Deer Valley Resort to be Acquired by Newly Formed Resort Company and Joined with Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts, and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

New Company’s portfolio increases from 12 four-season mountain resorts to 13
with the addition of iconic Utah resort

The newly formed entity controlled by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC and Henry Crown and Company that in July joined Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., Mammoth Resorts and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings today announced, with Deer Valley Resort, that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the newly formed entity to acquire Deer Valley Resort.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and is anticipated to close prior to the upcoming 2017-18 ski season.

“Deer Valley Resort is one of the preeminent mountain resorts in the world and is a tremendous addition to our existing portfolio.  Prior to this acquisition, we were able to offer our guests exceptional experiences throughout most of North America’s major ski regions, but we did not have a resort in Utah, a state that is renowned for great skiing and mountain town life.  Park City and Salt Lake skiers have always known that powder, blue skies, a huge variety of terrain, and exemplary guest service have always set Deer Valley Resort apart,” said David Perry, president and chief operating officer of the new joint venture. “We could not be more pleased that Deer Valley Resort will be part of our new company, and we look forward to working with the staff and Park City community to carry on the traditions that make it so special,” added Mr. Perry.

“We are thrilled to join this impressive portfolio with 12 other resorts and are excited about the opportunities this transaction will create for our guests, staff, and the community of Park City.  Deer Valley is a special place and being part of its growth has been one of the great joys of my life,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager.  “Joining this portfolio of resorts will enable Deer Valley to build upon its outstanding traditions and further enhance our ability to provide our guests with a world class skiing experience. I look forward to working with them as we develop our vision for the future of the resort and the new company.”  

Season Passes

For the full 2017-18 winter season, Deer Valley will continue to honor the existing pass products that are currently on sale.

About Deer Valley

Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 12 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.

About Intrawest Resorts, Inc., Mammoth Resorts, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and the New Joint Venture (new name and identity to be announced before ski season)

The new joint venture is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel experiences to its customers. Together, Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts and SVSH own and/or operate 12 four-season mountain resorts with approximately 20,000 skiable acres and significant land available for real estate development.   The mountain resorts are geographically diversified across most of North America’s major ski regions:  Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain in California; Steamboat Ski & Resort and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Ontario; Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec; Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont; and Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. The company’s mountain resorts are geographically diversified across most of North America’s major ski regions, including California, the Eastern United States, the Rocky Mountains, and Canada. The company also operates an adventure travel business, the cornerstone of which is Canadian Mountain Holidays, the world’s leading heli-skiing adventure company. Additionally, the company operates a comprehensive real estate business through which it manages condominium hotel properties and sells and markets residential real estate.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

TRANSACTION QUESTIONS

 

Question:  What is the transaction?

Answer:  The joint venture that brought Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings together has entered into an agreement to acquire Deer Valley.  The purchase price was not disclosed.

 

Question:  When will the transaction close?

Answer:  The transaction is expected to close prior to the new ski season.

 

Question:  Is Solitude included in the buy?

Answer: No. Deer Valley partners will maintain ownership of Solitude Mountain Resort.

 

Question:  Why are KSL and HCC interested in Deer Valley?

Answer:  Deer Valley is one of the preeminent resorts in the world.  This transaction allows the new company to reach skiers and vacationers that desire to ski and travel to Utah, one of the premier ski destinations in North America. This acquisition will benefit the skiing public by providing Utah skiers an option in their state and destination options within a larger portfolio of resorts; it also provides guests at the other 12 resorts another destination with premier skiing.

 

Question: Why did Deer Valley decide to enter into this agreement?

Answer:  Over the last 36 years, Deer Valley has developed into one of the highest quality ski resorts in the country. This transaction puts the resort in a strong position to continue to grow as part of a portfolio of 12 other outstanding resorts.  Deer Valley is excited about the new opportunities this will create for the staff, guests and the Park City community.

 

Question:  Is Aspen Snowmass part of the new entity?

Answer:  No, there is no inclusion of current Aspen Snowmass resorts in this transaction.  Aspen remains independent, and we will explore opportunities to work together when and where it is appropriate.

 

Question:  Who is the appropriate press contact or person to direct questions?

