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Deer Valley Resort

 

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Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Airlines operating from Salt Lake City include American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier, JetBlue Airways, Skywest Airlines, Southwest, United and US Airways. SLC is a medium-sized hub for Delta Airlines.

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Exiting the Salt Lake City International airport, stay in the middle lane and follow the sign to merge left onto Interstate 80 East (“City Center/ Ogden/ Provo”). Stay on I-80 East for approximately 3 miles; it will then merge with I-15 South for 2 miles. Take Exit #304, “I-80 East, Cheyenne” off I-15 (this is a right lane exit).  After approximately 4 miles, exit to the left to continue up I-80 East. You will see mileage signs for Park City, Cheyenne and Denver as you proceed up the canyon into the mountains.


After about 15 miles, take the Park City Exit #145 (the sign reads “HWY 224 South/ Kimball Junction/ Park City”).  Turn right off the exit onto HWY 224 and proceed all the way in Park City, about 6 miles. Turn left at the light onto Deer Valley Drive, and travel ¾ mile to the traffic circle. Exit the traffic circle at the second right onto Deer Valley Drive. Travel another ½ mile and you will come to a fork in the road stay to the right until you reach the top of the road and the  Snow Park Lodge. Complimentary parking is available in the five lots below the lodge

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Grand Lodge

 

 

Luxury condominium property with ski-in/ski-out access and breathtaking views. Amenities include ski lockers and ski valet service, outdoor hot tubs, fitness center with a steam room and on-site lift ticket sales. Extra person charges may apply

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Lodges at Deer Valley

 

 

 

 

Hotel rooms, deluxe hotel rooms, one, two and three bedroom condominium accommodations are available. Complimentary shuttle, daily hot breakfast buffet served during the ski season, general store with coffee bar, daily housekeeping, gas fireplaces, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, on-site fitness facility, 24-hour front desk, bell and concierge service are offered.

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

Call for pricing

 

 

 

Park City Peaks Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

The hotel offers standard hotel rooms, front-desk service, restaurant and room service, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise facility, gift shop and common-area laundry facility. Includes a full hot breakfast. Hotel is located on the free citywide shuttle system and is just two and one half miles from Deer Valley Resort and one and one half miles from Park City's Historic District.  

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

 

$99 and up

 

 

 

 

       
       

 

Deer Valley Resort
Description:

This is the first time in six years that Deer Valley was not voted #1 by the readers of Ski Magazine. Not to worry, it was a Whistler win, not a Deer Valley loss by any means. Despite being #2 this year, Deer Valley Resort is still first in multiple categories. It is once again considered the ideal ski destination for the whole family. If you tend to ski at either end of the season, Deer Valley is sure to be your best option when the snow just isn't coming down. Not only are the amenities unparalleled, but the snowmaking at Deer Valley is simply in its own class. Come and see why everyone from locals to Steve Carrell consider this their home mountain! Deer Valley is comprised of four mountains: 1. At a peak elevation of 8,400 feet, Bald Eagle Mountain fits the mold for beginner and intermediate skiers. First-time skiers will appreciate the separate, protected beginners' area known as Wide West. Bald Eagle Mountain also served as the venue for Deer Valley's 2002 Olympic Games events Champion, site of the freestyle mogul competition; Know You Don't, site of the slalom events; and White Owl, site of the freestyle aerial events. 2. At a peak elevation of 9,400 feet, Bald Mountain has mainly intermediate but some challenging skiing along with spectacular views. Strong skiers in search of steeper, ungroomed trails and Utah's famous light powder will be rewarded on numerous runs in the areas serviced by the Sultan and Mayflower lifts. 3. At a peak elevation of 9,100 feet, Flagstaff Mountain offers intermediate and beginner ski trails, in addition to extensive gladed areas and access to Ontario Bowl. This is the often one of the busier areas for ski school and families, but there there aren't many better spots on powder days than the Red Cloud lift. 4. At a peak elevation of 9,570 feet, Empire Canyon offers skiing for all abilities with our family ski area, intermediate terrain and some of the most advanced skiing at Deer Valley, including eight chutes and three bowls. Famous Utah powder can be found off the commonly neglected Lady Morgan High Speed Quad; the Centennial run is a must ski for any one in search of a commercial-esque tree run.

Details:
DetailValue
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple5
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad11
Lifts-Gondola1
Lifts-Total number of lifts21
Lifts-Total lift capacity46,500/hr.
Trails-Total100
Runs-Longest run2.8 miles
General-Vertical drop3000'
General-Total area in bounds2026 acres
General-Snow making coverage560 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Many different runs spread across the mountains; great lift infrastructure

Cons: For those looking for extreme runs not the place; lower elevations mushy

Family ski trip March 28th to April 4th.  First day private instructor for my kids and me.  I thought he was a great instructor.  He asked our skiing experience and then took us down the green, beginner run to assess our abilities.  Commented that we had good balance and then took us on various runs across the mountain.  Interestingly that was our only grooming day.  The week we were there we had about three feet of snow.  The rest of days were in powder (first time ever for us) and white-out conditions.  The one day with only my son and I we skied (or at least tired) knee to thigh deep powder.  Also learned that a "green" run on a mountain where you can't ski is very difficult.  I get the place doesn't have the extreme terrain.  That being said, many runs at least are steep and have varying conditions (at least when we were there).  And, if you like food (which I do), the restaurants are excellent.

Posted

Pros: No boarders. ( Not to slight 'em but it's like the old days of skiing!) Superb food, snow making and grooming and steeps! Yep, steeps!

