Deer Valley Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 27 Beginner
  • 41 Intermediate
  • 27 Advanced
  • 5 Expert
Rated the #1 ski resort in North America in 2008, 2009 and again in 2010 by the readers of SKI Magazine, Deer Valley Resort never stops striving to better their guests' ski vacation experience.

Deer Valley revolutionized the ski industry 35 years ago by being the first North American resort to provide the first-class service one would find at a five-star ... hotel.

Offering luxurious amenities such as three beautiful on-mountain lodges, groomed-to-perfection slopes, powder-laden glade skiing and ten on-mountain restaurants, featuring unforgettable award-winning cuisine. The sorts of services that have made the Resort famous include ski valets, on-mountain child care, an award-winning ski school, and Resort owned-and-operated Deer Valley Resort Lodging and Reservations, a property management company and one-stop vacation planning center fully staffed with experienced professionals who can plan every aspect of your vacation, from lodging to equipment rentals to child care and dinner reservations. Exceptional customer service, consistent quality and attention to every detail are all part of the Deer Valley experience, including limiting the number of ski lift tickets sold on a daily basis. Their six mountains: Little Baldy Peak, Bald Eagle, Bald Mountain, Flagstaff, Empire Canyon and Lady Morgan, offer a wide variety of skiing terrain.

Top all of that off with the bounty of 300 annual inches of the Greatest Snow on Earth®, amazingly easy accessibility (just 36 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport) and a uniquely beautiful natural surrounding, and you get the vacation experience of a lifetime.

The wonderfully relaxed summer days and activities at Deer Valley Resort, located in the historic mining town of Park City, Utah, make the transition from winter to summer something to look forward to. This summer season, we invite you to join us for a summer filled with lift-served mountain biking, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, dining on the decks of Royal Street Café and Deer Valley Grocery ~ Café, outdoor concerts at the Snow Park Amphitheater and mountain bike races. New this season is the addition of Ruby Express, located in the Empire Canyon area of our summer chairlift operations.
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Deer Valley Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Deer Valley Operations


Plan to Open 12/03

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 21

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 100

Weekend Hours


Deer Valley Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,570 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

3,000 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

9,570 ft

Deer Valley Ski Pictures and Photos

Deer Valley Logo
Deer Valley Trail Map

Deer Valley Reviews & Tips (27)

