roundabout.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 25 2013 - 09:45 AM
 
michael Advanced Skier
We loved the Canyons!! only our second family trip for skiing. the ski school for our 6 and 9 year old was great ! we would definitely go back to the Canyons again.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 16 2013 - 02:44 PM
 
Wade C Beginner Skier
Our first trip to Utah. If it weren't for Brighton it would have been the biggest waste of money, but if I had to rate the spots I visited while I was there, it would go in this order from a snowboarding perspective: Brighton, Canyons, Snowbird, and Park City. (Park City being the worst place I've ever boarded by far).
Canyons Resort review written Mar 12 2013 - 05:55 PM
 
Jay Intermediate Snowboarder
There is FREE 30 minute parking up at the top in the same lot as the $15 premium parking. This is good for dropping people off and picking people up. The signs make it look like you have to park at the bottom and take the cabriolet lift up to the top of the hill, even to drop people off.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 06 2013 - 11:58 AM
 
Doug Anderson Advanced Snowboarder
Huge Resort with many differents trails. Excellents jumps!
Canyons Resort review written Mar 05 2013 - 10:56 PM
 
Felipe V Correia Advanced Snowboarder
OMG. The #1 ski resort I've been to so far in my 4 years of heavy snowboarding. I've visited Bear Mountain, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Mammoth, and now Canyons. The longest intermediate runs and best snow condition I've experienced. I skied there for 2 days and had the most amazing time. If you want a nice lengthy run, I suggest taking the Peaks 5 lift to the top and take the Harmony trail all the way down to the bottom of the Tombstone Express lift. For great powder rides between trees in decent snowfall, I suggest taking the Super Condor Express to the top. There you're able to take tree routes which lead to the Gulley. The gulley is awesome for anybody looking for an adrenaline and speed. I didn't have a chance to get on the Ninety-Nine 90 lift since snow coverage was thin. I would highly recommend this resort to a friend!
Canyons Resort review written Mar 04 2013 - 10:41 PM
 
Michael Advanced Snowboarder
Just returned from a week long ski trip with my husband and three children. It was their first time skiing out West so ski school was a must. I can not say enough good things about the Canyons if you are a skier. The ratios were great for the instructor to child. My husband and I enjoyed the variety of terrain and some blacks without moguls. We skied Deer Valley for 2 days as well on this trip and everyone (children especially) wished we would have stayed at the Canyons. We wil definitely be back next year with our children. Probably my favorite resort with great ski in and ski out access. We stayed at the Westgate... a great choice as well to make the Canyons vacation go so well.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 02 2013 - 02:51 PM
 
Kim Intermediate Skier
I spent three days at Park City Mountain and one day at the Canyons. The snow conditions were better at the Canyons but this may be due to a storm hitting the day before. A lot of the runs at the Canyons were narrow and had a lot of flat spots which can be annoying for snowboarders. Signage on the runs could be better. We had several in our group missed the turn off for the lift and ended up at the bottom of the mountain. Lift lines were very disorganized compared to PCMR. Canyon need to work to improve this. Due to the layout of the mountain, you had to have you lift ticket rescanned at almost every lift.....real pain. I really wish they used the lift ticket with the RFID chips instead of bar codes. Next time, I will pass snowboarding at the Canyon.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 26 2013 - 03:08 PM
 
California Snowboarder Intermediate Snowboarder
Ignore the negative reviews. This resort is legit:vast amounts of diverse terrain with snow conditions that held up surprisingly well despite a dry spell. Stayed through holiday weekend and never waited more then 5 minutes in a liftline. I'm from east coast and usually ski Alta/Snowbird which I love but was far from disappointed during my 5 days here.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 19 2013 - 04:21 PM
 
Brick Advanced Skier
I can't believe all the negative feedback on this resort! The Canyons offers so much! I've boarded at Canyons and PCMR and this is a far better experience than PCMR! We stay at Red Pine condos, so it is easy to get on/off mountain. There are tons of blue runs that match my ability- PCMR has too many steep/ mogul blue runs, which I don't enjoy. The new Iron Mountain section ( trance, reaper, etc) is virtually empty! Those runs seem to have the best conditions- you can go for entire runs without seeing another person! The resort can't control the weather, but we had a fantastic time there this week! They will valet your gear - for free- overnight- sweet deal! Will def be back again next year- for our 7 th trip!
Canyons Resort review written Feb 15 2013 - 08:36 PM
 
