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 October.

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 the top of Bald Eagle Mountain, and are available to skiers of intermediate and expert abilities.


Expert tours meet at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the top of Carpenter Express chairlift.

Intermediate tours meet at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the top of Carpenter Express chairlift.

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

Make sure to try the famous Deer Valley Turkey Chili, 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 

107 Responses

  1. Laurel Broadhurst says:

    Can you please add me to your list to let me know when reservations will be able to be made for IKON pass holders. We too don’t want to make lodging reservations until we know the group of 7 of us will be able to ski the 28th of December through the 4th of January. I have visited this site several times and keep hoping the system will be up in October.

  2. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Laurel,

    We have added you to the list. We hope to have the site online soon. As long as guests make a reservation before midnight the day before skiing, Ikon Pass holders will be guaranteed access. We suggest making Lodging and Restaurant reservations as soon as possible for the holiday periods which can sell out during those times. You can make reservations and get more information at https://www.deervalley.com. Please let us know if we can help with anything else.

  3. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Carin,

    Thanks for reaching out. We have added you to the list and will reach out to help answer your change/cancelation policy question to the email you have listed in the comment.

  4. Mark says:

    Please add me to the list…thanks.

  5. Natali Solomon says:

    I too have been waiting to make a reservation for my family. Feeling a tad nervous because we already booked flights and accommodations. Can you please add me to the list for Jan. 1st-4th?

  6. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Natali,

    Thanks for reaching out. As long as you make your reservation before midnight the day before your ski day you will be guaranteed a lift ticket. We have added you to the list. The site should be online soon. Please let us know if we can help with anything else. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes to start the new year.

  7. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Mark,

    We have added you to the list. Let us know if we can help with anything else.

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