We were looking to go for a half-day Saturday and thought parking wouldn't be a problem since Deer Valley caps how many tickets they'll sell in a day. We were wrong. Parking was completely full everywhere and we had to park all the way in town. They have a great bus system so it really isn't too bad, but I would definitely suggest if you are going in late to just park in town and take the shuttle to avoid the time and frustration searching for a parking spot. Even with the bad parking situation, great resort with a lot of fun runs for all levels of skiers. They really manage the crowds well with many lifts and you don't feel like it's crowded on the mountain, even on the weekend. Highly recommended.
Deer Valley review written Feb 08 2016 - 02:23 PM
Kelly Intermediate Skier
Loved the fact of no snowboarding. No lines for week day skiing. Deer Valley does not discount lift tickets anywhere. So going thru Liftopia does not get you anything in terms of price breaks or flexibility. The resort has every amenity imagined, but at a price. Skiing was good higher up on the mountain and where groomed. Otherwise it was carved up. Not all runs are groomed daily. Late season skiing and slushing conditions go hand-in-hand. So get there at opening and get up the mountain before conditions get too rough. This is true for any resort, not just DV. Though orientation (south or west facing) of slopes can affect conditions at some resorts more than others.
Deer Valley review written Mar 27 2015 - 09:57 AM
Brian Intermediate Skier
Deer Valley is the most awesome ski resort one can imagine. If you can do a trip to Utah this is the place to ski. Lady Morgan is my favorite lift. For green runs Ontario and Success are awesome. The whole mountain is a dream come true. Every lift has black runs, blue runs and green runs, you cant go wrong !!!! Complimentary ski storage and boot storage makes it easy after a day of skiing. Dont buy this B.S. about being a snobby resort, after all, Im just a regular shmuck and everybody from the CEO of a major company your sharing a lift with, to the bus boy in the dining room is cool and friendly. I never ski anywhere else because I have been disappointed every time I go somewhere else. Deer Valley is like a true love, you will never be happy anywhere else and you keep coming back !!!!
Deer Valley review written Jan 23 2015 - 01:07 AM
Mark Intermediate Skier
Sunset Glades and Ontario Bowl (requires a hike up) - worth the price of admission.
Deer Valley review written Feb 13 2014 - 04:43 PM
Tim Advanced Skier
LOVE Deer Valley, its a unique place where you can Ski among Multi Million dollar homes. Truly appreciate the Mountain being dedicated to Skiers only, hvaing skied for 30 years I find the snow conditions are better on Deer Valley due to No snowboarders side slipping & packing down creating icy spots with the extra wide flat boards. Its also much more peacful ski down the mountain when you don't hear the awful scraping sound that snowboarders make. Love Deer Valley & the Snow Beach, go after 2 for Lunch to avoid the huge rush @ Silver Lake Lodge. Thanks Jim
Deer Valley review written Feb 01 2014 - 08:53 AM
Jim Advanced Skier
Deer Valley has very nice skiing, some of it challenging, but I think the amenities at the resort are a bit of a distraction (specifically then lunch that everybody raves about). Don't get me wrong, it's a great lunch, but if you're the kind of person who goes to a resort to get some serious skiing in, then go to Canyons or Park City....or at least pack a lunch. It's very expensive and you ROLL out of the place. It's very difficult to ski after a big lunch there. The skiing is fine, but it can be a little dull. Some of the runs are very short. One of the upsides is that some of its groomed blues and blacks are pretty darn steep, straight shots. Coming from the East, I don't have any reason to return there when I could go to Canyons or Park City.
Deer Valley review written Mar 25 2013 - 09:39 AM
michael Advanced Skier
We just got back from a ski trip to Utah with our 3 boys, ages 11,9, and 6, in tow. It was their first time out West so we enrolled them in ski school. After skiing for 4 days at the Canyons and having them participate in their ski school, we decided to try out Deer Valley and their ski school. One would think that for the price, the student to instructor ratio would be a little better than it actually was. My 6 year old son was in a group with 4 other kids. My 11 and 9 year old sons were in a group together with a total of 6 kids to 1 instructor. When we picked them up, the instructors were very friendly, but my kids all said they didn't really learn a lot. The older kids compared it to an expensive daycare and preferred the Canyons hands down. My husband and I enjoyed our adult private lesson and learned a lot. The bottom line, if you want to go skiing to be seen in a posh resort and enjoy great food, ski Deer Valley. However, if you are a family on a ski vacation to enjoy a variety of terrain with a great ski school and still have excellent options for dining, then the Canyons is the place to be.
Deer Valley review written Mar 02 2013 - 02:37 PM
Kim Intermediate Skier
Snow at DV was good considering PC base was lower than usual. We took the bus from the PC main street transit station and arrived at DV Snow Park Lodge in 15 minutes. The ticket window had no problems with my liftopia voucher. The lockers are on the left if you need to drop your stuff off for the day. Lockers are $2 for single entry. Took Silver Lake Express to Silver Lake Lodge to get to Quincy Express. Make sure you get enough speed to get to Quincy Express. We tried out the Lady Morgan this year and the Empire Express. Nice long runs and great view of the valley also not too many people on that side. Getting down from Flagstaff is always a challenge but the guides at the maps were very helpful. You have to take the Home Stake lift to get over the mountain to get back to Snow Park Lodge. I would definitely do this again and highly recommend.
Deer Valley review written Feb 26 2013 - 07:12 AM
Mary Intermediate Skier
When the mountain host tour says they start at 1:30pm sharp, they aren't kidding. We missed it by minutes due to confusing trail signs.
Deer Valley review written Feb 07 2013 - 08:32 PM
Francine Advanced Skier
Among Deer Valley, Park City Mountain and Canyons each skied over the past 3 consecutive days, Deer Valley had sub-par snow surface conditions and poor grooming. All runs at PCMR and Canyons were superior to any runs at DV in terms of snow conditions. DV does have great staff/service, food and facilities, lifts included, no question about that, and great terrain too, but bad snow/skiing surface conditions overshadowed all the good. If you want great skiing, do PCMR or Canyons. If you're hungry and need pampered, do Deer Valley. I prefer great skiing!!
