November 21 2017

DEER VALLEY RESORT; PARK CITY, UTAH (November 21, 2017) – Deer Valley Resort announces its season opening and delivers a vast offering of events and deals throughout December. The resort’s daily winter operations begin Saturday, December 2, 2017, and run through April 8, 2018. Capture all of this winter’s best skiing and vacation experiences with #skithedifference or #deervalleymoment online.


From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on opening weekend, December 2 and 3, 2017, guests have the unique opportunity to race against a champion who has made their mark in the skiing world. Happening on the Race Hill located at mid-mountain, guests can go head-to-head in unforgettable challenges against the resort athletes; Heidi Voelker, Shannon Bahrke, Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen, Kaylin Richardson, Jillian Vogtli , Trace Worthington and Chris Waddell. Guests that day can also enjoy complimentary cookies and hot beverages from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Race Hill and on the Snow Park Lodge Plaza. Opening weekend festivities are capped off with a live band and food specials at EBS Lounge from 2:30 to 6 p.m.


Deer Valley Resort pioneered the concept of five-star, gourmet dining at a ski resort and one of its crown jewels is the renowned Mariposa. The Mariposa is celebrating 37 winter seasons by offering a special $37 prix fixe menu, along with an optional $37 wine flight, available December 1 through 14. Deer Valley’s premier restaurant treats guests to a blend of classic and current cuisine, including vegetarian and tasting menus. It is rated #1 in Utah by the Zagat Restaurant Guide for food and service and features an award-winning wine list. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:45 to 9 p.m. and reservations are available by calling 435-645-6715 or visiting


Holidays are a magical time to visit the #1 ski resort in North America. The young and young-at-heart look forward to Santa Claus’ slope-side visit to Deer Valley® each year. Santa will visit guests Sunday, December 24 in the Snow Park Lodge area from 9 to 11 a.m., and then in the Silver Lake Lodge area from noon to 1:30 p.m. Guests and their children are invited to bring cameras for a picture with our special guest.


Another favorite holiday tradition is Deer Valley Resort’s annual Torchlight Parade on December 30, 2017. Held at dusk (approximately 6 p.m.) on Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain behind Snow Park Lodge, the Torchlight Parade dazzles guests with lights and torches coming down the hill in perfect formation by the Synchronized Ski Team. Complimentary hot cider and cookies are served on the Snow Park Plaza during the parade.


To enjoy Deer Valley during its season start, the resort has provided special early season lodging packages for guests. They include:


Early and Late Value Package

Experience Deer Valley Resort during the early and late winter season periods and receive 25% savings on lodging and lift tickets at a wide range of participating accommodations managed by Deer Valley. Package is valid December 1 – 14, 2017, and March 25 – April 8, 2018. A minimum of two lift tickets total must be pre-purchased with this package. Minimum night stay is required and varies by property.


Pre-Holiday Stay and Ski Package

Experience Deer Valley Resort during the pre-holiday season in December and receive 20% savings on lodging and lift tickets at a wide range of participating accommodations managed by Deer Valley. Package is valid December 15 – 21, 2017. A minimum of two lift tickets total must be purchased with this package. Minimum night stay is required and varies by property. Not valid at Black Diamond Lodge.


The following apply to all packages: At time of booking, offers are based on availability at select properties, on new reservations only and packages cannot be combined; tax and service fees are not included; purchase of daily adult lift tickets is, at times, required to obtain lodging discounts; end dates are checkout dates. Please speak with a Vacation Planner to clarify all package details. Visit for additional packages and promotions.


To learn more about Deer Valley’s 2017-2018 winter ski season and all resort winter operations, please contact the resort’s senior communication manager, Emily Summers, at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522. Additional information on snow conditions, tickets, events, dining and more is available at END STORY



Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 14 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.


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