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Ski & Snowboard News / A New Englander’s first day at Deer Valley

Mar 24, 2019 01:10PM ● By Harriet Wallis

Deer Valley is named best resort 6 years in a row / photo: Harriet Wallis

I love showing friends around Deer Valley for their first time.  I love to see what impresses them. We locals know it has first class service, 21 chairlifts, 103 runs, three day lodges, and is ranked best resort in the country for six consecutive years.  

It was fun to introduce my friend Noreen from Massachusetts to Deer Valley.  She snapped photos of things that wowed her, and I took photos of her taking photos. 

 As we arrived a Host unloaded the skis and carried them to the rack.

The cheery fireplace in the base lodge welcomed us on that cold morning.

Cheery fireplace welcomes us in the Snow Park Lodge / photo: Harriet Wallis

In the locker room you can rent the basket for $5 and get in and out of it all day long – very helpful as days go from cold in the morning to warmer in a few hours.  Or, you can rent a large locker for $2.

"Enjoy this locker basket" / photo: Harriet Wallis

 Also impressive, the ladies room sinks have hot water as well as beautiful flower displays.

Deer Valley has hot water in the sinks / photo: Harriet Wallis

Then we skied and skied.  Noreen stopped often to take photos of the beautiful scenery and slopes.

Vast and beautiful scenery / photo: Harriet Wallis

We worked up an appetite so we went into the slopeside Stein Eriksen Lodge for lunch.  We had a delicious lunch in lovely surroundings

Lunch at Stein Eriksen Lodge / photo: Harriet Wallis

Then we looked at the trophy case with many of Stein Eriksen’s trophies.

Trophies, trophies, trophies / photo: Harriet Wallis

Then we skied and skied some more.  On our last run we took the Last Chance trail.  Many homes along the trail have humorous animal sculptures.  Bears ski off the roof and lounge on the railing of this house. 

Carved wooden bears and their antics / photo: Harriet Wallis

We ended the day with a hot drink on the patio and enjoyed the sunshine. Introduce your friend to Deer Valley and watch how they enjoy the experience.

Wrap up the day with a coffee and sunshine / photo: Harriet Wallis