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Jan 2010 09

Day 2
Location: Park City, Utah
Resorts: 1 out of 50

Finally. After all the planning we are officially on the road. And even more importantly, we’re on the hill.

We picked The Canyons as our kickoff mountain for a variety of reasons. It’s so massive that even on a packed Saturday, we never had to wait in a lift line. Access to the backcountry is super easy. And most important with a large group — a ton of lift ticket deals.

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Our Descente jacket hooking us up with an $80 lift ticket

We were stoked to see the return of the Pair Pass this season. 2 lift tickets, 2 beers,  and 2 burgers for only $119. Look hard — you can only pick this deal up online. The Descente 40 free lift ticket deal was in full effect, as well as the Park City Quickstart program which hooks you up with a free same day ticket when you fly into Salt Lake City.

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The first of many hikes this season

Coming out of sub-zero temperatures, it’s always a pleasure to ride under Utah’s sunny skies. The snowfall has been below average this season so we headed out into the backcountry from the Ninety-Nine 90 lift. We were psyched to find more than a few powder stashes hidden out there.

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What drought?

After a full day exploring The Canyons, we ended up at Smokie’s Bar at the base of the hill. Three words. Chili Cheese Fries. No idea who that guy on the right is, but he’s having a hell of a time with us.

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1 resort down, 49 to go

Next up: We’re off to Snowbird.

Cheat Sheet:
The Canyons
4000 Canyons Resort Dr
Park City, UT 84098
The Canyons Pair Pass
40 Free Lift Ticket Descente Jacket
Park City QuickSTART

6 comments so far...

  1. The Kick OFF was rad! See you guys again in Montana, where the buffalo roam and the locals can shred!

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