Canyons Beginner

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Canyons Beginner Skiing

As one the largest resorts in Utah, and the top five largest in North America, novice skiers can bet they have plenty of Canyons beginner terrain options. Plus, beginners on a Canyons ski vacation have their pick of terrain and experiences with two other Park City ski resorts down the road:  Deer Valley and Park City.

Canyons Beginner Terrain

While the Canyons beginner skiing accounts for only 10-percent of the resorts’ 4,000 skiable acres, there are two beginner “learn to ski” areas that are perfect for progressing to intermediate and expert runs. One of the beginner zones is found at the base village, which features a short chairlift, Sunrise and two great beginner trails: Raptor Way and Hideout. Beginners will appreciate the skiing off of the Sunrise Lift, and the fact that they can enjoy rolling, gentle green circle trails−and views− high up on the mountain.

Canyons Ski School

Beginner skiers and snowboards will truly enjoy picking up a new sport at Canyons Resort. Not only does the ski school provide world-class instruction and a variety of half-day, private and group lesson options, but the ski school’s beginner area is located at the top of the Red Pine Gondola, so they too, can enjoy the spectacular Wasatch views. Once beginners have progressed they can make quick, fun laps on the Sunrise chair lift.  Canyons Ski School provides two clinics that will have skiers or riders sliding around and enjoying the mountains in no time. Canyons is an official Burton “Learn to Ride” [Link?] partner, so those looking to pick some snowboarding skills are certainly in the right place. The Burton program includes customized easy to learn on snowboards and a specific teaching method. First timers looking to ski will experience a similar level of attention to both equipment and theory.

To learn more about Canyons beginner skiing call, or chat with, one of’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

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Nearest Airports

  • Salt Lake City SLC (36 miles)

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Mountain Stats

  • 355" of annual snowfall
  • 4000 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 9990 feet, base 6801 feet
  • 10% beginner, 44% intermediate, 46% advanced, 2% expert
  • Projected opening: 11/28/2014
  • Projected closing: 4/12/2015