Valen Lindner Offers Ski Tips for Skiing Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

Tips for Buying Tickets, Parking, and Places to Eat at Deer Valley Resort

Here are some helpful tips for skiing at Deer Valley from a local! These helpful hints for buying tickets, parking and eating on the mountain will make the experience smoother so you can hop on the renowned groomed trails!

Please remember that Deer Valley is a ski only resort. Snow boarders are often disappointed when they overlook this notification.

Purchasing tickets online up to 7 days in advance is advised because it can help save money and guarantee a spot on the mountain. Deer Valley frequently sells out during holidays and fresh snowfalls. Local’s tip: purchase multiple ski days at one time so that you can redeem them once instead of returning to the ticket office. 

Winter 2022-2023 ticket prices range from $230-270 per day for adults, $140-170 for children, and $170-200 for seniors. Buying 3 or more consecutive ski days are a savings, as are non-holiday ski times. 

There are kiosks to redeem your online purchased tickets as well as helpful ticket windows. You will need a confirmation number, photo ID and the credit card used to purchase lift tickets. All of the ski days should be loaded onto one ticket. Local’s tip: test your ticket in the demo gate prior to getting in line for the lift.

Parking is free at Deer Valley! The superb Guest Services team are ready to help unload the skis and poles at Snow Park Lodge, then they will guide you to a parking space. Local’s tip: drop off your skis and poles, then park and take the shuttle for quick access to the slopes, or better yet, leave your skis and poles in the Corral overnight at Snow Park Lodge, the Jordanelle Express Gondola, or Silver Lake Lodge and arrive with your boots for an easy click in and away! 

Carpooling has its advantages too. If you travel with 3 or more in one car, you’ll be eligible to park in Lot 2 at Snow Park Lodge for an easy walk up to the ski base.

Once you are on the lifts (did you know they are technically called People Movers?), head to the Jordanelle side in the morning and make your way across the peaks to Lady Morgan. A good run to steady your legs is Solid Muldoon. For weary afternoon wobblers or with kids in tow, be sure to visit the Bear House on Last Chance. It’s a great run to seek and find the various carved wood figures on the decks, roofs, and even the trees along the slopeside properties. 

The dining experience at Deer Valley from breakfast to dinner is superb. Grab and go breakfast is offered at the Jordanelle Java at the gondola. 

Ski-in for lunch at one of the three lodges. Snow Park Lodge serves the mid-day meal at Fresh Tracks Kitchen and Deer Valley Etc. Silver Lake Lodge hosts lunch at the Silver Lake Restaurant, Silver Lake Grab and Go, and Royal Street Cafe. Empire Canyon Grill at the Lodge and Cushing’s Cabin both offer lunch.

For a snack break, stop in at Snowshoe Tommy’s at the top of Flagstaff Mountain. 

Apres ski dinner options are abundant. In the Snow Park Base area, try the new Cast & Cut Steak | Seafood restaurant, The Brass Tag housed at the Lodges at Deer Valley, or pick up a meal to take home at the Deer Valley Cafe. Mid-Mountain in Silver Lake, dinner is served at the Mariposa. For a special treat, take a sleigh ride to Fireside Dining at Empire Lodge. 

The shops at Deer Valley beautifully display everything from necessities to souvenirs. Shop the Deer Valley Signatures stores in Snow Park Lodge, Silver Lake Lodge, or Main Street for apparel, ball caps, mugs, and so much more! Local’s Tip: the Deer Valley logo is proprietary and therefore elevates the uniqueness of a gift from this top-rated ski resort.  

Next Gen is the children to young adult store with ski gear including gloves, socks, helmets and goggles as well as apparel, books and games. Local’s Tips: This is a great place to stock up on water and sunscreen for the day; no gum is sold on the mountain; adult socks, goggles, helmets and gloves are also stocked.

We hope these tips will help your ski day at Deer Valley be enjoyable!

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