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Deer Valley, Park City Travel Guide

Deer Valley Summary


  • Well-groomed slopes
  • Fine dining and high-end shops
  • Free ski valets and free shuttles to the slopes
  • Music festival during the summer months
  • No snowboarding allowed (a con for some!)


  • Very expensive area
  • Slopes can get crowded
  • No snowboarding allowed (a pro for some!)

What It's Like

Deer Valley is the ultra-luxe area of Park City, with glamour similar to that in Aspen. The heated sidewalks are lined with high-end restaurants and shops, the resorts are top-notch, and perks such as free ski valets and free shuttles to the slopes from the parking lots are season-long luxuries.

The Deer Valley slopes are well-groomed, and many 2002 Winter Olympics events took place here. But no snowboarding events -- Deer Valley is one of only three ski resorts in the U.S. that prohibits snowboarding. Nonetheless, Deer Valley may be the most popular mountain in Park City. Tickets are limited by a daily maximum sold, but the slopes can be crowded.

During the summer months, visitors and locals enjoy a music festival in July and August and the Snow Park Ampitheatre hosts big-name musicians and performers throughout the summer.

Where To Stay

Deer Valley is the most expensive area in Park City, and most of the resorts are uber-luxurious and uber-expensive. Many visitors to Park City stay in one area, and explore all the mountains, so some prefer to save a few bucks and stay in nearby Park City Mountain.

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