Deer Valley Ski Resort
Deer Valley is one of the world's most upmarket resorts, giving you a luxury ski experience combined with Utah's exceptional powder.
Deer Valley still limits its ticket sales every day, meaning you'll rarely be in a lift queue and are likely – even on the busiest weekends – to ski deserted slopes. The plentiful Utah powder stays untracked here for longer and the resort is famed for the quality of its grooming. There's everything from gentle greens to genuine double diamond blacks here, plus with many of the guests sticking firmly to the pistes, the off piste opportunities here are very good.
There are several bases to choose from, all of which offer high-end accommodation, plus there's the option to stay in Park City. It is just down the road and is much livelier, with a good choice of bars and restaurants. Deer Valley's location lends itself perfectly to tying a stay in with a multi-resort trip – visit other resorts such as Park City, Alta and Snowbird – plus access from Salt Lake City airport is incredibly easy.
Resort website: www.deervalley.com