Answer:  Please direct all press inquiries and external stakeholder questions to Lis de Roziere LdeRoziere@Intrawest.com at the new entity and Coleen Reardon creardon@deervalley.com or Emily Summers esummers@deervalley.com at Deer Valley.

 

DESCRIPTION OF COMPANIES

 

Question:  Who is Henry Crown and Company?

Answer:  Henry Crown and Company dates back to the early 1900’s when Henry Crown and his brothers started Material Service Corporation, which was later merged into General Dynamics.  Today, the Crown’s family assets fall into four broadly defined categories, including publicly traded securities, real estate, investment funds, and privately held operating companies, including Aspen Skiing Company.

 

Question:  Who is KSL?

Answer:  KSL is a private equity firm specializing in travel and leisure enterprises in five primary sectors: hospitality, recreation, clubs, real estate and travel services. KSL has significant ski industry experience and has owned Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the last six years. KSL has offices in Denver, Colorado; Stamford, Connecticut; and London, England. Since 2005, KSL has raised approximately $7.5 billion in equity capital commitments. For more information, please visit www.kslcapital.com.

 

Question:  Who is Intrawest?

Answer:  Intrawest is a North American mountain resort, adventure, and real estate company.  Intrawest’s ski resort portfolio is geographically diverse and includes Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado, Mont-Tremblant and Blue Mountain in eastern Canada, Stratton and Snowshoe in the eastern U.S., and Canadian Mountain Holidays (“CMH”) in British Columbia.  Additionally, Intrawest owns more than 1,100 acres of land for real estate development.  For more information visit www.intrawest.com.

 

Question: Who is Squaw Valley Ski Holdings?

Answer: Squaw Valley Ski Holdings (“SVSH”), an affiliate of KSL, is the parent company of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.   Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the spring skiing capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. For more information visit www.squawalpine.com.

 

Question: Who is Mammoth Resorts?

Answer: Mammoth Resorts is the leading four-season mountain resort operator in California. The company owns and operates a variety of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail enterprises. This includes Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain. Mammoth Resorts is also the owner-operator of Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Mountain Inn, Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, Snow Summit Bike Park, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Sierra Star Golf Course, and Bear Mountain Golf Course. For more information visit www.mammothresorts.com.

 

Question:  Who is Aspen?

Answer:  Aspen Skiing Company owns and operates the four mountains of Aspen Snowmass – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well hospitality properties The Little Nell, Residences at The Little Nell, Limelight Aspen, and Limelight Ketchum in Ketchum, Idaho.  In addition, Aspen Skiing Company owns and operates numerous retail and rental locations through the resort and the Roaring Fork Valley.  For more information, please visit www.aspensnowmass.com.

 

OPERATION QUESTIONS

 

Question:  Will Deer Valley continue with business as usual?

Answer:  Operations will continue in ordinary course.  For the full 2017-18 winter season, Deer Valley will continue to honor existing season pass and multi-resort products.  Future seasonal hiring will remain in the ordinary course.

 

Question:  Will Deer Valley allow snowboarding?

Answer: There are no plans to allow snowboarding at this time.

 

Question:  How about all of the unique services such as limiting the numbers of skiers on the hill, ski valets, complimentary ski storage and host tours, and free parking?

Answer: There are no plans to change Deer Valley’s offerings or programs.

 

Question:  Will staff grooming standards change or remain the same?

Answer: Staff grooming standards will remain the same, as outlined in the Deer Valley staff handbook

 

Question:  What will happen to season passes?  

Answer:  For the full 2017-18 winter season, we will continue to honor all existing season pass products.   Deer Valley will also maintain its current season pass reciprocal program benefits, such as the Wasatch Benefit and Solitude and Steamboat pass exchanges.

 

Question:  Will Intrawest, Mammoth, or SVSH be added to our passes?  

Answer:  As passes for next year are already being sold, no immediate changes to pass products are planned.

 

Question: Will Aspen Snowmass be involved in a joint pass in the future?

Answer: This is open to discussion and consideration in the future.

 

Question:  Are there additional acquisition opportunities?

Answer:   The Company will continue to explore additional growth opportunities to complement the current resorts.

 

Question:  When will a new pass product be announced?  What will that look like?

