Canyons Earns Top Ten Ski Resort Ranking for First Time Ever by SKI Magazine

Canyons Resort's Orange Bubble Express - North America's only enclosed and heated chair lift. (Photo ...

Lifts, Terrain, Access, Service among our 10 Reasons to Celebrate

PARK CITY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The first election results of the season are official – Canyons Resort has been named a Top 10 North American ski resort for the first time in its history in the annual SKI Magazine reader survey.

Canyons Resort's Orange Bubble Express - North America's only enclosed and heated chair lift. (Photo: Business Wire)

Fueled by more than $50 million in infrastructure investment since 2010, lifted by the only enclosed heated-seat chairlift in North America, lauded for adding 300 prime acres of intermediate and advanced trails at Iron Mountain and fed by widespread upgrades in both resort village and on-mountain dining, Canyons earned the #10 overall ranking – a tremendous leap from #20 just three years ago before a massive resort transformation began.

“On behalf of the 2,000 guides (employees) who help our guests enjoy extraordinary experiences 365 days a year, I’m thrilled to share this news,” said Canyons managing director Mike Goar. “Talisker has invested so much – not just in money, but in time and people and dreams – that we’re grateful the general public has responded so enthusiastically. This truly is a special mountain with incredibly diverse terrain, wonderful people and The Greatest Snow on Earth.”

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.

“Canyons has made a clear commitment to elevating its ranking through its infrastructure investments in the past three years,” said Chris Phillips, Publisher of SKI Magazine. “We like to think our survey merely validates what skiers and snowboarders are experiencing as they seek out the very best in North American winter vacations.”

The annual survey of more than 20,000 skiers and snowboarders reviews nearly every aspect of resorts ranging from access (Canyons was ranked #3) to terrain parks (#9) to lodging (#10) and dining (#11). The complete list of rankings will be listed in SKI Magazine’s October issue, due on newsstands Oct. 15.

SKI Magazine ranked Canyons Resort among the best in North America in the following 10 categories:


Access (#3)


Terrain Parks (#9)


Lifts (#12)


Terrain Variety (#15)


Dining (#11 overall; #9 on-mountain)


Lodging (#10)


Service (#14)


Off-hill activities (#12)


Weather (#13)


Après Ski (#14)

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Thanks to SKI Magazine readers, and to all of our skiers and snowboarders! The 2012-13 season opens Fri., Nov. 23. Book your vacation today at

About Canyons Resort

With thrilling adventures across thousands of 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 venues like the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, 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 year-round 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:

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