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.

Deer Valley Summer Season Opened Today

By Jim Barth
Jun 14, 2013

Summer photo at Deer ValleyWe just enjoyed a wonderful hike at Deer Valley Resort, which officially opened today for the summer season. As in past seasons, Deer Valley is operating three chairlifts, serving hikers and bikers at Snow Park, Silver Lake and Empire Pass.

According to communications manager, Emily Summers, Deer Valley has “60 miles of maintained trails.”  Some of these trails are designated as “hiking only,” but most have dual uses. Deer Valley operates a full-service bike school throughout the summer.

Additionally, Deer Valley offers other ways to get acquainted with the mountain.  The historical society conducts free guided hikes the second Sunday of every month through October, and one can also hire a mountain guide any day of the week.

In the evenings at Deer Valley, the music begins.  The resort will be offering free Wednesday night concerts featuring local bands.  Weekends will be showcasing musical acts from all across the country.  Please click here for more information.

Also, if residents or visitors need a place to drop off their children for a day, a week, a month or even the whole summer, Deer Valley offers a day camp throughout the summer.  According to Summers, “it’s a day camp, and you can do a per-day rate, so it’s good for people who are visiting.”

Deer Valley’s summer operations will run until Labor Day, September 2.