In the heart of the Wasatch mountain range above Park City, Utah sits Canyons Resort, offering a variety of guided snowshoe tour options that last from an hour and a half, to longer “black diamond” three-hour tours. You can set your own pace and choose your own path, perhaps to ‘shoe up to the Lookout Cabin for a gourmet lunch experience topped off with spectacular views.
However, “off-piste” snowshoeing without a guide, is not allowed “…for many reasons, including guest safety,” Resort Activities Director Steve Luker explained.
“Canyons Resort has a very diverse network of snowshoe trails…. Each tour or trail was created with a unique destination, experience, or exploration in mind…. Our family snowshoe trails are gentle and easy to access,” Luker noted. “We want parents and their children to be able to slow down and bask in the simple solitude snowshoeing together affords.”
“…Moderate trails …elevate the heart rate while weaving through aspen and pine forests leading guests up to our Alpine Lake with spectacular views of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountain Ranges.
“We’ve [also] created experiences for [our] really adventurous guests…[that] deliver a challenging workout,” Luker continued, and there is always “a good possibility of spotting a moose… a moonlight snowshoe tour [offers] exclusive access to our mountain after the resort trails close for the day.”
Après-snowshoe opportunities in an Olympic class resort town are abundant, from zip line tours to a western barbecue to horse-drawn sleigh rides and dog sledding tours, and of course the ubiquitous cross-country and downhill skiing and snowboarding. Fly fishing in winter is not out of the question either. Snowmobile tours, corporate games and trap shooting round out winter offerings if you get tired of snowshoeing.
The family adventure special offers an opportunity to save on luxury accommodations and tickets and receive a Family Adventure Resort Gift Card worth $200, and can be booked online.