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Canyons Resort

+Immense resort that's quickly adding amenities.

- Can be overwheming. Best for cruisers.

Utah's largest ski area and the United States’ third-largest somehow remains a mystery to many. Yet this 4,000-acre “hidden gem” stands in easy reach and plain sight, sprawling across nine mountaintops just north of Park City. Well funded and smartly buffed with $50 million in upgrades to date by luxury developer Talisker Corp., this master-planned resort delivers wide-open cruising, slopeside lodgings, swift lifts and delicious eats. Add easy access to all Salt Lake skiing, enough off-hill diversions to keep you fully engaged and coordinates that put the good times of downtown Park City and hip Kimball Junction a short drive away, and smart ski travelers won’t be saying “Where?” for long. Says a forward-looking reader: “Watch out, Deer Valley!” —S.R.

Après Spot » Build a cocoa creation at Chocolate Bar, located at the new Ski Beach, then kick back in a lounge chair while a band plays. Family Activity » Tenpin it at Kimball Junction’s Jupiter Bowl, with glowing bowling balls, live music and lane-side dining.

On-Hill Lunch » Reserve ahead at Lookout Cabin to savor poblano and goat-cheese rellenos, decadent Alpine Mac ’n’ Cheese and Kobe burgers—all with Wasatch views.

Mountain Biking 101: For Skiers

Mountain Biking At Deer Valley Ski Resort
Mountain Biking At Deer Valley Ski Resort
Four tips for skiers who want to get fit in the off-season.

Want to avoid pow-day and hot-lap bonks? Try mountain biking. This off-season activity promises to improve your aerobic fitness and balance—plus hone your focus for choosing lines, tree skiing, and facing fear.

Scott House, communications director and guide for White Pine Touring and Jans Mountain Outfitters in Park City, Utah, gave us countless tips on a recent trip to tackle some of Park City's 400-plus miles of single track. Here are the most important things you should know about mountain biking.

Why Skiers Should Try Mountain Biking

A Rookie Gets Hooked on Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Park City: Deer Valley Aspens
Mountain Biking Park City: Deer Valley
Park City’s 400-plus miles made it an easy sell.

I rode around the parking lot of White Pine Touring on a $6,000 Specialized mountain bike called “Epic Expert Carbon.” But on that sunny summer morning in Park City, Utah, the problem was that I was no “expert.”

I was about to embark on the longest, most epic bike ride of my life, led by Scott House, the communications director for White Pine Touring, and other guides—all tanned mountain men with chiseled calves. Earlier, House’d reassured me that the group would be broken out by ability levels, that a guide would stick with me.

Park City Mountain Resort's Future in Limbo

Park City Mountain Resort's Future in Limbo
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Court ruling could give Vail Resorts control over both PCMR and Canyons. Powdr Corp. vows to continue to battle.

Park City Mountain Resort could be forced to cease operations following a Wednesday court ruling. Or Vail Resorts could be running the Utah resort. Or it could be somewhere in between. The future is that unclear. 

Weekend Getaway: Park City, Utah

We show you the can't-miss Park City attractions, including three popular ski areas.

Ski destination Park City, Utah is a 30 minute drive from the Salt Lake City airport. With three ski areas—the Canyons, Deer Valley, and Park City Mountain Resort—to visit, can editor Ryan Dionne fit them all in a 72-hour trip? Find out in this video, which also features an après hot spot.

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly
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19-year-old ski jumping Olympic hopeful Sarah Hendrickson talks family, teammates, and flying the length of a football field.

Sarah Hendrickson is on top of the world. Well, technically, she’s soaring above it. During the 2013 season, she won the World Championship and placed second at the World Cup. Now, she’s working towards Sochi. And despite a knee injury this season that sidelined her, she's still hoping to represent the U.S. in Sochi.

The Ultimate Skisperience from Skis.com

Enter to win the trip of a lifetime. Fly to Utah, stay at one of the Canyons Resort's luxurious accommodations where you will enjoy 4 days of skiing, and a meet and greet with the Rossignol staff to receive your Rossignol ski package.

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