Four times in the last eight years (including 2008) Deer Valley Resort has been named the No. 1 ski area in North America by readers of SKI Magazine. Resorts are judged by several criteria but the categories where Deer Valley excel is service, grooming, and dining.
Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry 28 years ago by being the first North American resort to provide the first-class service one would find at a five-star hotel. They offer luxurious amenities such as ski valets, slopes groomed to perfection, on-site child care and gourmet dining in several elegant lodges. If you want to be pampered, you want to be at Deer Valley.
For better or worse (depending upon your view point), Deer Valley's 1,750 acres is not available to snowboarding. The base is at 6,570' and rises to a peak elevation of 9,570'. Mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding is a favorite summer activity, and the Utah Symphony, Park City Jazz Foundation, Park City Performing Arts, and other groups put on live open air performances at the resort base.
"There are those who aspire to perfection and those who actually achieve it. It takes balance, skill, and understanding to successfully bring a variety of complex elements together to make something perfect. Yet, there is a place where perfection happens every day and that place is Deer Valley.
Deer Valley Resort has been giving skiers one wonderful season after another through the attention to details. From carrying skis from your car to the ticket window to having bathrooms at the base and top of most lifts, they think about not only what people want but also what people need.
Deer Valley cares about you. They restrict the number of skiers so you don't have to wait in long lift lines. They groom constantly so you won't have an unexpected bump or rough snow. They provide five-star dining at all levels of the resort. They do it all for you."
- Excerpted from Utah: The Complete Ski & Snowboard Guide, by Michael R. Fine