Canyons staggering 4,000 acres of skiable terrain is now connected to Park City Mountain Resort, and together the two areas make up the U.S.' largest ski resort. This is great news for skiers looking for a wider variety of lodging and terrain options. Now, skiers and snowboarders can choose between staying in lively downtown Park City or the quieter, slopeside accommodations at the Canyons base village, and they have easier access to whatever type of terrain their heart desires. For Park City skiers and snowboarders, the days of driving or taking a bus to access Canyons or Park City Mountain Resort are over. Guests now ski from one resort to the other using the same lift ticket.
Canyons' base village and Park City’s close locale accommodate everyone’s off-mountain interests, from world-class dining, ample shopping, several live music and performing arts venues to the annual Sundance Film Festival, and a lively bar and nightclub scene. Park City is renowned for its nightlife, but the après-ski scene in the Canyons base village are not to be dismissed either. Renovations have transformed the base area, specifically the Ski Beach area, into a popular après-ski hang out—especially on sunny afternoons.
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About 90 percent of the Canyons' area terrain is intermediate to expert, so more experienced skiers are sure to love exploring the resort’s expansive nine peaks. There is not a ton of beginner skiing, the “learn to ski” zone at the top of Red Pine Gondola and its corresponding beginner trails, surrounding Sunrise lift, is an exceptional novice area—and affords views that typically only intermediates and experts can enjoy. Intermediates have memorable, never-ending runs off of Dreamcatcher and Dreamscape and fun, gully cruisers, like Spider Monkey and Upper and Lower Boa. Experts have multiple mini-paradises, but the best area is Red Pine Bowl and the lower portions of the lower ridgeline, Fantasy Ridge. In this zone, experts can expect chutes, glades and plenty of sustained steeps. Murdock Bowl off of Super Condor Bowl features more traditional “bowl skiing,” i.e. wide-open steeps.
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