Resort Overview: Deer Valley was conceived, designed and built to bring a new sense of elegance and excitement to the skiing experience. From the moment you arrive, you are treated not as a customer, but as a guest. Consistently rated #1 by readers of both Mountain Sports and Living and Ski magazines in grooming, service and mountain food, Deer Valley offers a variety of special touches and added services to enhance your experience. Complimentary day and overnight ski storage, Guest Service attendants who will assist you upon your arrival and departure, limited number of skiers on the mountain and complimentary on-mountain tours (for intermediate through expert/black diamond skiers) are all part of the experience at Deer Valley. From casual fare to award-winning gourmet cuisine, Deer Valley's eight restaurants offer a variety of dining experiences. While a few ski areas might have steeper terrain and deeper powder, Deer Valley offers unmatched service, dining and overall attention to detail. Bald Eagle Mountain sits at an elevation of 8,400 feet and offers ideal terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers. First time skiers will appreciate the separate, protected beginners' area known as Wide West, accessed by two lifts, Burns and Snowflake. Eight new beginner, intermediate to advanced runs, one quad chair lift and a four passenger high-speed gondola have all been added to Bald Eagle mountain in the new Deer Crest area, which is accessed by Little Stick ski run. Bald Mountain sits at 9,400 feet and offers intermediate and challenging skiing along with spectacular views. Strong skiers in search of steeper, ungroomed trails and Utah's famous light powder will be rewarded on numerous runs in the Sultan and Mayflower areas. Flagstaff Mountain is at 9,100 feet and includes intermediate and beginner ski trails, well suited for family skiing, in addition to extensive gladed areas and access to Ontario Bowl. Empire summit was previously accessed by snowcat, but is now serviced by a fixed-grip quad chair lift and a high-speed detachable quad. This area offers eight new runs of beginner and intermediate terrain along with some of the most advanced skiing at Deer Valley including chutes and three bowls.
What's New: Deer Valley is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year. For the 2000/2001 season, Deer Valley has invested over $6.5 million in improvements and enhancements throughout the Resort.Some of the improvements are Olympic-related, but most are simply things we need to do to keep ourselves on the cutting-edge in the resort business. The most exciting element this year will be the commencement of building our new Empire Lodge. Construction began (footings, foundation and utilities) on the Empire Lodge to be located at the bottom of the Empire Express and Ruby chairlifts in the newly opened Empire Canyon. The new Lodge will feature the same gourmet fare and lavish mountain style found at Deer Valley’s existing lodges, as well as provide additional lunch seating for skiers and offer a convenient dining location on the west side of the Resort. The Empire Lodge is slated to be completed for the 2001/2002 ski season. A $1 million snowmaking pond was created. This water storage area is approximately two acres and holds 15 million gallons of water. The pond is on Bald Mountain, adjacent to Sunset West ski run and provides snowmaking water for the Resort’s entire snowmaking system. The Resort has taken additional steps in design to ensure that this pond will be wildlife friendly providing an area for them to drink. A new race course venue for guests was added on Silver Hill in the Deer Crest area of the Resort. This race arena will operate similarly to the Race Course on Bald Mountain, with a designated race course, timing and announcement system. Snowmaking was added to Trump, Ontario, lower Sunset, Sunset West and Last Chance ski runs. Snowmaking capabilities were also added to Empire Canyon on Supreme, Solace and Orion ski runs.
Site of the 2002 Olympic slalom, mogul and aerial events, Deer Valley continued improvements to the 2002 Olympic venues, including grading and course shaping. Test events will be hosted this season on the courses. A new black diamond, or expert run has also been added in the Deer Crest area. The addition of the Cascade run brings Deer Valley’s total number of runs to 88.Deer Valley also increased the amount of gladed skiing areas on the mountain; replaced five existing snowcats; and installed two new snowmaking pumps and one snowmaking air compressor. In addition snowguns were added to their fleet, increasing total snowmaking capacity.
Resort Statistics: Base Elevation: 6,570 Summit: 9,570 Vertical Drop: 3,000 Skiable Acres: 1,750 Average Annual Snowfall: 260" Season: December 2nd - April 15th Snowmaking: over 500 acres Night Skiing: No Ski-Only Areas: No Snowboarding Offered: No Skiable Trails: 84 Cross Country Skiing Offered: No Lifts: 19 Total; 2 Double Chair; 8 Triple Chair; 3 Fixed-grip Quad Chair; 5 High Speed Quad; 1 Gondolas (seats 4) Lift Capacity/Hr: 25,600 Lift Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Terrain: 15% Beginner; 50% Intermediate; 25% Advanced; 10% Expert Longest Run: 2 Miles Lift Ticket Prices: Adult: $63; Child: $34 (Ages 12- under) Senior $44 (65+)
Passes/Discounts Available: Silver Passport
Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons introduce the Silver Passport, joint skiing privileges now available to the Park City destination visitor. The Silver Passport lets you enjoy the flexibility of choosing where to ski daily, while often receiving a savings on the daily ticket window rate. With an advance lodging reservation of at least three nights through Deer Valley's Central Reservations, you can now pre-purchase an interchangeable pass for adults or children. Valid at all three resorts during your stay, the pass is available in four of five, five of six, six of seven or seven of nine-day increments. The Silver Passport is available December 4, through December 25, 2000, and January 2, through April 15, 2001.
Day Care: The Deer Valley Children's Center is a state-licensed facility providing supervision and activities for non-skiing children. Located on the main level of the Snow Park Lodge, the Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call 888-SKI-TIPS (754-8477) or 435-645-6612 .
