Deer Valley Ski Trails and Lifts Added to Google Mapping Program

By Nancy Barth
Mar 13, 2013

Ski Map of Deer Valley ResortAccording to a recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune, four Utah resorts are part of Google’s initial venture into making maps of ski-area trails and lifts available online and on smartphones.

Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Brighton and Snowbasin are among 38 North American resorts whose trails and lifts are shown on Google’s free mapping site.  The runs and lifts are displayed in color.  More resorts are expected to be added to the list soon.

“Power up Google Maps on your Android device or iPhone and the mountain information you need is right there,” said Ryan Poscharsky, the strategic partner manager for Google Maps. “Blue, green and black runs are shown as solid colored lines and ski lifts are red, dotted lines.”

Squaw Valley was one of the first resorts involved, and Deer Valley was also an early adapter, agreeing two years ago to let Google film “street view imagery” of its runs. The images were enhanced with the mapping data added this winter.

According to Deer Valley spokeswoman, Emily Summers, the maps are “more user-friendly, seeing the color-coded runs.”

Now while vacationing in Park City, Deer Valley skiers can drop a pin on their favorite run and share their experiences with their friends!

Utah Senate Resolution Pushes Ski Interconnect

By Jim Barth
Mar 01, 2012

This week the Utah State Senate passed a resolution promoting a system to link Salt Lake County’s four ski resorts (Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton) and a trio around Park City/Deer Valley® (Deer Valley Resort, Park City Resort and Canyons Resort).  This could be very encouraging news for Deer Valley Resort/Park City property owners and skiers.

 The resolution encourages Salt Lake and Summit Counties, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the Town of Alta, to “fairly consider the benefits of connecting the various resorts and expeditiously approve a low-impact inter-resort transportation system … based on sound research and public input.”

 This could be big news for skiers at Deer Valley Resort.  We have been discussing this since my days on the Park City Planning Commission.  Could you imagine waking up in the morning and deciding if you would like to get on the Wasatch Lift in the morning, ski some Bald Mountain trails and then end your day at Alta Resort?  We will definitely keep you informed.