MountainStyle Living

With a name that’s known across the country, Deer Valley Resort delivers—year after year—a winter resort experience like no other. Deer Valley’s notorious first-class service entices skiers who are looking for a certain ski experience—the slopes are snowboarder-free and only a limited number of lift tickets are sold each day.

That on-mountain tranquillity paired with Deer Valley’s five-star standard makes for a leisurely ski vacation that’s hard to top (which is why many visitors return year after year).

“Deer Valley revolutionized the ski industry in 1981 by being the first North American resort to provide the service one would receive at a five-star hotel,” explains Emily Summers, the senior communications manager for the resort. “One of only three [U.S.] ski-only resorts, Deer Valley features luxurious amenities including complimentary ski valets, mountain host tours, and overnight ski storage, as well as, groomed-to-perfection slopes, on-site childcare, limited lift ticket sales, gourmet dining, and a large selection of luxury accommodations.”

Non-skiers will find themselves at home exploring the area’s high-end shops or holed up in a cozy cafe with a hot toddy as the snow falls.


“My perfect day at Deer Valley is any day I can ski in the trees, preferably in fresh snow, from Triangle Trees on Bald Mountain to Centennial Trees on Lady Morgan Mountain. Followed by dinner at Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge (we were married in the lodge so it’s become our favorite) paired with a sleigh ride, timed just before we get to the fondue dessert course.” —Emily Summers, senior communications manager at Deer Valley