With the holidays approaching quickly and the New Year right around the corner many people are deciding that a vacation is necessary, and not many vacation are more enjoyable than a ski vacation to Deer Valley, Utah. Usually when people start thinking about what it takes to put together a stellar ski vacation package for themselves and their family and friends the first consideration is where to go. When I ask most people where they think of when they think skiing and snowboarding I typically get a response for Colorado resorts and sometimes B.C. Now there are lots of reasons why Colorado is indeed a fantastic place to ski and ride but believe me when I say the Valley has everything Colorado does and maybe more.
First, Location: Deer Valley opened as a fully operational ski resort in 1981. Since its opening in the 80’s Deer Valley has garnished a fantastic reputation as a world class destination for skiing. The resort places great pride on its customer service and quality of experience for patrons. Because of this awesome commitment to care Deer Valley was named the number 1 ski resort in North America by SKI Magazine in 2008, 2009, and yes 2010. Wow. That’s pretty impressive considering the competition.
Second, Town: Deer Valley Utah is actually located on an old mining town that is part of Park City. Its relatively close distance to Salt Lake City (36 miles) makes it a wonderfully short ride from the Salt Lake City International Airport. One of my favorite aspects of the resort is that it’s so close to the historic main street, only about a mile walk. So after a long day Skiing, a walk through the beautiful old town district is close as can be.
Third, Mountain: At a base elevation of 6,570ft Deer Valley commands 100 runs that cover nearly 2,026 acres. There is terrain park for the snowboarders in your group and plenty of Gondola’s (21 in total). The lift system is quite impressive with a skier capacity of 46,500/hr.