Deer Valley Resort is one of seven ski areas in the Wasatch Range and among 14 in the state of Utah that are touted for having The Greatest Snow on Earth®! What about Deer Valley Resort makes it so different, luring more than 60 percent of its guests back, year after year? Simply put, it’s due to its customer-centric focus. Here are eight ways that you can experience the Deer Valley Difference during your visit.
1. Complimentary Mountain Host Tours
Deer Valley® wants you to have a ski experience unlike any other. Expert and intermediate skiers can take part in one of Deer Valley’s complimentary Mountain Host tours dedicated to informing you of the resort’s history and revealing some secret powder stashes. Or if you really want to spice things up, check out Deer Valley’s Ski With A Champion Program—opportunities to ski alongside Olympic skiers don’t come around often, but this program offers just that. How will you create your Deer Valley Moment?
2. Ski Valet
Let’s be honest: One of the biggest hassles of skiing is dealing with the equipment. The ski valet service provided by Deer Valley helps to make this process easier. Upon your arrival and departure to Snow Park Lodge, there will be someone to help with the unloading and loading of your equipment. Skis and poles will be placed aside while you park and you can grab everything when you’re ready to hop on the lift. Heading in for lunch? Resort employees will be there to take your skis off your hands, so you can focus on the important things, like eating.
3. Complimentary Ski Storage
Each base area at Deer Valley (Jordanelle, Snow Park and Silver Lake) has a secure area dedicated to overnight ski storage, so you no longer need to deal with schlepping your equipment to and fro. You can drop your skis off anytime before 5 p.m. and pick them up as early as 8 a.m. the next day—there’s no need to worry about missing out on any fresh powder. Empire Canyon Lodge offers complimentary daytime ski storage as well.
4. Limited Lift Ticket Sales
Deer Valley knows that crowded slopes aren’t fun for anyone. The number of lift tickets sold are restricted daily. Depending on weather, number of lifts open, and lodge capacity, ticket sales may fluctuate. But rest assured, you won’t be waiting in long lift lines nor fighting for space on the slopes during your visit.
5. DV Text
Deer Valley recently launched a first of its kind program called DV Text. Simply text any question concerning your Deer Valley visit to 435-538-2900 and a real live human being will get back to you promptly. No need for phone calls while you’re at dinner or dealing with slow Internet speeds to look up an answer to your pressing questions. You can request anything from the snow report to a shuttle pickup and can even ask for dinner reservations.
6. Friendly Faces
You’ll find that Deer Valley’s staff are more friendly and helpful than anywhere else. In large part, this is due to its three-circle model of care: taking care of guests, taking care of the resort, and taking care of each other. It’s this final step that allows staff to refill their tanks so that they can deliver quality service day-in and day-out. It’s no wonder that Deer Valley is consistently ranked number one in guest service by the readers of SKI Magazine.
7. Free Shuttles
Dread the ski boot shuffle after a long day on the hill—that awkward stumble from the base lodge to your vehicle? Deer Valley does too. That’s why they offer a shuttle service from the main base areas to your car. You’ll find pick-ups from Snow Park Lodge and from the Jordanelle Express Gondola base, set up exclusively to transport you to and from your vehicle, so you can save your legs for skiing.
8. Gourmet Food
The food at Deer Valley is some of the best in the country. And it’s not just good for "resort food," it’s simply great food. You’ll find several restaurants nestled in the resort, like the Royal Street Café or Mariposa at Silver Lake or The Brass Tag (for après-ski and dinner), but even the lodge food options are delectable. For a unique choice, try Bald Mountain Pho in the Bald Mountain Room of Silver Lake Lodge.
Deer Valley takes pride in knowing that on vacation you will create memories to last a lifetime. Its focus expands well beyond the skiing to ensure that every moment spent at Deer Valley Resort is one to cherish. Come and see the difference for yourself.
Originally written by RootsRated for Deer Valley.
Featured image provided by Deer Valley Resort