Deer Valley earns an unprecedented four-peat as Ski Magazine’s Top Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 1, 2010 9:09 am

The best keeps getting better – or at least that’s the findings of SKI Magazine readers, as Utah’s Deer Valley Resort has once again been named the #1 ski resort in North America for an unprecedented fourth straight year.

No other ski resort has ever earned the prestigious ranking so many times consecutively. But the story doesn’t end there. Over the past decade, Deer Valley’s SKI ranking hasn’t dropped lower than third, holding a #2 ranking in 2001-02; a #1 ranking in 2002-03; a #3 rating in 2003-04; a #2 rating in 2004-05; another #1 ranking in 2005-06, a #2 rating in 2006-07, and #1 rankings in the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

“We are absolutely delighted with the results of this year’s SKI Magazine survey,” says Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort president and general manager. “To win the #1 ranking four years in a row, in the company of the finest resorts in North America, is just humbling. And so incredibly exciting, because it’s unprecedented. No other resort has accomplished this. What it means to me is that both our staff and guests share the vision of excellence and consistency in everything we do. It means that all of the efforts to please our guests and provide an unforgettable experience are validated. We are here for our guests, so if they are happy, we’re happy. We’re doing our job properly. A huge congratulations to our wonderful staff, who made this award happen.”

Photo: Wide open runs are a top draw for Deer Valley

Aside from being named the #1 Resort in all of North America, Deer Valley ranked winningly in many individual categories. Highlights included the Resort being given #1 rankings for grooming, service, access, on-mountain food, lodging and dining. The Resort also received #2 rankings for lifts, weather and family programs.

Listen to Bob speak about his favorite groomer among Deer Valley’s top-ranked collection:



For more video clips with Deer Valley President/GM Bob Wheaton, click here.

The ski resort survey is the most comprehensive and longest-running in the winter sports industry. The rankings are compiled as more than 20,000 SKI readers are surveyed for its “Top 60 Resort Guide” by an independent research firm. However, it’s worth noting that SKI readers aren’t just the holiday and weekend warrior crowd. These folks know ski resorts because they ski a lot, averaging 23 days a year.

Photo: Daly Chutes stays untracked for days after storms at Deer Valley

Moving outside of SKI Magazine’s resort rankings, Deer Valley continued their dominance this year, also earning the top spot on The Ski Channel’s innovative Resort Rater Interactive Tool. To check out all sorts of insider tips on Deer Valley including secret pow stashes, top apres spots, or the best Zen-like areas of the mountain, click on over to Deer Valley’s section.

For more information on Deer Valley Resort or its #1 SKI Magazine ranking, please contact Resort Communications Manager Erin Grady at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522, or visit