Deer Valley Resort announces its summer offerings available for guests seeking an invigorating summer getaway. From extensive investments to the resort’s mountain biking trail system and vitalizing hikes among the aspens to fine dining and renowned open-air evening concerts, Deer Valley delivers mountain fun all summer long. The resort’s daily summer operations begin June 17 and run through September 5, 2016; then weekends only through September 18, weather and conditions permitting.
“Summers at Deer Valley are all about creating memories,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort, “Whether it’s heart-pumping mountain biking, exquisite dining, acclaimed concerts and opportunities aimed to connect with nature and rejuvenate the senses in mild mountain temperatures.”
Last summer, Deer Valley Resort embarked on its largest-ever summer investment to modernize and update its existing mountain biking/hiking trail inventory. That effort delivered the highly successful intermediate “flow” trail, Tidal Wave. Continuing this summer, the resort is building a new beginner “flow” trail, Holy Roller, to offer an even greater mountain biking experience for all abilities and families. Additionally, the start of the IMBA Epic Mid-Mountain Trail is near the base of Deer Valley’s Sterling Express Chairlift and next to Silver Lake Lodge. Deer Valley has three lifts to access more than 8,100 feet of elevation and an extensive trail network. With hiking trails, cross-country trails and technical downhill trails, Deer Valley is the original web of diverse single track in Park City. The resort’s website provides detailed information on mountain biking and hiking/scenic ride lift ticket rates, as well as information on bike rentals, clinics and tours. Summer chairlifts operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (conditions permitting) and ample free parking is available at Snow Park Lodge.
Summer in the mountains wouldn’t be what it is without a spectacular lineup of renowned singers, songwriters and musicians filling the night sky at Deer Valley’s famed Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets are on sale now for a full calendar of shows performed multiple times a week that make up the resort’s annual summer concert series. The 2016 series consists of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Deer Valley® Music Festival, the Park City Institute’s St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Outdoor Concert Series, Mountain Town Music’s Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series, and select performances presented by presented by The State Room. Summer acts to date include Jewel, Chris Botti with Lucia Micarelli, Broadway’s Doug Labrecque, Matthew Morrison, Trace Adkins, the B-52s and many more. To complement any evening concert, Deer Valley featuresGourmet Picnic Baskets or Bags filled with delicious epicurean items from Deer Valley’s kitchens, with options for children, single bags and gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian meals.
Summer getaways are made more affordable with Deer Valley Resort’s offering of summer lodging packages. Available offerings include mountain activities packages, concert packages and Kimball Arts Festival and Savor the Summit rates, plus more. Guests booking summer vacations through Deer Valley Resort Lodging and Reservations have access to the largest selection of accommodations in the Deer Valley Resort area and the resort’s guest services is consistently rated #1 by readers of SKI Magazine. Deer Valley’s expert Vacation Planners are available to help guests book and plan outings and adventures tailored to their individual needs.
For refueling from summertime activities, Deer Valley offers four delicious dining options. Guests and visitors looking to grab a quick bite, the Silver Lake Snack Shack offers wrap sandwiches, picnic snacks, beverages, beer, desserts and ice cream sandwiches. The shack is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 17 through September 5, 2016, then weekends through September 18.
Royal Street Café, offering scenic deck dining, is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 17 through September 5, 2016, then weekends through September. 18. Royal Street features gourmet salads, burgers, panini, signature cocktails, beer and wine and is located mid-mountain at Silver Lake Lodge adjacent to Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Express chairlift.
Deer Valley Grocery~Café serves fresh roasted coffee and espresso drinks, soups, chilies, stews, salads made with local seasonal ingredients, panini, creative appetizer and entrée specials, freshly baked breads, desserts, cakes and other items. A selection of gourmet grocery items, house prepared take-away entrées and pizzas, as well as wine, beer and liquor are available for purchase. Guests can enjoy the view and mountain air while dining lakeside on the outdoor deck, complete with comfortable deck seating, Cornhole games and fishing rods. Deer Valley Grocery~Café is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 17 through September 5, 2016, and is located in the Deer Valley Plaza building in the Snow Park area at 1375 Deer Valley Drive. After September 5, the café will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Brass Tag restaurant and bar, located in the Lodges at Deer Valley, is open year round from 4 to 10 pm daily and serves their full dinner menu from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The menu features Deer Valley-inspired brick oven cuisine including fresh seafood skillets, seared meats, oven roasted fresh fish, locally sourced produce, seasonal flatbreads and specialty sides. A full bar, beer and wine are also available.
For Deer Valley’s younger guests, ranging in age from 2 months to 12 years, the resort’s Summer Adventure Camp offers creative and challenging activities that ensure campers have fun while learning and connecting with nature. Surrounded by incredible mountains with hiking trails, hillside playgrounds and duck ponds, this state-licensed center provides a separate ‘home base’ for each age group. The center has built-in nooks for entertainment and performances, a bouldering rock climbing wall and a full supply of craft projects, games, puzzles, videos and books to complement outdoor play. Deer Valley’s Summer Adventure Camp is based out of the Children’s Center at Snow Park Lodge and runs Monday through Friday, June 6 through August 23, 2016 (no camp held Monday, July 4).
Park City’s surrounding area provides a wide variety of activities, such as golf, river tubing and rafting, boating, horseback riding, ATV adventures, shopping, dining, theaters and historical museums and tours. Deer Valley’s convenient location, just 36 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, affords guests more time to enjoy their alpine retreat. Guests leaving either coast in the morning can be settled at the resort by early afternoon, ready for outdoor play or comfortable relaxation.
For more information on Deer Valley’s 2016 summer operations, please visit deervalley.com