Maureen Intermediate Snowboarder
Having come from N. CA I had high expectations of "Utah Snow/Skiing", unfortunately I left disappointed after 3 days of skiing at the Canyons. The terrain was diverse, and the on mountain staff were very helpful in all regards but considering the flight requirements it is unlikely I return any time soon. Just my two cents.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 11 2013 - 10:07 AM
 
Chris Advanced Skier
We were disappointed with our experience at the Canyons. Although the Cabriolet (small gondola) from the parking lot to resort center was a plus, we found the signage to be misleading, nonexistent, or the colors bleached out (the blue squares were white!). We also ended up on many catwalks getting from one area to another - felt like we had not done any skiing! We could not find any information about host tours on the website which is too bad since that can be a great way to create ambassadors to the area. We went to an outdoor bar at the end of the day but they served beer ONLY - how hard would it be to have some boxed wine options for those of us who don't drink beer? We bought our tickets through Liftopia for $68 so that was a plus but I really don't care about returning. Park City and Deer Valley have my votes for favorite ski places and Snowbird was also fabulous, in part from the great experience we had on our mountain host tour.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 10 2013 - 09:36 AM
 
Francine Advanced Skier
We spent 1 day at Canyons (2/3/13) and 2 days at PCMR. My fiance who is an advanced snowboarder prefers this resort to PCMR. He loved the all natural terrain and obstacles. Granted the lift system is not for folks who cannot decipher trail maps however it's well worth the visit and extra minutes spent studying. Knowledgeable staff were ready and on standby at the top of each lift. There were absolutely no lines and though it hadn't snowed in 3 days, the conditions were great. I regret having spent only 1 day at Canyons and would definitely recommend at least 2 days. My only complaint is that the 94 turns trail at the summit accessible via ninety nine 90 was incorrectly labeled as a black diamond when in fact it is a double black. We loved this mountain and will definitely return. Also, you might spot a celeb. We highly suspect that we rode the red pine gondola with S. White.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 06 2013 - 06:22 PM
 
Naomi Intermediate Snowboarder
Don't go to the top of nine ninety if you need groomed trails. There were none the day we went. The map showed easiest way down witch I thought would be groomed. It wasn't It is to bad it is not more accessible for intermediate skiers the views are great.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 30 2013 - 05:42 PM
 
Bill Intermediate Skier
I absolutely loved this mountain once you get off the heavy traffic area. It has a variety of skill levels that allow you to decide weather you want to get some sick speed while going under and over bridges through houses or challenging yourself with some steep blacks. I will definitely be going again and prefer it over the Park City mountain any day.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 28 2013 - 09:04 PM
 
Kyle Intermediate Skier
If you prefer lifts with foot rests, forget this place. Other than an access lift, there's only 1 chair on the entire mountain with a foot rest.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 28 2013 - 04:12 PM
 
Richie Schwab Advanced Snowboarder
Had a great time at Canyon's. Only have 2 complaints and they're: 1. The lockers are electronic (no more key) so you have to punch in a code to use them and they jam frequently, and 2, the ski school people training the little kids need to pull off to the side and let people go by so we don't have to try and ski around 5-10 little kids in a group. Very frustrating when you're surrounded by little kids that have no etiquette yet when it comes to skiing so they cut you off and you can't get away from them! The rest of the staff is very courteous and helpful though. Would go back.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 12 2013 - 11:28 AM
 
Fun Times Intermediate Skier
I'll keep this short and simple; this is a resort that happens to have a ski mountain not a ski mountain with a resort built around it. If you want something challenging and don't care so much about the amenities, go to Snow bird. I personally look for quality not quantity.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 09 2013 - 06:51 PM
 
