- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 3
- All-Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 3
Date Visited: Mar 16, 2007
I do not know what some of the other reviews on this site are talking about. Certainly the Canyons is not known for its groomers nor its Beginner terrain. If that is what you are seeking, then you need to look at Deer Valley or perhaps outside of Utah.
The Canyons is huge; it contains a vast amount of varied terrain. It is an Expert's mountain. It has an incredible array of lift accessed expert terrain. The average steepness of basically any double diamond off the 9990 lift is hair raising for all but the most seasoned backcountry experts. There are lines off the Peak 5 chair that are equally dicey. The hike-to terrain offers variety in this regard, especially if you desire steeps WITHOUT the trees.
The bump runs off Super Condor, Saddleback, and Tombstone are average to above average, though I have to say, when I visited, Deer Valley actually had more quality bumps worthy of repeat runs.
This mountain is best enjoyed by advanced skiers, comfortable in all sorts of terrain, as that is the resorts strength: variety and volume of difficult stuff. If it hasn't snowed in awhile, try Deer Valley for bumps and groomers; if its snowed in the last 5 days or so, the Canyons is where you have to be.