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.

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 

26 Responses

  1. David Deioma says:

    Have brunch at Stein’s and give a prost! to him…

  2. kathlee yeargin says:

    How do I make reservations on line?

  3. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Kathlee, you can make a reservation at https://ikonres.deervalley.com/

  4. Bob says:

    Ikon res system not working! This is a hassle compared to other resorts.

  5. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Bob, Apologies about the site, we are experiencing a small issue this week with some passes. Please contact traci@deervalley.com and she will get you all set up.

  6. Nader says:

    What is the ikon pass discount and what restaurants honor it?

  7. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Nader, Ikon Pass holders receive a 15% discount when visiting any of Deer Valley’s owned and operated restaurants or retail shops. You can find a full list of Deer Valley owned and operated restaurants here: http://www.deervalley.com/Dining/WhereToEat Please let us know if we can help with anything else. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes soon.

  8. John says:

    Is there any ikon discount for child care?

  9. Deer Valley says:

    Hi John,

    Deer Valley does not offer a childcare discount for Ikon Pass holders. When visiting any of Deer Valley Resort’s owned and operated restaurants or retail shops, Ikon Pass holders will enjoy a 15% discount year-round. The dining discount is valid for their entire party and limited to one payment transaction. Retail discounts are valid only for Pass holder purchases.

  10. Matt says:

    If I make a reservation for 3 days am I precluded from using my Ikon pass on one of those days at another Ikon resort?

  11. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Matt, You will be able to use your pass at another resort even if you have a reservation here. However a few things to note: Deer Valley Resort reserves the right to decrement pass holders for a day of skiing for reservations made but not used. They are only guaranteed until 10 a.m. of the day of your reservation. You have until midnight the day prior to make your reservation.
    Hope you have a great visit!

  12. Cat says:

    Can I use my 2019/2020 Ikon Pass at Deer Valley the weekend of April 5, 2019?

  13. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Cat,

    The 2019/2020 Ikon Pass is not valid during the 2018/2019 ski season at Deer Valley.

  14. Matt Baker says:

    Can I use my Ikon base pass to access the lifts during the summer for mt. biking?

  15. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Matt,

    2019/2020 Ikon Pass holders will get 1 scenic ride pass per day at Deer Valley. You will be able to upgrade this pass to a mountain bike pass for an additional charge. We are working with our team to set pricing on that fee. We will let you know as soon as it is finalized.

  16. Kyle says:

    How close are you to figuring out what the upcharge fee will be for mountain biking if you have a 2019/2020 Ikon Pass?

  17. Hadley Allen says:

    Hi – Do children with an Ikon season pass receive any discounts if enrolled in ski school – Reindeer Club?

  18. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Kyle,

    We have sent you an email to the address you listed in your profile.

  19. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Hadley,

    Children with an Ikon Pass do get discounts on Skier Service products that include a lift ticket. We are still finalizing 2019/2020 pass products. We should have final pricing in mid-June. You can also get more information by contacting Skiers Services directly at: 888-754-8477 | 435-645-6648 skierservices@deervalley.com 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily. Let us know if we can help wit anything else.

  20. Steven Connor says:

    I’m on the fence on purchasing an ikon pass for the family. I too would really like to know what the upcharge to MTB this summer at Dear Valley will be for an IKON pass holder. Thank you.

  21. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Steven,

    Thanks for reaching out. Guests will receive a $12 per day discount on Mountian Bike day passes. You can find a full list of pricing here: http://www.deervalley.com/WhatToDo/Summer/MountainBiking Please let us know if we can help with anything else. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

  22. Michael says:

    My girlfriend and I plan to purchase a 2019/2020 IKON pass and my family comes and skis for 3 days after Christmas/New Years.

    Will I be able to reserve 10 tickets for my family over these days and receive the 25% discount on their tickets by using the online reservation system when it becomes available? We would just reserve the dates for the IKON pass holders and then I assume also be able to reserve for and pay for the family’s tickets there? Thanks!

  23. Michael says:

    Also does the 15% discount with the IKON pass include ski rental shops owned by Deer Valley? Could I pay to rent skis for another person who doesn’t have an IKON pass if they are present with me (another family member) and I book it online? How will it know online that I am on IKON pass holder?

  24. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Michael,

    We have sent you an email to the email you listed so we can get into specific details on your question.

  25. Jenn Jaroch says:

    When can I make lift ticket reservations with our IKON passes for the 2019/2020 season?

  26. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Jenn,

    Thanks for reaching out. Ikon Pass holders should be able to make reservations in mid-August for the 2019/2020 ski season at Deer Valley. We have added your name to a list and will send you an email as soon as the reservation system is up. Let us know if we can help with anything else. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this ski season.

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