Adventure Guide: Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Ski Patrol Supervisor Mark Chytka and his avalanche dog Rooster, a mix of red hooker and Australian Shepherd, pause for a photo while checking the conditions on the mountain on a snowmobile. (Tanzi Propst / Park Record)
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The Deer Valley Ski School is known as one of the best. Whether you are a beginner skier or just looking to hone your skills after a few years away from the slopes, the friendly and knowledgeable instructors will quickly put you in confidence on your skis.

The ski school offers a number of offers, from private sessions to lessons for the youngest. It won’t be difficult to find the lesson that best suits your needs, but don’t delay: book your lesson early, as places can fill up quickly.

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There are several ways to get up the mountain in Deer Valley.

Those who visit for vacation may be better served by securing lift tickets for one or more days. But that comes with a caveat: the resort limits the number of lift tickets it sells each day, which means purchasing tickets well in advance is the best way to make sure you don’t. are not left behind.

The resort also offers a seasonal pass, which is the option most locals want to frequent the mountain for, with the price of an adult pass set at $ 2,965 this winter.

Alternatively, skiers may want to check out the Ikon Pass from Deer Valley owner Alterra Mountain Company. The Ikon Pass offers up to seven days in Deer Valley with no blackout dates, plus access to over 40 other resorts. The Ikon Base Pass is similar but reduces access to five days in Deer Valley, with blackout dates.

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The annual International Freestyle Skiing World Cup, one of the landmark events of the year in Park City, was significantly curtailed last winter due to the pandemic. But rejoice – the return to normal is expected in January, giving winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to reunite with thousands of other spectators to see the world’s best mogul and vault skiers take their toll. work under the bright lights of the Deer Valley Champion Trail. .

And what’s more, this year’s event promises to be particularly special, as it will qualify for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics scheduled for next month. There is a good chance that the athletes who stand on the podium in Deer Valley will end up winning medals in China.
For more information on the World Cup, which is scheduled for January 12-14, visit

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