SUMMER AT CANYONS RESORT: A FEAST FOR THE SENSES
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Adventurers of all ages are invited to experience expanded Canyons Bike Park, high-flying Zip Tour, a full menu of guided hiking tours, palate-tempting dining and renowned special events
"¢Resort Village Opening Day: Friday, May 25 (Putting course, shops, dining)
"¢Red Pine Lodge Opening Day: Thursday, June 14 (Gondola rides, Zip Tour, Bike Park, hiking, fishing, disc golf)
"¢Farmer's Market at Canyons: Wednesdays Noon-6pm (June 6 " late September)
"¢Community Fireworks Celebration & Concert: Tuesday, July 3
"¢Canyons Concert Series begins: Saturday, July 14
"¢Last day of Summer Lift Operations: Sunday, October 6
PARK CITY, Utah (For Immediate Release) " On the heels of a star-studded ski and snowboard season, Canyons Resort, Utah's largest four-season resort, undergoes its annual transformation to summer playground, rolling out an array of family and adventure activities to enjoy during the long, gorgeous summer months. The 2012 Canyons summer schedule features:
"¢Fast-paced and high-flying adventures like Canyons Bike Park and Zip Tour Adventure
"¢Serene encounters with nature via an enhanced network of hiking trails or on a pedal boat on Canyons alpine lake
"¢Family favorites like fireworks, concerts, fishing, 18-hole putting course and disc golf
"¢Award-winning culinary magic and "al fresco" dining from the Talisker Restaurant Collection.
Canyons Resort Village opens Friday, May 25 with the return of its 18-hole mountain themed putting course, patio dining at Red Tail Grill and The Farm (named best new restaurant in Utah by Salt Lake Magazine), shopping and equipment rentals at Canyon Mountain Sports and lounging at Ski Beach.
Activities at Canyons' Red Pine Lodge mid-mountain adventure center commence three weeks later on Thursday, June 14. In addition to the scenic gondola ride to 8,200 feet, activities include an expanded network of hiking and biking trails; boating, picnics and fishing at Canyons' alpine lake; adrenaline-inducing rides on Canyons Zip Tour and Canyons' 18-hole, par-54 Disc Golf course.
"Canyons really came alive last summer with our array of family-friendly activities," said Mike Goar, Managing Director of Canyons Resort. "We have paired our incomparable terrain with the state's only flow-trail mountain bike park, memorable hikes to match every guest's ambition, a vibrant resort village and our signature award-winning food throughout."
Signature summer events commence June 6 with the weekly Farmer's Market at Canyons (Wednesdays Noon-6pm) at the base of the Cabriolet lift. The Summer Concert Series, which in the past has featured headliners from Green Day to Cracker to BoDeans, begins July 14. Watch www.canyonsresort.com for artist announcements.
Zip Tour Adventure
Canyons' one-of-a-kind Zip Tour Adventure takes flight in June, offering two thrilling zip lines for a unique family experience. The intermediate zip line stretches nearly 700 feet and offers a refreshing tree-top panoramic ride. It's merely a warm up for the longest zip line in Utah which stretches nearly 2,000 feet and soars more than 200 feet above the ravine between Lookout Peak and Red Pine Lodge. The 50 mile-per-hour advanced zip line creates a pure sensation of suspension and an unforgettable adrenaline rush. Don't close your eyes though " grazing moose might be part of the spectacular scenery!
Guided Hiking Tours
Amidst the spectacular Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, Canyons Resort is the ideal base camp for an assortment of unique hiking excursions. Join a Canyons guide and unlock the secrets of our wilderness as you encounter breathtaking views, stunning high mountain wildflowers, the comforting shade of aspens and firs and an occasional visit from the deer, elk and other fauna. These European-style guided hiking adventures range from a family friendly nature walk (Lookout Ridge Trail) to challenging peak-bagging workouts (Fantasy Ridge). Customize your day with a gourmet picnic lunch to complete the perfect adventure for you and/or your group.
Building on the rave reviews of its inaugural season, Canyons Bike Park expands this summer to offer new flow and downhill trails with a variety of dirt and wood features for riders of all abilities. Utah's only lift serviced flow riding park is accessed off the High Meadow chair lift located at the Red Pine Mid-mountain Adventure Area. Trails include Flying Salmon which offers an introduction to gravity riding. Wild Mouse adds rollers, berms and jumps to offer riders more challenge. Alley Cat is a most difficult trail for riders with advanced bike handling skills. New this season is the Golden Eagle Trail, using the Short Cut lift as Canyons Bike Park expands to Lookout Peak.
