­Deer Valley, Utah ski resorts

Deer Valley Resort

Based on the foundation of first-class service, Deer Valley Resort was one of the first to offer: ski valets to carry guests' ski gear from their cars to the slopes, provide free parking lot shuttles, design magnificent lodges in the vein of National Park buildings, refer to customers as  "guests" as is done at fine hotels, have a state-licensed childcare facility on site, uniform all its employees from kitchen staff to lift attendants, provide tissues in the lift lines, provide complimentary ski storage even overnight and much more.

As the eyes of the world watched, the freestyle mogul, aerial and alpine slalom events of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games occurred on Deer Valley's stage with the highest standards and near-flawless execution. Continued world-class excellence through hosting major events and exceeding guests' expectations on every front will forever be the hallmark of Deer Valley Resort's legacy.

The ski resort industry forever changed 33 years ago when Edgar Stern developed Deer Valley Resort on the novel concept of combining the first-class services, luxury accommodations and gourmet food of a fine hotel with skiing. The list of Deer Valley firsts in the ski industry is extensive and is what has garnered the resort consistent #1 rankings in service, grooming and on-mountain food by the readers of  SKI Magazine.

That’s right. After five remarkable—some would say persistent—years in a row, Deer Valley drops down a notch to the second spot in the survey. But Deer Valley loyalists remain loyal, and the resort continues to build a skidom based on the steadfast belief that service trumps all, even in a sport dependent on the immutable traits of soaring peaks and mountain valleys. “Deer Valley is the Ritz-Carlton of ski resorts,”one reader notes. Actually, Deer Valley views the Ritz as the Deer Valley of luxury hotels. The resort brings an obsessive-compulsive’s attention to detail to, well, all the details. Furthermore, Deer Valley delivers what many skiers value most in a vacation these days: security. “Deer Valley is as close to a guaranteed good time as there is.” —Greg Ditrinco

APRES SPOT >> Named in honor of resort founder Edgar B. Stern, the intimate EBS Lounge transports you to skiing’s golden age. Order the Edgartini and ogle the cool vintage pics covering the walls. DON’T MISS >> Grab the first chair and head straight to Empire Canyon Lodge. It opens at 9:15 for continental breakfast. The place will be empty and serves homemade granola and outstanding espresso. FAMILY EXPERIENCE >> Water fountains aren’t designed for winter at 7,452 feet, so the St. Regis installed a Garden of Fire, with mesmerizing flames that will elicit a Zen-like trance in your young charges.Provided by Skinet.com (recentely featured in SKI Magazine)

Dates of Season:

December 8,2012
*weather dependent


Trails & Terrain:

  • Terrain: 2,026 acres
  • 113 Trails; 24 Lifts, 1 Gondola, 12 high-speed quads; 1 fixed grip quad; 5 triple charlifts; 2 double chairlifts; 4 Magic Carpets
  • Terrain Difficulty: 27% Beginner, 41% Intermediate, 32% Advanced
  • Longest Run: 2.8 miles
  • Terrain Parks: No

Snowfall & Temperatures:

  • Average Snowfall: 300 inches annually


  • Base Elevation: 6,570 ft
  • Summit Elevation: 9,570 ft
  • Vertical Drop: 3,000 ft


Accessing Deer Valley Resort is quick and convenient. Fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport, hop in a shuttle or rent a car and arrive at Deer Valley 36 miles later via interstate highways. With hundreds of flights arriving and departing each day, you’ll be able to maximize your time at Deer Valley. Many flights arrive before noon, leaving plenty of time to warm up the ski legs in the afternoon. In fact, Deer Valley is so accessible that we’ll give you a free lift ticket valid for the day of your arrival.

Salt Lake City Airport Facts:

  • First in the nation in on-time performance
  • There are over 840 scheduled daily flights from the facility serving more than 90 cities with non-stop flights.
  • Has non-stop flights to Paris and Tokyo

Upon leaving the SLC Airport Exit, head east on Interstate 80 for 4.4 miles. Merge onto I-15 South / I-80 east heading southbound fpr 2.5 miles. Continue on  I-80 Eastbound for 21 miles. Exit I-80 at the Kimball Junction / Park City Exit #145
Heading southbound on UT-224 for 6 miles. Turn left on to Deer Valley Dr. Take second right at roundabout and continue onto Deer Valley Dr, Parking facilities on your left.

Car Rental services can be provided in the SLC Airport.

Park City offers free public transportation to recreational areas, historic Main Street and Kimball Junction. PC-SLC connect provides bus services to and from Park City for a small cost of $5.50 for a one-way ticket.

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