It is hard to believe that our 30th winter season has just come to a close. Thank you to everyone who visited this year!
Deer Valley Ski Patrol on Closing Day (photo: Matt DeWaard)
If you made it up here over closing weekend, you know that the snow conditions actutally felt like mid- January. The season ended with back-to-back powder days!
Our summer season of lift-served hiking, biking and scenic rides is scheduled to begin on June 17 (conditions permitting). We will keep you updated on summer operations as there is still A LOT of snow that needs to melt. The resort closed on Sunday, April 10 with an impressive snow base depth of 132 inches!
In the meantime, you can still enjoy some of your favorite Deer Valley foods. Deer Valley Grocery~Cafe is staying open year-round and will continue to offer a changing daily selection of freshly-made on-site and to-go items throughout the spring and summer. Hours will be expanded to 8:30 p.m. to include dinner service during Deer Valley’s summer season. Deer Valley Grocery~Cafe has a beautiful deck overlooking the Deer Valley duck ponds and will continue deck service throughout the spring and summer as weather allows.
With summer now in full swing in the mountains, you don’t want to miss seeing the wild flowers at Deer Valley. They are amazing this year and the colors are incredible. I am always up for a hike to check them out but the mountain biking trails are looking tempting these days.
I finally have my first concert, Wynonna, on the calendar for next Tuesday. Wynonna is coming as part of our Big Start Bright Nights series and it should be a great evening. I have already ordered my Deer Valley Gourmet Picnic Basket and can not wait to brag about it in my next post.
Don’t forget about our free Wednesday night concert series which start at 6 p.m. at the Snow Park Amphitheater. We have Wisebird, Shaky Trade and my personal favorite Bryon Friedman coming up. My family and I always pack a picnic but I was to lazy last night so we will be off to the concession stand. I am looking forward to the chicken ceasar salad and an ice cream sandwich for dessert.
For those of you wanting to come up for a long weekend make sure to check out our website deervalley.com. We have some great summer packages and some even some specifically for the different concert series.
With the long cold spring almost in the foreground, I think that summer is finally in the air. The snow has almost melted, leaves are coming out and the wild flowers are blooming, you have to love summertime in the mountains. Deer Valley is just a few days away from kicking off its summer activities on Friday, June 18.
My favorite part about summer is literally all of the music in the air. June 23, starts our free concerts on Wednesday nights which are great for the whole family. My husband and I love to bring our daughter up to have a nice picnic and enjoy the music. Then every Friday and Saturday evening through the summer the Utah Symphony plays in our outdoor amphitheater. Other concerts I know I won’t be missing this summer are Earth, Wind and Fire presented by Big Stars Bright Nights on August 20 or B.B. King Blues Festival on August 24. But the list of performances goes on and on.
I am also looking forward to Royal Street Café opening for lunch on the deck. I love to take in the whole experience by riding up the Silver Lake Express chairlift for a leisurely lunch. Then once I am there just sitting back to enjoy a blueberry mojito, the tuna tartare with the arugula truffle oil lemon salad and finishing it off with a piece of the frozen lemon meringue pie on a beautiful summer day.
One nice thing about Deer Valley and the Park City area is all of the hiking and biking trails. I love to hike, not so much bike, so hiking is something that I do year round but only get to enjoy Deer Valley trails during the summer. My favorite hike at Deer Valley is leaving from the Snow Park area and taking the Tour de Homes trail up to Silver Lake. There is nothing better than being outside taking in that deep breath of mountain air!
I hate to see winter leave but I have to say I am really looking forward to the lazy days of summer!