Canyons Bike Park complements an existing network of 20+ miles of cross-country trails throughout the resort. Mountain bike clinics are also available including Mountain Bike 101 " Canyons' most complete introductory package (ages 8-adult) including instruction, lift ticket and bike rental " and Bike Park 201, offering instruction for experienced riders on flow and downhill trails. Customized half- or full-day private lessons are also available. Rent state-of-the-art GT and Cannondale bicycles, or shop from a complete line of cycling apparel and gear at Canyon Mountain Sports in the Resort Village. Canyons Bike Park summer season passes, starting at just $149, are now on sale.
A refreshing short walk from the top of the High Meadow lift is Canyons' alpine lake. The placid waters are home to tiger trout and migrating waterfowl and serve as a serene spot to relax. Rent pedal boats, learn the basics of fishing or simply savor a picnic lunch in this stunning mountain setting.
18-Hole Putting Course
While it does boast a windmill, nothing else about the Canyons Resort Village putting course is ordinary. Water hazards and sand traps dot the 18-hole mountain-themed course, while benches, umbrellas, Adirondack chairs and soaring western skies all greet families of all ages who enjoy this throwback pastime. Join the action, or watch it al fresco from The Farm or Red Tail Grill.
The Farm at Canyons' commitment to farm-to-table cuisine, exceptional service and a refined wine list earned it the title "Best New Restaurant in Utah" by Salt Lake Magazine. What will James Beard Award nominee Chef John Murcko do as an encore? The Farm will continue to dazzle diners with locally sourced seasonal cuisine with award-winning flair and a dash of summer casual. A sneak peak of new dishes includes a Watercress, Watermelon and Crispy Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette; and Deep Fried Green Tomatoes with Rhubarb, Cucumber Salsa and Housemade Ricotta. Meantime, Red Tail Grill rolls out a summer version of its Southwestern-influenced menu, with signature margaritas and more than 30 tequilas. Or drop into the Waldorf Astoria Park City for elegant dining at Slopes by Talisker (City Weekly's choice for Best Park City Fine Dining) or casual fare at Scoop, home to poolside specialty drinks, treats and gelato. Finally, elevate your dining experience to 8,200' at Red Pine Lodge. Red Pine will feature mountain favorites from Canyons' renowned dining establishments such as Lookout Cabin's Wagyu Burger, Tombstone Grill's All-Day Smoked Brisket Sandwich or one of the mouth-watering salads from Cloud Dine.
Summit County's largest fireworks gathering takes place every July 3rd, when Canyons' slopes are adorned with blankets and picnic baskets. Even if you're not here for this local favorite, there's a special event every week from at Canyons. The Farmer's Market at Canyons lures foodies, health nuts and families every Wednesday from Noon-6pm, starting June 6. Summer concerts kick off Saturday, July 14, with dates and acts expected to be named in May. If endurance sports are your niche, mark your calendars for the Point to Point mountain bike race (Sat., Sept. 1) or the Mid-Mountain Marathon (Sat., Sept. 8). If sampling great wine is more your style, don't miss the Grand Tasting event of the 8th Annual Park City Food & Wine Classic (Sat., July 7).
Stay for a week at one of Canyons' five world-class lodging properties including the iconic Waldorf Astoria Park City or the AAA four-diamond Grand Summit Hotel. For Romance, Family Adventure and/or Bed & Breakfast packages, visit and book today at www.canyonsresort.com.
About Canyons Resort
Canyons Resort is owned and operated by Talisker, which has transformed the fourth-largest ski and snowboard resort in North America into Utah's most dynamic four-season resort. In addition to 182 trails on nine mountains, Canyons features five world-class hotels including the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Park City and the AAA Four-Diamond Grand Summit Hotel. Canyons offers more than a dozen dining venues including The Farm, a fine dining restaurant with seasonal cuisine sourced within 200 miles of Park City. Salt Lake City International Airport is just 35 minutes away and provides convenient access from anywhere in the world. For a taste of the new and exciting Canyons, visit www.CanyonsResort.com or call (888) CANYONS.
Talisker is a lifestyle development company with an American owner that has been investing in and operating in Utah for over 12 years and currently employs over 2,000 people in Utah. From the slopes of the Deer Valley® Resort to the Jordanelle Reservoir, Talisker has developed four of Park City's preeminent family-oriented residential communities " Tuhaye, Empire Pass, Red Cloud and Waldorf Astoria Park City" united as the exclusive, private Talisker Club. Talisker businesses include: mountain hospitality lodging, ski operations, public restaurants, golf courses, a private club, real estate development and a real estate brokerage. For more information, please visit www.Talisker.com.
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