Anatomy: Solitude's Honeycomb Canyon, Utah - Ski Mag

Anatomy: Solitude's Honeycomb Canyon, Utah

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Powder skiers crowd Alta and Snowbird. Jibbers flock to Park City. But the smartest skiers go to solitude for Honeycomb Canyon's 2,000 feet of overlooked vertical.

Ditch the massive trail map and click here for a PDF version of a pocket-sized guide to Honeycomb Canyon.


15. The Canyons, UT

The Canyons

With 3,700 acres spread across eight distinct peaks, The Canyons is Utah’s largest individual resort. (Only Snowbird/Alta is bigger.)


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Best Snow: Alta/Snowbird, Utah  Resort Awards

Best Snow: Alta/Snowbird, Utah

The heavens really open up in Utah. These neighboring resorts at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon typically get more than 600 inches a year.

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Anatomy: Snowbird Zone Five

When the good people at Snowbird make a “resort improvement,” they don’t just glade an intermediate run or groom a black-diamond pitch. They open 500-acre Mineral Basin. They blast a ski tunnel through 600 feet of rock. And now they’ve opened up Zone 5, a new hairball section of 40-degree terrain off Mount Baldy.

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Mission: Ski Utah's 13 Resorts In a Single Day

Can it be done? Is it stupid? The answers, respectively are maybe and yes. But a group attempted to do this for the first time last winter. Here's what happened.