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Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort   |  Scott Markewitz
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As one of Utah’s most popular luxury mountain resorts (in the summer, too), Deer Valley Resort goes out of its way to ensure the best skiing experience possible. Some would argue it is impossible to have a bad day at Deer Valley thanks to their customer service and consistently excellent skiing. Deer Valley limits the number of lift tickets sold in a day, grooms like a champion and keeps their season nice and tight to ensure premium ski conditions. Once you travel to this luxury skiers-only resort, you don't have to lift a finger or worry about the details because they've thought of everything. You just have to ski.

Plan Your Ski Trip

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Deer Valley Trail Map

103 Runs

3,000 Feet of Vert

2,026 Skiable Acres

45 Minutes From Salt Lake City

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Passes and Tickets

Planning ahead for a Deer Valley ski day is vital. This ski-only resort limits the number of skiers on their mountain and often sells out over Christmas, MLK weekend and President’s Day weekend. Skiers can purchase lift tickets — single-day, multi-day, beginner and military — online, then print them at kiosks at Deer Valley’s base using their email confirmation barcode. The best offers come with multi-week passes purchased long before ski season starts. The full season pass, mid-week season pass, Hospitality Pass (transferrable full season pass) and Ikon Pass offer the most flexibility and bang for your buck. Deer Valley also offers a five-day Locals Only® Pass to qualifying residents for half off a single-day lift ticket.

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Lessons and Ski School

Deer Valley Resort bases their private, group, beginner, advanced, adult and children’s ski lessons on the Gold Standard of Instruction. But like their on-mountain ski capacity, ski school also sells out on popular weekends. Reserve your Deer Valley ski lessons as soon as possible. Deer Valley boasts full-day fun for adults whether you’re a Never Ever or steep-slope skier. Adult group lessons are small — a maximum of four students — and are tailored to your individual level and personal goals. Start kiddos off at the age of four or continue their education into their teens with full-day instruction and small instructor-to-student ratios. Deer Valley private lessons yield one-to-one attention for learning to ski, at any age and any level. (Read: "Learn to Ski & Ride Better")

Deer Valley Ski School

Resort Information

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 serves up 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.

Are snowboards allowed?

Deer Valley is a ski-only resort. Snowboarders can ride at Park City Mountain Resort, a short three miles from Deer Valley's base.

Parking and Transportation

No parking reservations are required at Deer Valley. Head to Deer Valley’s base at Snow Park Lodge for free parking and complimentary shuttle service. Limited parking exists at Deer Valley's mid-mountain Silver Lake Lodge. Note: Empire Canyon Lodge offers no 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 centers — 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: Skip the burger line (although Deer Valley burgers satisfy any savory craving) and instead, hit up The Brass Tag in the Lodges at Deer Valley for favorite Italian dishes, 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.

Goldener Hirsch: 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.

Glitretind Restaurant: Just like the famed ski style of the lodge’s Norwegian namesake, Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Glitretind restaurant serves up 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 a plethora of gourmet options, whether you crave eggs benedict, grab-n-go coffee, burgers and fries, fine dining, or handcrafted brick-oven pizzas.

Night Skiing

Deer Valley does not offer night skiing.


Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 102″

    Open Runs: 0/118

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: 04/23/2023

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/48

    Opening: 12/07/2022

    Closing: 04/09/2023

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/71

    Opening: 11/04/2022

    Closing: 05/07/2023

  • Brighton


    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 156″

    Open Runs: 4/66

    Opening: 11/10/2022

    Closing: 05/29/2023

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/38

    Opening: 12/08/2022

    Closing: 05/03/2023

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/103

    Opening: 11/29/2022

    Closing: 04/23/2023

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/39

    Opening: 12/10/2022

    Closing: 04/02/2023

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/40

    Opening: 12/02/2022

    Closing: 04/16/2023

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/341

    Opening: 11/16/2022

    Closing: 05/01/2023

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/154

    Opening: 12/08/2022

    Closing: 04/16/2023

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/107

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: 04/23/2023

  • Snowbird


    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 67″

    Open Runs: 0/141

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: 05/30/2023

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 97″

    Open Runs: 0/82

    Opening: 11/11/2022

    Closing: 05/21/2023

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/72

    Opening: 12/03/2022

    Closing: 05/14/2023

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/11

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: 06/04/2023

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