Answer: There will be no changes in passes for the 2017-18 season.  Regarding future new passes, this will be shared at the appropriate time.

 

Question: Will the current management at Deer Valley remain in place with the new company?

Answer:  Yes.  Bob Wheaton will maintain his position as General Manager serving in his current Deer Valley role with no anticipated changes for the foreseeable future.  Bob will continue to provide guidance and support at Solitude Mountain Resort with Kim Mayhew continuing as General Manager.

 

Question:  Who is running this new company?

Answer:   Bryan Traficanti of KSL is serving as interim CEO for the new company while the company runs a search process to hire a CEO.  Also, David Perry joined the company from Aspen to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.

284 Responses

  1. donna says:

    I wish that there was a way to take a vote to put all of us at ease about the possibility of allowing snow boarders in the future. Overwhelming consensus amongst every skier over 24 years is that is one of THE best things about skiing DV…no snow boarders.

  2. Jim W. says:

    Deer Valley is a singular skiing experience. Skiers ONLY, with limited access and the best grooming (& truly the best of everything).

    If we were interested in multi-resort passes or those other resorts, we’d go there.

    Deer Valley stands alone because at its core it does stand alone, it is, what it is, because it is different and those differences are what makes it special.

    DV has provided so many great memories that when the time comes, my children will place my ashes on Bald Mt. (and they’ll keep coming back with the grandkids!)

  3. Ken Black says:

    Let’s hope KSL does a better job than they did and are doing at PGA West

  4. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Terri,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  5. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Tracy,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  6. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Ed,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  7. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Shirley,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  8. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Hector,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  9. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Susan,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  10. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Ann,

    Thank you for your loyalty to Deer Valley Resort. Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  11. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Isaac,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  12. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Barbara,

    Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience at Deer Valley Resort. Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  13. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Gary,

    Thank you for your loyalty to Deer Valley Resort. Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  14. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Bruce,

    Thank you for your loyalty to Deer Valley Resort. Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  15. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Laura,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and is anticipated to close prior to the upcoming 2017-18 ski season. Until then, we do not have any other information on the on the terms of the agreement. We will make sure to pass your comments on to our management team. Thank you for sharing. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  16. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Kevin,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  17. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Bruce,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  18. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Pat,

    Thank you for your comment and we are so sorry to hear you are disappointed in the news. We sincerely hope you keep us on your list as we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Please let us know if you have any questions.

  19. Deer Valley says:

    Thank you for the kind words Judi. Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  20. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Tim,

    Thank you for sharing your experience with our Deer Valley staff. We agree that our staff is wonderful. Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  21. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Gladys,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this winter.

  22. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Susan,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. We look forward to seeing you and your family on the slopes this winter.

  23. Jennifer B says:

    Deer Valley is a very special place to ski and I sincerely hope the acquisition won’t change this. Most important are that (1) it is one of the only places in the country where snowboarding isn’t allowed, and (2) Deer Valley caps the number of people who can ski on a given day. Although we pay a premium for it, this means that skiers can be assured of safe skiing (especially great for beginners and kids), and minimal lift lines even in peak season. Add to this the great food, exceptional service, ski valets, free parking, and terrific grooming, and you get an experience that is worth the premiums we pay to ski here. Like many of the other commenters, these unique aspects are why we keep coming back to ski every year and why we recently purchased a second home in Park City. I truly hope you can find a way to maintain these unique elements and that Deer Valley won’t become just another crowded ski area with long lines and snowboarders whizzing by.

    It would be very helpful if you could publish more of a commitment to maintain these elements in the long term.

    It would also be helpful if you can give any updated timelines/plans with respect to the Mayflower expansion and what it will mean for the resort.

  24. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Dr. Susan Lim,

    Thank you for your loyalty to Deer Valley Resort. Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  25. Deer Valley says:

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  26. Steve Westing says:

    One thing you are hearing from your loyal guests is their willingness to pay more to get less (people). This more than anything is what sets Deer Valley apart. As a 15 year PC local and many year DV season pass holder this is my most prized attribute of DV. As a family we pay more than $5,000 a year in season pass tickets when we could be getting local PCMR epic pass season tickets for less than $2,000. We’ve shelled out this $3,000 “premium” precisely to buy a low-crowd environment.

