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Canyons opens Friday

As snow flew on Saturday, Nov. 22, during Park City Mountain Resort’s opening day, it was piling up at the then-unopened Canyons Resort, the other Vail-run Park City ski resort.

Additional snow over the rest of the weekend and early this week led to a reported 25-inch base depth as of Tuesday morning.

"With the recent snowfall, assisted by excellent snowmaking, we’re in great position for opening fun terrain on Friday," Senior Manager of Communications Margo Christiansen said.

As of press time on Tuesday afternoon, Canyons had yet to announce how many lifts and runs would be open on Friday. The lifts that do open will open at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

Additionally, there will be various opening day activities taking place on the mountain. From 8:30-11:30 a.m., guests can win EpicMix prizes when activating their EpicMix smartphone accounts in the Village. The EpicPhoto team will also be there snapping pre-skiing photos of guests.

From 9-10 a.m., guests can meet Ripperoo, the Canyons Ski and Ride school mascot. He’ll be posing for pictures at that time.

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Then, Christiansen added, those guests there early enough to grab first chair will get to celebrate by skiing through an opening day banner.

All in all, Christiansen said, everyone at Canyons is excited to get the winter season started.

"The recent snowfall has injected another level of excitement into our staff here," she said. "We’re ready to get the resort open and the season underway!"

Coming soon, Canyons will host Decemberfest, which takes place from Dec. 12-21 and features "Santa Skis Free" day on Saturday, Dec. 20. On that day, anyone who comes to the resort dressed as Santa Claus will get a free lift ticket.

For more information on Canyons Resort, visit . Snow totals will be posted daily at .

Canyons Opening Day Events

8:30-11:30 a.m. EpicMix Opening Day

9 a.m. Lifts open

9-10 a.m. Meet Ripperoo, the Canyons Ski School mascot

4 p.m. Lifts close