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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 23:00

The Canyons offers the Ultimate Guest Grooming and Snow Cat Experience

(Park City, Utah) March 15, 2010 " The Canyons Resort announces a brand new guest experience available through our grooming department. Guests will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to operate a groomer or snow cat on the mountain.

These options include the "Ride with a Groomer" package, a $75 package that includes a 2 and a half hour ride in the groomer, this starts at 5:30pm at the base of the gondola. Guests will receive a ride in one of The Canyons' 330 horse power groomer. This is a full on-mountain and night grooming experience, including an explanation of grooming and what is involved, techniques, challenges and conditions. Guests will get to experience everything from a ride down a steep run to eating a sack lunch on the hill.

The second opportunity is to "Ride with a terrain park operator." Every night, The Canyons' terrain parks are meticulously shaped by our terrain park cat operators. Guests will have the opportunity to ride along with the terrain park groomers as they prepare the mountain for the next day. This will be $75 and is a 2-hour ride.

The third opportunity for guests is to "Drive a Snow Cat." Guests will be able to experience driving a massive snow cat in a controlled situation. An operator from The Canyons will be in the cat with the guest as they feel the 330 horse power of plowing, pushing and tilling technology in their hands. Guests will get to drive, till, turn, plow snow, and even groom a run if they feel comfortable. This will be $500 for a full grooming shift.

Lastly, guests will be able to participate in "The Doc's Run Parade" every night at about 5:15pm and in the morning at 8am. The entire grooming fleet at The Canyons is unleashed onto Doc's Run. In the evening, all of the machines head up Doc's Run on to the rest of the mountain. Guests will have the opportunity to watch the entire fleet head up the hill from the deck of Doc's run while enjoying a drink or dinner.

These packages can be booked through The Canyons reservations department by calling: 1-888-CANYONS (226-9667).

*Note: Only one guest per snow cat allowed. Guests are required to bring appropriate outdoor winter clothing (heavy coat, gloves and winter boots). Smoking and drinking alcohol in the snow cat is not permitted. For "Drive a Snow Cat" reservations are required. Must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver's license to participate. The Resort Operator is responsible for determining the amount of interaction the guest will be allowed. For "Ride with a groomer" reservations are required. Must be 10 years of age or older.

The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah is the largest single ski and snowboard resort in Utah and one of the largest in the United States. Located just four miles from Park City's historic Main Street, The Canyons averages 350 inches of light snow annually while offering 3,700 acres of diverse terrain over eight mountains with 167 trails. Lodging properties managed by The Canyons are located in the Resort Village and consist of the AAA rated Four-Diamond Grand Summit Hotel, Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge, as well as the newest luxury accommodations: Escala Lodges and Sunrise at Escala. The Canyons maintains over 35,000 square footage of flexible meeting space available for any event or gathering. A variety of dining options ranging from fine dining to more casual atmospheres can be found both on the mountain and within the Resort Village. Additional details are available at: www.thecanyons.com