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

Pros

Great snow and varied terrain

Quiet slopes thanks to limited lift ticket sales

Some top accommodation and fine dining options

Cons

Unfortunately expensive, even by US standards

Mostly short runs with limited vertical

Resort is quiet at night, head to Park City for livelier evenings

Getting there

  • Salt Lake City airport: 30 minutes

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability

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