Deer Valley review written Feb 07 2013 - 06:49 PM
Sam Advanced Skier
The staff at Deer Valley that handle ski rentals and lift ticket sales were not too familiar with how to handle my Liftopia pre-paid package. However, they were really nice about helping work through the process. Once they figured it out, it was great. I tried to tell my friends to use this site, but they waited until they got there and spent $80 more for the same package I purchased through Liftopia. I've been skiing a handful of times (i.e. Winter Park, Purgatory, Taos, & Deer Valley) This is far and away better than I've ever experienced.
Deer Valley review written Jan 27 2013 - 07:47 AM
Billy Beginner Skier
The snow was fantastic, the staff was very nice and it is wonderfull to ski without snowborders! I really enjoy deer valley and the lunch at the stein hotel is magnificent!
Deer Valley review written Jan 09 2013 - 10:44 AM
Jimena Intermediate Skier
A great way to end our trip. No snowboarders is a nice change. The late season conditions were fine...get out early and enjoy. Starting from the Silver Lake Lodge is necessary. The staff was friendly 'everywhere' on the mountain...The food in the lodge is 'AMAZING'. Fresh, healthy and lots of choices. Can't wait to go back next spring break!
Deer Valley review written Apr 07 2012 - 06:15 PM
Heather Advanced Skier
Mid-mountain "beach" is an awesome place to hang out between runs or if you're a non-skiier. Bar and restaurant right there and beautiful view. You can drive to Silver Lake Lodge and park right there. Beautifully groomed slopes...loved it!
Deer Valley review written Mar 09 2012 - 05:26 PM
Carole Advanced Skier
If you rent equipment, there are rental options right at Deer Valley. This makes it easy to pick up your skis and boots and go right onto the lift. Returning equipment is a cinch. There is a public bus system that shuttles skiiers from Main Street in Park City and it drops you off and picks you up right at the lodge. The people who work at Deer Valley are exceptional - they go out of their way to make things easy for you. For example, they offer free overnight checking of your boots and skis etc. I would definitely return. It's a perfect place for intermediate skiiers.
Deer Valley review written Feb 25 2012 - 04:27 AM
Gary Intermediate Skier
Posto meraviglioso per sciare, mangiare e portare tutta la famiglia. : ) : ) : )
Deer Valley review written Jan 28 2012 - 12:28 PM
Maria B. Advanced Skier
Great snow (even during dry winters, thanks to a massive arsenal of snowmakers), wonderful grooming, no boarders, and a limited number of lift passes sold each day to ensure minimal wait times. It has more blue runs than black, but there is a great variety for all ranges of skiers, which is great for large groups. There is a reason it has won resort of the year for 5 years running. It is a skier's paradise. The only trouble we ran into was that many green runs are located at the end of blue runs, which is less than ideal for beginning skiers. The food is incredible, by the way. Expensive, but delicious.
Deer Valley review written Dec 29 2011 - 04:33 PM
Tristin Advanced Skier
There are many hidden treasures for advanced skiers. People think of Deer Valley as an intermediate mountain with lots of groomers. They have that, but so much more. Great steeps, especially through the trees. Ask the locals or mountain guides as some of the best skiing is not marked on the trailmap!
Deer Valley review written Nov 30 2011 - 11:03 AM
L Advanced Skier
Bring your fur coats!!! Deer Valley ahhh always rated #1 in some magazine, what's it really like? Well if you love long blue groomers and a nice lunch you will absolutely love this place! Very nice runs for carving down at high speeds, great cafeterias, good people watching! Lame terrain for those looking for blacks, but some good tree skiing. If you hit this place on a pow day you will have little competition for good snow as most of the crowd here will either be skiing the groomers or lodge skiing (think fireplace and $6 hot coco). Overall if you are an intermediate skiier coming out to Utah take a rest day here and enjoy the finer skiing points.
Deer Valley review written Mar 21 2011 - 03:14 AM
Jon D Advanced Snowboarder
this is a beautiful place, very upscale, well groomed, lots of choice of where to ski that could suit any ability. Almost every mountain has a green run which gives peace of mind to the less experienced, yet the experts in our party were very satisfied. Food is worth the splurge!
Deer Valley review written Mar 18 2011 - 05:45 PM
Tish Intermediate Skier
Overall we had a great time in Deer Valley. Only complaint was that a lot of the green were more like catwalks - not much room to really learn (my husband's a beginner). Great blue runs though, and not as high as some sites in Colorado, so altitude wasn't an issue for anyone.
Deer Valley review written Mar 08 2011 - 02:07 PM
Ashley Intermediate Skier
Great place to ski. Parking is a little limited. Food is a little expensive but I can live with that. Over all one of the best ski resorts I have been to, it was my second time there and I will certainly return.
Deer Valley review written Feb 14 2011 - 02:06 PM
jimmy griffis Intermediate Skier
6 Mountains. No lines. Runs for all levels. Expert instructors. No Snowboarders. 5 Star Quality!!!
Deer Valley review written Feb 03 2011 - 09:45 AM
Kelly Intermediate Skier
Good Place to ski. I have not skied in 6+ years so it was fun to get back on the sticks. But I'll keep boarding even if they never let us go there. Their loss>
Deer Valley review written Dec 16 2010 - 03:30 PM
Heather Advanced Snowboarder
Rent equipment at the resort! Call Deer Valley with the size of ski and boot you need. Park your car for free, walk to the lodge in you snow boots or slippers, grab your skis with just a signature, leave your shoes in the day storage and go ski with out schlepping anything anywhere. Have the ski corral watch your skis while you dine at the best ski food heaven ever and let all your cares float away.
Deer Valley review written Dec 07 2010 - 03:34 PM
Todd Advanced Skier
Never had a bad day at Deer Valley. Good food, something for everyone!
Deer Valley review written Apr 06 2010 - 04:18 PM
Marilyn Advanced Skier
DEFINITELY go to deer valey if you have the chance. No lift lines at all during the week, just ski down and get right on the lift without stopping. they perfectly groom a lot of runs each night, which makes the skiing amazing. no snowboarding leaves the snow in top condition always. be aware though that lift tickets are very expensive and so is the food.
Deer Valley review written Feb 15 2010 - 10:01 PM
Andrew Intermediate Skier

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