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Unique Winter Adventures: Heli-Skiing in Utah

Utah is well known for its snow, and skiers from all over the country travel to our state to ski the legendary powder. And if you think ski resorts are the only way to hit the slopes, think again! There are endless backcountry trails in the Wasatch Range that can be accessed with heli-skiing in Utah. If you’re asking yourself what in the world is heli-skiing, we’re here to help. Heli-skiing consists of a helicopter ride to remote ski areas that are difficult to access, with the helicopter acting as a lift up the mountain. At Canyon Services, we have [...]

2022-02-14T22:52:53+00:00Outdoors|

Interlodge: A History

Ever wonder what Interlodge actually means? Wonder no more. This month’s blog is dedicated to providing answers to all your questions and to help you not only weather that term’s storms but to enjoy your mountain experience to the utmost should you find yourself a part of the Little Cottonwood Canyon experience known as Interlodge. What the term means: It actually refers to the limit placed on residents and guests when inside  town limits (or Snowbird properties) with regard to traveling between lodges, homes and resorts. In other words, you cannot travel between them. The word inter literally means between. [...]

Snowshoeing in Utah near Alta-Snowbird

With an average of 500 inches of snowfall every winter, there’s no denying that Utah has the greatest snow on Earth for skiing. But, even if you haven’t mastered skiing, you can still enjoy the beauty of the season on scenic snowshoeing trails. Snowshoeing in Utah is an easy activity that allows you to get outdoors and appreciate winter without the skill of skiing. Whether you want to hit the trails on your own or join a guided snowshoe tour, Alta-Snowbird is an excellent place for winter adventure. Snowshoeing Trails Near Alta-Snowbird Our Canyon Services condos are centrally located near [...]

2022-01-12T23:10:51+00:00Outdoors|

Winter Retreat: Plan a Romantic Getaway in Utah

Something about the winter season encourages us to cuddle up and spend time with that special someone. Winter is the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway in Utah with Canyon Services. Spend your days shredding the slopes together, then unwind at the spa and end the day with a romantic dinner. Spend time relaxing in one of our beautiful condos and cozy up in front of the gas fireplace. We also have a complimentary shuttle so you can access the amenities and restaurants at both Alta and Snowbird resorts. Start planning your romantic getaway now and check out our [...]

2021-12-21T22:50:06+00:00Local Flavor, Outdoors|

Learn to Ski in Utah: Alta Snowbird Ski Lessons

There's a reason why skiing is the most popular winter sport in the country. Every year millions of people opt to spend a winter vacation embracing snowy slopes in Utah. But, if you've never tried out this winter activity, you may be wondering where to start. There are two excellent ski schools in the Alta Snowbird area that offer lessons for every age and skill level. And our Canyon Services vacation rentals are five minutes away from both! Sign up for Alta or Snowbird ski lessons this winter and learn how to ski the Greatest Snow On Earth! Alf Engen’s [...]

2021-11-17T23:19:56+00:00Local Flavor, Outdoors|

Salt Lake City Day Trips from Alta-Snowbird

Whether you are visiting Alta-Snowbird to ski the greatest snow on Earth or snowshoe beautiful backcountry trails, you might be looking for other things to do nearby while you’re here. Well, Salt Lake City is just a short 40-minute drive from our beautiful vacation rentals at Canyon Services. Salt Lake City day trips from Alta or Snowbird are the perfect way to experience some of the best attractions and activities Utah has to offer.  Popular Salt Lake City Attractions Salt Lake City is a diverse place with a wealth of activities and attractions. You could easily spend a week exploring [...]

2021-10-19T22:21:22+00:00News|

Refuel on the Slopes: Alta and Snowbird Restaurants

Ski enthusiasts around the country have long been anticipating colder days and winter snowfall. Nowhere else in the country does the snowfall quite like Utah, with an average of 550 inches annually. The Alta-Snowbird ski resorts are some of the best places in the country to hit the slopes and experience mountain dining. The Alta and Snowbird restaurants are conveniently located near the slopes, so you can easily refuel for every meal. And our luxury vacation rentals at Canyon Services are the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of skiing. So, visit us in Utah and embark [...]

2021-10-06T21:08:46+00:00Local Flavor, News, Outdoors|

The Best Mountain Biking in Utah at Alta-Snowbird

The quaint mountain towns of Alta and Snowbird are world-renowned as skiing destinations. The deep powder snow, rugged terrain, and sweeping mountain views are a skiing and winter recreation paradise. Because of this, the summer recreation opportunities in Alta-Snowbird are often overlooked. In the summer months, the snow melts away, revealing some of the best mountain biking in Utah. Bike through the Albion Basin in Alta or peddle the cross country trails at Snowbird. After a day on the trails, return to your vacation home with Canyon Services. We provide rentals close to mountain biking trails throughout the Alta-Snowbird area. [...]

2021-10-06T21:04:41+00:00Outdoors|

A Digital Detox in Alta-Snowbird

It seems impossible to do anything without a smartphone, tablet, or laptop by our side in this day and age. Moment by moment, we become increasingly reliant on technologies that seemingly make life easier, but at what cost? Surely things that help us learn, communicate, and share ideas with people worldwide can't be so bad. Still, just like everything else, it's important to practice moderation when it comes to technology. One effective way to bring balance into your life is to seek refuge from the daily information-overload by embarking on a digital detox. A few recent studies have shown that [...]

2021-10-08T20:57:48+00:00Outdoors|