The Deer Valley alpine ski resort in Park City, Utah, is situated in the breathtaking Wasatch Mountain range, 36 miles east of Salt Lake City. Set apart by its luxury amenities, Deer Valley is consistently ranked among the top North American ski resorts. The resort uses more grooming equipment than other Wasatch ski hills and is so popular it must actively limit access to 7500 ticket sales per day. With 21 chairlifts (including 12 high-speed detachable quads and an enclosed 4-passenger gondola), Deer Valley’s total uphill lift capacity is 50,470 skiers per hour—about 50% higher than that of neighboring ski areas.
So if you’re a vacationing skier with a true love of the slopes, a trip to Deer Valley is most definitely in the cards. Here are 5 undeniable reasons to book your stay at the Deer Valley Resort in Utah this winter:
1. Unparalleled amenities & customer service
Deer Valley was among the first resorts to make destination ski vacations a five-star, upscale experience. Featuring three elegant day lodges, groomed-to-perfection slopes, powder-laden glade skiing, uniformed ski valets, an award-winning ski school, as well as a state-licensed child-care facility, Deer Valley is committed to guest satisfaction. It was one of the first resorts to offer guests ski valets to carry guests’ gear and free parking lot shuttles. Additionally, tissues are provided in lift lines, dreamy outdoor fire pits abound, and complimentary overnight ski check services are offered. The main lodge also offers abundant boutique shopping and fine dining options. It’s no wonder Deer Valley is sanctuary to the world’s most discerning travellers. The 14,000-square foot Remède Spa is also located close by for those seeking restoration between ski sessions.
An Olympic reputation
It’s a well-known fact that Deer Valley was a venue site during the 2002 Winter Olympics. It hosted the freestyle moguls, aerial, and alpine slalom events—with space for 10,000 spectators. Deer Valley’s mega-event hosting track record has led it to be described as “a Mecca for freestyle skiing events.” In 2018, for the 20th consecutive year, Deer Valley will host the men and women’s International Ski Federation Freestyle World Cup moguls and aerial events from January 10-12. Six Olympic athletes will also be staying at Deer Valley this winter for its “Ski With a Champion” outings: for a fee, individuals or groups of up to six skiers can join an athlete for a full or half day on the slopes.
Consistent award-winning status
SKI magazine’s 2017 reader resort survey ranked Deer Valley first overall, as well as in the categories of grooming, service, lodging, and kid-friendliness. Since 1998, Deer Valley has always ranked in the top three overall and was ranked first for five straight years from 2007 to 2011. No other resort has ever ranked first for more than three years in a row. In addition, Deer Valley has received top 10 ratings in the following categories: snow, lifts, weather, après-ski, off-hill activities, access, dining, on-mountain food, and overall satisfaction. At the inaugural 2013 World Ski Awards, Deer Valley won the award for best US ski resort and continued to be ranked first every year from 2014 to 2017.
Food is more than just fuel
Dining is just as integral a part of the complete vacation experience at Deer Valley as the smooth snow itself. From casual, family friendly cafés and grills, to rustic yet elegant restaurants, and even gourmet restaurants offering fine dining on site, every resort dining experience offers top quality, fresh ingredients with an emphasis on locally sourced products. Mariposa at Silver Lake was rated the #1 restaurant in Utah by the Zagat Restaurant Guide.
The unforgettable luxury villas
Our incredible selection of exquisite luxury ski homes and villas in Utah offer a number of home-away-from-home bases incredibly well-situated for travelers looking to take advantage of the Deer Valley ski resort experience. Expect stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains, spacious balconies, and cozy stone fireplaces. Whether it’s a family vacation you’re organizing, a business trip, or a romantic ski getaway, the Deer Valley Ski Resort has what it takes to leave everyone satisfied. In addition, Park City with its shops and restaurants is conveniently located just minutes from the peaks. The town strikes a fine balance between luxury and comfort, all while demonstrating a deep appreciation for athletics and the arts.