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Deer Valley Resort Reviews

peter60521

Great for Intermediates and above

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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...
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jimidee33

This place rocks!

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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.
ExWanabe

Great for beginner and intermediate skiers; great fun for kids

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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...
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briana9490

Had a great time

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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...
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kelly001

Is that marble or granite?

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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...
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4ster

Not only for the rich & famous

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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....
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