Only 38 minutes from Utah's Salt Lake City sits the Deer Valley Ski Resort which also happens to be the most expensive ski resort in the country. Averaging $543 per night, this resort out-prices other ski resorts in the US by nearly $100, and for good reason: It's home to luxury winter comfort at its finest. From the moment a guest walks in the door, they're greeted with the utmost attention and their stay is nothing short of heavenly would be an understatement. As one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country, Deer Valley is delivering on every level. So, now for the big question: What's it like to be a guest at this resort?


In both photos and print, we've got the answer. Utah's Wasatch Ridge might be home to some of the best skiing around but it's also a means of world-class luxury that rarely compares to others in both service and amenities. This is what it's like to experience it all from the point of view of its guests.

What Deer Valley Offers

With a price tag like the one attached, obviously, the amenities are anything but few and far between. For starters, there are plenty of free amenities that come with the price of staying at this luxury ski resort. Curbside ski valet, mountain host tours that happen daily, and a car service that's provided to guests free of charge by Cadillac are only some of the things guests have to look forward to upon their arrival. In the same vein, the resort is incredibly easy to reach as it's located not far from the Salt Lake City International Airport, which means a guest can experience all of this in under an hour.

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The resort also offers plenty of options in the way of accommodations as well, with rentals ranging from actual hotel rooms to private homes for the utmost in privacy and comfort.

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For those hitting the slopes or, rather, who are a bit hesitant to do so, don't worry one bit - the resort is also home to an award-winning ski school as well, ready to teach newcomers all they need to know about slope safety and ski technique. The resort is family-friendly and plays host to a wide array of travel groups, ready to accommodate a range of needs.

The Culinary Masters

The accommodations of the resort are nothing short of luxurious but the culinary options are also high-ranking. The approach to food at Deer Valley is simple: Nothing overly complicated or complex; flavors are allowed to be themselves and shine through in the ways in which they were naturally intended to.

That means the ingredients are top-notch and the dishes of the highest quality, as proven by the resort's restaurant, The Mariposa, which was rated the number one restaurant in Utah by the Zagat Guide. The menu takes advanced of local ingredients which helps to create an unforgettable an authentic experience while dining at Deer Valley.

The Surrounding Area

Since Deer Valley is located in the picturesque town of Park City, there's truly no shortage of activities outside of the resort as well. Those who wish to take advantage of the in-town car service will be happy to know that Park City has something for everyone and is perfectly walkable. A true ski resort town, anything a guest could want, from shopping to any range of cuisines, can be found downtown. A quick stroll around the town is all it takes to realize that Park City is just as historic as it is charming, with its colorful atmopshere and plethora of activities to engage in.

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Many would say that it's one of the best ski towns in the US but in order to confirm that, it's best just to experience it all for oneself. With views of the surrounding mountains and decorative lights that adorn the town when the winter season is upon it, there's no going wrong with a day set to explore the area. Small shops and local artistry stand out among others, and this is only one way in which the town of Park City is truly a unique expereince. The fact that it's not far at all from the resort is another great perk as guests will never feel as though they're in an isolated or remote area. In order to experience all that Utah and, by extension, Deer Valley, has to offer, look no further than this hidden gem.

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