Get Ready for the Ski Season at Deer Valley Resort!

By Jim Barth
Sep 30, 2012

Picture of Deer Valley logo at Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley UtahSeason passes for the 2012-13 ski season are now on sale at the Snow Park Ticket Office or online at This season Deer Valley Resort has added the Super Senior (72+), Midweek Senior and Young Adult (18-23) passes.  Pre-season rates apply through October 31, 2012. 

Deer Valley Resort has been very busy this summer season, investing over $8 million in improvements.  The most noteworthy upgrade is the replacement of the Deer Crest chairlift on Little Baldy Mountain with a high-speed detachable quad lift to be named Mountaineer Express, which will increase the uphill skier capacity by 1,200 skiers per hour.

Other improvements include remodeling the Snow Park Restaurant, replacing the wooden deck at Empire Canyon Lodge with heated pavers, expanding snowmaking capabilities to include more terrain in Empire Canyon and purchasing additional low-energy, air-water guns and five additional Prinoth Snowcats, including one Beast Groomer.  It should be a great year, so think snow!


By Jim Barth
Jun 25, 2012

As mentioned last week, Deer Valley Resort is replacing its Deer Crest chairlift with a new high-speed detachable quad as part of $8 million in improvements to be made this summer. This new lift, which will now be called Mountaineer Express, will increase the number of skiers who are carried up Little Baldy Mountain by 1,200 skiers per hour.

Other improvements at the resort include:

  1. Remodeling Snow Park Restaurant to make the food service much more efficient
  2. Replacing the wooden decks at Empire Canyon Lodge with heated pavers
  3. Expanding snowmaking in Empire Canyon
  4. Installing more energy-efficient snowmaking guns
  5. Buying five more grooming machines.
According to Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of the resort, "Deer Valley Resort is dedicated to remaining the Number 1 resort in North America," referring to Deer Valley’s Number 1 ranking five years in a row in Ski magazine. "We are continually assessing needed improvements that will be the most advantageous to our guests."