Update on Deer Valley Resort Expansion

By Jim Barth
Jul 27, 2013

Mayflower Area at Deer Valley ResortDeer Valley Resort has engaged SE Group – one of the world’s most experienced and respected mountain resort planning firms – to work with Wasatch County on a substantial ski resort expansion.  This Mayflower expansion will encompass approximately 1,000 acres of terrain and is situated south of the existing Mayflower Lift, with immediate access to the entire “Dutch Ridge” region. The master plan provides for a new base village, improved lift alignment and a dramatic increase in skiable acreage, all accessed by several new lifts.  Once completed, Deer Valley will not only offer a true top to bottom skiing experience, but also significantly expand its existing offering with an excellent mix of north-facing trails to accommodate skiers of all abilities.

Deer Valley hopes to submit the master plan by this fall.  We'll keep you updated as the process continues.

Deer Valley Resort Announces Major Expansion

By Jim Barth
Jun 17, 2013

Sign to Mayflower Lift at Deer ValleyThis morning, Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager of Deer Valley Resort, announced that Deer Valley has made official application to Wasatch County for purposes of expanding the resort into the Mayflower area of Deer Valley.  While the idea of this type of expansion has floated around town for over the past twenty years, it was always stymied due to lack of cooperation of the various partners involved in the project.  Those roadblocks now appear to have been removed.

The very preliminary concept would be to install three to four new lifts to the south of the existing Mayflower Lift, with access to the entire ridge (known as Dutch Ridge) south of Deer Valley’s existing terrain.  This would provide for some excellent skiing for all skill levels with north facing aspects.  Residential development in the form of condominiums and home sites are also included in the proposal. In addition, this new lift system would provide access directly to the top of Bald Mountain from this area, eliminating the need to ski through Snow Park as is currently the case. 

Please give us a call if you would like further information.  We will continue to update our clients of the proposal as it moves through the approval process.