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Monday, May 16, 2011 - 23:00

CANYONS WELCOMES SUMMER WITH
EXTENSIVE NEW PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
Summer Programming Features New Mountain Bike Park,
Zip Line Circuit, Boat Rentals, Guided Hikes,
Miniature Golf, Dining & Signature Events

PARK CITY, Utah (For Immediate Release) " As temperatures rise and the snow melts at Utah's largest ski resort, Canyons is transforming itself into a summer playground with new activities that bring together people of all ages to enjoy the best of Park City. Complementing the wide array of existing summer experiences, the new program features fast-paced adventures at the mountain bike park and zip line circuit; nature excursions at the high alpine reservoir and European-style hiking program; and opportunities for families and guests to bond over miniature golf , world-class dining and signature events.

"Our guests came to expect a high standard from us this winter as they enjoyed our many on-mountain enhancements and we're delighted to continue these exciting changes into our summer season," said Mike Goar, Managing Director, Canyons. "The new programming represents our vision of the perfect Park City summer experience, which we hope will create memories that extend long after our guests' time at the resort."

The new summer programming is an extension of the re-creation project that rolled out this winter and will officially launch for the 2011/2012 ski season. The new look and feel of the resort includes the most technologically advanced heated chairlift in North America, a new base gathering area called Ski Beach, 300 acres of new terrain and seven new restaurants. The transformation of Canyons provides a truly authentic four-season experience for all audiences; from young professionals to adventurous families, Canyons is the smartest choice for mountain experiences in the U.S.

Mountain Biking
This summer will mark the first phase of a new mountain bike park. Accessed off the High Meadow chair lift located at the Red Pine Mid-Mountain Adventure Area, the new park will offer three wide trails with smooth, gravity-focused riding for all abilities that complement the existing network of cross-country trails throughout the resort.

Zip Line Circuit
Another high-speed adventure new to Canyons this summer is the unique zip line circuit. This one-of-a-kind family experience features two thrilling zip lines, gondola and chair lift rides, and short hikes for a wide-ranging mountain adventure. With two zip lines that stretch more than 2,100 feet with a 10 percent grade and 800 feet with an 8 percent grade, the first phase of development for the new zip line circuit is an exciting addition to Canyons' summer programming.

Boating
Also located a brief walk from the Red Pine Adventure Area is the 20 million-gallon reservoir that is transformed into a high alpine gathering area. Guests will be able to rent paddle boats or simply relax with a picnic lunch in a stunning mountain setting.

Guided Hiking Program
Canyons will launch a new European-style hiking program this summer as well. Local guides will introduce guests to the beauty of the Wasatch Mountains with hikes throughout the extensive network of trails within the resort as well as overnight trips to nearby Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. With gourmet lunches and snacks along for the hikes, these adventures will showcase the beauty of the natural setting.

Miniature Golf
The Resort Village area will be transformed into a fun-filled miniature golf course. This 18-hole mountain-themed course will extend throughout the Resort Village where parents can join the action or watch the game while dining alfresco at nearby world-class restaurants.

Dining
With the experienced team at the Talisker Restaurant Collection behind all of Canyons restaurants, guests this summer can enjoy the high standards of-mountain cuisine they came to expect during the winter. Restaurants open for the summer season include The Farm for locally sourced seasonal cuisine, Red Tail Cafe for southwestern-inspired dishes, The Restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Park City for fine dining in the tradition of the iconic hotel brand, and Red Pine Lodge for a classic American menu. Sister restaurant Talisker on Main in downtown Park City offers a "taste of Talisker" through cuisine and unrivaled service.

Events
Canyons hosts a series of signature events in its Resort Village, including the Park City Farmers Market every Wednesday, July 3 concert and fireworks with the The Soulistics, the Saturday Evening Concert Series, and the Grand Tasting Event of the 7th Annual Park City Food & Wine Classic.

About Canyons
Canyons, a Talisker mountain destination, offers 4,000 acres of exceptional skiing and snowboarding terrain across 9 peaks, 182 trails, 5 world class lodging properties including 35,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a variety of dining options. Salt Lake City International Airport is just 35 minutes away and provides unparalleled access from anywhere in the world. For a taste of the new and exciting Canyons, go to www.theCanyons.com

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