Just spent 8 days at Deer Valley skiing and had a great time. There are a great variety of green and blue runs which are well groomed and well signed. There were no snow boarders and the resort was not crowded the time we were there.
The ski instructors are the best we've had comparing to where we'd been before (Cardrona in New Zealand, Niseiko in Japan, Alpensia in Korea and Les Arcs in France). The kids really enjoyed skiing with Royce Parsons and Dan Popescu. Both of them were excellent at improving my boys's skiing technique and at the same time, letting them having lots of fun. As for adults, we had Eric Christiansen as our instructor. He is a very experienced instructor and was very spot on on what I needed to do to improve my skiing. On our first day skiing, we had Letitia to take our family of four to ski. She looked after us like her family, making sure we were warm and had our gears on properly.
The staff at the lifts were all very friendly and helpful.
The staff at the complementary ski locker service were all great too!
The only NEGATIVE experience was with the ski school booking office. On one occasion, they didn't inform me that I can extend our half day lesson to a full day by paying the difference of the full day lesson and the half day lesson( $290). Instead, they charged me for half day afternoon lesson of $500.
The second occasion was I tried to book a full day private lesson with either one of the two instructors we requested a day before, I was only told they couldn't find any instructor to teach us for our level of skiiing (which is intermediate) out of their 540 ski instructors when I turned up at the ski school office the next day!!! The ski school booking staff should have contacted me if they had trouble with our booking, especially I left my contact details and even my room number with them!
Hope the ski school booking office will improve their service so skiing at Deer Valley will be a perfect skiing holiday for us when we return in the future!
Tips: Don't forget to ask for complementary Dartfish video when you book a full day of private lesson. The instructor needs to book a time slot with the video staff in advance. The ski instructor will take you to the run called "Success" where the video staff will film you skiing down a small section of the run and the instructor will view the video with you in the video shack and show you how to improve your skiing. You also get to keep a CD of the footage and a photo. Great keepsake too!