Spring Break at Deer Valley Resort

Spring weather and bluebird days in the mountains bring exceptional values at Deer Valley Resort. During the coming months, guests can experience Deer Valley’s award-winning accommodations at a fraction of its winter rates. Spring break holidays provide families an ideal time to experience a getaway tailor-made for all ages, from Deer Valley’s lodging specials and packages that offer great savings to the new Steeps & Stashes specialty clinic for adults.

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New this year, is “Steeps and Stashes,” an adult co-ed specialty clinic for strong intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. The two-day clinic takes skiers to Deer Valley’s lesser known off-trail terrain, where guests will push their limits and test their stamina. Deer Valley’s professional ski instructors help guests improve their skills, while creating lasting, memorable experiences. Included in the program is an opportunity to try a variety of skis from the resort’s Rental Shop (a Rossignol Experience Center) and a closing reception.

Family Value Package

Kids ski FREE and save 20% on lodging, lift tickets and kids’ ski rentals. With family-friendly amenities, including an outdoor pool and hot tub, free hot breakfast buffet, onsite Deer Valley Rental Shop and complimentary in-town shuttle all within close proximity to Snow Park Lodge and ski school, Lodges at Deer Valley and Silver Baron Lodge are the perfect choice for families vacationing at Deer Valley Resort. Package is valid March 30-April 6, 2014. Receive up to two complimentary child lift tickets per day and two Deer Valley ski rental discount vouchers for children 12 and under. The purchase of four adult lift tickets is required.

Late Season Package

Experience Deer Valley Resort during the late winter season period and receive 25% savings on lodging and lift tickets at a wide range of accommodations managed by Deer Valley. Package is valid March 30-April 6, 2014. A minimum of four lift tickets total must be purchased with this package. Minimum night stay is required and varies by property.

Spring Ski and Stay Package

Save 15% on lodging and lift tickets when you book your Deer Valley Resort spring ski vacation. Package is validFebruary 23-March 8, and March 23-29, 2014. A minimum of four lift tickets total must be purchased with this package. Minimum night stay is required and varies by property. This package is not offered at Black Diamond Lodge.

Spring Lodging at Summer Rates
Enjoy spring skiing at Deer Valley Resort with summer lodging rates starting at $165 per night for a hotel room at Lodges at Deer Valley and 25% off lift tickets. Valid from April 6-13, 2014. Minimum night stay is required and varies by property.
 
Stay Longer, Save More

Receive free nights lodging the longer you stay at Deer Valley Resort. Purchase six nights and receive one additional night free, purchase eight through 10 nights and receive two additional nights free, purchase 11 through 13 nights and receive three additional nights free, stay 14 nights or more and receive four additional nights free. The ‘stay six nights and receive one night free’ option is not valid March 7-22, 2014.

The following apply to all packages: At time of booking, offers are based on availability at select properties, on new reservations only and packages cannot be combined; tax and service fees not included. Purchase of daily adult lift tickets is, at times, required to obtain lodging discounts; end dates are checkout dates.

Please speak with a Vacation Planner to clarify all package details. Visit deervalley.com for additional packages or promotions.Guests can visit deervalley.com or inquire with one of the resort’s Vacation Planners at 800-558-3337 or 435-645-6528 for further package details. For a complete list of Deer Valley Resort’s 2014 spring packages, rates and restrictions, please view Deer Valley Resort Lodging & Reservations on our website.

Who Has a Gingerbread Doghouse?

What makes the holidays special to young and old alike?  Well, I have a theory – it’s the delight of the surprise.  When you open up an unexpected gift, your eyes open wide, a quick smile comes to your face and you lose your breath for a second.  The really cool thing about it is the gift giver experiences the same physical reaction as the gift receiver!

One winter when I was a young girl, my brother and I spoiled our Christmas. You see we searched until we found my parent’s special hiding place and we saw our unwrapped gifts!  At the time, it was a thrill to seek out and find something we weren’t supposed to see.  We kept it our little secret.  Then on Christmas morning when we opened the packages, the whole thing fell flat. Knowing what was inside took away the delight and it just wasn’t the same. My brother and I never spoke about it but we never tried to find presents again.

