Deer Valley News
Deer Valley News


DEER VALLEY, PARK CITY, UTAH (December 6, 2011) – Deer Valley’s magical holiday events have become beloved annual traditions for the entire Park City community, locals and visitors alike. And coming up with gift ideas is a cinch thanks to Deer Valley products that can be purchased at resort retail stores or ordered online.

To celebrate Christmas, Santa Claus himself will visit Deer Valley on Saturday, December 24, 2011. The jolly old elf will be found in the Snow Park Lodge area at the resort base from 9 to 11 a.m., and from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Silver Lake (midmountain) area. Guests are invited to bring a camera and have their picture taken with Santa.

Another highlight of Deer Valley’s holiday season is the annual Torchlight Parade. The parade takes place Friday, December 30, 2011, at dusk (approximately 6 p.m.). The resort’s renowned ski school will dazzle guests with torches, synchronized skiing and all sorts of “illuminating” moves. The parade takes place on Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain and is best viewed from the deck of Snow Park Lodge, where complimentary hot cider and cookies will be served.

When shopping for holiday gifts this season, remember to consider merchandise from Deer Valley Signatures, Deer Valley Etc., Shades of Deer Valley and the newest shop, NextGen DV, offering skiing apparel and accessories for the next generation of Deer Valley skiers, toddlers to teens. Choose from food items like the resort’s famed Turkey Chili mix, Jumbo Cookie mix or housemade mustards and marinades; and gift items such as fleece vests, stylish Deer Valley coffee mugs, teddy bears, ornaments, jewelry or wine glasses and top quality sunglasses, goggles, clothing and accessories. The top-selling resort cookbook, Chocolate Snowball: and Other Fabulous Pastries From Deer Valley Bakery, (now in its second printing in paperback) is available, as is a beautiful coffee table book chronicling the resort’s history, Deer Valley: The Quest for Excellence.

Guests may shop at Signatures in person at three locations: 625 Main Street, Park City (open daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. year-round); Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village (open daily 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during ski season); and Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge (open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during ski season). Signatures items can be ordered online at or via phone at 800-833-2002. Deer Valley Etc., Shades of Deer Valley and NextGen DV are all open daily during the ski season and are located in Snow Park Lodge.

The Deer Valley Gift Card is also a fabulous and flexible holiday gift idea. The Gift Card can be used at any of Deer Valley's operations; for lift tickets, Ski School, restaurants, Signatures Stores, child care or ski rental. Cards can be purchased for any amount and are reduced by the amount of each purchase until all money has been used. Cards may be used while at Deer Valley Resort or on phone orders for Signatures merchandise. Gift cards can be purchased online at or in person at any Deer Valley Signatures location.

Don’t forget that Deer Valley’s 11 restaurants are open during the holidays, with options that are perfect for either an intimate dining experience or large-group fun. See the resort website for full descriptions of cuisine and restaurant hours.

Happy Holidays! For more information or a complete schedule of holiday events and festivities, please contact Resort Communications Manager, Emily Summers at 800- 424-DEER or 435- 645-6522, or visit resort website.

For a remarkable five years running, Deer Valley is honored to be named the #1 ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine in 2012.

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P.O. BOX 1525 · Park City, Utah 84060 · 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522 · Fax 435-645-6939