Deer Valley, Utah
Deer Valley Resort is the ultimate in luxury where the skiing is fabulous and new powder stays fresh long after it has been skied off at other resorts.
Deer Valley is one of North America’s most exclusive resorts. Everything is top notch from the manicured snow conditions to the gleaming brass and glass cafeterias and gourmet restaurants. Deer Valley is as upscale as it gets in America, but without any snobbery that might affect other expensive places in the country. Here, locals and staff really care about sharing this great mountain with their guests and know the meaning of the word service. For example, every liftee smiles and says hello (but still watch your head as the chair swings into position), and ski hosts are stationed at the large ski area trail maps at the top of each lift. Visitors can relax, enjoy and leave feeling like they have received great value for their dollar. No snowboards, please. This is one of four American resorts that is for skiers only. This noticeably affects the ambiance of the mountain.
The resort itself is just a couple of miles from the historic mining town of Park City. Deer Valley is a cluster of condominiums and lush hotels huddled around a spectacular ski area. You can lounge in luxury up on the mountainside or head downtown to have fun in one of America’s best ski towns.
Deer Valley is renowned for pampering its guests with top-flight meals, palatial accommodations, attentive service and impeccable slopes. Some of the many amenities include guest service attendants who lift skis off car racks when you drive up to unload, tissues at every lift, restaurants to make a gourmet salivate, free ski corral service where you can safely leave your best equipment and grooming crews who comb the snow so pool-table smooth that everyone skis smoother and better.
Experts who might scoff at the daily slope manicure can ditch the main drag. Scoot directly to the chutes and bowls off Empire Canyon or bumps off the Sultan and Mayflower chairs for advanced terrain. Deer Valley fills a marvelous niche in the ski world, satisfying those who enjoy elegance and are willing to pay a little more for their privileges.
Deer Valley is one of three resorts in Park City. We recommend you also try to visit Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons and if you’re interested in visiting all the resorts that hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, you’ll also want to spend a day at Snowbasin, where the downhill, Super G and Alpine combined races were held.