The Canyons Ski Resort: Vacation
Skiing is an enjoyable way to spend any vacation. It’s a great way to bond with your children while teaching them or to reconnect with a special someone. With the 2009-2010 season taking off now is a great time to start planning your ski vacation package. One place to consider as your destination is The Canyons, Utah. Along with some basics about what you’ll need to start planning your trip we’ll cover the mountain and the resort facilities.
1) The very first thing to consider is how much money you would like to spend, or how little. Decide how many people you’ll be traveling with, are you taking the kids, college friends, or just your special partner? If you live out of state or over seas airfare will be a necessity, planning your trip as a complete vacation package is your best option. Flying into Salt Lake City International Airport you will have a choice to rent a vehicle or take public transportation to your lodging. Even though The Canyons is very close to the airport, only about 40 miles I highly recommend having access to a car.
Remember when making your car rental arrangement to get a vehicle that can fit all your companions and gear especially if you own your own skis. Depending on the location of the lodge you choose, if your renting skis make sure you look at a map to insure your not going extra miles to pick up your skis and snowboards. Another consideration with your lodge is ski in ski out. Ski in ski out is ideal; you get to walk out your door and pretty much onto the lifts. You will pay more for this convenience but it can save you on gas, parking, and carrying skis and snowboarders around.
2) The Canyons is one of three world-class resorts located in Park City Utah. Park City is home to the Internationally renowned Sundance Film Festival. There are plenty of outlet stores for all your shopping needs and the old historic main road has a wonderful feel and is great for a dusk walk with your sweetheart. The nightlife is lively and leaves nothing much to be desired. At a base elevation of 8,800ft and a summit elevation of 9,990 ft. The Canyons Boasts a total of 8 mountain peaks, 21 ski lifts and 3,700 acres of skiable terrain. The mountain has runs for every level of experience being the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and breaks down to 46% for experts and 54% for beginners to intermediate. Their instructors are knowledgeable and friendly if you’re looking to learn snowboarding or skiing.
No matter where you decide to go having a good time and relaxing is what a ski vacation is all about in the end. With the little pre-planning and a mind to have fun you can’t go wrong with The Canyons!