When I went to see the life sized gingerbread house adorning the lobby of the Montage Resort at Deer Valley, I expected it to be wonderful.  A 12 foot high gingerbread house was sure to be impressive!  I’d heard the resort’s award winning Executive Pastry Chef, Raymond Lammers and his team spent two months building it – so I knew it was going to be really special.

House

It is spectacular!  The house is tiled with over 11,000 gingerbread cookies (2,000 roof tiles, 8,000 small tiles and 1,000 white gingerbread tiles) and completed with:

1 ½ pounds of nutmeg

135 pounds of butter

165 pounds of sugar

170 pounds of molasses

85 pounds of corn syrup

540 eggs AND 110 pounds of special sugar were used for the 26 sugar candies and the 6 window panes.

But there is more!  The delight came when while I was looking up at the gingerbread house, a furry friend nudged me.  Jonas, the Bernese Mountain Dog Ambassador at the Montage was visiting his very own gingerbread doghouse.  Let me ask you this.  Who has a gingerbread doghouse?  Well, Jonas and his fellow ambassador, Monty both do. These 3 ft. wide and 4 ft. deep gingerbread doghouses sit on either side of the life sized gingerbread house.

House 2

When I saw them, I had the same physical reaction as if I was opening that unexpected gift. Everyone around me had it too. I watched teenagers elbowing each other and saying, “Look at the doghouses!”  Jonas lapped it all up oblivious to the doghouse as he focused on making sure each one of the guests had a chance to pet him and give him a nice big hug.

Don’t spoil the surprise when you bring your family to visit the gingerbread house at Montage Resort – keep the gingerbread doghouses under wraps!  That way you can watch their reactions as their eyes go from the tall roof line of the gingerbread house, to the six foot tall candy canes on either side of the front door, and finally to the doghouses with the names “Jonas” and “Monty” written in icing on the top.

House 3

 

Fall/Winter Lodging Packages

Now that the leaves are changing color and we know that snow if just around the corner I hope everyone is thinking winter.  One of my favorite things to look forward to on those blistery days if I am not on the slopes is having a glass of wine in front of the fire.  I had the pleasure of staying at one of our properties this summer called The Lodges with my family.  Since then I keep thinking how I should book us a room during the winter so we can either hit the slopes or cozy in to one of their beautiful units.

Weather you are thinking of coming out on a girl’s weekend, all the boys or with the family, Deer Valley has some great lodging deals.  They are so good that I am encouraging all of my friends to come out and they don’t have to stay at my house.  So I am encouraging anyone looking to come out this winter to check out the specials.  I have listed them below but you can always check out our website!

 Maximum Value Package

Get one night free along with one free day of skiing. To qualify, purchase our special three-night lodging/three-day lift pass package and you’ll get one night’s lodging and ski for a fourth day absolutely free. Offer valid December 4 – 17, 2010 and March 27 – April 10, 2011.

 Exceptional Value Package

Save 25% on lodging and Deer Valley Resort lift tickets at a wide range of accommodations! Package includes lodging at participating properties and daily lift tickets for each adult in your party.  Offer is valid resort opening December 4 – 17, 2010; January 3 – 13, 2011; January19 – February 9, 2011; March 27 – April 10, 2011 (resort closing). Package is also available february 27 – March 05, 2011 at a 15% discount.  (Children’s two-day or longer lift tickets are also available for purchase at a discount).

 The Lodges at Deer Valley Exceptional Family Package

Kids ski free and save 25% on ski rentals! With family friendly amenities including an outdoor pool and hot tub, free continental breakfast, on-site Deer Valley ski rental shop, comfortable and cozy rooms and complimentary in-town shuttle.  The Lodges, located in close proximity to Snow Park Lodge and ski school, is the perfect choice for families vacationing at Deer Valley Resort. Offer is valid resort opening: 12/4 – 17/10; 1/3 – 13/11; 1/19–2/9/11; 3/27 – 4/10/11, resort closing.
Receive up to two complimentary lift tickets for children 12 and under with the purchase of two adult lift tickets.  Receive up to two ski rental vouchers valid at any Deer Valley owned and operated rental shop valid for children 12 and under. Based on availability and not valid with any other offer. Minimum three nights lodging is required.

Pre-Holiday Special!

$99-175 a night*
Save 25% on lodging at select properties Resort managed properties for stays between December 8 – 25, 2010.

Sundance Film Festival Special!

