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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 07:15

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 6, 2012) – America’s leading active lifestyle magazine, Outside, announced its top 40 Ski Resorts in North America this week and Canyons Resort has received its highest ranking ever from a national publication: #4 SKI RESORT IN NORTH AMERICA.

It’s the second time in as many months that a major national magazine has given Canyons Resort an unprecedented lofty ranking. Last month, Canyons was named one of North America’s Top 10 resorts by SKI Magazine. “Thanks to more than 350 inches of average annual snowfall and lots of powder days, Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, is a grade-A destination for the most dedicated of skiers,” said Nicholas Jackson, Outside’s Digital Editorial Director. “But it ended up very high on our final list—fourth out of the 40 that made the cut—because, with high scores in our affordability, safety, and hospitality categories, it's an attractive travel destination for anyone just looking to get away."
The article elaborates that Canyons offers a world of amenities and adventures including a friendly pedestrian village, myriad off-hill activities, a “serious environmental ethic,” and “high pedigree hospitality” as a result of so many Sundance Film Festival guests each January.

“I am very honored that all of our hard work to ‘transform’ Canyons is being noticed not just by our guests but also by America’s top national publications,” said Mike Goar, Canyons Managing Director. “This makes us even more excited for Opening Day, scheduled for November 23rd, when we will welcome back our skiers and snowboarders for another great season.”

Since 2010, Canyons has invested more than $50 million in infrastructure including the only enclosed heated-seat chairlift in North America and 300 prime acres of intermediate and advanced trails at Iron Mountain. Multiple new lodging and dining properties include the Waldorf Astoria Park City and the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant The Farm, an integral part of the new vibrant après ski scene at Canyons one-of-a-kind Ski Beach.
"Outside's editorial team has spent the past few months ranking and reviewing dozens of resorts in every popular snow season region across both the U.S. and Canada,” added Outside’s Jackson. “We looked at more than 50 different criteria in 10 broad categories covering everything from snow quality and conditions to off-hill recreation and amenities.”

Goar added that Canyons’ work is far from finished as this year will see the addition of new lodging and dining properties, three all-new terrain parks, the integration of a dozen Olympic and National team athletes into the resort’s Ultimate Mountain Experience fantasy camp and continuing work on an 18-hole championship golf course.

Media Advisory
To read the entire Outside Magazine review of Canyons Resort, please visit: http://bit.ly/PB5A8R.
The rest of the Outside Magazine Top Five includes #1 Squaw Valley (California), #2 Vail (Colorado), #3 Whistler (British Columbia) and #5 Mammoth (California).
For a selection of downloadable images or b-roll video, please contact Canyons Public Relations (contacts below) or visit: http://www.canyonsresort.com/press_images.html

About Canyons Resort
With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort, a Talisker mountain destination, is Utah’s largest and most dynamic ski and snowboard resort. Located in stunning Park City, Canyons is ranked as a Top 10 North American resort in SKI Magazine’s annual reader survey. Canyons’ lively resort village bustles with nine hotels including the Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express (North America’s only enclosed and heated chair lift), Ski Beach (a lively après ski gathering area), Iron Mountain (featuring 300 acres of new terrain) and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort. With Salt Lake City International Airport just 35 minutes away, Canyons is conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world. Learn why Canyons has long been a favorite of locals, visit: www.CanyonsResort.com.

About Outside
Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence.
Media Contacts: Canyons Resort & Talisker Mountain Incorporated Steve Pastorino, Director of Public Relations (435) 615-3308; spastorino@taliskermountain.com
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
Sarah Siler, Niki Jensen & Jillian Hunter
310-453-2539; canyons@murphyobrien.com