Deer Valley Resort’s Entry Corridor – Phase II

By Jim Barth
Dec 21, 2013

Picture of Deer Valley Drive roundabout in Deer Valley UtahThis past week, the Park City Council was scheduled to approve a professional services contract for the second phase of the Deer Valley Drive road project.  As many of our readers and clients know, last summer, Deer Valley Drive was a real mess.  I must admit, however, that the construction crew did about as good a job as they could in diverting and routing traffic, minimizing the impacts and the result seems to be quite good.  Next summer’s work will be in no way as intrusive, and is centered on aesthetic and beautification of the Deer Valley Drive corridor rather than actual road construction.  The work scheduled for Deer Valley Drive for the summer of 2014 includes:

  • Additional pedestrian lighting (from Sunnyside to Snow Park Lodge);
  • Consistent sidewalks throughout the corridor;
  • Crosswalks;
  • Possible bus shelters/bus stop amenities;
  • Cleaning of the creek;
  • Landscaping improvements along the corridor;
  • Entry feature near the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Deer Valley Drive North;
  • Bridge façade restoration;
  • Fiber optic conduit from Sunnyside to Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge;
  • Possible addition of bus pullouts at Greyhawk and Foxglove condominiums;
  • Updating of the existing Deer Valley information sign located at the southeast corner of the roundabout; and
  • Removal of the electrical box at the split.
For more detailed information and a schedule of work to be performed, please feel free to contact us.

Snow Report: Deer Valley, Utah, December 11, 2012

By Jim Barth
Dec 12, 2012

Snow Park Restaurant at Deer ValleyWell, I for one am going to stay optimistic.  It’s forecast to snow a number of times in the next several days and we really need it!

Yesterday afternoon, Nancy and I ventured out for our first ski excursion of the year at Deer Valley.  There are not a lot of trails open yet, and the skiing was on man-made snow only.  Trails that were open include Success off Bald Eagle Mountain, Birdseye off Bald Mountain, and a handful of trails off Flagstaff.  There is quite a bit of barren terrain under the lifts, however it is finally cold enough for Deer Valley to be blowing snow continuously.  Of course I could have been in the office, so I really have nothing to complain about!

On a positive note, we toured the renovated Snow Park Lodge dining area, which underwent a significant remodel in the off-season. Most noticeably, the beverage stations, once located at center stage in the middle of the buffet line have been relocated to a wall, skier’s left as you enter the buffet area. It’s easy to use during the ski day.  At the center of the area is an expansive new Natural Buffet station.  There is also a beautiful new espresso bar just to the right of the stairs to the second level of dining.

Time to work up an appetite so let’s all PRAY FOR SNOW!

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 26, 2012

Picture of Courcheval at Deer Valley Resort

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 27th, the Park City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and discuss a request for an amendment to the Courchevel Condominiums at Deer Valley record of survey plat.  The Planning Commission will consider a request to convert existing common area attic space at Courchevel B-304 into private area for construction of an additional bedroom and bathroom

The Courchevel Condominiums at Deer Valley is a luxury development located in the Snow Park area of Deer Valley Resort.  It consists of forty-one residential condominium units of approximately 759 square feet each.  The project provides for 60 parking spaces in a shared underground garage. There are two access driveways from the garage to Deer Valley Drive East.

It is interesting to note that there have been a number of similar amendments recently approved at Courchevel at Deer Valley allowing the owner of a condominium to build out their unfinished loft area.  This modification increases the square footage and utility of the condominium while increasing the value of the property.

In January 2011, the Courchevel Homeowners Association voted to approve construction of the additional floor area and the transfer the 470 square feet of common space to private space for units B-202 and B-304. The City Council is scheduled to hear the item and make a final decision on June 28th.

Please contact us for more information.

Deer Valley Hike on May 15, 2012

By Jim Barth
May 15, 2012

I just got back from a nice “summer” hike at Deer Valley Resort.  I left Snow Park Lodge, travelled up the Devo trail and ended my hike at Silver Lake.  The only snow I encountered was along Solid Muldoon, but the little snow remaining was rapidly melting, and I would expect the entire trail to be free of snow by the end of this week.  Bald Mountain looks to still have some snow; however I would expect the entire mountain to be completely snow free by the time Deer Valley opens for summer operations on June 15, 2012.