I’ve been to Park City three times in the last year. Twice in the summer and finally I’ve had the privilege to be there during the winter snow season. The Canyons resort looks so magical covered in snow, I mean it’s amazing in the summertime too but wow oh wow, how I do love the snow. I was staying with Sony using their cameras to capture all of my fun and new adventures and one of the adventures I had was ski lessons. I’ve been water skiing and it’s been years since I’ve done that. It’s completely different, which was unexpected to me. It’s actually more like roller blading in that you need balance, coordination and strong leg muscles. And I quickly fell in love with the sport!
The learning program at Canyons Resort Ski & Snowboard SCHOOL School is unlike any other. Canyons Resort has developed a coaching program that focuses on the individual’s strengths and builds on them to show immediate results. By offering a variety of adult private lessons, group lessons and specialty clinics that will match your ability and specific needs with an instructor who can help you get to the next
level. They also offer a full selection of programs for children ages 2-14 including private and group lessons, featuring a teacher/student ratio no greater than 3 to 1 for children ages 4-6.
They provide a unique learning environment for Children ages 2-12 in their award-winning Ski & Snowboard School. Along with traditional private lessons, they offer a graduated approach to learning based on age and skills… Canyons Cubs is designed for the youngest skiers (ages 2-3) and provides the right amount of exposure to the sport with a full Day Care. Canyons Cats is tailored to meet the needs of Children (ages 4-6) and offers both ski and snowboard instruction with a student/teacher ratio of no greater than 3 to 1. Canyons Carvers (ages 7-12) can provide instruction for the first-time skier or rider or help them advance to the upper levels of experience.
I was in an adult group class we had three students and we were all either very quick studies or it just goes to show you how amazing the instructor was. None of us fell and within and hour and a half we were all bored and really wanted to tackle the green hill (aka the bunny slope). Our instructor didn’t have enough time to take us up that hill. She said that if we had another hour she would have taken us up there by ourselves but our lesson was almost over. She was also very cautious in telling us that we should not go skiing on the green by ourselves, I really wanted to but with her voice echoing in my head I ended up spending my day practicing by myself on the learning hill which has an incline of .4 or something really small like that. Except for the cost of skiing and learning how to ski I would LOVE to take up skiing as a form of exercise and regular family activity. Living in Washington we certainly are close enough to the mountains, but the snow isn’t as nice in Washington as it is in Utah. Utah has perfect snow!
Canyons has been voted one of the Top 10 ski resorts in North America in the annual SKI Magazine reader survey.
My stay was part of a partnership with Sony and The Canyons Resort, my lessons were included, my opinions are my own. All of these photos were taken with the Sony NEX 3N.