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Dine in the clouds at Canyons

Skiers who have been to Canyons Resort in the past may remember the Cloud Dine restaurant as a cramped temporary structure atop the Dreamscape and DreamCatcher lifts on Dream Peak.

This year, however, the resort has replaced the temporary setup with a permanent structure, featuring more space for guests, two bathrooms instead of one and a revamped dining menu.

"We’re super excited about the expansion this season," Senior Manager of Communications Margo Christiansen said. "Last season, it was a temporary structure. This year, we have completely renovated the building and built a permanent facility."

In addition to items like the Utah trout sandwich and the angus burger that have been around before, Cloud Dine is offering a few new menu items this season.

"New to the menu this season is a Kobe beef hot dog wrapped in a pretzel bun and a salmon pot pie," Christiansen said. "And you can count on your favorite salads up here, including the Stratocumulus, and delicious flatbread pizzas."

But perhaps most importantly is the expanded seating, Christiansen said.

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"We’ve increased seating capacity by 41 percent, so we’re at 316 seats now," she said. "There’s a lot more seating for our guests. We’ve expanded some of the outside space as well."

The outdoor patio might not be the best place to sit right now, with temperatures having dropped below zero on a few occasions this week, but Christiansen anticipates the outdoor seating will be popular on warmer days and into the spring season.

Construction on the permanent facility went according to plan, Christian said. Cloud Dine was able to open as soon as the terrain was ready.

"Construction started over the summer and we were able to complete it within its time frame to be open for this season," she said. "As soon as we were open on this side of the mountain, with terrain ready and lifts running, it was ready to go."

Open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day, Christiansen said Cloud Dine is a great place to check in throughout the day.

"Come in and get some freshly baked donuts in the morning, along with your coffee, and then come back up for lunch or a nice little break in the afternoon before you start heading over to the village."

Though guests can take the Red Pine Gondola to make the route to Cloud Dine a little shorter, Christiansen’s favorite way to go is to take the Orange Bubble lift and head down Mainline to Chicane. From there, take the Tombstone lift to Silver Spur to get to the Peak 5 chair. Then, ski Harmony to the Dreamscape lift and take that up to Cloud Dine.

"It’s a great reward when you make it over to this section of the mountain," she said.

For more information about Cloud Dine or any of Canyons’ other on-mountain dining options, visit http://www.canyonsresort.com .