Canyons Resort - Gravity Bike and Skills Park

Powderhound Matt

By Powderhound Matt \ August 26 2012 \ 2 Comments

I spent last Wednesday at Canyon's Resort Bike Park with my buddy Jason, and let's just say it was a very humbling experience. I considered myself a decent rider... until this day.

The Canyon's Bike Park has both downhill trails and a skills park... so basically you take a lift up the mountain, and ride down... great for anyone who don't want to climb. As I was plowing through some of the smaller features... catching a good half foot of air... I was stopped dead in my tracks by a different group of riders. These guys were hucking their meat off huge airs... basically making me look like a chump. What's worse... they were like 9, 11, and 12 years old. Young local riders just flat out crushing it! 

Needless to say, if I plan on getting any better at this whole downhilling thing... I may need to spend some more time here... ok, a lot more time here. And I may need to catch more than a half foot of air.

Matt Baydala, originally from Rockville Centre, New York, sniffed his way to Park City, Utah in 2006. Since then, he has built a career as the Owner of the Park City restaurant Yuki Yama Sushi. His passion and appreciation for the diversity of Utah’s wintersports product make him the perfect Powderhound. "For me skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth is not just a hobby; it’s an obsession," exclaimed Baydala. "Now I have the opportunity to share this awesome life we live out here with the entire skiing community."