Deer Valley: one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the United States

Just 10 minutes from Park City, Deer Valley combines the perfect ski trip with a high level of comfort and convenience

One of the most exclusive ski resorts in the United States, Deer Valley is known for its impeccable service and detailed infrastructure: there are, for example, day lodges near the slopes for skiers to relax in between slopes, a free space to store equipment at the base of the mountain, plus support from concierges and “ski valets” and countless ski-in/ski-out restaurants. It’s the kind of place that has an oyster bar near the slopes, serves Veuve Clicquot during the après-ski and where it’s difficult to find an accommodation option with fewer than five-stars.

To guarantee the perfect descents with over 100 slopes, the resort limits the number of daily visitors on the mountain, in addition to not allowing the practice of snowboarding. Families traveling together will love the peaceful atmosphere of this small-scale, exclusive resort which offers activities for the kids, a renowned ski school and the Children’s Center with supervised activities that spark the imagination and group activities for kids ages 2 months to 12 years old. Those looking for a lively experience have the convenience of the close proximity to Park City, which has stores, nightlife and hosts the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Serviços de ski Deer Valley
Deer Valley is known for its impeccable ski services

The newest addition to this season is the Rime Raw Bar at Deer Valley, a new mountain restaurant installed in a hut on top of the Jordanelle gondola, specializing in seafood. Servings of oysters, tuna tartare, lobster rolls and the famous fish soup “Chowder” are on the menu. If you’ve put your ski day to an end, there’s beer, wine and sparkling wine to go with it.

Our tip: the experienced photographers at Mountain Ridge Photography circulate the mountain and capture skiers in action. The store is on the first floor of the Snow Park Lodge – you can contact them directly to arrange a session.

Events in Deer Valley

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup (Feb. 6-8, 2020)

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Open to the public, the event has taken place every year since 1980

Watch live as some of the greatest skiers glide, jump and “fly” on the Deer Valley slopes, which were used during the 2002 Winter Olympics. All events are open to the public.

Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 23 to Feb. 2, 2020)

Sundance Film Festival
Artists and celebrities come to the resort during the film festival

During the ten-day festival, Park City hosts about 40,000 professionals for the largest independent film festival in the Americas. Hundreds of films are presented at various locations throughout the city. 

Suggestions for accommodation in Deer Valley

Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

This five-star lodge is next to the slopes and has a number of attractions for families with children: a swimming pool with a waterfall, video games room, suites with up to five rooms and activities such as nights around the campfire with marshmallows. Adults, in turn, can relax at the spa, one of the best in the region, with sauna and treatment rooms, and at the great Glitretind restaurant, with an exceptional wine list.

St. Regis Deer Valley

Butler service, amazing views of the mountains, memorable dining experiences, a luxurious spa: the list of attributes is long and makes the St. Regis an unbeatable ski refuge. A special champagne ceremony is held at the Mountain Terrace during the afternoon. It also has ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes and a private ski area. 

The Chateaux Deer Valley

This alpine style and four-star resort offers suites from one to four rooms with details such as fireplaces and hot tubs. There is also an Italian restaurant, heated pool, breakfast included in the daily and concierge service. A free shuttle takes you to Park City and the airport.

Montage Deer Valley

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Montage Deer Valley: pure sophistication on the mountain’s edge

The location couldn’t be better: at the foot of the mountain, with direct access to the slopes. The rooms are spacious and have a fireplace, balcony and other exclusive options for pampering ranging from suites to apartments with up to four bedrooms. The 1,600-square-metre spa features Vichy hydrotherapy showers and treatment rooms. The gastronomic offer ranges from sushi and hamburgers to an après-ski lounge of the Veuve Clicquot champagne brand.

Restaurants in Deer Valley

Cushings Cabin

In a cabin at the top of Flagstaff mountain, this restaurant serves cold and hot drinks, sweets and snacks, in addition to the Deer Valley Turkey Chili, the region’s famous turkey chili. Flagstaff Mountain

Empire Canyon Grill

Located at the Empire Canyon Lodge, this combination of restaurant and lunch stand serves the traditional Deer Valley Turkey Chili as well as a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, and savory options for breakfast and dinner. With an informal setting, it has an outdoor deck with incredible mountain views. 9200 Marsac Avenue

Royal Street Café

Located in the Silver Lake Lodge, it offers an eclectic lunch menu that includes recipes as varied as bison burgers, tuna sticks and avocado and burrata toast. The outer deck is a perfect spot on warmer days. 7600 Royal Street

Goldener Hirsch Restaurant

The award-winning restaurant at the Goldener Hirsch Inn invites you to dine in the elegant lounge with a fireplace where contemporary reinterpretations of alpine classics with touches of local ingredients are served. The cheese fondue is a must and the wine menu offers a variety of options.7570 Royal Street; reservations online

Bald Mountain Pho

It opens for lunch and is a good place to warm up and enjoy some Pho, the broth made with Vietnamese noodles, either with Wagyu steak or the vegetarian option with tofu and shiitake. Located in the Silver Lake Lodge. 7600 Royal Street

The Mariposa

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The Mariposa offers a rustic and elegant atmosphere

Previously chosen as the best restaurant in the state by the American guide Zagat, the restaurant serves dishes inspired by international cuisine and local recipes. Choose the menu-tasting option to taste a little bit of everything or choose from à la carte dishes such as the bison steak and lamb chops.

Reef’s Restaurant

To provide variety to the resort’s menu, this restaurant offers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in a laid-back setting. Falafel, couscous, Moroccan salmon and lamb chops are a few of the many great options available. 

Seafood Buffet

Located in the Snow Park Lodge, the restaurant has an irresistible buffet with a fixed price that offers fresh seafood: oysters, shrimp, scallops and mussels accompanied by several sauces. There is also a poke bar and a selection of vegetables, meats and other hot dishes.2250 Deer Valley Drive Street


Mountain Terrace at St. Regis Deer Valley

For a stylish après-ski, climb to the terrace of the luxurious hotel to toast as you watch the sunset amidst the mountains. Every night at 6:30 p.m. there’s a champagne ceremony where the bartender explains where the drink originated from, chooses a bottle to open and fills each of the guests’ glasses. When it starts to get dark, you can head down to the hotel’s lounge and relax at the fireplaces. 2300 Deer Valley Drive East

The Après Lounge 

Behind the Montage Deer Valley hotel, the après-ski takes place in a stylish cabin with an exclusive counter by the champagne brand, Veuve Clicquot. It’s open from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. The drinks are accompanied by cheese boards and cold meats, smoked fish and portions of caviar. 9100 Marsac Avenue

EBS Lounge at Deer Valley

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Enjoy the variety of snacks at the EBS Lounge during the après-ski

On the second floor of the Snow Park Lodge, the space hosts live music on weekends and holidays and is open until 6 p.m. Après-ski snacks include cheese boards, cold meats and “turkey chili nachos, accompanied by beer, wine or other drinks. 2250 Deer Valley Drive South

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