Deer Valley Resort was awarded Best US Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards for the sixth year and opens this Saturday December 8th.
Deer Valley Resort will open for the 2018-2019 ski season on Saturday, December 8, 2018. With over 40” of pre-season snow and optimal snowmaking conditions, Deer Valley® is able to open with at least 45 ski runs serviced by 16 chairlifts, including the new Homestake Express chairlift, upgraded this summer to a high-speed detachable quad. For updated mountain information, be sure to visit the On the Mountain page for the latest conditions and to sign up for Daily Conditions and Powder Alert emails.
New this year, lift tickets purchased three or more days in advance during non-holiday periods will receive “Advance Purchase” pricing. A full list of lift ticket pricing can be viewed here on deervalley.com. In keeping with the resort’s commitment to service and to ensure an exceptional on-mountain experience, Deer Valley limits the number of skiers on the hill each day. Deer Valley does reach capacity during the holiday periods such as December 26, 2018 through January 3, 2019 and February 16 through 20, 2019. Guests are encouraged to purchase their lift tickets in advance at deervalley.com. New this year, Ikon Pass holders are invited to reserve their daily lift tickets in advance at ikonres.deervalley.com to guarantee access during these peak holiday periods.
Shred for Red on Opening Day!
Deer Valley Resort invites guests to carve for a cause by participating in the “Shred for Red” event on Opening Day, Saturday, December 8. Participating skiers will compete in fun, family-friendly, on-mountain activities and challenges to celebrate the start of a new ski season, while spreading awareness and fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancers.
While there is no cost to register, participants must raise or donate a minimum of $200 ($100 for youth 12 and under, with a participating adult) to participate in “Shred for Red.” This contribution includes a full-day ski pass to Deer Valley Resort, a “Shred for Red” exclusive participant bib, and access to an après-ski reception with food, beverages, and photo ops with world-renowned Olympians.
Teams can have up to eight participants and must post photos to Instagram using #ShredForRed for each challenge for their points to be tallied. To donate or register a team, please visit crowdrise.com/shredforred.
Summit Meadows Adventures Snowmobiling is Open!
Operated by Deer Valley Resort, Summit Meadows Adventures is now offering guided snowmobile tours with scenic views of the Wasatch Mountains. Summit Meadows Adventures is located on the beautiful Garff Ranch, just eight miles from Historic Main Street in Park City, Utah. Summit Meadows Adventures operates daily, weather and conditions permitting. For more information or reservations, please call 888-896-7996 or 435-645-7669.
The Mariposa Special
Deer Valley Resort pioneered the concept of five-star, gourmet dining at a ski resort and one of its crown jewels is the renowned Mariposa. Join us in celebrating 38 winter seasons with a special $50 prix fixe menu, along with an optional $50 wine flight, available December 7 through 16, 2018 at The Mariposa. The Mariposa offers a blend of classic and current cuisine, including vegetarian and tasting menus. The Mariposa is rated #1 in Utah by the Zagat Restaurant Guide for food and service and features an award-winning wine list. Located in the Silver Lake Lodge, The Mariposa is open Tuesday through Sunday evenings, 5:45 to 9 p.m. For reservations, call 435-645-6632 or visit deervalley.com/mariposa. Free underground parking is available. This offer may not be combined with any other discount or promotion.
Deer Valley earned for the six year in the row the Best US Ski Resort by World Ski Awards.
Deer Valley Resort, the standard for first-class service in the ski industry, holds its streak as the 2018 Best United States’ Ski Resort by this year’s World Ski Awards for the sixth straight year. The recognition was announced at the World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony at the esteemed winter destination of Kitzbühel, Austria, on November 17, 2018.
This year’s competition saw an unprecedented number of votes from leading ski tourism professionals and hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from around the world. Out of 17 U.S. finalists, Deer Valley ultimately won the ski industry’s most prominent accolade.
“We are forever grateful for our guests and industry peers for sharing their praise for Deer Valley,” said Todd Shallan, Deer Valley Resort president and chief operating officer. “It is truly an honor to receive the United States’ Best Ski Resort award for six years running, and we will continue providing guests with the unparalleled ski destination experience for which we are known.”
Deer Valley Resort has remained a mainstay at the top of ski resort rankings for decades. A venue site for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and a current mecca for Freestyle competition, the resort was voted in the top three ski resorts in North America by readers of SKI Magazine for 20 consecutive years and received the #1 overall resort honor a remarkable eight times.
World Ski Awards is the sister organization of World Travel Awards™, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. For more information on the World Ski Awards or any other Deer Valley Resort accomplishments, visit the resort’s website at deervalley.com, or contact resort Senior Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522. To follow resort happenings on social media, search #DeerValleyMoment.
