Park City Event Guide: Deer Valley Opening Day 2018 | 2019
Deer Valley just about open for business (keep an eye on nearly up-to-the-minute conditions via their live webcams!), and this year, for the first time, the resort invites skiers to “carve for a cause.”
Deer Valley Difference
Saturday, December 8 marks Deer Valley’s Opening Day for 2018/2019. If you’re reading this blog, you likely know all about the fabulous snow we’ve already gotten in Park City this year, how Deer Valley is famous for its impeccably-groomed slopes, world-class dining options, award-winning ski school for all levels, and a terrific child-care center. With end-to-end service, from the curbside valet who helps unload your gear when you arrive, to the complimentary mountain host ski tours, to the world-class dining options, to another valet helping you re-load your gear at the end of the day (or store it overnight in the complimentary ski storage), it’s no surprise that it regularly ranks #1 in guest service.
This year, Deer Valley will start its season with (at least) 45 ski runs open and 16 chairlifts running! And one of those lifts is the all-new Homestake Express chairlift, which has been upgraded to a high-speed detachable quad. DV is opening with a pre-season base of more than 40” — so you can bet the skiing is going to be fantastic.
Shred for Red
For the first time ever, Deer Valley Resort invites guests to carve for a cause by participating in “Shred for Red” on Opening Day. Those who participate will spread awareness and raise funds to eradicate blood cancers through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event is made up of family-friendly on-mountain activities and challenges.
There is no registration fee, but participants are required to raise (or donate) a minimum of $200. It includes a full-day ski pass, lodging and rental discounts, and access to an aprés-ski reception with food, beverages, and photo opportunities with Olympians.
Top fundraisers (before midnight on Thursday, December 6) will also be invited to St. Regis’ VIP reception on December 7. That’s where the announcement of who gets to “Shred for Red” with an actual Olympian will be announced.
Skiing Deer Valley
Skiers who purchase lift tickets (during non-holiday periods) online at least three days in advance will be able to save a bit of money – and will be able to select tickets which guarantee access to the resort, even if it reaches maximum occupancy. Deer Valley limits the number of lift tickets sold each day, so it recommends guests pre-purchase online to ensure you get on the mountain.
It’s more than just skiing at DV. All Seasons Adventures offers guided snowshoe tours in the evenings, with options including a short, family-friendly snowshoe to a campfire to roast marshmallows for s’mores (and the fixings are made by the Deer Valley Bakery– yum!). All Seasons also offers Nordic skiing, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more.
Utah Ski Resorts Schedule:
- Alta: OPEN
- Beaver: December 12, 2018
- Brian Head: OPEN
- Brighton: OPEN
- Deer Valley: December 8, 2018
- Eagle Point: December 21, 2018
- Nordic Valley: December 7, 2018
- Park City Mountain: OPEN
- Powder Mountain: TBD
- Snowbasin: OPEN
- Snowbird: OPEN
- Solitude: OPEN
- Sundance: December 7
The Colony at White Pine Canyon is the largest gated ski-in / ski-out community in the United States. Our land spans 4600 acres, and approximately 90% of it will always be preserved as open space.
In winter, enjoy exclusive ski and snowboard access to one of North America’s largest mountain resorts, Park City Mountain. In spring, the snow melts to reveal an amazing network of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, connecting to more than 400 miles of single-track trails throughout the surrounding area.
The Colony is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport and 5 minutes to Park City’s historic Main Street, home to the Sundance Film Festival and world-class dining and shopping.