Buy 3, Get the 4th Night Free
Buy three nights, get the fourth free at select resort managed properties during the Sundance Film Festival, January 19 – 31, 2011.

January Events

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starting to wrap up I am looking forward to the year a head.  January is going to be another busy month at the resort with the Freestyle World Cup, Freestyle Olympic Team Announcement and Sundance all taking place. 

Deer Valley Resort’s FIS Freestyle World Cup is coming up January 14 – 16, 2010.  Three days of competition and festivities will begin with the first of two mogul competitions taking place on Deer Valley’s Champion ski run on Thursday, January 14, 2010, beginning at 1:15 p.m. Thursday evening, there will be an evening celebration on Park City’s historic Main Street (near the Town Lift) from 7 – 9 p.m. featuring The Bravery and a fireworks display. The aerial competition will take place on Friday, January 15 under the lights on Deer Valley’s White Owl ski run, beginning at 8 p.m. The second mogul competition will take place Saturday night under the lights on Champion and will also begin at 8 p.m. As always, Deer Valley will host fireworks after its evening events on Friday and Saturday. General admission to all events is free. 

062 World Cup

  Official naming of the 2010 Freestyle Olympic Team will be announced at Deer Valley Resort Tuesday, January 26, at noon MST. Deer Valley, site of the 2002 freestyle and alpine Olympic venues, will host the announcement and send members off to Vancouver, Canada in “Deer Valley style” to represent the United States and bring home Olympic hardware. While freestyle athletes have been steadily working on qualifying for the 2010 Olympics, the selection period will close Sunday, January 24 and the official members are to be announced with several on-site for the official presentation, as well as greet and sign autographs for Deer Valley guests.

 Last but not least we have the Sundance Film Festival!  Sundance is the last two weeks of January and is a great time to hit the slopes.  This year Deer Valley is offering a package during the festival so if you have not made your reservations check out this deal…. Exceptional Value Package: Save 25% on select lodging and Deer Valley Resort lift tickets at a wide range of accommodations! Package includes lodging and daily lift tickets for each adult in your party. Offer is valid January 3 to 14, 2010; January 17 to February 9, 2010; March 22 to April 12, 2010. Children’s two-day or longer lift tickets also available for purchase at a discount. Please ask one of our Vacation Planners for details.

 So there is no excuse for us not to see you in January!

Off Hill Update

I hate to admit it but I still have not been out on the slopes.  With the cold temperatures (that were great for snowmaking) that mother nature brought our way last week I decided to take everyone else’s word that the skiing was good. But we have finally been blessed with a good storm so now I am itching to get out!

 Since, I have been hiding in the lodge I have had the opportunity to take advantage of our award wining dining. I have hit the natural buffet at Snow Park for lunch and love that they now offer grilled chicken as an option for your salad.  I also love the roasted veggie and mozzarella plate but nothing beats the Deer Valley Turkey Chili; a Deer Valley staple. I have to have the famous Turkey Chili a couple times a year.  I also got the privilege to check out The Mariposa menu.  If you have not been to The Mariposa I would HIGHLY recommend it.  There is so much to love on that menu I don’t even know where to begin.  The new crab casa appetizer and caprese salad are decedent.  My personal favorite is the sea scallops for the entrée but if you are not into seafood the bison is unbelievable…I think that I dream about them at night!

The Mariposa- Crab Casa Appetizer
The Mariposa- Crab Casa Appetizer

 

 Now that I am full from just thinking about all of the food, I don’t want to forget to mention some great events coming up.  On December 24, Santa will be at the Snow Park Lodge getting the little one’s last minute gift requests (so don’t forget to be good)!  On December 30 at 6 p.m. on the plaza at Snow Park you can watch our annual Torch Light Parade.  We will be passing out complimentary cookies and hot chocolate for guests.

Santa's visit to Deer Valley in December 2008

Santa's visit to Deer Valley in December 2008

 Those of you who are interested in coming out during Sundance, we have extended our EVP package through the beginning of February.  The EVP package saves up to 25% on your lodging and lift tickets. For more information check out our website deervalley.com.  If you have not been out during Sundance, it is always a great time to ski as most guests are in town to attend films.  Then at night you can check out a movie or just try to catch a glimpse of a celebrity on Main Street.

 Wish me luck on getting some turns in this week!

The Lodges at Deer Valley

The Lodges at Deer Valley