Wondering where to stay to ski in Utah this winter? Consider the Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Resort has a reputation for being one of the most upscale ski resorts in Utah, but also in the country.
Utah is just one of those beautiful states that offers an exceptional amount of things to see and do. It is home to Zion National Park (without a doubt one of America’s most amazing national parks and many other interesting attractions like the Tuacahn Center for the Art. In addition to owning an extraordinary amount of breathtaking national parks blast, the state is also fantastic for skiing Utah is a state of salt lakes, ski resorts, deserts and more.
One of the top-rated ski resorts in Utah – and all of North America – is Deer Valley. It is located just 36 miles east of Salt Lake City and is the perfect place to spend a winter vacation. While in Salt Lake City, see here what to do in the unusual Great Salt Lake itself.
What you need to know about Deer Valley
Deer Valley is one of several ski resorts in the area and stands out as a more upscale ski resort for those with deeper pockets. It offers services such as free ski valets, fine cuisine and shops. It is located in the historic mining town of Park City. Nowadays, Park City is a small Alpine resort town of about 8,000 inhabitants and is a wonderful place to stay. Forbes even named it is one of the “20 most beautiful cities” in the United States.
- Winter Olympics: Deer Valley was a venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics
- Chairlifts: 21 chairlifts (including 12 high-speed detachable quads and a closed gondola for 4 people)
In order to limit overcrowding, Deer Valley limits ticket sales to 7,500 per day (so be sure to plan ahead).
- Winter: The winter season 2021/2022 is expected to be from December 4, 2021 to April 17, 2021 (conditions permitting)
- Chairlift times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Like all upscale resorts, Deer Resort has a spa – or four of them. They are found in St. Regis Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley and Montage Deer Valley.
Deer Valley Ski Packages
While there is no deadline to purchase a season pass, it is recommended that you purchase it as early as possible as prices increase. Here are their proposed passes. Note that all prices are exclusive of tax.
Full season pass
If you are an avid skier, consider purchasing a full season pass at Deer Valley – this allows unlimited skiing with no restrictions (even during the holidays).
Season Pass holders get the first trails, Deer Valley Restaurant, retail discounts and more. Note that seasonal subscriptions are not transferable and that cameras are used for fraud detection.
- Adult: $ 2,550.00 (ages 23 to 64)
- Senior: $ 1,910.00 (65 and over)
- Young adult: $ 1,575.00 (ages 13-22)
- Child: $ 715.00 (5-12 years old)
Mid-week season pass
Midweek seasonal passes allow skiing on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and exclude the main holiday season from December 26 to January 1.
The Hospitality Pass offers all the benefits of the Full Season Pass and you can transfer it with other people. Share it with your family members, friends or colleagues.
Deer Valley tickets cannot be purchased on site on ski day. You must purchase your lift ticket online or at the Contact Center when booking accommodation or rental.
Snowboarding is prohibited in Deer Valley. It is one of the last three US ski resorts to ban snowboarding (the other two being Alta and Mad River Glen). If you want to snowboard, the adjacent Park City Mountain Resort allows snowboarding.
Dining in Deer Valley
As a top-of-the-range ski resort, catering is an integral part of their offer. Choose from a selection of restaurants ranging from family-run cafes and steakhouses to elegantly rustic restaurants. Evening meal reservations can be started online from October 11 (daytime meals are on a first come, first served basis).
- Note on Covid-19: Unfortunately, this season there will be no seafood buffet
Deer Valley has plenty of accommodation options – some are on the mountainside while others are in the base area. Deer Valley offers the widest variety of accommodation options in the resort area. They also specialize in planning personalized vacations – check out their packages and personalized options on accommodation, lift tickets, transportation, travel insurance, and more. Some of the accommodation options include:
- Goldener Hirsh: Mid-mountain (Silver Lake)
- Deer Valley Lodges: Base area (Snow Park)
- Arrow : High Mountain (Empire Pass)
- Black Diamond Pavilion: Base area (Snow Park)
- Empire Residences: High Mountain (Empire Pass)
- The Grand Lodge: High Mountain (Empire Pass)
- Lodge of the Silver Baron: Base area (Snow Park)
For a full list of accommodation options, prices and availability check their website.
If one is on the budget (and is a fan of skiing more than snowboarding) then consider staying at this exclusive resort the next time you are in Utah.
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