Kim Vander Stoep Advanced Snowboarder
Love 9,990 - opening day yday, best snow on the mountain :-) Something for everyone - family and experts with huge terrain. Close by are more different ski resorts should you stay for one week or longer and only 10 min to fine dining, galleries, boutiques in downtown park City Stay in a spacious 1-BR unit (through direct owner rentals www.vrbo.com/185527) in the luxury Grand Summit ski-in, ski-out - your vacation could not get better!
Canyons Resort review written Dec 18 2012 - 06:52 PM
 
Fun at the Canyons Advanced Skier
Nice little 'resort' not many people in Early April. staff and lifts were great. I don't agree with some of the comments about not being groomed, I thought most of the groomable blues and double blues were in pretty good condition considering the poor snow this year. I'll be back and happy that some of the complainers are clearly going to avoid this nice relaxed place next season. I thought the Dreamcatcher area was quietest and actually had some great cruising blues.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 10 2012 - 04:22 PM
 
iain b Advanced Skier
Went with my family beginning in April. Snow conditions stunk! Although after skiing at Deer Valley I found out that other resorts groomed and maintained there snow much better than Canyons. Management at the Canyons tried to save an extra buck by not blowing snow and grooming as often as the other resorts. Big Mistake Canyons. I wont be back!
Canyons Resort review written Apr 07 2012 - 06:02 PM
 
James Intermediate Skier
Visited the Canyons last week (March 28th) highly impressed with the grooming efforts & snow conditions considering the extremely warm weather. It was my first visit the Canyons, I have skied 10 of the 14 Utah resorts and have to share that the Canyons staff was incredibly friendly, helpful with guidance on the mountain!
Canyons Resort review written Apr 02 2012 - 05:25 PM
 
Jim Advanced Skier
My husband (intermediate snowboarder) and I came here for the first time. The staff and the lifts were great. The deal from liftopia was fantastic. However, we would probably never return. Most of the runs were very narrow and flat. Though the weather can't be controlled, the grooming was poor and there were so many flat sections that even my intermediate husband really wasn't enjoying himself.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 31 2012 - 08:16 PM
 
Marissa Beginner Snowboarder
I forgot to say thank you to Liftopia to work with the Canyons for their discounted day pass deal!
Canyons Resort review written Mar 28 2012 - 09:29 AM
 
Patrick Kruegel Advanced Snowboarder
I have been snowboarding at the Canyons back in the 90's the last year when this resort was still called "Wolf Mountain", so this was my 2nd time snowboarding at this big resort. The current owner Talisker has completely upgraded the lifts and invested in real estate and facilities. It shows! The terrain is extensive and offers something for every type of skier or snowboarder. The only negative I have to say is that the trails in the Canyons are narrow and sometimes the trails get crowed. That is why I prefer Park City Resort or Deer Valley for skiing. Anyway I would go back there any day and would particularly recommend this resort to families with kids and anyone who wants to see the most amazing ski-in/ski-out lodges & cabins.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 28 2012 - 09:26 AM
 
Patrick Kruegel Advanced Snowboarder
This was our first trip with our kids and Canyons was an awesome place for the family! Our 9 year old twin boys loved it!! They took lessons and the instructors were great, super patient and fun! They were able to manage the great, centralized green meadows on their own! The staff is extrememly helpful. At each map there was a guide to help you out. They steered us to runs that we could manage and great restaurants. By their reccommendation, we went to Cloud Nine to enjoy the great food up there! We also loved the Belgian Waffles! All the staff are very helpful! I saw many instructors helping others that were not even in a class. Apparantly we were very lucky with the snow conditions, perfect spring skiing! We love The Canyons and are ready to book our next trip!!
Canyons Resort review written Mar 25 2012 - 04:25 PM
 
Helene Intermediate Skier
excellent resort...truly a great place for anyone who enjoys varied terrain. For intermediate, know your limitations as the blue's at Canyons may be a bit steeper than elsewhere. The Condor Express offers great glade skiing.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 13 2012 - 07:05 PM
 
Daniel Advanced Skier
Hated it!! It's like a mall at the mountain. Very steep intermediate terrain, hard to move about the mountain with the lift configurations. Over priced food. We will NEVER go back.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 13 2012 - 05:06 PM
 
