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Deer Valley Destination Guide

Proclaimed as one of the best in the world, Deer Valley, Utah is a niche skiing destination with a charismatic locale, which helps transform snow sporting into a beautiful experience – an experience that you will cherish and remember for a lifetime.

While the gracefully manicured slopes of the valley present irresistible temptations for ski-lovers, the beautiful snow-capped mountains present unique opportunities to enjoy a host of adventurous activities such as hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding in summers. Those on a family vacation can also avail of endless adventure camps for children, boating and water sports in the summers with an equally exciting package of snow-oriented activities being available in the winter season.

Apart from excellent lodging facilities, the place has also garnered an unfailing reputation for exceptional cuisine and an unsurpassed quality of service, which has virtually become the hallmark of a Deer Valley vacation. 

Sights and attractions in Deer Valley, Utah:

Deer Valley affords some of the most spectacular panoramas of natural beauty. Endless miles of snow-covered mountainous slopes… valleys dotted with trees… and many other such natural features transform this region into one of the most romantic natural settings anywhere on the earth.

As a proud host to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the area has everything one could desire - starting from ‘chiseled-to-perfection’ snow capped mountains and over 7,000 acres of open lands to indulge in the pleasures of snowmobiling to miles and miles of scenic trails for mountain biking. Besides its natural vistas, Deer Valley has much to offer to vacationers of all ages.

  1. Summer Adventure Camp: It is a celebration of pure fun and creativity in the Summer Adventure Camp, open to children from one to 12 years of age. The center provides a host of both indoor and outdoor entertainment and adventure activities like playing in duck ponds and hillside playgrounds. They also have an in-house boulder rock-climbing wall along with a number of games, videos and craft projects for the young adventurers.
  2. Summit Meadows Adventures: In winters, skiing and snowmobiling are some of the most happening activities at Deer valley. Snowmobile tours are operated by Summit Meadows Adventures on the Garff Ranch, which are among the most exciting and unique adventure activities available in the mountainside.
  3. Tricks 'n' Turns Park: Tricks 'n' Turns Park, located near the Little Chief chairlift in Empire Canyon is the perfect hangout in winters offering a number of fun activities and snow features.
  4. NASTAR races, snowshoeing, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides and hot air ballooning activities are also very popular in the winter season.

It is this unique combination of natural features and a panorama of sporting and adventure activities that make it a privilege to be a part of the Deer Valley experience. 

Recreational Activities in Deer Valley, Utah:

Deer Valley is nothing short of a snow-entranced recreational paradise in Utah, where one can go for cross-country or downhill skiing; undertake mountain biking, hiking, snowmobiling, Heli-skiing, snowshoeing, or hot air ballooning amongst a host of other activities. In summers as well as winters, visitors are presented with an entire spectrum of sports and recreation unique to that season which adds to the fun and excitement of being here.

Some of the most popular activities in the summers include chairlift-assisted mountain biking with a number of bike passes and scenic rides being available for the same. For those looking to relax, chairlift rides present an excellent opportunity to simply sit back and soak in some of the indescribable beauty of the place. Daytime adventure is followed by leisurely evenings at Deer Valley featuring outdoor concerts and an excellent dining experience. Golf, boating and water sports are some of the additional summer specific activities one can enjoy at Deer valley.

In the winters, avid skiers have the choice of six mountains, which offer diverse terrains to suit a variety of individual preferences. Of these, Bald Eagle Mountain stands to a height of 8,400 feet and presents a number of carefully groomed ski runs with different difficulty levels to meet the requirements for beginners, intermediates as well as expert skiers. High-speed quad chairlift can be used to access the area. Other skiing peaks including the Little Baldy Peak, Bald Mountain, Flagstaff Mountain, and Empire are accessible to skiers with varying levels of expertise.

Golfing in Deer Valley, Utah:

Deer Valley has slowly gained popularity as a golfing retreat with the mushrooming of some exclusive 18-hole championship courses in the Park City area. Set amidst a breathtaking natural setting, these country clubs and courses provide near-perfect golfing conditions with more sunshine than could be expected at such an elevation. Those with a sporting spirit would love teeing off at Park City Golf Club, an 18-hole signature golf course with comparatively cooler weather conditions. Two challenging mountain and lake courses in the Wasatch Mountain State Park also enjoy enviable natural conditions and afford a rare opportunity of golfing in the heart of nature.

Festivals & Events in Deer Valley, Utah:

Deer Valley is home to numerous artistic festivities and sporting events as well. Local Summer Concert Series and Deer Valley® Music Festival are some of the most popular musical events here during summers. Vacationers can rejuvenate their senses with some exotic music here. As far as sports are concerned, events like Pedalfest Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race and Bald Mountain Challenge Bike Race steal the limelight and attract hordes of adventure lovers to the place.

In winters, Ski Fests and training camps are popular among visitors of all age groups. A number of people visit Deer Valley to enjoy watching snow sports, while others choose to don the mantle and get on with the game. Santa Claus Visits Deer Valley and Annual Torchlight Parade are other interesting events in the Christmas season, which attract curious vacationers every year.

Dining & Nightlife in Deer Valley, Utah:

Deer Valley emerges as a center for fine dining and boasts a selection of eateries with superb dining facilities, which serve an entire range of delectable cuisines.
Snow Park Restaurant is one such elegant dining establishment located at Deer Valley's base facility where guests can enjoy a host of specialties like enchiladas along with exquisite carvery and pasta selections complemented by exotic homemade soups and a natural salad buffet.

Royal Street Café is a must-visit here, which makes dining an occasion to remember in the exotic mountain resort. The concept of open deck dining here lets the guests enjoy the best of both natural and gastronomical delights. For first courses, the menu features unusual options such as Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Asian Cured Duck Confit and Butterleaf Lettuce Wraps, followed by Fried Green Tomato, Chevre Salad, and Grilled Tuna Tacos among main courses. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in dessert selections such as Mchenry's Frozen Lemon Meringue Pie or Deer Valley Jumbo Cookies. A selection of the finest handpicked wines and seasonal cocktails are also available here.

For food buffs, fireside dining at Empire Canyon affords a not-to-be-missed opportunity to savor gastronomical temptations at exclusive stone fireplaces. Wine aficionados can also try out the appetizing selections available at The Snow Park Lounge and Silver Lake Lodge with the former offering live entertainment as well on weekends. Those looking for something more lively can visit downtown Park City.

Shopping in Deer Valley, Utah:

A wide range of shops is located in the Deer Valley/Park City area. Among one of the favorites is the Tangier Outet Center at Kimball Junction offering several designer stores including Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. 

Best Time to Visit Deer Valley, Utah:

Deer Valley offers unique opportunities for fun and recreation in summer as well as winters. Lodging is significantly less expensive in summer when compared with the winter ski season.   

Commuting to and from Deer Valley, Utah:

Deer Valley, Utah is situated around 36 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport and is easily accessible via interstate highways. A variety of local transportation including buses, taxis, car rentals, and limousines are available from the airport.

Direct flights are available to the Salt Lake Airport from major locations within U.S. and a number of international flights connect the airport to other parts of the world as well.

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