Canyons Ski & Snowboard Resort, Park City, Utah. Over 4,000 Acres of Fun, Adventure, and Warmth.

At the ready are instructors that can improve performance at any level of expertise.

The heated pool is a great place to relax after a day skiing.

Countless runs guarantee an exciting day of challenges.
Canyons is overrun with great fun and adventures.
The Red Pine Lodge is a great base for a day of skiing.

Story by Ken Panton
Photography by David Lewis Taylor

Located just 32 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, a Delta Air Lines hub city, Canyons Ski & Snowboard Resort is very accessible from any location in the world, making a vacation complete with more time on the slopes and less in airports. As a ski and snowboarding neophyte, I was relieved to find that everything I needed for my first ski and snowboard lessons was easily arranged and available at the resort. After an excellent personalized boot and board fitting, I was on my way.

On the mountain you'll find 3,700 acres of widely-varied terrain, 163 trails, 17 lifts, and 2 cutting-edge terrain parks that combine to make one of North Americas' largest resorts. For beginners or those interested in improving their techniques, private and group lesson are available. Staffed with an international group of exceptionally skilled skiers and snowboarders, the 225 award-winning instructors will improve the skills of athletes at every level of experience.

For your time off the mountain, the fabulous Resort Village features a variety of shops, restaurants, après ski entertainment, and live music.

The newest addition to the Canyons Resort’s family of lodging properties is the all suites Escala Lodges, located mountainside to the Resort Village. Representing a high standard of luxury at Canyons, this exclusive retreat is reminiscent of the Grand European lodges from a bygone era, decorated with native mountain stonework and timber frame that is modern and handsome. Just a few short steps from the slopes, with its intimate lobby, rooftop hot tub, new outdoor heated pool, exercise room, and ruggedly elegant atmosphere, is the Sundial Lodge. Rising five stories above the heart of Canyons Resort Village, the Sundial Lodge is also the center axis to all the action at Canyons.

Located across the street from the Resort Village and complete with access to world-class skiing, is the Silverado Lodge. At the 175 guestrooms Waldorf Astoria Park City, there are a range of guest suites from spacious one-bedrooms to expansive six-bedroom suites. Like all the suites the 5,000 square-foot Presidential Suite is finely designed with a modern and rich décor. All guests have access to the 3,700 acres of skiable terrain from the Waldorf Astoria’s dedicated Frostwood gondola.

The Waldorf Astoria Park City is also home to Golden Door Spa and the highly regarded Spruce Park City Restaurant.

Canyons offers a variety of choices for great dining, drinking, and entertainment both on the mountain and off. While at Canyons, try to make time to relax and enjoy lunch at Lookout Cabin, which offers spectacular views of the Wasatch Range. Elegant dining is on hand at the Cabin Restaurant located in the lobby level of the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. See the many dining options available at the Canyons.

While the resort offerings for recreation, accommodations, and dining are already too numerous to list, Canyons is in the midst of a world-class expansion that includes the opening of more than 300 acres of exciting new intermediate runs and breath-taking natural glades for those who want to test their skills. There is the new state-of-the-art high-speed Lookout Express Lift that is one of the longest in North America, and with enclosed canopies and heated seats, it's also one of the most comfortable. Their new restaurant, LIFT, features 4,000 square-feet of beautifully designed space, innovative American cuisine, and stunning mountain views.

The resorts new VIP Program gives guests express lift access, exclusive shopping and dining invitations, and use of a private clubhouse. Membership in the new Canyons Club provides guests with deluxe ski and après ski benefits every time they visit the resort.

For more information visit www.thecanyons.com, and for great travel deals visit www.delta.com.