Chris Intermediate Skier
We just returned and LOVED the Canyons and plan to go back next year. Customer service was excellent. (Ex: My husband's lift ticket came off during a run, a lift operator volunteered to get a replacement while we skiied - we had the receipt - and then refused a tip when we got it from him.) The slopes are beautiful. For those looking for wide open runs (groomers and moguls, too) hang to the north side off the Sun Peak and Super Condor lifts. We also were very pleased with the kids ski lesson programs. Our 6-yr-old had 3 days of lessons and was able to keep up with us on the blues and even took us through a number of challenging alleys that he discovered during lessons. Our only complaint was that the food was quite pricey at the base, but check out the Umbrella Bar and Alpine House. Mountain food prices were the same as any resort we have been to. Last tip: If you are staying at the Westgate, get your rentals from Aloha. The coordination between the businesses could not make it more convenient for you. We have a great week!
Canyons Resort review written Feb 13 2012 - 09:17 AM
 
Tina from Virginia Intermediate Skier
My 12 year old and I shredded at both Canyons and Park City mountain resort. If this is your first trip, do both! Start at PCMR day of arrival since you can ride until 9pm. Then do Canyons, the largest resort in Utah and the 4th largest in the US. It is very spread out and, contrary to what I've been reading, the runs are not too short unless you strictly do Blacks, Double Blacks and love moguls. There are Blues and double blues that turn green and at either Canyons or PCMR you can ride for 3 to 3.5 miles before stopping. You just have to get to know your way around. I must admit PCMR seems to have better grooms at some times but there are great powder runs near the edges of the runs at Canyons as well. Canyons makes tons of snow also, so this is a plus. It is fluffy, not granular, so, except for the early morning "crunch", we were happy. The blacks and doubles do have thin spots do to lack of snow, but this is Mother Nature's fault. My advice is start at the Orange Bubble, NOT at the first lift you see. Take Chicane down and then start working your way towards your left and by lunchtime you will be near the Iron Mountain Lift and ready for tougher terrain or more advanced runs. Then spend the rest of the day continuing and then working your way back. If you can accomplish this, you will welcome a break at closing time. PCMR is easier with respect to the fact that ALL runs lead to the base camp but then again, this causes congestion at times. We had NO lines at either resort and staff at both were equally pleasant and helpful. PCMR has mnore shops etc. but if your main focus is skiing or boarding, you will be happy at either resort. ALL local transportation is free and runs every 1/2 hour and shuttles to and from airport are very reasonable so don't bother renting a car unless there are more than 4 people or you want to sightsee in the mountains.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 11 2012 - 06:17 PM
 
Bob From Florida Advanced Snowboarder
I had a great trip to The Canyons. Yeah, it was a bad year for snow, but all the resort employees that we dealt with were much nicer than I have encountered at other resorts. Very good experience and would visit again.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 07 2012 - 10:13 PM
 
N/A Intermediate Snowboarder
I would definitely skip Park City and hit up the Canyons. It's worth a week trip, the mountain is so huge that you can spend an entire day on one side. Great tree runs, bombing trails and cruise lanes. This mountain has a little bit of everything and I will definitely be back. It is not overcrowded and the lifts are plentiful making lines almost nonexistent.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 03 2012 - 10:36 PM
 
Full Throttle Advanced Snowboarder
No snow but nice runs off of the Sun Peak express. Echo and Eclipse had a beautiful view and were well maintained. Delicious lunch at Sun Lodge, I had the best salad I've ever had at a ski resort! Boarder friendly place except for the rip cord tow rope to get back to the base. Super friendly staff. Bubble lift is awesome but the mid point unloading point is really tough for snowboarders. (steep ramp with a sharp turn) Will be happy to go back, hopefully when there's snow.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 14 2012 - 07:30 PM
 