Infant Care (2 - 24 months; 4 to 1 average ratio)
Full-day (with lunch if appropriate)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $80
Child Care (2 - 12 years old) Full-day (with lunch) 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $70
Children's Lessons: Teen "Equipe" (Lesson & Lift Ticket) $105 13-17 years old: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Enjoy a mountain experience with other teens while being coached on the dynamics of skiing. Be sure to bring about $15 and hang out with your Ski Pro and new friends for lunch. Offered during holiday and peak periods for all levels of skiers: 12/17/00-1/1/01; 1/12-15/01; 2/16-24/01; 3/4-4/1/01.
Adventure Club (Lesson, Lift Ticket & Lunch) $100 1st grade through 12 years old: 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Reindeer Club (Lesson, Lift Ticket & Lunch) $100 4 1/2 years old through Kindergarten: 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. A full-day of skiing for all ability levels. Attentive instructors will cater to your child's needs. Lunch, hot chocolate and rest breaks will be taken in the Reindeer Room.
Bambi Club (Includes Lunch, Snack - Lift Ticket not needed) $100 Child must be a minimum of 3 1/2 years old, completely potty trained and be willing to ski, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Children will participate in morning and afternoon ski lesson. Other stimulating activities include story time, art projects, lunch and quiet time. Drop off time 8:30 - 9 a.m. and pick up time no later than 4 p.m. in the Bambi Room.
Fawn Special (Includes Lunch - Lift Ticket not needed) $100 Child must be at least 3 years old and present a willingness to ski. 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Private lesson tailored to the individual needs of your child. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Indoor Children's Center activities. Children participate in story time, art projects, lunch and quiet time.
Family Recreational Activities: In addition to our regular guest amenities, Deer Valley offers additional services and activities for groups during their stay. Race Course - Located on the "Race Course" ski run just above Silver Lake Lodge, the race facility can be accessed by either the Sterling or Wasatch Express lifts on Bald Mountain. You don't have to be an expert to have fun racing. Dual format racing, where you can challenge another racer or race against the clock is offered everyday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Times are electronically displayed at the finish. $2 per run or, if you can't get enough racing - purchase a Race Venue Season's Pass. Passes can be purchased at the top of the Race Course run in the start building. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the initial purchase of their pass. Medalist Challenges - Race against the daily time posted by a Deer Valley pacesetter. On Fridays, the pace is set by Olympic Gold Medalist and world champion, Stein Eriksen. Heidi Voelker, three-time Olympian and former 12-year U.S. Ski Team veteran sets the pace on Saturdays. (Stein and Heidi set the pace at 10 a.m. schedules permitting.) Medals are awarded based on time, gender and age. $6 per run or $9 for two runs. Group Races - Add excitement and camaraderie to your group's ski day with a private race. Other Activities Available, including, Parties and banquets catered by Deer Valley's renowned food and beverage department, Photography and video service, Snowmobile tours of the mountains and meadows surrounding Deer Valley Resort and Old-fashioned sleigh rides featuring true western hospitality. Also, Ski jump, luge and bobsled at the nearby Utah Winter Sports Park. The Park City Silver Mine Adventure highlights Park City's rich mining heritage during an underground tour of an authentic silver mine. Cross-country skiing: groomed track skiing and back-country tours. Snowshoeing in the dramatic back-country of the Wasatch and Uinta mountain range, Hot air ballooning, Heli-skiing , not too mentionHistoric Park City is alive with shopping, art galleries, theatre, bars and clubs.
Lodging: Central Reservations specializes in designing packages to meet guest's specific travel plans. Airline tickets, ground transportation and travel protection insurance can be added to any of the sample packages or let themhelp you customize a package to fit your personal needs. All packages are based on availability, double occupancy per bedroom and are subject to change without notice. Below is a list of lodging options: For more information, call 800-558-3337.
Amenities: Deer Valley's commitment to the finest in food quality and service has set the standard for dining in the ski industry. Consistently rated #1 in food and beverage by readers of Ski magazine, Deer Valley's restaurants offer a variety of dining options. Deer Valley's exceptional cuisine is complemented by the rustic elegance of our two day lodges - the Snow Park Lodge, our base facility, and Silver Lake Lodge, located mid-mountain and easily accessible by car or the complimentary city wide bus. Silver Lake Lodge Restaurants:The Mariposa, Silver Lake Restaurant, McHenry's, Bald Mountain Pizza.
Deer Valley's commitment to the finest in food quality and service has set the standard for dining in the ski industry. Consistently rated #1 in food and beverage by readers of Ski magazine, Deer Valley's restaurants offer a variety of dining options. Deer Valley's exceptional cuisine is complemented by the rustic elegance of our two day lodges - the Snow Park Lodge, our base facility, and Silver Lake Lodge, located mid-mountain and easily accessible by car or the complimentary citywide bus. Snow Park Lodge Restaurants: Snow Park Restaurant, Snow Park Lounge, Seafood Buffet
On-mountain eateries: Snowshoe Tommy's Atop Bald Mountain - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., daily, conditions permitting. Ski up for a quick snack including sweets, espresso drinks, and hot and cold beverages, limited indoor and outdoor seating. Cushing's Cabin Atop Flagstaff Mountain - 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., daily, conditions permitting. Snacks and hot and cold beverages. Limited indoor and outdoor seating.
Awards: Ranked #2 of the Top 60 Ski resorts by The Ski Magazine.