Lay of the Land

Park City Proper: Deer Valley

By Jane Gendron June 27, 2022 Published in the Summer/Fall 2022 issue of Park City Magazine


Anchored by frequently top-rated Deer Valley Resort, this posh neighborhood tends to exude a genteel aura—even when punctuated by the hoots and hollers of dirt-splattered mountain bikers. World-renowned hotels with all the trappings (spas, award-winning dining, butlers, and more) dot the slopeside landscape. Similarly impressive multimillion-dollar homes and condos (many of which are second homes or vacation rental properties) fill the streets of both upper and lower DV. The neighborhood action is typically resort-centric, from outdoor concerts at the gorgeous amphitheater to whatever sport suits the season—primarily hiking and biking in summer and fall. This tranquil ’hood has ballooned since the early ’80s, when ski legend Stein Eriksen and Edgar Stern set the tone with their luxury ski-resort development. And there’s more change to come as the current resort owners, Alterra, roll out extensive village plans for what is currently a vast parking lot at the Snow Park base.


 Stay within DV resort bounds for lift-served downhill thrills on perfectly shaped flow trails, lovely alpine rambles, and big-name outdoor concerts, or hook up to the area’s hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. You can sign up for mountain bike school or a historic hike with a guide. Road cyclists dig the Royal Street access to Marsac Avenue, Guardsman Pass, and beyond. Don’t overlook the plethora of swanky hotels for all manner of pampering and entertainment including bowling, alfresco yoga, live music, and more.


For deck dining: Deer Valley Grocery Café | For music: Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater | For coffee: Goldener Hirsch café on the veranda | For vino: St. Regis terrace via funicular | For Sunday brunch: Stein Eriksen Lodge | For fine dining: RIME at St. Regis | For bowling and a Wagyu burger: Daly’s Pub & Rec

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