Teresa Intermediate Snowboarder
To many complaints everyone is trying to deal with having not as much snow as usual. Some slopes are a little icy but there is nothing yu can do aboutit.I have never seen people so nice at the lifts and i have been at alot of ski resorts, keep at it even if the snow is bad!
Canyons Resort review written Jan 12 2012 - 11:39 PM
 
hunterwv Intermediate Skier
January 11 Conditions are at best fair. Have been at the canyons before and always had a great time. Can't say that this time, not the resorts fault, just no snow. Many lifts are closed leaving half the trails with no access. Park City is a great place but this is just a bad season so far, restaurants & town are reaalll quiet.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 11 2012 - 09:30 PM
 
Pete Advanced Skier
Jan 6, 2012- No snow. Great place for grandchildren b/c we had clear days. Man made snow made the slopes passable. The orange bubble took us to many runs.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 06 2012 - 07:37 PM
 
Kathy Advanced Skier
Try Echo and Docs Way, Snow on Tuesday was very nice
Canyons Resort review written Dec 13 2011 - 10:25 PM
 
Jack Intermediate Skier
amazing mountain. not so great for beginners, however. all the new improvements really make it a great place to ski. the orange bubble now makes it much easire to get up the mountain and access terrain, as well as it opens up the silverado bowl which it goes over. these runs are not used often but they are nice. ninety nine ninety is siqq, as is that entire side(dreamscape, dreamcathcer, peak 5) . iron mountian isnt great but its differntet and enjoyable. if u want groomers, got to deer valley.canyons is a great intermediate-expert mountina. also i second that lookout cabin is amazng
Canyons Resort review written Nov 27 2011 - 10:14 AM
 
marc Advanced Skier
Great place to snowboard. Spent four days on groomed trails and terrain park and the fifth day we had a foot of pow! Hit trails right after they opened and heard people saying, "Go Leprechaun"! as I was shredding pow for hours. This place has everything; pow, groomed trails, natural half pipes, terrain park, two mile trails, moguls, you name it. Jumps so big you might not think you will ever come back to earth! Got my tickets from Liftopia and saved big bucks. Going back again next Spring Break.
Canyons Resort review written Sep 10 2011 - 09:51 PM
 
Rolly Intermediate Snowboarder
We love heading out there to ski with NO crowds, tons of powder ...and so many trails to pick from. One reviewer did comment on the "short" runs which I cannot confirm - however, there are many tree/glad runs and far out at DreamCatcher many runs were you're by yourself during the week. It is a vast terrain - and luckily not all runs are groomers - as tehy are at DEER Valley. so I guess it depends what you're looking for - there are nice blue runs fully groomed - but plenty of choice for teh intermediate/advanced skier. We have visited PC Mountain (don't care for, too busy) and Deer Valley ( too many groomers)- we love as well ALTA and SnowBird for the beauty of teh alpine area surrounding it
Canyons Resort review written Aug 21 2011 - 08:57 PM
 
Love it! Advanced Skier
We did not enjoy The Canyons AT ALL!! Way too many trails to slide along to get to chairlift. The actual ski runs were short compared to trails. The snow was soft the previous day, ungroomed the day we were skiing, so we had alot of "snow turds" to contend with. In addition, the runs were all very, very narrow, making it even more difficult. The employees at the ticket booth were great, but others...not so great. Will not go back.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 19 2011 - 12:24 PM
 
Karen Intermediate Skier
Liftopia prices definitely made this trip affordable! Loved Canyons - lots of challenging slopes, enough to do something new every single day for the week I was here. Even have a lift that accesses black & double black only. Excellent skiing.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 08 2011 - 07:41 AM
 
Leslee Advanced Skier
We had a wonderful time skiing in March. We got some lift tickets from Utopia. It was real easy to use Utopia. We were able to get the tickets at the Canyons Ticket Counter. For Kids, there is a fun traial with sponge bob characters.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 07 2011 - 06:25 PM
 
Heidi from Florida Advanced Skier
The Canyons was an awesome resort with great instructors. I took 2 half-day lessons and learned enough to make it down a blue run. The mountain was great, but there are not a lot of green trails, so be prepared to ski the High Meadow lift a lot if you're a beginner. I highly recommend this resort. Also, if you ski and you're having issues with your boots, be sure to check out SureFoot. They were a huge help!!!
Canyons Resort review written Apr 05 2011 - 10:20 AM
 