    If this new conglomerate is heading towards an “Epic Me-Too” program across a system of resorts this will crush your major differentiator even if you keep DV ski-only and off course keep up your great food, guest services, ski corral, etc.

    So, my vote is to keep paying more to get less.

  27. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Mike,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  28. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Donna,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  29. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Jim,

    Please know that at this time we have no plans to change any of the offerings so unique to Deer Valley. Our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  30. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Steve,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  31. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Jennifer,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions and is anticipated to close prior to the upcoming 2017-18 ski season. The Mayflower expansion plan is still moving forward at this time. It has a lot of stakeholders with a lot of moving parts. We will keep the public updated as we get more information.

  32. Deer Valley says:

    Hey John,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  33. Ron Davis says:

    What will happen to the Deer Valley locals pass and the money that gets rolled over from unused passes from the previous season?

  34. Deer Valley says:

    Hey David,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  35. Deer Valley says:

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  36. Deer Valley says:

    Hey David,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  37. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Patter,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  38. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Barry,

    We so are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model.

  39. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Steve,

    Thank you for sharing and we are so sorry to hear you are disappointed in the news. We are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. Please know that our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  40. Deer Valley says:

    Hey R.K.

    Thank you for sharing and we are so sorry to hear you are disappointed in the news. We are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. Please know that our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  41. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Sue,

    Thank you for sharing and we are so sorry to hear you are disappointed in the news. We are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. Please know that our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  42. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Gretchen,

    Thank you for sharing and we are so sorry to hear you are disappointed in the news. We are grateful that you are invested in being a guest of Deer Valley. As mentioned in our press release and FAQs, we honestly do not anticipate any changes to our offerings or our business model. Please know that our senior leadership will remain in place and we believe you will find little change to the experience at Deer Valley Resort. Let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the slopes this winter.

  43. John Knoblock says:

    What happens to the Royal Street Land Co property holdings in BCC?

  44. Ann Mennel says:

    We echo sentiments expressed by others on the board. Our priorities remain as they have for 29 years of skiing at Deer Valley — NO SNOWBOARDING, LIMITED SKIERS ON THE MOUNTAIN, TOP SKI INSTRUCTORS, HIGHEST QUALITY FOOD AND LODGING. We hope these priorities will remain the same, as you have suggested in your comments, but wanted to add to the list of growing concern by frequent visitors.

  45. Charlie Minter says:

    I know I’m piling on but it would be a shame to see the DV brand go by the wayside due to this merger. Hoping you keep it the pure skiers resort we have grown to love. Charlie and Kathy Minter, Destin, FL

  46. Tom Ferry says:

    Still don’t understand the Aspen connection/ no connection.

  47. Ruby Diaz says:

    This marks the death of Deer Valley as we know it. Deer Valley has always been about the excellence of the guests’ experiences, a.k.a. “The Deer Valley Difference “, often at the expense of maximizing profits. Despite words to the contrary, it’s likely that Deer Valley will morph into yet another corporate, bottom-line first entity while the guests and employees become an afterthought.
    RIP Deer Valley; we’ll always have our memories.

  48. Ken Burger says:

    Turkey chili and no snow borders! Keep those two commitments and our Texas family will keep flying over Colorado to ski Deer Valley.

  49. bob braun says:

    I have been skiing deer valley as a season pass holder for more than 20 years am sorry to hear that deer valley is being sold. in my experience, despite assurances that no changes are planned, things always change and not for the better. I hold out hope that it will continue to be a SKIER ONLY resort and not permit snowboarders. it is probably unlikely that deer valley will continue for more than a season or two to ban snowboarding, but I will hold out hope.
    one benefit could be offering reciprocal season pass benefits at other portfolio resorts such as aspen, snowmass, steamboat, etc., the way vail does.
    again, please continue to keep deer valley uniquely SKIER ONLY. if this unique quality is lost, I we would have to move to vail/pcmr.

  50. LANE STEPHENSON says:

    We all would feel a lot better if you replace the words, “at this time” to “snowboarders will be banned indefinitely and we will forever limit passes sold”. Otherwise this, “at this time” could be changed tomorrow. However all the stopping on Carpenter and Quincy last year got annoying.

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