Perfectly groomed, limited skiers per day, and an amazing variety of runs, Deer Valley in Park City, Utah is a ski bum or bunny’s winter haven. Plus it’s ski only! Sorry snowboarders.
From Rosebud to Know you Don’t, Deer Valley Resort features runs for every skier ability and beautiful, scenic trails that weave in and out of luxury mountain homes and aspen groves on its slopes. Covering seven ski areas with 2,026 skiable acres, the resort is accessible by 21 lifts (including 1 gondola!)
My favorite area on this Park City mountain by far was all the blue square runs off of Flagstaff Mountain and double blue square runs. The day I skied Deer Valley last march, the mountain had just received a few inches of fresh powder and the conditions were perfect for bouncing around the mountain. The lines were short and I was even the first skier down a few runs including a crazy ungroomed mogul trail that was a blast to bump down.
Eat: Imagine after a long day on the slopes coming back to your lodge, cleaning up, and then enjoying an all you can eat buffet. And I’m not talking about a regular run-of-the-mill buffet, but a fresh and delicious seafood buffet. I was a little skeptical before visiting this traditional Deer Valley dinner set up in the main floor of the lodge because growing up in the northwest I’ve eaten my fair share of seafood. But Deer Valley – like their slopes – nailed it. The food is perfectly prepared, fresh, and savory. Additionally they had plenty of options for everyone’s tastes. My favorites included the sushi and seared-to-order tuna.
Sleep: Ski-in and ski-out, Stein Eriksen Lodge is Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond hotel and for good reason. With ridiculously amazing turn down service – including wrapping your phone cable in little bows with Eriksen Lodge ribbon. The beds a plush, over-sized, and dreamy while the bathroom features a soaking tub with massage jets plus a large walk-in shower.