Jennifer Beginner Skier
Canyons rocks...straight up...if it's snowing and you're looking for the deepest powder on the mountain head over to 9990 and the Peak 5 chairs and from there head over to Dream Peak where you'll find deep stashes in the trees and under the Dreamscape and Dreamcatcher chairs...from there you can take a cat track down to the new Iron Mountain chair and experience the new terrain on that far side of the mountain...it's totally sweet and really uncrowded. After you finish all those runs on that side of Canyons...head over to Lookout Cabin for an excellent lunch...best food on the mountain...hands down...but beware...once you eat there you're hooked...anywhere else you try will be a big disappointment compared to it...it's the only place I'll go to eat when I'm at Canyons...it's THAT good...check it out...you'll be stoked you did...:-)
Canyons Resort review written Apr 03 2011 - 03:30 AM
 
Steve Advanced Snowboarder
boarding was great but medical care was very inadequate when needed. the ski patrol was awesome but when we reached the medical hut the care was totally irresponsible and inadequate. good thim my husband is a physician and took matters into his own hands.
Canyons Resort review written Apr 02 2011 - 02:41 PM
 
jan G. Intermediate Snowboarder
Love all the updates this year. Love the location of the gondola. Love the new orange bubble express. Love the terrain park. It seems easier to get around from one far side to the other. Love the ski and snowboard school for my kids, they enjoyed it.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 30 2011 - 03:59 PM
 
Jules Advanced Snowboarder
Beautiful place to ski. Big and demanding for beginners. Some blues are great some not so great. The new bubble is very nice. If you can, avoid weekends, it is very crowded at the base. No so much once you get into the lifts.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 30 2011 - 10:29 AM
 
Nat Intermediate Skier
I loved the Canyons! Overall, I thought the terrain was more difficult than other mountains. I didn't necessarily think it was a beginner mountain. The mountain was huge and I'm glad I had two full days to spend there. I hardly ever waited in a line although I was there mid week. The Liftopia deal was great and I had no problems getting my two day pass.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 24 2011 - 10:33 AM
 
Jill Advanced Skier
Liftopia worked great! First time staying at resort, very good mountain for advanced skiers . The blues are a bit inconsistent, some are greens and some are very steep and not well marked for the new blue skier . Doesn't seem like they groom too much, there were several treacherous blues over on iron mtn 2 days after getting 7 inches. Steep pitches with Northeast icy conditions. The other issue is bottleneck at bottom if either the gondo or bubble lift is down, which happened 2 out of 5 days. Westgate grill very good dinner with great waitstaff.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 20 2011 - 03:31 PM
 
Steve Advanced Snowboarder
I am an "advanced beginner" but after two half day lessons at the Canyons I am now a solid intermediate! The instructors were excellent, helped me adjust my equipment and get to the next level. Liftopia ticket deal was awesome, great savings.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 18 2011 - 05:38 PM
 
Tish Intermediate Skier
Great conditions! Often have to take more than one lift to get to where you want to go. Agree with other comments that the trail map isn't as clear as others but the chairlift crew could usually help direct or recommend where to go. Super friendly and helpful. Some runs were super crowded while others were completely empty. As a boarder, be prepared for lots of flat areas...nothing you have to unstrap for unless you don't know its coming, which can be frustrating. But if it happens once, you know for the next time. Plenty of spots to find fresh pow even days after a storm. Only 2 indoor eating areas on the mountain, others are outdoor so be aware of that depending on the weather. We got stuck eating outdoors while snowing because of where we were on the mountain. Lots of varied terrain, great stuff for all levels. Might be tough for a starting boarder between the flat areas and the challenging blue runs to get to the easier blue runs.
Canyons Resort review written Mar 10 2011 - 10:30 PM
 
Jennifer Advanced Snowboarder
My advice, be prepared! We had a great time, but I thought the maps were less than "user friendly" compared to other resorts. But hey, if that is my only complaint, it rocks!
Canyons Resort review written Mar 06 2011 - 03:03 PM
 
