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Page Title: Deer Valley Ski Resort, Utah
Page Synopsis: An overview of Deer Valley Ski Resort, Utah.



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Deer Valley Resort
P.O. Box 1525 
Park City, UT 84060
Central Reservations: 800-558-DEER (3337) 
435-645-6538 - Fax
E-mail: cenres@deervalley.com
 
Vertical Drop 3,000 feet (914m)
Empire Canyon summit 9,570'
Bald Mountain summit 9,400'
Flagstaff Mountain summit 9,100'
Bald Eagle Mountain summit 8,400'
High-speed four-passenger gondola 1
High-speed quad lifts 7
Fixed-grip quad lifts 2
Triple chairs 7
Double chairs 2
Number of runs 88
Number of Bowls 6
Snowmaking Over 500 acres
Glade Skiing 800 acres
Longest Run (Sunset, Sunset West to Ontario) 2 miles (3km)

Bald Eagle Mountain - Elevation 8,400 feet. Bald Eagle Mountain offers ideal terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers. First-time skiers will appreciate the separate, protected beginners' area known as Wide West, accessed by two chairlifts, Burns and Snowflake. The ski area in the real estate development of Deer Crest is also accessible via Little Stick or Navigator ski run, or by catching the Jordanelle Express Gondola located at the Mayflower/Deer Crest entrance on Hwy 40. Bald Eagle Mountain also served as the venue for the 2002 Olympic Games events held at Deer Valley - Champion, site of the freestyle mogul competition; Know You Don't, site of the slalom events; and White Owl, site of the aerial events.

Bald Mountain - Elevation 9,400 feet. Bald Mountain offers intermediate and challenging skiing along with spectacular views. Strong skiers in search of steeper, ungroomed trails and Utah 's famous light powder will be rewarded on numerous runs in the Sultan and Mayflower areas.

Flagstaff Mountain - Elevation 9,100 feet. Flagstaff Mountain offers intermediate and beginner ski trails, in addition to extensive gladed areas and access to Ontario Bowl.

Empire Canyon - Elevation 9,570 feet. Empire Canyon offers skiing for all abilities, and is the location of our family ski area, intermediate terrain and some of the most advanced skiing at Deer Valley, including eight chutes and three bowls.

Season Dates- Deer Valley is scheduled to open December 6, 2003, conditions permitting. Chairlifts open at 9 a.m. and the last chair closes at 4:15 p.m.

No Snowboards Please.

What's New for 2003/2004

Deer Valley Resort has spent a total of $81.5 million dollars in improvements since the 1990/1991 season, with annual improvement amounts ranging from $1 million to $18 million a year. The dedication to maintaining Deer Valley’s guest and employee space, slope grooming, gourmet cuisine, equipment, and snowmaking capabilities never wavers, as the $6 million Deer Valley invested in the resort this year indicates.

"Some years we spend more than others in improvements," says Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton, "but we’re always reinvesting in the Resort. We never want to rest on our laurels and are constantly looking for ways to improve and be the best we can be. The focus of this year’s improvements was to expand the Snow Park Lodge at our base, adding much needed space for our state-licensed Children’s Center and Rental Shop, in particular. The additional space and renovations will make our base lodge even more user-friendly for guests and more comfortable for our hard-working staff."

The following improvements were made for Deer Valley’s 2003/2004 ski season:

  • A major expansion of the Resort’s Snow Park Lodge includes additional space for the Rental Shop, Children’s Center, staff space and kitchen improvements. The expansion also includes an expanded Deer Valley Signatures store and an additional store that will offer confectioneries, necessities, sundry and gift items.
  • Empire Canyon Lodge will feature Fireside Dining every Thursday evening during the winter season. Guests will be treated to three courses, all served from the grand stone fireplaces, including: wheels of warm Raclette cheese accompanied by steamed new potatoes, pearl onions, cornichons, cured Italian and Swiss meats and freshly baked baguettes; veal and wild mushroom stew, beef bourguignone or vegetarian stew served with a field green salad garnished with assorted winter vegetables in Bermuda onion vinaigrette; and chocolate and caramel fondues served with strawberries, bananas, apples and dried apricots, cinnamon pound cake and almond biscotti along with French roast coffee and hot chocolate. Freshly baked breads and specially selected wines will also be available to compliment the meal. Guests will be seated at tables, but approach each fireplace for the various courses at their own pace.
  • Additional glade skiing was added in the Empire Canyon area.
  • The Resort also added six snowguns and replaced four existing snowcats and 12 existing Mountain Operations snowmobiles. Snowmaking capacity was expanded in the Empire Canyon area.

Fresh powder and fresh air aren’t the only things Deer Valley guests have come to anticipate at the Resort. They’ve come to expect fresh approaches as well; newly conceived menu items at the restaurants, additional ski programs, new amenities and improved services. After 23 years, three elegant day lodges are up and running, the finest in snowmaking and grooming equipment is in place, and service-oriented staff is established. With all of that under our belt, this year the Resort turns its focus to fine-tuning programs and introducing new ones that concentrate on fun and convenience for guests. An array of new programs and facilities being introduced this year for guest enjoyment include:

Rental Shop Improvements

As part of a major expansion of Deer Valley’s base facility, Snow Park Lodge, the Rental Shop was renovated and expanded this summer, creating an additional 1,860 square feet of space. The expansion allows the technician staff to increase from eight to 15 each day and the sales staff to increase from five to nine. The boot-fitting area is now doubled in size. The inventory of Rossignol skis and ski boots has expanded from 1,700 to 2,000 sets of rental equipment.

New Telemark Tuesdays

Free the heel, free the mind! Deer Valley is pleased to introduce a completely new adult specialty program this season; Telemark Tuesdays. Running five consecutive Tuesdays (January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 2004), this full-day, co-ed clinic is for all ability level telemark skiers looking for an alternative to alpine skiing. Twenty-five of Deer Valley’s 460 ski instructors are certified telemark instructors. Telemark gear is not available for rent at Deer Valley itself, but Skier Services will provide referrals to local ski shops that carry telemark equipment. The cost for the program is $500 and advance reservations are necessary.

Dartfish Video Enhancement Technology

Deer Valley skiers enrolled in full-day private lessons will enjoy complimentary Dartfish Video Enhancement Technology. The Dartfish technology is what many of us television viewers enjoyed during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. "Simulcam" video enabled us to see one skier or ice skater superimposed on another, making for vivid athlete comparison. Dartfish technology also provides a freeze-frame photo montage ("StroMotion"), another very helpful tool for the skier bent on improving his/her technique. This service is offered at no additional charge on a first-come, first-served basis to full-day private lesson takers, conditions permitting.

New Sundries Shop

As part of the Snow Park Lodge expansion completed during the fall of 2003, Deer Valley guests can now enjoy a sundries shop offering confections, necessities like sunscreen or tissues, pain relievers and gift items. The new shop will be located at Snow Park Lodge, on the Plaza level.

Unique Dining at Deer Valley Resort

That some of the most innovative cuisine in the country can be found in the Park City area is not quite enough for the town’s three mountain resorts. They each take it step further, offering a unique dining experience where getting there is half the fun. Guests can snowshoe, cross-country ski or ride a horse-pulled sleigh around Deer Valley Resort before heading into to the resort’s Empire Canyon Lodge for progressive Fireside Dining. Menu choices include warm Raclette, cured Italian and Swiss meats and chocolate fondue served every Thursday evening of the winter season. Call (800) 424-DEER for reservations.


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