Who is Deer Valley for?
Deer Valley touts meticulously maintained runs for skiers only. Its famous mountain operations team lays out grade-A corduroy and zen-like trails that appeal to coast-happy beginners and upper-level intermediate skiers alike. The snowcats, however, leave a handful of double-black-diamond chutes untouched for the experts.
A Luxury Resort in Park City
Without question, Deer Valley Resort offers a prestigious skiing experience. Manicured runs, velvety snow, majestic overlooks, gracious mountain hosts and a reputable ski school create a hub for high-end trailside residences, Utah's only Forbes Five-Star resort and spa, a U.S. Best Ski Boutique Hotel, gourmet provisions and sunny ski beaches.
Is Snowboarding Allowed?
Deer Valley is a ski-only resort. Snowboarders can ride at Park City Mountain Resort, three miles from Deer Valley's base.
Parking and Transportation
You don't need parking reservations at Deer Valley. Head to the base at Snow Park Lodge for free parking and complimentary shuttle service. Very limited parking exists at Deer Valley's mid-mountain Silver Lake Lodge. Note: Empire Canyon Lodge does not offer parking.
Although Deer Valley caps on-mountain capacity, parking can fill up long before the ticket booth stops selling tickets. Consider carpooling or riding the Park City Transit System (it's free!) to eliminate the stress of finding a parking spot. See more Utah ski vacation tips.
Restaurants and Places to Relax
Deer Valley Resort offers relaxation and on-mountain eats (be sure to try Deer Valley's famous turkey chili) at their three main day lodges — Snow Park Lodge, Empire Canyon Lodge and Silver Lake Lodge — and mountain-top lodge, Cushing's Cabin. Other options include luxury resorts and lodges that dot the mountainside with ski-in, ski-out breaks.
The Brass Tag
Open nightly for dinner service, The Brass Tag in the Lodges at Deer Valley serves up Italian favorites including ravioli, gnocchi and brick-oven pizza.
St. Regis Deer Valley
Head to St. Regis for an al fresco lunch on the heated outdoor Mountain Terrace, surf-and-turf menu offerings at the rustic RIME, light bites and handcrafted cocktails at The St. Regis Bar, or French comfort food at Brasserie 7452.
An Auberge Resort, Goldener Hirsch recently expanded upon its Bavarian-inspired dining and lodging options. The Goldener Hirsch Restaurant serves up savory Alpine-influenced Osguthorpe Farms Lamb Loin and Raclette-Bacon Burger, while the Goldener Hirsch Café & Veranda and Antler Lounge dish up gourmet sandwiches, salads and Bavarian pretzels for a mid-mountain snack or a midday meal.
Just like the famed ski style of the lodge’s Norwegian namesake, Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Glitretind restaurant serves an equally elegant selection of award-winning dishes made from fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. If you’re looking for a lively après or a light lunch, hit up nearby Troll Hallen.
Montage Deer Valley
Located atop Empire Pass, the Montage Deer Valley boasts many gourmet options, whether you crave eggs benedict, grab-n-go coffee, burgers and fries, fine dining or handcrafted brick-oven pizzas.