Deer Valley Ski Resort is a world-renowned ski destination located in Park City, Utah. The resort boasts some of the best grooming and snowmaking in the industry, and offers a wide variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The ski season at Deer Valley typically runs from mid-December to early April, depending on snow conditions.
Annual snowfall at the resort averages around 300 inches per year, ensuring that the slopes are well covered throughout the season. The resort is known for its light, dry powder snow, which is a favorite among skiers and snowboarders.
In addition to its excellent ski terrain, Deer Valley also offers a number of other features for visitors to enjoy. These include several terrain parks for freestyle skiers and snowboarders, as well as on-mountain dining and a variety of other activities and events.
Deer Valley Ski resort is also known for its high end, luxurious service and amenities offered to the guests. It is also one of the few ski resorts that prohibits snowboarding, to maintain the quality of skiing experience. It also does not have night skiing available.
We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Deer Valley stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Deer Valley is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
There are numerous options to stay at Deer Valley around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Deer Valley Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Deer Valley has a total of 103 ski trails, which are serviced by 21 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,026 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 820 hectares, 3.2 square miles, or 8.2 square kilometers.
Deer Valley's slopes see on average 300 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet every year!
Deer Valley Ski Resort Elevation
Deer Valley Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,570 feet, or 2,917 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,570 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,000 feet (914 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 9,570 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Deer Valley Ski Resort Difficulty Level
67.6out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Deer Valley has 2,026 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Deer Valley's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 31% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 42% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Deer Valley Ski Resort good for beginners?
Deer Valley is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 58% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Deer Valley Ski Resort Location
Deer Valley Ski Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Park City, UT.
Park City, UT 84060 USA
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Getting to Deer Valley Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Deer Valley Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.61000, -111.50000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Park City, UT to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Deer Valley Ski Resort.
|Salt Lake City International Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||28 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Deer Valley.
|Provo-Utah Lake International Airport||PVU||Provo, UT||29 mi|
|Ogden Hinckley Airport||OGD||Ogden, UT||48 mi|
|Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport||RKS||Rock Springs, WY||144 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Deer Valley Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Deer Valley Ski Resort.
|Brighton||Brighton, UT||10,500 ft||56%||4 mi|
|Solitude Mountain||Salt Lake City, UT||10,488 ft||70%||5 mi|
|Park City (Park City Mountain)||Park City, UT||10,026 ft||76%||5 mi|
|Park City Mountain||Park City, UT||10,026 ft||78%||5 mi|
|Canyons Village at Park City||Park City, UT||9,990 ft||76%||6 mi|
|Alta Ski Area||Salt Lake City, UT||11,068 ft||72%||7 mi|
|Snowbird||Snowbird, UT||11,000 ft||67%||8 mi|
|Woodward Park City||Park City, UT||6,840 ft||14%||11 mi|
|Sundance||Sundance, UT||8,250 ft||63%||14 mi|
|Nordic Valley (Wolf Mountain)||Eden, UT||6,400 ft||44%||27 mi|
|Eagle Point||Huntsville, UT||10,600 ft||55%||47 mi|
|Powder Mountain||Cedar Valley, UT||9,422 ft||60%||48 mi|
|Snowbasin||Orangeville, UT||9,350 ft||79%||92 mi|
|Cherry Peak Resort||Richmond, UT||7,040 ft||42%||92 mi|
|Beaver Mountain||Garden City, UT||8,860 ft||52%||94 mi|
Deer Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,570 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,570 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,000 ft|
(27% Beginner, 31% Intermediate, 42% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||300 inches|