Tag Archives: Skiing

How to Prepare for Powder

The snow has started falling and we’re gearing up for lots of powder days during the 2016-2017 ski season here at Deer Valley Resort. Ski School Training Manager, Derek Althof, would like to offer a few tips on how to ski powder better during your next ski vacation. There are two types of skiers when

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Create your #DeerValleyMoment

It’s time to start making memories. From this point on, your experience will be just that: your unique experience. At Deer Valley, we believe that a vacation is far more than a ski trip. It’s an opportunity to create moments – recollections that live on long after the plane touches down at your home airport.

Letters from Melissa: Steeps and Stashes

Your three-day expert instruction was exactly what I expected and more. As I entered my 50s last fall, I made a commitment to live life testing my abilities and accepting new challenges. Deer Valley’s three-day program for advanced and expert skiers, with you as our formidable instructor, definitely tested our group’s abilities, extending us beyond our comfort zones. Although I have been skiing for over 40 years and used to race and teach, last season was the first winter I have been able to work on my confidence in the trees, in moguls and on steep terrain. It was so fun to look down on the far western black diamonds and now green slopes where we had skied with you.

On the very first day, our group met at the base of Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge at 8:30 a.m. for introductions, and then we were off for a couple of warm-up runs and our two groups were divided. I soon learned I would be joining your group with another woman from Pasadena and a father-son from Park City. The small group size was just about right, though I know you could handle more skiers. Right from the start you let us know that safety was your number one priority and you would be challenging us as you raised the bar little by little.

Ski School Reservations Now Open

It is never too early to start planning your next ski vacation at Deer Valley Resort! Reservations can be made beginning on Monday, July 11 for ski lessons, equipment rentals, specialty clinics and childcare for the winter season.  Online lift ticket sales also are now available. On Tuesday, September 6, reservations for private lessons for

Deer Valley Resort Offers Exclusive Benefits for Season Pass Holders

Deer Valley Resort is providing an enticing lineup of value-added benefits for 2016-2017 season pass holders. Season passes at the United States’ Best Ski Resort are on sale now, with the best pricing options available for purchase before October 31, 2016. Various season pass options and pricing information is available at deervalley.com. 2016-2017 Season Pass

Deer Valley Resort will invest $7.5 million in improvements

Deer Valley Resort will invest $7.5 million in the following improvements for the 2016-2017 season. Mountain biking trail improvements including a new beginner-level flow trail called “Holy Roller” on Bald Mountain designed by Gravity Logic Royal Street Café text service for restaurant seating Updating the resort’s entire Cadillac vehicle fleet New concession stand in the Snow Park

Serendipity: My 2015-16 #DeerValleyMoment

Kevin in Perseverance Bowl The best kinds of days sneak up on you, just like the best kinds of moments do. During the ski season it’s usually some unplanned, mid-week perfect snow day. And because I am a “ski bum with health insurance (read: found a fulltime, year-round job at Deer Valley)” I can answer the mountains’

The Skier-Car Comparison

Like automobiles, skiers are objects in motion as soon as they are launched on snow. If you accept that premise and look strictly at the bio-mechanical features of both, you might be interested in discovering how they compare. The engine might be the first element that comes to mind. We all know what’s under the

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