Deer Valley A-Z | Whimsical

Skiers love to be able to spend time in the mountains, a special place, especially as winter grasps tightly on the landscape.

Winter’s whimsical identity makes us smile, even if the temperatures are well below freezing. Its sights and sounds transport us into a state void of stress as the morning light shimmers upon the diamond dust crystals of snow, frozen in the air as you pole away onto your favorite ski run. As the sun begins to kiss the hillsides of freshly fallen snow later in the afternoon, long-drawn shadows emerge. And later, after dinner and drinks, stars glimmer overhead in the pitch-black mountain sky.

Oftentimes, the stillness of winter can bring beauty to the simplest of things. It’s almost like everything is accentuated, from the cold air to the warmth of a freshly baked cookie as you step inside a cozy mountain cabin. The essence of winter abounds at Deer Valley Resort. Just take a deep breath and let it settle in.

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Returning to Deer Valley Resort

Based in Ohio, Allen Meyer is a self-taught professional photographer specializing in commercial, travel, and landscape photography.

What started as a way to document weekend road trips while working at Deer Valley Resort, along with a few seasons spent living in the back of his car, has developed into a passion.

See more of Allen’s work at allenmeyerphotos.com or Instagram.com/allen_meyer.

During my college career, I had the opportunity to spend the winter as an Intern at Deer Valley Resort. I worked with a great team, and had a great experience. Several years had passed but I had the opportunity to return to Deer Valley Resort for four days of skiing with my girlfriend Leah.

This picture was captured from the backside of Bald Mountain on the Homeward Bound ski run. This run was always my favorite warm up during the season I worked at Deer Valley Resort. I took this photo while Leah was in lessons down below. She didn’t quite make it up this far by the end of her lessons, but she was skiing other beginner runs, and absolutely loving basking in the sun during chairlift rides. Leah is a complete sucker for sunshine, especially accompanied by mountains. She spent a majority of the ride twisted around, watching that mountain view expand behind her as we climbed higher and higher. I think the view alone was enough of a push to get her on those ski runs.

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Aspens in the snow are one of my favorite Utah scenes to come back to. When I found out I’d be returning to Deer Valley® and bringing Leah, I was excited to show her the glorious groves that lined the ski runs. As a photographer, the glittering snow and the aspens created such a crisp scene that couldn’t be recreated anywhere else.

In the weeks prior to our trip, Leah expressed a lot of anxiety about learning to ski. As adventurous as she is, something about sliding down a snowy mountain on two skis made her nervous; strange, I know. We showed up to the lesson area and I left her to find her group. When I came back, she was nothing but smiles, waving goodbye to her group members and telling me how she was a skier now, explaining what she was going to work on after lunch.

On Saturday, a storm threatened. The temperatures dropped and grey, foreboding clouds hung on the mountains for the majority of the morning. They made for some really intense photos. Leah was loving it, claiming to be getting the “full experience” with flurries against her cheeks. She spent her lesson mastering the foundations of skiing, and worked up the nerve to hit beginner ski runs. We ended that day of skiing with a long soak in the hot tub and a trip to the famous Seafood Buffet restaurant. We were seated right by the fireplace and indulged in crab legs and crème brûlée…one of the better Saturdays I’ve had in awhile.

A four day vacation was painfully short, but I was so grateful to be able to take Leah back to a place that meant so much to me, especially considering the Deer Valley experience we were met with. After spending the beginning of the winter skiing on the local hills of Ohio, it was nice to be back on ski runs with a view. We both agreed that we always forget how vast and powerful those mountains are until they’re within our view. A perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience returning to Deer Valley Resort.

 

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Voelker, a three-time Olympian and 12-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team, is a hard-charging local and the Ambassador of Skiing at Deer Valley Resort. She has finished within the top 10 at six World Cup races, was the 1994 National Champion in Giant Slalom, and still loves skiing at Deer Valley®. “You can’t go

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Deer Valley Resort is SOLD OUT for the day! We limit the number of lift tickets available each day, so that you can make the most of your ski vacation. We recommend pre-purchasing lift tickets online prior to your arrival.

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They Do everything right!!!

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The Elite of ski resorts love this place use to work there.

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Let them all ski and see the deer valley difference

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Busy day for Joseph.

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I hope you guys are having a great season Deer Valley always does a great job at serving their skiers

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Love this place, looks like perfect ski day.

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I Ike were you live!!!!

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And this is one of the many reasons I ❤️ DV.

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Where the snow? 😂

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Wow

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What’s the maximum amount of people

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Great day!!

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Not everyone gets a trophy 🏆😂🤣😂

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Get in line

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To Rich for me!

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Yes Deer Valley baby!

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Are you there?

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Good deal

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The best!

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That’s nice

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❤️

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Love it👍⚡️❄️❄️⛷🇺🇸

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Cheers to the holiday weekend.

Today is Warren Miller Day #RIPWarrenMiller.Warren did not want a public memorial service. Instead, he simply wanted you to hit your favorite ski run or do something else you love in his memory.

Let's honor his wishes and all take a run for Warren. Hit your favorite ski run and post to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using #RIPWarrenMiller. Tagged photos and videos may be selected for use in the authorized Warren Miller documentary now in production.
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Today is Warren Miller Day #RIPWarrenMiller.Warren did not want a public memorial service. Instead, he simply wanted you to hit your favorite ski run or do something else you love in his memory.

Lets honor his wishes and all take a run for Warren. Hit your favorite ski run and post to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using #RIPWarrenMiller. Tagged photos and videos may be selected for use in the authorized Warren Miller documentary now in production.

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Deer Valley - Ed Mccall — do it now cause next year you will be another year older RIP Warren

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A true Icon, who knows how much he led and raised awareness and access to the wonderful sport of SkIIng, riding and playing in the mountains. Skiing World will miss him!

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Nicolle Sinclair - we played our part!

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Sorry warren but locals don’t get to ski today. I ski for you everyday already.

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Loved his movies

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Last run killington vt

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Jackson Hole #RIPWarrenMiller

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RIP, WARREN! YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND!!

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Love that courdaroy

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Good!!!

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