7 Tips for Ikon Pass Holders at Deer Valley

The Deer Valley Difference. What is the difference? It’s the groomers who work all night to create the boulevards of corduroy for which Deer Valley is known. It’s the hair-raising vertical in the Daly Chutes and the perfect glades in Triangle trees. It’s finding your own powder stash days after a storm. But don’t take our word for it: Come ski it for yourself.

Below are seven tips for first time Ikon Pass holders at Deer Valley. Have a tip? Leave it in the comments.

Before you Arrive

1. Make a Reservation

To help ensure a quality ski experience, Deer Valley limits the number of skiers on the hill daily. To guarantee access, guests must have either purchased a ticket in advance or, in the case of our Ikon Pass holders, made an advance reservation. Deer Valley typically sells out during the December and Presidents’ Day Weekend holidays so reservations are necessary during these periods. Reservations are highly recommended throughout the season and can be made starting in September.

2. Check Lodging Packages

Deer Valley Resort Lodging and Reservations offers the widest variety of accommodations in the resort area. We specialize in customized vacation planning including lodging, lift tickets, transportation, travel insurance and more.

In addition to our online packages, we may also offer packages that are only available by calling our reservations center. For questions regarding all package offers, please call and speak with one of our on-site Vacation Planners at 800-558-3337 or 435-645-6528.
Once you Arrive

3. Go Direct to Lift

Deer Valley is now “direct to lift”. This means you are not required to stop at a Ticket Office window. Starting from Snow Park Lodge, make your way to one of two high-speed quad chairlifts that will take you from the base area to the mountain.

4. Take a Complimentary Mountain Host Tour

Enjoy the company of our friendly Mountain Hosts every day of the winter season for an enchanting ski tour of Deer Valley Resort. You’ll learn about the resort’s terrain, history and trivia while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the locals who ski them. Four complimentary Mountain Host tours are offered each day, departing from Snow Park and Silver Lake Lodges, and are available to skiers of intermediate and expert abilities.


Expert tours meet at 9:30 a.m. at the top of Carpenter Express chairlift at Snow Park Lodge (base area) and 1:30 p.m. from the base of Sterling Express chairlift at Silver Lake Lodge (mid-mountain).

Intermediate tours meet at 10 a.m. at the top of Carpenter Express chairlift at Snow Park Lodge (base area) and 1:30 p.m. from the base of Sterling Express chairlift at Silver Lake Lodge (mid-mountain).

 5. Don’t Miss the Famous Deer Valley Turkey Chilli

Make sure to try the famous Deer Valley Turkey Chilli, available around the resort. Try it on french fries, a baked potato, nachos or a traditional bowl with delicious toppings.

6. Leave your Skis in our Complimentary Ski Storage

Whether you’re stopping for lunch or calling it a day, ensure your skis and poles are secure with our complimentary daytime and overnight ski storage, offered at four convenient locations throughout the resort. Complimentary daytime and overnight ski storage facilities are open daily at Snow Park Lodge, Silver Lake Lodge and the Jordanelle Express Gondola. Daytime storage is also available at Empire Canyon Lodge.

7. Ski with a Champion

Deer Valley Resort’s Ambassador of Skiing, Heidi Voelker, invites you to ski with her or one of six other Olympic snowsport athletes. Our athletes are available to ski with individuals, families and groups for exclusive half- and full-day memorable adventures at Deer Valley Resort. The Ski With A Champion experience includes access to the ski school lane at all chairlifts. The experience is not a lesson. Participants must be at least 7 years of age; children 12 and under are required to be accompanied by an adult. For more details and pricing visit, deervalley.com 

56 Responses

  1. Mitch Cumstein says:

    I’m already on the notification list but wanted to see if you have an update on when the reservation system will open. I’m not comfortable booking my airfare and lodging until I know I can reserve lift tickets for the days I would ski during my trip. Thanks.

  2. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Mitch,

    Ikon Pass holders who make reservations before midnight the day prior to skiing at Deer Valley will be guaranteed lift tickets. We anticipate the reservations website to be online in the next few weeks. We have confirmed you are on the list and will get a notification as soon as it is live. Let us know if we can help with anything else.

  3. Deer Valley says:

    Hello Rodolfo,

    We have added you to the list. We anticipate the website being online soon. We look forward to seeing you at Deer Valley. Let us know if we can help with anything else.

  4. Deer Valley says:

    Hello Jean-Pierre,

    Thank you for reaching out. We have added you to the list. You will get an email as soon as the website is online. Travel safe and let us know if we can help with anything else.

  5. Marijana Matura says:

    Please add me to the list so I know when the website is live.

  6. Deer Valley says:

    Thanks for reaching out. We have added you to the list.

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