Canyons Resort Opens November 28

17 November 2014
A New Cloud Dine, Snowmaking Upgrades, New Events and Activities for the Entire Family Ensure an Incredible Season in Park City
Park City, UT (November 15, 2014) – With the temperatures dropping and snow guns blowing, Canyons Resort will open for skiing and riding on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. The 2014-15 season will get underway with first chair at 9 a.m. officially kicking off the upcoming season. With a new Cloud Dine restaurant, improved snowmaking operations and the addition of Park City Mountain Resort to the Epic Local Pass, guests can look forward to an exciting and fun season at Canyons.

“This winter season, Canyons has much to offer both returning and new guests,” said Mike Goar, Vice President and General Manager of Canyons Resort.  “The new Cloud Dine restaurant offers guests an excellent and comfortable on-mountain dining experience on one of the most beautiful peaks at the Resort. With the addition of neighboring Park City Mountain Resort to the Epic Pass, our guests can ski two world-class resorts with such close proximity on one season pass. That is incredible value and the ingredients for an amazing season.”

Cloud Dine, one of Canyon’s most popular on-mountain restaurants atop Dream Peak, will be a brand new building, replacing the temporary structure with a permanent restaurant. The new Cloud Dine restaurant will have 316 seats, an increase in seating capacity of 41%, and an expanded outdoor dining deck. Cloud Dine features an innovative and fresh menu of items including made-to-order salads, homemade flat bread pizzas and specialty sandwiches.  

In addition to the abundance of natural Utah snow, a snowmaking upgrade to Canyons’ pump station will increase snowmaking efficiency by 25 percent, enabling top-to-bottom skiing throughout the season and superior early-season snow surface conditions.

The best season pass value in the state of Utah, the Epic Local Pass offers unlimited days of skiing with holiday restrictions at Canyons and Park City for just $589 for adults (19+), $449 for teens (13-18), and $299 for children (5-12). The Epic Local Pass also includes unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, with limited holiday restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe. A total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek are also included, with holiday restrictions. Ski or ride all but 11 days at Canyons and Park City in 2014-15: Nov. 28-29, Dec. 26-31, Jan. 17 and Feb. 14-15.The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days, but is only available through Nov. 23, 2014.

With over a dozen of on-mountain and base area restaurants, there is no shortage of incredible dining experiences at Canyons. The Farm, Canyons’ premier restaurant featuring a menu of locally sourced and artisanal products, will be serving lunch, après and dinner throughout the winter season. Enjoy the famous Utah sun on Red Tail Grill’s outdoor deck, featuring a southwestern menu for lunch, après, and dinner. On-mountain, skiers and riders can take a break from adventures to enjoy the views of the Wasatch and a plate of fondue at Lookout Cabin.

In addition to the 4,000 acres of skiable terrain, Canyons offers adventurous activities off the slopes for guests of all ages.  Enjoy a thrilling ride on the Epic ZipTour, spanning over 2,100 feet across a canyon with speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Take a stroll through the aspen trees on a guided snowshoe tour that includes lunch at Lookout Cabin. Watch the sun set over the mountains on an evening sleigh ride with your family.

The 2014-15 season is jam-packed with events enjoyable for the entire family. Kick off the holiday season with DecemberFest, a new 10-day festival that includes après musical acts, village entertainers, a resort lighting ceremony and more. On December 20th, count the Santas at the annual Santa Skis Free day. Kick off the new year at the annual New Year’s Eve celebration featuring live music, events, a new torchlight parade, and a firework show on Ski Beach. Spring time events include the annual Spring Concert Series, Canis Lupus Challenge on March 7, and Pond Skimming returning on Saturday, March 21, with band Drive-By Truckers performing a free concert in the resort village.

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About Canyons Resort
With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort, located in stunning Park City, is Utah’s largest and most dynamic ski and snowboard resort. Canyons’ lively resort village bustles with nine hotels including the Grand Summit Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s first enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of terrain; Utah’s only lift-served gravity bike park and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort. With Salt Lake City International Airport just 35 minutes away, Canyons is conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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