Canyons opens for summer June 18
June 9, 2015
Canyons Resort is anticipating a busy summer, filled with biking options, holiday celebrations and a big capital improvement project that will link the resort with Park City Mountain Resort.
Canyons is scheduled to open for the summer season on Thursday, June 18. This year, Canyons’ always-popular bike park will have some new terrain, according to Margo Christiansen, the resort’s senior manager of communications.
"Two of the trails are new and noteworthy," she said. "The new Canyons Downhill trail will make its debut this season and the GoPro Double Down trail that was completed and opened midway through last season will open at the start of this season."
The Canyons Bike Park is for riders of all skill levels, Christiansen added.
"[It] features terrain for everyone from first-time riders to experts looking for a challenge," she said. "The bike park will open with 12 trails this season, featuring jump, flow and freeride trails with lift-served access via High Meadow and Short Cut chairlifts."
In addition to those chairlifts, the Red Pine Gondola is also equipped to handle mountain bikes, Christiansen said.
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"[It’s] available for riders who are looking to access trails like the Mid-Mountain Trail, Ambush, Rob’s, Colin’s or Rosebuds Heaven," she said.
But biking isn’t all Canyons has to offer during the summer. In addition to a Zip Tour Adventure, mini-golf and disc golf, the resort has several activities centered around the alpine lake.
"Canyons offers pedal boat rentals on our scenic mid-mountain reservoir located at over 8,000 feet," Christiansen said. "This beautiful reservoir is located just a short hike from the Red Pine Adventure area. Additionally, the Alpine Lake has been stocked with 500 10-18 inch Tiger Trout, one of Utah’s most popular trout species."
Fishing is catch-and-release only, Christiansen added.
Food options will be largely the same, but Christiansen noted that the Red Pine Lodge will be undergoing renovations as part of the $50 million capital improvement project.
"Dining service will be available out of the Waffle Hut for guests accessing the mid-mountain activities," she said. "Red Tail Grill and The Farm will be open this summer in the Resort Village."
As far as summer events go, Christiansen said the July 3 celebration will return to the resort. This year, though, it will be held in conjunction with PCMR.
"This year, Park City and Canyons will join together to present a Fourth of July weekend of activities," she said. "Friday, July 3, kicks off the festivities at Canyons with activities throughout the day and the popular musical act, The Soulistics, capping off the evening. On July 4, the fun shifts to Park City. Start the day with the parade down Main Street, then settle in to Park City to catch bands, great food and the fireworks display at dusk."
The Saturday Summer Concert Series is also back this year, featuring bands like Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Bush and 10,000 Maniacs. A full schedule of concerts can be found at http://www.canyonsresort.com .
Christiansen said it’s shaping up to be a fun summer of activities at Canyons.
"The debut of Canyons Golf Course at the end of May added to the already robust summer operations schedule," she said. "Activities like guided hiking and biking, disc golf, the Alpine Lake, Zip Tour adventures, Bike Park and the family putting course keeps the whole family engaged in the outdoors."
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