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Deer Valley Ski Resort Guide

Just outside of the town of Park City, Deer Valley serves up some great terrain in addition to the lavish service and guest experience that the ski area is known for. Beginner and intermediate skiers will love Deer Valley for the abundance of well maintained and groomed runs on the 22 chairlifts spread across six different peaks. The facilities at the resort are all top-notch and catered towards luxury and the mountain’s high-end clientele. Along with Alta, Deer Valley is one of the only resorts in the United States that does not allow snowboarders.

Mountain Overview

Deer Valley has a very unique layout, with its 2,026 acres of terrain spread amongst six different peaks. The Snow Park Lodge is the main base area, although there is parking available at several other locations. All of Deer Valley’s beginner runs are marked slow zones, making the mountain great for novices. The Wide West run at the Snow Park base is the designated learning area. There are more beginner runs throughout the mountain.

Intermediates especially will love Deer Valley, with plenty of runs to choose from. Intermediate runs are split into two categories, the typical “blue square,” and “double blue squares,” which are a bit more challenging. The Wasatch Express and Northside Express chairlifts are nice places for intermediate skiers to explore, each has many options to choose from.

Advanced and expert skiers will want to head to Bald Mountain to explore the gladed skiing along the ski area boundary, These runs like the Mayflower chutes are among the best terrain at Deer Valley. On the other side of the mountain off of Empire Peak and the Empire Express chairlift there is more advanced and expert skiing. While it is not widely known for its steep terrain, the Daly Chutes, on this side of the mountain, are Deer Valley’s steepest terrain.

Mountain Stats & Deer Valley Trail Map

Deer Valley Trail Map
 Total Skiable Acres 2,026 Beginner Terrain 27%
 Base Elevation 6,570' Intermeidate Terrain 41%
 Summit Elevation 9,570' Advanced Terrain 27%
 Vertical Drop3,000'Expert Terrain5%
Total Lifts21Average Annual Snowfall300"

Travel Information & Directions

Deer Valley is about a 40 minute drive from Salt Lake City, located just past the town of Park City. Busses from the Utah Transit Authority also travel to Deer Valley. Once in Park CIty or Deer Valley, the Park City Transit Busses help skiers get around and to the mountain for free.
Travel Resources:

UTA Ski Bus
Park City Buses

Lodging Information

Park City has some amazing lodging options. The hotels and lodges at Deer Valley are upscale, with matching prices. The Stein Erikson Lodge, named after the ski legend, is billed as “The World’s Best Ski In/Ski Out Lodge.” For those looking to enjoy Deer Valley’s ski slopes without it’s lodging prices can look in Park City, or down in Salt Lake City. The Old Town Guest House in Park CIty is a great option.
Deer Valley Lodging Overview
Stein Erikson Lodge
Old Town Guest House

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Local Food Picks

Deer Valley takes food seriously as “an integral part of the vacation experience,” offering a wide range of dining options from its on-mountain cafeterias to fine dining restaurants. Located in the Silver Lake Lodge, The Mariposa is one of the more well known fine dining restaurants at Deer Valley. Royal Street Cafe is a cheaper and more casual option close by. The bar and apres ski scene is pretty limited at Deer Valley, but Park City more than makes up for those deficiencies.
Deer Valley Dining:

Deer Valley Dining Overview
The Mariposa
Royal Street Cafe

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Where to Find Lift Tickets to Deer Valley?

The luxury and elegance of the mountain and it’s services certainly carry over into the cost of skiing at Deer Valley. Deer Valley has some of the most expensive ski lift tickets in Utah. Children and seniors are eligible for discount Deer Valley lift tickets.
Deer Valley Lift Tickets 

Deer Valley Weather Information

Deer Valley sees about 300” of snowfall annually, which is not as much as some Utah ski resorts, however, there are still plenty of powder days throughout the winter. Regardless of snowfall, Deer Valley has great skiing and snowboarding because of the huge grooming fleet. Deer Valley prides itself on this grooming.
Deer Valley Weather Resources

Deer Valley Ski Report

For a luxury ski experiece in Utah, Deer Valley is the obvious choice. The mountain has great skiing for intermediate and advanced skiers, with some expert terrain available, too. Beautiful lodges and fine dining food round out the extravagance. Just outside of Park City, the six peaks of Deer Valley are a great choice for skiers looking for a high-class ski getaway.

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