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“Incredible ski resort!”
Review of Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort
Ranked #1 of 96 things to do in Park City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Deer Valley Resort is a skiers only resort located in the historic mining town of Park City, Utah. Rated the number #1 ski resort in North America for an remarkable FIVE years running by the readers of SKI Magazine, we never stop striving to better our guests' experience. We offer complete vacation experiences from planning and vacation rental services through our Lodging & Reservations department to ski school, on mountain dining and summer concerts and chairlift activities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 4, 2010

Deer valley is a must if in Park City. The mountain has great runs, long and groomed. The blues are steep and fast. The views are awesome. Ask a local to point out Tom Hanks house and Charlie Gibson's house off of the Homestake lift. Resort food is excellent...make sure to try the Deer Valley turkey chili! Very posh ski mountain!

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Reviewed January 22, 2010

I absolutely loved Deer Valley and can see why it gets its 5 star as being the No 1 resort in the US. From the time you walk off your shuttle buses they take your skis off you and put them in racks (and not wanting a tip yee ha, I've never experienced this in the US before), on the runs and at the top there were always helpful mountain hosts providing important information as to runs etc, everybody was friendly from your machine operator of the lifts to the persons at the information lodge at the bottom. You could store your skis overnight and poles FREE and if you wanted a wax it was only $5. Apparently they monitor the number of persons onto the slope and if it gets too busy they close it. The best bit for me is NO SNOWBOARDERS, none of that awful churning up of snow and the noise as they come bombing down the slopes beside you, long may it rein, think they should have whole slopes for skiers and slopes for snowboarders. On the whole most times we had some areas to ourselves which was just amazing. Take the Jordanelle gondala either up or down and just gaze at the millionaires homes, they are truly breathtaking and have their own private gates to the mountain area. On the whole we tended to stay at Deer Valley for practically all of our stay as we enjoyed it so much and wouldnt hesitate to return.

Only thing I would say about the slopes in general was that there was definately not enough snow, by the end of our 2 week stay we were skiing on ice at times.

Thank ScotlandCatriona
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Reviewed December 29, 2009

We have Skied in Utah for the last 6 years despite being from the UK .
We always travel independently and therefore have some great deals on our usual 3 weeks off skiing in Utah at christmas .
Deer Valley is more suited to those fashion victims who can't ski all that well.
The lift layout is confusing at best and causes you to have to hike uphill at times .
Its overpriced without reason and is packed full of wannabes .
I ski for a couple of hours and was quite happy to give my ski pass to someone else so they could ski for free.
No Valet service from the staff and a huge car park as well .
If you go ski at Snowbird they will valet park you and make sure your vehicle is warm on your return .
At alta and snowbird ,in fact any of the little cottonwood canyon resorts the snow is far far better .

Avoid park city ,the canyons or deer valley unless you like lift queues , crowds and people who behave like they are in Europe (European skiers will know what i mean )

Save your money and ski elsewhere

For what it would cost to stay for a week to 10 days in the park city area we can ski for 3 weeks staying in a nice hotel in downtown salt lake .

You have been warned....... some my love it but only because they don't know any better !!

Oh and one last thing , Deer valley claim they limit ticket sales to keep queues down ..... hogwash , the longest lift queues i have ever seen in utah are right there at deer valley.

8  Thank harvsurrey
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Reviewed December 15, 2009

The greatest tip for the first day arrivals into Utah is found at ParkCityInfo.Com and it's called Quick Start. With the certificate online, same day airline boarding pass and an out of state driver's license, you can ski for free at any of three Park City Resorts- Park City, The Canyons or Deer Valley.... If you ski, choose Deer Valley-- it's super great! The mix of terrain and the lift layout is really good, but the lodges are simply wonderful- big, wood designed and built with huge fireplaces and high vaulted ceilings make it a pleasant rest spot. The best is Empire Lodge-- just beautiful! Yeah pricy, but hey, have the grilled salmon salad for lunch instead of a burger-- live it up, you're at Deer Valley!

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Reviewed April 22, 2009

If you're thinking about skiing in Utah next year, ski somewhere else.
If you're thinking about skiing in Deer Valley, definitely ski somewhere else.
Here's a place where customer satisfaction is tossed aside. Here's an example, no morning skiing without purchasing a full day lift pass. If you provide documentation that you are taking a noon flight out, they will not accommodate you. Spend $10,000 during the week and see for yourself the worst customer service in the West. Who would want to ski where it is not consumer friendly? I don't know what they think they have there, but Deer Valley is not the Italian Alps. Deer Valley is not Colorado. If you want to be taken advantage of go to Deer Valley or don't go there and enjoy being treated properly somewhere else.

5  Thank newswoman17
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