MountainStyle Living

Canyons Village has always been, first and foremost, a ski village. It was the base area for Park City West, which was rebranded as Canyons Resort before being absorbed by Park City Mountain to make it the largest ski resort in the US.

Through it all, Canyons Village has remained a hub for skiers and snowboarders — going to great lengths to make every guest’s ski trip feel seamless. It’s something Canyons Village has always done — and continues to do — quite well.

Thanks to the walkability of the village, and the access provided by the Cabriolet and Frostwood Gondolas, everything from getting the car parked to renting ski gear is easier than you’d expect. And once you’re situated in one of Canyons’ many slopeside accommodations, getting to the ski area and your next meal is a simple walk, ski or gondola ride away.

Have kids? No problem. Canyons bills itself as a “family style, guest-centric village” and goes above and beyond to make traveling and skiing with little ones easier. The village boasts direct access to the Orange Bubble Express, the country’s first bubbled and heated chairlift, a favorite among cold-wary kids. You can also hop on the double chair, Sunrise, or take the Red Pine Gondola to one of the resort’s main hubs. If you want, you can even traverse the mountain on skis and grab lunch in downtown Park City before heading back to the Canyons Village side of the mountain.

Once the ski day wraps up, Canyons Village comes alive. There’s a vibrant après-ski scene with regular live music and plenty of outdoor patio seating. You can put up your feet, people watch, and enjoy that well-deserved après drink under the Utah sun — often to the sound of live music. When it comes time to grab a bite, Canyons Village has a little something for everyone, from family-friendly fare to fine dining.

Although Canyons Village has everything you’ll need on your ski trip, both historic Park City and Salt Lake City (including the airport) are a short drive away. From the airport, Canyons Village is just 35 minutes by car, while historic Park City is less than 10 minutes. Not up for driving in winter conditions? Hop on one of the free buses that run regularly between Canyons Village and Park City.