Tearin' it up on a terrain park just got bigger and more convenient at Canyons Resort.
The Utah resort which, by way, has dropped the "The" from its name, now dedicates more than a mile of jibs, jumps, rails, and pipes in Transition Terrain Park that is served by the Saddleback Express high-speed quad chairlift.
More than 50 terrain park features have been built on the Snow Dancer run between Nine Ninety and Murdock Peak. The expansion doubles the acreage on the mountain set up for tricks, grabs, and twists and dedicates 1,000 feet of vertical specifically to the stunt-making crowd.
The Transition Terrain Park structures divide into "smaller," "medium," and "large" categories that parallel each other down the slope. A large-feature area will be roped off for more accomplished skiers and ‘boarders. An Easy Way trail will allow for a way off the hill, and snowmaking covers the entire Snow Dancer.
The Aspens area offers an unusual in-the-trees experience for terrain park enthusiasts.
"The upper part has natural features, like a rainbow on fallen trees, that we have sculpted into the trees," Steve Duke, director of the terrain park, told OnTheSnow. "The lower part is where we built features that also fit into the natural setting."
The Saddleback Express lift drops off about 50 feet from the top of the terrain park, Duke said, and the new park sets adjacent to the High Meadows teaching area, which includes several small terrain park structures for beginners.