Weekend Warrior: Deer Valley Resort, UT on the Fly

Jenah MacGrain |

[Sponsored by Deer Valley Resort]

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Deer Valley Resort, UT, the United States’ Best Ski Resort. Image: Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort, located in Park City, Utah, has recently been awarded the title of United States’ Best Ski Resort 2018, by the World Ski Awards for the sixth straight year. The resort is perfect for a long holiday, but did you know that Deer Valley is incredibly accessible and would make for a great weekend getaway? Here are some reasons why…


Flights from many major airports fly frequently to Salt Lake City, just 36 miles from Deer Valley Resort. Flights from San Francisco, Phoenix, and San Diego average around one-and-a-half hours. Airtime from New York and Washington, DC sits at around five hours, and a trip from Los Angeles to Salt Lake takes only two-and-a-half hours. Many flights arrive before noon or depart in the evening, opening the possibility for skiing a half day on either end of your mini-vacation. Salt Lake City International Airport is in the top 10% globally for on-time performance, one of only six in the United States.

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Pristine corduroy. Image: Deer Valley


Upon arriving in Salt Lake City, there are many options available to bring you to Deer Valley Resort. Take an airport shuttle, give a car service a call to set up a private or shared ride directly to the resort, or rent a car at the airport,

Once at the resort, on-demand hotel shuttles can get you where you want to go around the resort or to Park City’s Historic Main Street, about one mile from the base area. Park City has an excellent, free, city-wide bus service, as well as a plethora of taxi services if you’re looking to be somewhere at a specific time.

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Utah has some of the greatest snow on Earth. Image: Deer Valley


There is no shortage of lodging when it comes to Deer Valley. Popular accommodations include the Trail’s End Lodge located on Success ski run, the Stag Lodge, which sits on Bald Eagle Mountain in the Silver Lake area, The Lodges at Deer Valley near the base of the resort, and the Black Diamond Lodge on Wide West ski run.

Deer Valley offers a wide range of Lodging Packages where guests can bundle lift tickets and lodging packages and save. In addition to their online packages, Deer Valley may also offer packages that are only available by calling their on-site Vacation Planners. For questions regarding all package offers, call 800-558-3337 or 435-645-6528.

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Spend a weekend at the Grand Lodge. Ski from the front door. Image: Deer Valley Resort


From espresso to cocktails, eggs Benedict to burgers to filet mignon, or small plates to full meals at any time of the day, Deer Valley’s dining options are sure to satisfy whatever craving you may have.

Popular Deer Valley Dining Options:

Snow Park Village – Base Area  

-Snow Park Restaurant – Huevos Rancheros (Breakfast) Natural Buffet (Lunch)  

-EBS Lounge – Turkey Chili Nachos and a Lucky Jack Mexican Cocoa cocktail

-The Brass Tag – Bison Meatloaf with a Sultan cocktail

Silver Lake Village – Mid Mountain

-Bald Mountain Pho – Try a Beef bowl with veggie broth.

-Royal Street Café – Dungeness Crab Tower

-Silver Lake Restaurant – Taqueria

-Goldener Hirsch Restaurant – Goldener Hirsch Cheese Fondue

Empire Canyon – Upper Mountain

-Empire Canyon Grill – Empire Canyon Lodge Fish Taco

-Fireside Dining – Warm Raclette Cheese

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Enjoy lunch on the mountain surrounded by spectacular views. Image: Deer Valley Resort

The runs are open and quiet, so choose a mellow groomer or hit some tight tree runs. Enjoy lunch on the mountain or head into town and have a fun and relaxing weekend. For those non-skiers, many other activities are available, such as snowmobiling, shopping, spending time at the spa, grabbing a drink at the pub, and enjoying the mountain views.

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Weekends are for relaxing, so don’t forget to put your feet up too! Image: Deer Valley Resort

Our suggestion: take a Friday (or Monday) off work, book a flight, reserve a room, ski two days, eat well and enjoy yourself at Deer Valley Resort!

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