All over the country, more people are out hiking and biking. Running shoes and bike sales are way up. And while these activities were already big in Park City, our numbers are still up. So, where to go?
Because I live at Canyons Resort, heading up the ski runs seems a natural. So, at least once a week, I’ve been picking a different ski run to hike up. Summiting always feels like a victory. And the view is pretty swell.
A few weeks ago, on a weekly summit outing, my husband and I were stopped by an “official.” We were told that the Park City side of the mountain was open for hiking and biking but the Canyons side was not. No one would be available to us if we needed help. He told us that he wouldn’t stop us this time, but to be careful and consider hiking the golf course before it opens at 8am. (Okay, that’s not going to happen.) We thanked him and continued up.
Since then, there’s a new sign on the Canyons side that basically say, “Proceed at your own risk.” Guessing that’s what it took to make the lawyers happy. But we’re happy as well.
And, if like us, you’d be happy to summit a ski run, here are a few things to consider:
We’ve been avoiding the trails and heading up and down the runs themselves. It’s steeper, but way less traffic. Oh, and if you’re hiking up the Canyons side, beware of flying golf balls at the bottom.
Cheers to your next visit,
Your Resort Resident