Deer Valley Resort located in Park City, Utah, revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The ski-only resort offers 21 chairlifts, 103 ski runs, six bowls, 300 annual inches of powder, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, limited lift ticket sales, 14 restaurants, three elegant day lodges, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center. Deer Valley is honored to be ranked as the United States’ Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards for a sixth consecutive year (2013-2018).
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You can start thinking about your trip, by reading the articles on the Planning your Ski Trip tab. Or how to pack for your family ski trip. If taking your furry friend abroad to the continent, read about the new Pet Travel Scheme update from DEFRA. Check out our tips for driving to the mountains. If flying and renting a car in Europe, beware of the extra charges they will pass to you if you want winter tyres, snow chains or ski racks. If driving, check the winter tyres news for Europe and North America.
Or you can read our last news on equipment as seen at the London Ski Show. Also, the new range of skis of Black Crows, one of our favourite brands. Lots of snow makes you wonder how the resorts deal with the avalanche danger. Here you can read the interview to Coco Torres, former Head of Operations of Las Leñas, in Argentina, as how they dealt with avalanches at the resort.
Or perhaps you may choose to read the Ski Resort News, Ski Passes News, and the Must-Read Guides to Lech, Zermatt, Courmayeur, Val di Fiemme and Crans-Montana. Coming soon will be the guide to St Anton. Or watch an amazing heli flight over the Mont Blanc Massif. Also see tips on how not to be scammed when booking a ski chalet.
You can also read what’s new at Les Trois Vallées and the last article on what is new at the Tirol ski areas, in La Plagne, in 3 Zinnen Dolomites , in Adelboden, Lenk and Kandertal, in Gstaad, in Chamonix, in Georgia’s Gudauri Resort and in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. And how the US Ski Team has chosen Alpe Cimbra to train for the following four ski seasons as their European home. And Saalbach is getting ready for the Ski World Cup. Here is the link to our post on the My Voucher Codes ranking of best European Ski Resorts.
Or check how Cairngorm Mountain might not run its funicular this coming season and how that can affect the region. And the terrible storms and gails that provoked havoc to Trentino Alto-Adige and Belluno provinces in Northern Italy.
Thankfully Val di Fassa is ready for opening December 6 as stated here. And the roof of the Rifugio Comici has been fixed in no time and is ready for the start of the ski season in Val Gardena on 6th December. Sudtirol ski areas are ready to start soon and their famous Christmas markets will kick off too. And Cortina D’Ampezzo is getting ready for this winter and the 2021 World Ski Championships.
Also, you can read how Grandvalira will be staying together as one lift ticket company and how they are adding Ordino Arcalis to this offer. And also read how someone tried to sabotage some lifts in Vallnord’s Pal Arinsal. And as if it is starting to be a trend, there were two lifts sabotaged in Passo Rolle, in Val di Fiemme, Trentino. Or read about the latest investments in Whistler Blackcomb. Or see how Taos is going against the industry trend, and instead of merging with the two biggest oligopolies in skiing at the moment, it goes and buys an airline to get more bums in resort. Or how Jackson Hole is appealing to families and beginners – it is not only a resort for expert skiers anymore. Another great area for families is Stubaital in the Tirol. Or read how a group of experienced industry insiders got together to purchase Tamarack Resort. And how Peak Resorts finalised the acquisition of the resorts of Snow Time.
Sierra Nevada has opened this past weekend with the best snow base ever in its history. The Sun Up and Sun Down Back Bowls from Vail have opened as well, being the third time in this decade that they could open so early. Same case was for Aspen Highlands, that opened the earliest ever because of the snow – Aspen Snowmass got 20 inches of snow during the last week. Grandvalira and Ordino Arcalis in Andorra have also opened. Also read how one employee of Aspen Ski Co got caught in an avalanche but got out unscathed while scouting terrain for the Aspen Mountain Powder Tours. Or how the a gondola of the new American Eagle lift from Copper Mountain crashed into the snow in a trial run. The resort confirmed that the chondola will be fixed before it’s opening day. And there was a gas explosion at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof that injured six, before its opening date.
You can keep up to date on how are the sales for the EPIC and IKON passes are doing here. Read how Emma, the first Digital Mountain Assistant, is launched in Keystone now and will be rolled to eight other resorts this season. And even read about the new incorporation to the IKON Pass: Valle Nevado. Here is also a post on the South American resorts.
Or check out how now with the EPIC Pass you can ski in Europe, specifically in Les Trois Vallées and the resorts of Skirama Dolomiti in Trentino’s Italy. Or see our review of L’Héliopic Hotel Sweet & Spa if thinking in staying in Chamonix this winter.
Featured Image: Skiing through the glades at Deer Valley Resort. Deer Valley who was awarded Best US Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards for the sixth year, opens this Saturday December 8th. Photo: Deer Valley Resort.