Deer Valley Resort - Skiing & Snowboarding

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Deer Valley is Utah's premier luxury resort. For skiers only, it caters to vacationers and anyone who wants to be pampered.

Written by

Thomas Bracken


0.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

25.6 miles


3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 days


Spring, Fall, and Winter

Thanksgiving - Late Spring

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


Lift ticket required.

Land Website

Deer Valley Resort



Deer Valley Resort is a must see, must ski, must eat kind of getaway. For 3 years running, it was ranked the #1 resort in North America by Ski Magazine. It’s also become a bit of an anomaly. It’s one of just three resorts in the U.S. that prohibits snowboarding. Many skiers see this as a positive thing, but keep that in mind if you’re planning a vacation and there’s a snowboarder in your group. 

What Makes It Great

The resort has a smaller acreage than most but has significantly more lifts, so it's highly developed. And it offers more beginner and intermediate runs than most.

The easiest way to access the resort is the Snow Park Lodge. It's roughly a mile outside of Park City proper. Parking is easy, and there's a shuttle that will pick you up and drop you at the lodge entrance if you have to park in one of the further lots. Additionally, the buses in town are free and will drop you off right at the lodge.

Starting at Snow Park, the Carpenter Express lift offers some nice warm up runs. When you're ready, head up and over the top of Bald Eagle Mountain to Silver Lake Lodge. From there you can access Bald Mountain and Flagstaff and all the rest this resort has to offer. On the back side of Bald Mountain runs like Steins Way off the Sultan lift are super fun cruisers. From Flagstaff, you can access Empire Express and try Daly Bowl and Chutes. These are challenging for the best of the best. 

There is a children's center, and you can enroll in a variety of levels of instructional classes. Rentals are available, and snowmobiling is a fun option for those who've had enough skiing.

Deer Valley boasts some of the best places to eat in the area, like the Stein Eriksen Lodge, Silver Lake Lodge, and the St. Regis Hotel. All are ski-in, ski-out. Stein Eriksen is probably the most well-known and considered by locals to be a must-see. Silver Lake Lodge is run by the resort and provides (more) affordable and tasty options. They are famous for their turkey chili. The St. Regis is a newer option, with a beautiful setting and great views. These are just a few options - at Deer Valley, it's hard to go wrong on dining.

At the end of the day, Snow Park Lodge often has live music in its upstairs lounge. They also have excellent and inventive hot chocolates. 

Deer Valley offers more than ten lodging options, each as well-appointed and comfortable as the next. The staff go above-and-beyond to make your visit to the resort a winter paradise. They even offer a complete trip planning tool that helps you secure flights and transportation. 

Who is Going to Love It

Skiers who are looking for a lot of luxury with their ski vacation will think Deep Valley is heaven on Earth. Be ready to drop some cash though; this level of luxury doesn’t come cheap.

Note: snowboarding is not allowed.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Deer Valley offers plenty of free parking. Chairlifts run from 9am to 4pm.


Deer Valley Resort

2250 Deer Valley Drive South
Park City, UT, 84060
40.637556, -111.478848

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