Deer Valley Ski Resort
For a crème de la crop ski vacation, Deer Valley is the standout. This skier’s-only mountain has been annually ranked by SKI magazine as one of the top resorts in North America for good reason: personal experience is king at this high-end ski resort. The resort limits the number of lift ticket sold daily to just over 7,000, while its actual uphill capacity tops out near 50,000. So you can bet that crowded slopes and long lift lines won’t be an issue during your Deer Valley ski vacation. You’ll feel like you have the whole mountain to yourself while you explore Deer Valley’s 2,000 skiable acres of bowls, glades, wide open groomers, and the trails which hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic mogul, slalom and aerial events. Deer Valley’s terrain is perfectly divided up, 27 percent for beginners, 41 percent for intermediates and 27 percent for experts, so every type of skier in your family or group will find plenty of terrain to explore.
The only thing that tops the extraordinary skiing experience is Deer Valley’s dining. Incredible on-mountain and off-mountain options including Mariposa, Seafood Buffet, Stein Erickson Lodge’s Giltretind Restaurant and J&G Grill at the St. Regis are just a few examples. The resort boasts lavish bathrooms, countless floor to ceiling fireplaces to curl up next to, a chic lodge atmosphere, and an incredible list of services and amenities, like a free ski valet, free parking shuttle and complimentary tissue handouts in the lift line—all of which make a Deer Valley ski vacation feel truly personalized. And Deer Valley is conveniently located only a couple miles outside of Park City, and just 38 miles from Salt Lake City Airport.
Note: If there’s a snowboarder in your group or family, you may want to head somewhere else, like nearby Park City or Canyons, as Deer Valley requests “no snowboarders please.”