Three Deer Valley Resort Restaurants Earn 2016 Wine Spectator Award

Three of Deer Valley Resort’s renowned evening restaurants; Fireside Dining, Seafood Buffet and The Mariposa, have been honored for their outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. These restaurants are recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

“On behalf of Wine Spectator, I’m thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.

“To have three of our restaurants recognized this year is a huge achievement and we couldn’t be more proud of the experience we are able to offer in each establishment,” said Deer Valley Director of Food and Beverage, Jodie Rogers. “We have an incredibly dedicated staff and it is evident when receiving honors like these.”

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,414; 1,093; and 88 winners this year in each respective category.

Fireside Dining, Seafood Buffet and The Mariposa won the Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

Receiving this distinction for the second consecutive year, Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge features four courses served from our stone fireplaces. Enjoy warm Swiss raclette cheese, cured meats, salads, specialty entrees, hearty sides, fire-roasted leg of lamb, fresh baked breads and dessert fondues. A full bar is available, as well as specially selected wines and imported beer to complement our cuisine.

Deer Valley Fireside Dining Cheese

Winning the award for the first time is Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet. The extravagant spread is located in the Snow Park Lodge during the winter season and offers a vast array of fresh seafood including poke, chilled shellfish, hot seafood appetizers and entrées, roast duck, prime rib, vegetable specialties and fabulous desserts. Fine wines, beer and cocktails are available.

Deer Valley Resort Seafood Buffet

The Mariposa has earned the Award of Excellence for six consecutive years and features an intimate setting with crackling fireplaces that sets the mood for an elegant dinner at Deer Valley’s premier evening restaurant. Savor a variety of dishes and explore the world of flavors from our small plates menu. Each item is a tasting size portion, inviting guests to comfortably enjoy multiple selections.


The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands July 19, and online at the newly minted, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the new Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation by using #WSRestaurantAward.

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SCOTT Twilight Ride Series Launches July 26, 2016

Deer Valley Resort is teaming up with SCOTT Sports for a new Twilight Ride Series held from 4 to 7 p.m. over four Tuesdays; July 26, August 2, 16 and 23, 2016. The series will offer extended lift hours on the Silver Lake Express and Sterling Express chairlifts. Day-of ticket sales start at 4 p.m. for $17. Gold tickets purchased the morning of an event are good until 7 p.m.


“SCOTT Sports has a long-standing history of being an industry leader in producing state-of-the-art bicycles and biking equipment,” said Steve Graff, Ski/Bike Patrol Manager of Deer Valley Resort. “We are excited to partner with them for this Twilight Ride Series and bring their products to our extensive summer trail system.”

SCOTT Sports sponsored athletes will be in attendance to participate in rides during the series and exclusive contests for product giveaways will take place on both Deer Valley’s and SCOTT’s social channels.

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All summer Deer Valley services at both Snow Park and Silver Lake will remain during the SCOTT Twilight Ride Series. The Rental Shop will offer bike rentals for $21 for junior bikes and $39 for adult bikes. Private biking lessonswill be available, if reserved in advance. Etc. at Snow Park and Signatures at Silver Lake will be open until 7 p.m., as will the Snack Shack which will serve its full menu.

To follow resort happenings on social media, search #deervalleymoment.

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