Deer Valley News
Deer Valley News


DEER VALLEY RESORT; PARK CITY, UTAH (October 2012) - To help set the mood for the upcoming winter, Deer Valley Resort is once again pleased be ranked among the best ski resorts in North America in 2012/2013. Deer Valley topped the charts in SKI's annual reader survey in many categories, earning a #1 ranking in six separate categories and # 2 overall best ski resort in North America. SKI Magazine’s annual poll asks readers to rank North American ski resorts in 20 categories. Prior to this year, Deer Valley held the #1 overall best ski resort ranking in North America for five years running.

Deer Valley's high rankings are a direct result of the resort's service, grooming and other five-star experiences. Such amenities are the basis of Deer Valley's operations, and also make up many of the categories in SKI's reader survey. The resort received# 1 rankings in six categories: Grooming, Service, On-Mountain Food, Dining, Lodging and Family Programs. Altogether, Deer Valley earned 15 Top-10 spots in SKI's annual reader poll.

"Making SKI Magazine's list every year is an absolute honor, and this year is no exception," said Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager of Deer Valley. "Our consistent success is built on the foundation of a great staff that provides exquisite service. Deer Valley's commitment to excellent service matters to our employees as much as it matters to our guests. We are here for our staff and guests, so if they are happy, we are happy. We're doing our job properly."

Deer Valley's Top 10 rankings in the 2012/2013 SKI reader poll include:
#1 for Grooming, Service, Lodging, On-Mountain Food, Dining and Family Programs
#2 for Weather and Access
# 3 for Lifts
#5 for Digital Presence and Overall Satisfaction
#6 for Scenery
#7 for Apres Ski and Off-Hill Activities
#10 for Snow

To continue the Deer Valley tradition of providing a world-class experience, the resort has invested $8 million in resort improvements for the 2012/2013 season, including replacing the Deer Crest chairlift on Little Baldy Mountain with a high-speed detachable quad named Mountaineer Express chairlift. Additional improvements to the resort include a remodel of the Snow Park Restaurant, a new, heated outdoor patio at Empire Canyon Lodge, expanded snowmaking in Empire Canyon, a fleet of low-energy, air-water snowmaking guns and five Prinoth Snowcats, including one Beast Groomer.

For more information on Deer Valley Resort, please contact resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337), 435-645-6522 or visit the resort website at

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, 100 ski runs, six bowls, 11 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.

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