Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director




DEER VALLEY RESORT; PARK CITY, UTAH (November 23, 2015) – Deer Valley Resort announced today that it has received the distinction of United States' Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Award's 2015 Ski Oscars. For the third consecutive year, Deer Valley garnered the title from a short list of USA finalists, and was the country winner. The World's Best Awards was announced November 21, 2015, at the 2015 Ski Oscars Award Gala Ceremony held in the legendary winter sports destination of Kitzbühel, Austria.

Deer Valley earned United States' Best Ski Resort from more than a million votes cast across the globe by leading ski tourism professionals worldwide, as well as hundreds of thousands of ski and luxury travel consumers from 127 countries.

“The Ski Oscars is the definitive awards program within global ski tourism,” said Sion Rapson, managing director of the World Ski Awards. “The winners serve to define the standards of the ski industry, thus inspiring others to raise the guest experience and stimulate new demand.”

World's Best Ski Hotel title was once again bestowed upon Stein Eriksen Lodge, located slopeside at Deer Valley Resort. As the grand finale and highlight of this year's Ski Oscars Award Ceremony, a special discretionary accolade for Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism was given to ski legend and Deer Valley Director of Skiing Stein Eriksen. 

“With benchmarks set by Deer Valley's founding visionary, Edgar Stern, and the resort's ties with Stein Eriksen and the Lodge which bears his name, its no wonder that this luxury offering we have built continues to set the standard when it comes to ski vacations,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. “We are honored to carry the title of United States' Best Ski Resort.”

The World Ski Awards is part of the World Travel Awards, serving as “the Oscars of the travel industry” for the past 22 years. To learn more about the prestigious award, please contact resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337), 435-645-6522 or view the resort's website.


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, 12 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

About World Ski Awards 

Launched in 2012 as the sister event to the World Travel Awards, World Ski Awards is the first ever global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in the ski hospitality industry. World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The World Travel Awards' annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry.