Deer Valley

Deer Valley Skiing at a Glance
Summit Elevation 9,570′
Vertical 3,000′
Acres 2,026
21 Lifts, 103 Trails plus Glades
Snowfall 300″ annually
Birth 1981

Deer Valley is the ultimate in ski luxury – in fact its skiers only – no snowboarders allowed – so yes its exclusive. Deer Valley has everything you look for in a luxury ski vacation, four and five diamond lodging, ski in ski out hotels, award-winning on-mountain cuisine in beautiful lodges, ski valets that carry your skis from your car, excellent grooming, bountiful snow and sun, great terrain, the fun après ski town of Park City, and a proximate major airport of Salt Lake City just 30-miles away.

Deer Valley does not allow snowboarders and lift ticket sales are limited to assure a lovely ski experience.

Deer Valley’s terrain is anything but limited, with five unique mountain peaks spreading over 2,026 acres, 3,000-vertical served by 21 lifts including 11 high-speed quads and a leather-upholstered gondola. If its overwhelming, take the Complimentary Mountain Host Tour from atop Carpenter Express offered several times daily – intermediate or expert.

Deer Valley has a big expansion plan, having merged with Exxtel’s Mayflower resort and village – Deer Valley will expand to include 16 new lifts, with a 10-passenger gondola, and new skier services at the base area, plus a new Village on Route 40. Deer Valley will eventually comprise  5,726 acres, compared to the 2,026 currently.

Deer Valley lays out the white carpet with beautiful seamless grooming daily, ski valet and very well-orchestrated service.

Deer Valley slopes coined over $400 million in silver in the late 1880s. Today the gold rush is in real estate, as magnificent mountain mansions hug the hillsides. Enjoy skiing Hidden Treasure and Legal Tender named for the silver discovered in here in 1868, and check out the slopeside “cabins” that have cashed in.

Deer Valley hosts World Cup aerial and mogul events annually, was home to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games freestyle events, and hosts annual world famed celeb ski events – like the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest each December.

Empire Canyon is Deer Valley’s highest at 9,570’, with Daly’s Bowl offering double black steeps off a cornice, with chutes and tremendous tree stashes to ramp up the otherwise manicured tame terrain. The Lady Morgan lift far skiers left, beyond the massive Montage Hotel, offers more open bowl skiing and some pleasant powdery Aspen trees. Flagstaff has lots of great cruising trails served by four quads, as does Baldy Mountain with foru more quads – don’t miss a top to bottom run on Stein’s.

Deer Valley’s lunches are above and beyond. The best burger ever is the Chipotle at Royal Street Café. Ski in to the Montage Burger and Bourbon for slope views and a great lunch in this luxe ski hotel. Or ski to the delightful Austrian lodge, The Goldener Hirsch, for the finest cheese fondue lunch.

For a fun relaxing long scenic run, ski from Little Baldy Peak all the way down to the Jordanelle Gondola base, passing impressive Deer Crest mega-mansions on the trailside. Ride the lovely leisurely 7-minutes in leather gondi seats back toward Deer Valley’s main Snow Park area. Deer Valley’s real estate developments are mind-blowing, wallet-exploding too! An all new ski resort community Mayflower Mountain Resort is being developed at the base of Deer Valley’s Jordanelle area.

Deer Valley’s best luxury ski hotels are on the mountain, the St Regis and Montage both grace these slopes with big beautiful suites, fire pits and spas, and top dining.

Après ski at Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen’s Lodge is the 5-star place to be seen, the legendary Olympic Gold medalist Stein passed away in 2015, but cocktails on the sun terrace or in the cozy bar continue in his historic lodge. Stein proudly served as Deer Valley’s director of skiing since the resort opened in 1981. Another Deer Valley après ski option is to ski to the St Regis Terrace Cafe, sip and watch the Fire Garden sparks and the Champagne sabering event. See the top Après Ski in Utah.

Explore Park City, the fabulously funky Main Street of Park City down the road from Deer Valley, with great whiskey bars – we love High West, ski shops and restaurants by the likes of Robert Redford. The Sundance Film Festival takes place here every January, with more movie-goers than skiers.

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