Skiing in Deer Valley

A world-class ski resort is located just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Deer Valley Resort delivers unforgettable experiences in the stunning Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range in Utah. Guests are able to rent a car or take a shuttle from the SLC airport, making Deer Valley incredibly accessible for long winter visits. 

Deer Valley prides itself on its attention to detail and high staff-to-guest ratio for amazing customer service. trying to create a true moment for the guests however long they’re there.

No need to come ready with your own equipment. Deer Valley owns ski rental shops at Snow Park Lodge, Silver Lake Village, and at the Lodges of Deer Valley that offer high-quality Rossignol gear. These shops are conveniently located on-mountain, and are staffed with knowledgeable technicians and sales agents. However, Deer Valley is a ski-only resort, so pack the snowboard away for a different trip! Many skiers find the snowboard-ban alluring because it keeps the slopes fresh. 

Deer Valley is known for extremely well-kept beginner and intermediate runs, glades, moguls and bowls. With 2,000 acres of terrain and an uphill lift capacity of 50,000 skiers, guests will have no issue finding space on the slopes. Want to take it easy and enjoy a relaxing morning? Half day lift tickets are available, and lift access begins at 12:30 PM. 

Beginners, don’t shy away! Take skiing lessons with Deer Valley Ski School, where lessons are taught based on the Gold Standard of Instruction. Classes are organized by age and ability level. Women have the choice of an all-female lesson, both teachers and attendees. Children’s lessons are available in groups for ages 3-17, with the option for private lessons. Feeling ambitious? Try the Mahre Training Center Camp! Choose from three- or five-day sessions with six hours of unique, challenging instruction included.

Deer Valley Resort receives around 300 inches of snowfall per season. The base altitude of Deer Valley is 6,570 feet. The altitude in the mid-mountain area is 8,100 feet. The altitude at the Empire summit is 9,570 feet. Prepare for increased sun exposure paired with the reflective nature of snow and pack sunscreen! Bring layers, as mountain weather changes frequently and, often, without warning.

Deer Valley recognizes the importance of their staff and guests’ safety this winter. You can find a description of their Covid-19 precautions here. It will be reopening for this winter on December 5, 2020.