Marilyn Intermediate Skier
Skiied here 3 days over President's day weekend...can only say it was AWESOME. So many runs, a lot of different terrain, something for everyone. Canyons is the unbiased favorite of several locals I spoke with. Liftopia deal was great!
Canyons Resort review written Feb 27 2011 - 12:52 PM
 
Matt Advanced Skier
new Iron Mountain section was great. smoked brisket trumps yurt chili imo, but both are rad.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 22 2011 - 10:08 PM
 
Chad Advanced Snowboarder
I had a great time skiing the areas reached from the Orange Bubble and beyond when there was new snow. I really enjoyed the lack of crowds on the mountain.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 21 2011 - 11:32 AM
 
John Unruh Advanced Skier
SKIING WAS FINE. TOO MANY BOARDS. FELLOW SKIERS WEREN'T THE FRIENDLIEST. LIKED PARK CITY MUCH BETTER.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:14 PM
 
William Advanced Skier
The Canyons is by far one of the best resorts in North America. I fly out from California a few time a year just to board The Canyons. Better than Mammoth! It's funny to read the post by Stephanie on 2/14. There is only one flat area at the Canyons- in front of Red Pine Lodge. The new salad bar at Sun Lodge is as good as I have ever tasted (order the double salmon!)
Canyons Resort review written Feb 15 2011 - 12:33 PM
 
Jim M from California Advanced Snowboarder
Like super flat runs on a snowboard? Then you will like The Canyons... I however do not, although the value on liftopia was amazing I sure wish I had not bought the 3 day pass so I could have gone somewhere else.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 14 2011 - 11:53 AM
 
Stephanie Intermediate Snowboarder
We loved the Canyons groomed trails. The new Iron Mtn area is fantastic for (cautious)intermediate skiers like me. We skied at Park City and Deer Valley but liked the Canyons best this trip.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 09 2011 - 09:08 AM
 
Mindy Intermediate Skier
Nice resort. We didn't see great conditions but we got a few inches of powder and this place is huge so it was easy to find untouched fresh pow. If you are advanced I highly recommend the 9990 lift. Also good is Peak 5 and Dreamcatcher for glades.
Canyons Resort review written Feb 07 2011 - 05:39 PM
 
Anthony Advanced Snowboarder
Learned to snowboard at the canyons 'born to ride' program. Got our other lift tickets from Liftopia after a recommendation from a friend. Much better value through Liftopia and what a great mountain!! Not that many beginner runs, but I got the hang of it quick enough without killing myself!!
Canyons Resort review written Feb 04 2011 - 01:34 PM
 
Matt Beginner Snowboarder
Great! Huge success!
Canyons Resort review written Feb 01 2011 - 11:21 AM
 
Rick Advanced Skier
Hit Iron mountain in the morning. Great cruisers! Becoming one of my favorite places on the mountain. Lots of great run off of Murdock's Peak.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 31 2011 - 08:04 PM
 
Love to cruise Advanced Skier
I love the Canyons. My absolute favorites are the runs that send you through neighborhoods, over bridges and down driveways. Park City definitely does not have anything comparable. They're both great but if you want something different go to Canyons.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 25 2011 - 02:25 PM
 
Rachel Intermediate Snowboarder
Great riding, even after a week with little to no snow. The only icy spots I found were the heavy-traffic greens and blues. As big as the Canyons resort is, there's even more if you're willing to go out of bounds a bit. I wouldn't go as far as to say there's something for everyone; if you're a beginner, it's a tough place to learn. But for anyone intermediate or above, there's more than enough terrain of all types.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 18 2011 - 03:32 PM
 
Taylor Advanced Snowboarder
This is my second visit to the Canyons. I was expecting a lot because my first visit was so awesome. Favorite area was around Super Condor. It takes a little effort to access, but it had fewer guests and some great intermediate/advanced runs. My visit this time around was OK, but not what I came to Utah for. Conditions were very hard-pack turning to icy in the afternoon. Day 2 we went to Snowbird and the snow was undoubtedly better. If you want nice snow, Canyons can have great stuff, but if there hasn't been a 5 inch storm within 3 days and it's in the 20s or windy I would be wary to buy here again.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 16 2011 - 07:05 PM
 
