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“Summer trip - hit and miss”

Canyons Village at Park City
Ranked #8 of 96 things to do in Park City
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Owner description: This area, formerly known as Park West, is the closest to Park City and the former site of the Olympic Games.
Tulsa
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“Summer trip - hit and miss”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Two families of four spent the day here and had mixed reviews. We started out playing miniature golf while killing some time before zip lining. This had to be the worst miniature golf course I've ever played - no division between the holes, inconsistent planning of the course, and except for some rocks to avoid, not much excitement although the kids, ages 9-12, seemed fine with it. Zip lining was fun but know that you do the exact same 800 foot line twice although they sell it as three zip lines. Also, the second zip line is an extreme zip line and you zip line over a very deep gorge. This is also not mentioned when you buy your ticket so having a fear of heights, I couldn't stomach the step off the mountain's edge and had to hike down the mountain's ridge with our guide to catch up with my family for the last zip line. For whatever reason, they went ahead and sent my family without me on the last one too and said I couldn't do the third zip line. I asked for a partial refund for the miscommunication and it was denied.

On to the pond which is really a man-made pond with large boulders around the edge so while you are encouraged to fish from here, you cannot wade into the pond or explore the pond's edge, etc. You are given fishing poles but there is no bait and the person working this area told us when asked that no one had caught a fish that day or the day before. The pedal boats were typical and an added activity for the non-fishers.

The hiking was really great on the Canyons. Beautiful paths and lots of trails and pathways to choose from. Do be careful where the bike trails intersect the walking paths - the bikers are usually in a hurry and can't stop for you. The bike trails were really great for both those that wanted an easy trip down the mountain and for those that want an extreme experience. Rented excellent bikes and the equipment here and it was worth it. Wear the protective gear - a log was bumped by a rider ahead of him and he hit it, flying head first, scratching his face, back, arms, and chipping a front tooth. It could have been much worst without the gear.

We didn't do the horseback riding here but I have another review for that and strongly encourage it elsewhere. The horseback riding seemed fine here but not as quiet, tranquil and rustic as the other location (and I was told the owner of the other stable designed this one first). The disc golf looked really great too even though we didn't do it.

Visited July 2013
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Murrieta, California, United States
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“Stayed at Sundial Lodge”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We had a great time staying at the Sundial Lodge and I have no complaints whatsoever! I would definitely recommend staying there!

Visited July 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Awesome Slopes!”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Skiing at the canyons was some of the best skiing I have ever had the snow was perfect powder and there were so many fun, exciting and challenging runs that I never knew what I wanted to do next. I loved going through the natural half pipes and finding new places to ski on slopes or just through the woods. We went a couple of week after Christmas and it was not packed at all! I almost never waited in a lift line and always had a more than satisfying run. I will definitely go back again if I ever get the chance.

Visited January 2013
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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“Challenging runs & beautiful location”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Once you have got over the extortionate price (expect to pay north of $120 for a day ticket, a bit less if you buy it at a sports shop in SLC), you will enjoy a very extensive ski area (with some rather long diagonal lift transfers, though), good to excellent food right on the runs, and your money’s worth of highly challenging double blacks – don’t be deceived by the location looking rather like a few hills than like a proper mountain! Additional extras include a chair that will keep your bottom toasty (not a basic need of mine) and a peek at the living style of the filthy rich while your chair crosses the mountainside development of castle-like chalets (supposedly eco-friendly – one may wonder at this one) which dot the forest. The overall location is beautiful, and the runs cut through the forest in a picturesque, pleasant way. In addition, you get excellent sunlight all day long (unlike at Snowbird).

All in all, the second best resort resort for expert skiing (after Snowbird) around SLC, and a definitely civilized experience.

Visited March 2013
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Houston
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“Canyons resort”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Have been coming here winter and summer for 30 years. It is now a world class resort and with Vail now managing it this will only become better. The mountain is great both for skiing and for summer hiking and adventure. Hopefully the proposed golf course will be ready next year.

Visited July 2013
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