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June 03, 2014

Canyons Resort Opens for Summer Operations June 12

Extended Bike Park hours, band on the Village Stage, DJs spinning in Resort Village and athlete demonstrations kick-off summer opening weekend.
Park City, UT (June 3, 2014) – Canyons Resort opens the summer season on Thursday, June 12, with a fun-filled roster of activities for the whole family.  Together with adventures including hiking, Zip Tour Adventure, and putting course, Canyons has a full schedule of special events throughout the entire summer from the annual July 3rd Celebration to Saturday Summer Concert Series, to bike events such as the Enduro Cup and Go-Ride Gravity Series. To celebrate summer 2014, Canyons is hosting a special opening weekend party on Friday June 13 and Saturday June 14 with a schedule that includes athlete demos by X Games gold medalist Terry Adams, a free concert by ska funk fusion band Fishbone, and a special screening of Brandon Semenuk's Rad Company only one week after the world premiere.

“Summer is an activity-filled season at Canyons, and for the first time ever we are kicking it off with a special opening weekend of fun,” said Mike Goar, Vice President and General Manager of Canyons Resort. “The entire summer season is jam-packed with activities and special events allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful outdoor scenery of Park City. Canyons is the perfect destination to beat the heat and explore the outdoors through adventures for everyone.”

Opening weekend is just the beginning of a fun-filled summer at Canyons.  Guided hiking, Zip Tour Adventure, putting course, disc golf and pedal boat rentals on Alpine Lake are just a few of the activities offered during the summer season.  Families can experience a wide variety of Canyons’ summer activities on one Family Adventure Pass, which includes a gondola ticket, putting course access, fishing rod and pedal boat rental and a ride on the Epic Zip Tour.

Canyons’ schedule of summer special events is what makes the resort a vibrant destination for visitors. Back again is Canyons’ Saturday Summer Concert Series beginning July 5 through Labor Day Weekend.  One of the most popular celebrations of summer is the annual July 3rd celebration, complete with a free concert by Salt Lake City soul and funk band The Soulistics, special food, family activities in the Resort Village and a fireworks show to cap off the evening. 

Canyons Bike Park features terrain for everyone from first time riders to experts looking for a challenge. Explore 10 jump, flow and freeride trails at our lift-serviced bike park, accessed from the High Meadow and Short Cut chairlifts. Test out rental bikes from GT and Cannondale at Canyon Mountain Rentals in the Resort Village. Our certified instructors can help make the most of your experience in Park City, the first and only IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center. New for summer 2014 will include completion of the first downhill trail at Canyons, which will play host to the Labor Day stop of the Go-Ride Gravity Series.

Park City’s favorite Farmer’s Market is back every Wednesday in Canyons’ Cabriolet Lot, beginning June 4 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. through mid-October.  The Farm, Canyons’ premier restaurant featuring a menu of locally sourced and artisanal products, begins dinner service on June 20. Enjoy the famous Utah sun on Red Tail Grill’s outdoor deck, featuring a southwestern menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  On-mountain, outdoor enthusiasts can take a break from adventures at Red Pine Café to sample a menu of favorite items from across Canyons winter dining outlets, including fresh salads from Cloud Dine and BBQ sandwiches from Tombstone Grill.  

Canyons lodging packages offer more than a comfortable place to rest when the sun goes down. Get a free breakfast with the Rise and Dine package or bigger savings on additional nights with the Savor the Summer package. Adventurous groups should look no further than the Mountain Bike and Park package which includes nightly lodging, daily breakfast, daily Red Pine Gondola and Bike Park tickets, and a 10 percent discount on rentals from Canyon Mountain Sports. 

Schedule of Special Events on Opening Weekend:

Friday, June 13:
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.;  DJ Velvet on Umbrella Bar deck
8:30 p.m.;   Bike Park season pass opportunity drawing on Umbrella Bar deck
9:00 p.m.;   Rad Company film screening on Village Stage
*Bike Park lifts will run until 6:30 p.m.; Red Pine Gondola until 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 14:
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.;  DJ Velvet on Umbrella Bar deck
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.;  Red Bull Rider Terry Adams; Flatland BMX demo in Resort Village
5:45 p.m.;  Bike Park season pass opportunity drawing on Village Stage
6:00 p.m.;  Fishbone on Village Stage

For a full listing of summer activities, events and lodging packages, visit www.canyonsresort.com
Contact(s):
Margo Christiansen
phone: 435.615.3308
Caitlin Martz
phone: 435.615.4843

About Canyons Resort
With thrilling adventures across 4,000 acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort 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 Grand Summit Hotel and Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, The Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s only enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of new terrain; Utah’s only lift-served gravity bike park and the fast-paced 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. For more information, visit www.canyonsresort.com.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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