Major changes at The Canyons for 2010/11

Mon 23 August 10

two new state-of-the-art lifts, a new direct-connect gondola, expanded terrain and vastly improved snowmaking capabilities head the major investment and phase 1 of a whole new redevelopment of the resort

Major changes at The Canyons for 2010/11

Major changes at The Canyons for 2010/11 © Photo: Canyons resort

In anticipation of the upcoming ski season, Canyons, is pleased to announce the launch of two new, state-of-the-art lifts, a new direct-connect gondola, expanded terrain and vastly improved snowmaking capabilities.  This is the very first phase of the re-creation of Canyons.  Anticipate several future significant announcements including dramatic food and beverage news.

Orange Bubbled, State-of-the-Art Lift – First of its Kind in North America

Just outside the Grand Summit Hotel, the new lift is a marvel of engineering and will be the first of its kind in North America.  One of the most technologically advanced chairlifts in the world, the bubble enclosed, quad lift offers unmatched visibility, safety, and design and includes sophisticated comforts such as heated seats. The weather protecting orange bubble will evoke the feeling of being inside a pair of ski goggles as it transfers guests from the steps of the Grand Summit Hotel to the mid-mountain Lookout Peak before continuing uphill to an ending point just south of the current Sun Peak lift.  The new lift will be a visually stunning addition to Canyons and will increase the uphill capacity from base-mountain by a staggering 47%.  Most importantly, the new lift will allow skiers to get to the very top of the mountain in just nine minutes – a far more timely, simple and elegant fashion than ever before. 

Heli for lift construction for 2010/11
Heli for lift construction for 2010/11
Photo: Canyons resort

New Direct Gondola Connection from the Center of Canyons Village – First Phase of Village Re-Creation

 

A new gondola portal has been created, located immediately across the village center from the Cabriolet Lift, it will create a direct-connect gondola that transports guests from the center of the village to the Red Pine Lodge.  This will provide a far more simple and fluid process for transporting guests onto and off of the mountain.  In addition, the gondola cabins will be upgraded. 

300 Acres of New Skiable Terrain / Iron Mountain Lift

 

Utah’s largest resort is getting even larger and more exciting.  The southern-most part of Canyons will see the construction of another new detachable quad lift, which will provide guests with access to an additional 300 acres of northwestern facing skiing and snowboarding terrain.  Ten runs, ranging from intermediate to expert to gladed tree skiing will bring the total number of runs to an impressive 176.  Timberline Lift will allow guests to ride in either direction and provide easy access to the south side of Canyons.  This will allow guest to move around the mountain more easily.

Iron Mountain location of new terrain and lift for 2010/11
Iron Mountain location of new terrain and lift for 2010/11
Photo: Canyons resort

New Snowmaking Enhancements

In addition to Canyons’ almost 400 natural inches of some of the best snow on earth and existing snowmaking capabilities, Canyons is constructing a 20 million gallon reservoir to ensure a consistent skiing and riding surface particularly in the early and late stages of the season. The reservoir and additional infrastructure investments will more than double The Canyons already significant snow making capabilities. 

Canyons Ski Beach

 

The Ski Beach, located between the base terminal of the new direct-connect gondola and the new high speed, state-of-the-art quad lift, will become a gathering place for the beginning and end of the day.  Along with Talisker’s award winning culinary team, Canyons will provide guests the ability to enjoy everything from breakfast to an après ski cocktail in a truly beautiful and breathtaking setting viewing up the mountainside.  The Ski Beach will also prove to be a wonderful setting for concerts and other cultural events year round.

New Ski Beach plans for 2010/11
New Ski Beach plans for 2010/11
Photo: Canyons resort

For more information visit www.thecanyons.com

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