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Day 3: Skiing Canyons Ski Area, Park City, Utah

By on February 17, 2015 in General, USA

Just finished another great day of skiing at Canyons. I do like this ski area.

Again, considering the lack of snow the area has received the conditions were very good. Not all trails had been groomed but those that had were very skiable with a light dusting of ground-up snow on a hard packed base. In some areas, however, the grooming had been over done and they had managed to produce 6 to 8 inches of ground-up ice which was surprisingly hard to ski (it piles up in to bumps that you can’t ride over and are difficult to ski through). This material was quite dangerous as on a number of occasions I was zipping along on packed powder only to come over a ridge and encounter ground-up ice.

We did get some snow at Canyons today, but it only lasted 30 minutes or so and really didn’t do anything other than put a very light dusting of sticky wet snow on the trails.

The ski area was quieter than yesterday and again it was intersting to note that most skiers and boarders seemed to stick to the centre of the mountain instead of dispersing. That is, there were some lift queues and busy trails around the area just up from the main lodge but if you moved to the sides there were hardly any lift lines and trails were quieter. The quietist part of the mountain seemed to be over to the left in the section called The Colony.

Overall it was another great day on the slopes which was spent mainly in sunshine, on good snow, and on relatively empty slopes.

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