[R462R, The Canyons Resort] wants guests to really ride high and experience one of the ultimate mountain jobs first hand. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to handle one of the big red snowcats, wonder no more. Guests now have the opportunity to steer their own groomer or snow cat on the mountain.

The Ride with a Groomer package is a $75 deal for a 2.5 hour ride in the groomer. This is a full, on-mountain and night grooming experience, including an explanation of grooming and what is involved, techniques, challenges, and conditions.  Guests will get to experience everything from a ride down a steep run to eating a sack lunch on the hill. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. at the base of the gondola.  Guests will receive a ride in one of The Canyons' 330 horse power groomers. 

The second opportunity to get in a snowcat is to Ride with a Terrain Park Operator.  The Canyons' terrain parks are meticulously shaped every night,.  Guests will have the opportunity to ride along with the terrain park groomers as they prepare the mountain for the next day.  This will be $75 and is a 2-hour ride.

The third opportunity for guests is to Drive a Snow Cat. Guests will drive a massive cat in a controlled situation.  An operator from The Canyons will be in the cat with the guest as you feel the 330 horse power of plowing, pushing and tilling technology in your hands.  Guests will get to drive, till, turn, plow snow, and even groom a run if they feel comfortable.  This will be $500 for a full grooming shift.

Lastly, guests will be able to participate in The Doc's Run Parade every night at about 5:15 p.m. and in the morning at 8 a.m. The entire grooming fleet at The Canyons is unleashed onto Doc's Run.  In the evening, all of the machines head up Doc's Run on to the rest of the mountain.  Guests will have the opportunity to watch the entire fleet head up the hill from the deck of Doc's run while enjoying a drink or dinner.

More information, call 888- 226-9667.