Deer Valley is one of three world-class ski areas located in Park City, Utah, a short drive from Salt Lake City, a key venue for Winter Olympics in 2002.
Apart from being highly regarded for its skiing Deer Valley has carefully built a reputation for brilliant service standards in a country which is generally renowned in any case for its service standards. In other words it aims to provide the 'crème de la crème' of on and off-slope service and facilities, and if the independent skier surveys in US publications is anything to go by, it succeeds in this aim.
Deer Valley normally makes the number one slot in this category, year in, year out and is often top 5 'overall' for US resorts.
Following the 2002 Olympics, Utah and particularly Park City is arguably the world's top skiing boom town. No other can claim to have three international-calibre ski areas on its doorstep - Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and rapidly expanding 'The Canyons'.
The combined terrain of these three areas gives Park City one of the largest ski areas in the world, and the fact that all three have separate ownership means that the competitive nature is there, which can only benefit visitors. All three have added new lifts and terrain over recent seasons.
Although the Park City Mountain Resort is long established, Deer Valley itself was conceived and opened as recently as 1981 to a modern design and remains independently owned and operated (an increasingly rare asset for a major North American resort). It is located a mile from Park City's central Main Street.
The legendary service standards were there from inception, and currently include the option to send your skis ahead to the resort, and back home afterwards by courier. Or, if you decide to drive up with your skis, guest service attendants are available to help you load and unload your gear.
You can also expect your ski teacher to come round and meet you at your condo before your private lesson if you'd like. Free daytime and overnight ski storage is also provided. Off the slope's Deer Valley's reputation for high culinary and lodging quality is as high as its other service standards.
World famous for customer service and trail grooming and often promoted with neighbouring Park City resorts of Park City Mountain Resort and The Canyons, Deer Valley was one of the venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics , the slalom, aerial and mogul competitions were staged here.