Deer Valley Ski Vacation Guide

Skiing on a mountain free from snowboarders can have distinct advantages. Deer Valley recognizes that fact and offers up a magnificent 2,000+ acres of renowned Utah mountain replete with hundreds of inches of powder.

Ski Levels

Expert skiers should head directly to some of Deer Valley’s best black and double black diamond runs: Flagstaff, Thunderer, Blue Ledge, Grizzly, Daly Chutes, Daly Bowl, Anchor Trees, Morning Star, Fortune Teller, Perseverance, Paradise, Narrow Gauge, Orient Express and Stein's Way. Intermediate skiers will find plenty to keep them busy at Hawkeye, Sunset, Legal Tender, Wizard, Conviction, Solace, Orion, Nabob, Sidewinder, Birdseye, Success, and the challenging Jordanelle. Even though the resort has plenty of skilled terrain, it remains focused on a well-rounded ski experience and offers up lots of great runs for novice skiers and proudly houses the Little Chief Family Ski Area in Empire Canyon, which is completely separate from other areas to ensure its guests can have safe fun.

Deer Valley features an amazing Terrain Park called the Tricks 'N' Turns (TNT) Park in the Empire Canyon area, near the Little Chief chair. TNT is primarily designed for intermediate-level skiers and is a bit too challenging for beginners. The Ore Cart Rails are adjacent to the Skier Cross Course on Nugget and include some really nice jumps, double barrels, single rails, and fun boxes. The ski school offers semi-private and private lessons including courses to prepare freestyle skiers to ride park safely.

Après Ski

The area has a great selection of fine restaurants. Some of the more economical slope side choices include the reasonably priced breakfast buffet at the Snow Park Restaurant, and fantastic lunch menus at the Empire Canyon Grill and the Silver Lake Restaurant. Whatever the taste or budget, Deer Valley and the village of Park City has something to satisfy.

An unbelievably fun off the slope activity is the Morning Star Balloon tour taking guests over the entire  area. Your family will be taken aback by some of the most memorable and wonderful scenery not to mention the exhilaration of floating high above jagged mountain peaks and soaring through crisp alpine air. The best place to warm up après ski is at the Lava Hot Springs' World Famous Hot Baths and Olympic Swimming Complex where guests will completely relax in 110 degree Fahrenheit, odor-free pools. It's a couple of hours from Salt Lake City, but the experience is certainly worth the drive, and the ride allows for some jaw-dropping Utah scenery along the way.

Deer Valley Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

This exciting Utah resort have over 200 lifts and over 90 trails. Their trails are rated 15 percent for beginners, 50 percent for intermediates, and 35 percent for advanced. Unfortunately, Deer Valley does not allow snowboarding at their resort, but if you’re not opposed to slapping on skis, you’ll have a blast.

Parks and Pipes

There are parks to ride and features to explore that will delight freestyle skiers but keep in mind that Canyons Resort and Park City Resort are just a stones throw from the area.

Out of Bounds

Morning Star Balloons will take guests up, up and away to see Salt Lake City and the areas resorts from a whole new unforgettable perspective. Afterwards take the drive to the Lava Hot Springs’ World Famous Hot Baths and Olympic Swimming Complex where guests can soak their cares away in 110 degree Fahrenheit, odor-free pools, and enjoy Olympic swimming fun and excitement. Anywhere in the greater Salt Lake City area, visitors can choose from a nearly infinite number of exciting outdoor sports such as snowcatting, horseback riding, sledding, hot air ballooning, ice skating, snowmobiling, jeeping and off-road driving, rock and ice climbing, and cross-country skiing.

Hangout & Hookup

Park City has tons of bars, lounges, and clubs and is renowned for amping up as soon as the sun goes down. Salt Lake City also has its fair share of nightlife and offers heaps of live music venues, nightclubs, lounges, and bars. There is something for everyone in the area, be it higher-end après ski or casual, down-home entertainment.