Arnel Intermediate Snowboarder
Be sure to review the trail map in advance. The runs are not well marked and getting around can be a bit of a challenge. The Canyons is missing some of the "little things" you see at other mountains and their staff is not well trained. It is a beautiful mountain and worth a visit, but expect a little frustration along the way.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 14 2011 - 05:21 PM
 
Mark Intermediate Skier
Got to give The Canyons props for the base area re-do. Was so much easier to access the west side of the resort than it used to be. I really enjoyed most of the runs being on the steep side and recommend to those who like variety. You can get anything from groomers to off-piste.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 12 2011 - 06:07 PM
 
Erock Advanced Snowboarder
The new section IRON MOUNTAIN opened this past Saturday. We were lucky enough to be there 10 minutes after opening. Spring conditions in the new terrain but wonderful! FYI Smokies BBQ is GONE !!!!! Nice new gondola layout and bubble lift, but WHAT WERE THEY THINKING taking away the best (only) comfortable fun dive apres ski bar?
Canyons Resort review written Jan 12 2011 - 12:22 PM
 
David Advanced Skier
I am an advanced beginner/low level intermediate skier and do not recommend the Canyons. There are not enough green runs and the ones they have are way too short. Some of the easier blue runs cannot be accessed without going down Chicane which is a bit challenging and even more so when icy. Another World's initial slope is steep and definitely rates a double blue. Alta Ski Resort and Deer Valley have many more long runs for beginners and low intermediate skiers and make the day a joy
Canyons Resort review written Jan 11 2011 - 11:50 AM
 
Marsha Intermediate Skier
Get there first thing in morning, We did not encounter another skier, until 5th run of the morning
Canyons Resort review written Jan 06 2011 - 02:55 PM
 
Leo Intermediate Skier
Canyons Resort is awesome!! All the new improvements--largest resort in Utah. The new Orange Bubble lift is SWEET!! Even has heated seats. The beach is so cool........great place to hang after a epic day! If going to Utah Canyons is a must!!!
Canyons Resort review written Jan 06 2011 - 12:12 PM
 
Jenny Intermediate Skier
Canyons is an excellent mountain Keep in mind that the Canyons is more of a off-bounds type of mountain. Not as many groomed trails so if you want to ski only groomed, go to deer valley or the canyons. Tons of powder stashed in skis, canyons is more of a bumps, crud, moguls mountain although the front side has some ripping runs.
Canyons Resort review written Jan 05 2011 - 05:37 PM
 
Jakester Advanced Skier
Awesome mountain. Better than Park City because the runs are more secluded and more tree cover. Park City was great too, but Canyons is better for anyone other than beginner.
Canyons Resort review written Dec 20 2010 - 08:21 AM
 
mike Intermediate Snowboarder
Be sure to get the morning printout of what trails are open, especially if going early season. It's no fun to trek over through three lifts to get to a particular run and see a CLOSED rope sign.
Canyons Resort review written Dec 15 2010 - 09:47 AM
 
Nicole Intermediate Skier
It was a Perfect Day! It was my first time at the canyons. The resort is HUGE! Lots of different options and levels. I will be back FOR SURE!!!
Canyons Resort review written Dec 13 2010 - 02:17 PM
 
Emily Osness Intermediate Snowboarder
I love the Canyons! Great steeps, cruisers and bumps.
Canyons Resort review written Jun 14 2010 - 06:20 PM
 
Canyon Lover Intermediate Skier
I actually didnt expect much out of the Canyons, but was very surprised at the amount of terrain they have. Being an east coast skier, the groomers were amazing, but what was most surprising was the amount of pseudo out of bounds terrain they serve. If you have avalanche equipment and a partner, you can access a ton of cool terrain just out of bounds and still ski back to the lift.
Canyons Resort review written Sep 22 2009 - 05:48 PM
 
Hugh Advanced Snowboarder

Share your Canyons Resort Reviews & Tips

Points to consider while writing:
  • - Definitely talk about the snow, the lifts, the quality of the run, the staff/instructors
  • - Would you go again?
  • - What would you say to others with your skill level who are interested in going?