Cons: Flat areas that require poling and some uninteresting blue runs.

Nice place! Friendly staff and quite a variety of terrain. Although Deer Valley is not known for steeps the Daily Bowel has some really black stuff; fun! Parking is close by the main lodge and the area is easily accessed with a short walk. Ski check is free and gives one peace of mind. Grooming and snow making are the very best. Best ski area food on the planet and the ski school should you need a lesson is top notch.

Posted

Pros: Excellent intermediate and beginner terrain, nice children's adventure zones

Cons: Limitted expert terrain, lift layout not optimized

Deer valley is a large resort with three upper peaks (Bald Mtn, Flagstaff Mtn and Empire peak), two of which can be skied by beginners, and the third and highest which is Empire can be accessed by intermediate skiers.  My 8yr old son loved it as he could ski all the peaks; he also enjoyed the kids adventure zones that are marked on the map; these are natural trails off-piste through bumps and trees.  If it froze overnight make sure the snow has softened up before taking your kids there.  He also enjoyed skiing through the neighborhoods on the lower park of the mountain; there are some fun steep pitches that go under overpasses.

 

The lift layout is a little strange but it could be mandated by the terrain.  Some poling is required to get to certain lifts and you have to take a short lift to get to the mid mountain lodge, or to ski down the lower mountain.  The runs on the upper peaks are pretty short.  Deer Valley is supposed to be famous for its immaculate grooming but I was not impressed.  We ended on the Wizard run on Bald Mountain in the morning that was a long steep double-blue pitch of solid glazed ice.  I could bare hold my turns; many skiers were sliding 200ft to the bottom; my 8yr old was a little freaked out by this but he made it down turn by turn.  It was probably a great run by the afternoon but had obviously not been groomed that morning.

 

I did not see any expert terrain but they are supposed to have some.  The bowl under Empire chair has nice advanced off-piste.  Never figured out how to get to the Daly Chutes; not clear if this required hiking or if there was a traverse.  The food was good; upscale and gourmet.  Nice views from the peaks.

Posted

Pros: staff is great, food, views

Cons: conditions were not great but it was march...

I went to deer valley in march of 2010. the staff was so friendly from the moment we drove up. they greated us, took out our skis, and talked with me while my uncle went to go get tickets. it was also not crowded which was awesome. i had plenty of room in the lodge which was very nice. the conditions were not great but it was march. alot was melted and then icy. there was alot of stuff to ski though. the only thing that bothers me is that they dont allow snowboarding. i had to rent skis because i couldnt use my board. i dont really understand why either. the food was very good all around the resort though. lunch was great because there were so many options. after a nice day of skiing we went to raclet which was amazing for dinner. the cheese dripped by the fire and you could dip a many different things into the food. it was in one of the ski lodges that they cleaned out from the day. it was so beautiful. the houses on the mountain are also a site to see. they are so pretty and big. i wanted to live in one! it would be amazing to be able to ski in ski out on such a great mountain. i would go back to deer valley because i had a great experience. i would tell all my closest friends to visit this mountain. i just wish they let snowboarders... we arent bad people! haha

Posted

Pros: big and diverse

Cons: expensive

I’ve only skied Deer Valley once so keep that in mind as you read this review.  If you fly into Utah, you can get a same day free lift ticket at Deer Valley, Park City, or The Canyons.  You need to present your boarding pass, along with a completed redemption voucher, in order to collect your free ticket (more info at http://www.parkcityinfo.com).  If you fly to Salt Lake City from the East Coast you can easily be on the slopes by 11AM if you plan your flight right.  I took advantage of this offer on my first trip to Utah.  Deer Valley limits the number of tickets sold each day and is off-limits to snowboarders.  It’s quite amazing to ski by some of the luxury Hollywood stars vacation houses.  The lodges are all pristine.  Yeah, granite or marble counters in the lavatories, etc.  It’s certainly caters to a certain clientele.  You can even find something better to eat than a chili bowl.  I could get with that program in a heartbeat.  Deer Valley gets a bad wrap for being an easy resort.  I think some people just haven’t found the Daly Chutes area.  It certainly has some challenging terrain.  It’s lower in altitude than the resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon (Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton) but they had lots of snow in early March.  Perhaps it becomes an issue late in the season.  They have top-notch infrastructures.  The lifts will zip you over the lavish homes in no time.  It’s certainly a resort I want to try again.  Not really because of its amenities, but, primarily, because the skiing was really quite good and challenging.

 

 

Posted

Pros: Not many people off piste, service.

Cons: Cost

Deer Valley lies about 3 miles to the east of the town of Park City. The parking area is at an elevation of 7200'. The area consists of 4 separate peaks, Little Baldy at the bottom is at 6570' - 7950'. Bald Mt. tops out at 9400', Flagstaff Mt. At 9100', Bald Eagle Mt. at 8400' and Empire Canyon at 9570'. The mountain has 20 + lifts some of which are high speed. Bald Eagle Mt. was the site for the 2002 Olympic Slalom and Freestyle events. There is no Snowboarding allowed here. 
 
The Empire Canyon is about 1200' vertical with a large bowl at the top and some steep
chutes out to the skiers right. I ski my first runs in the Conviction bowl to Buckeye in the
semi-skied powder under the chair. After a few runs here, I make the traverse out to the
less skied Daly chutes and Daly Bowl for my next few runs. My last run here I take the
traverse out as far as I can go to a narrow untracked chute through the trees.