Deer Valley Resort Invites you to Celebrate the Holidays

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 6, 2011 1:37 pm

Utah’s Deer Valley is well known for its ability to celebrate the holiday season, so much so that they have become a tradition among the Park City community.

Locals and visitors alike are invited to celebrate Christmas at Deer Valley on Saturday, December 24, 2011. Santa Claus will be hanging out 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 (mid mountain) area. Resort guests need to make sure they bring their camera to have their picture taken with the big man.

The annual Torchlight Parade is another highlight of Deer Valley’s holiday season. 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.  You can catch all the action from the deck of Snow Park Lodge which has a view of the Big Stick ski run on Bald Eagle Mountain where the parade will take place. Not only will you be dazzled by the visual spectacle, spectators will enjoy complimentary hot cider and cookies!

Still need to satisfy some of the skiers and snowboarders on your holiday gift list? 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 house-made 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.

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’s website for full descriptions of cuisine and restaurant hours.

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