Signpost: The Canyons
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3,500 skiable acres; 3,190 vertical feet; summit elevation 9,990 feet; 146 runs; 355 annual inches; 16 lifts; Adult ticket price: $64.
The Grand Summit Resort Hotel’s 356 rooms range from hotel-style to roomy condos. The adjacent Sundial Lodge is quieter and more intimate. At the Westgate Park City, be sure your condo is far from the construction zone. All three facilities are slopeside.
The “New West” cuisine and wine list at the Westgate Grill are excellent and a bargain to boot (435-655-2260). In nearby Park City try savory fusion at Wahso (435-615-0300) or authentic family-style Mexican at La Casita (435-645-9585).
Locals go to Smokies Smokehouse for barbecue, beer and the sundeck. Doc’s at the Gondola is popular with couples and conventioneers. For nightlife, head to downtown Park City for live acts at Harry O’s or conversation in an elegant atmosphere at Easy Street’s Bar Boheme.
A leisurely white-tablecloth lunch at midmountain Lookout Cabin, where Chef Tyler Stokes changes his innovative menu five times a year.
From Salt Lake City airport, it’s a 30-minute drive door-to-door, all on major roads. Car rentals at the airport terminal come with a hefty 26 percent tax; off-site airport rentals (such as Advantage, 800-777-5500) are taxed at only 13 percent.
888-226-9667 or 435-649-5400; thecanyons.com