A skier skims down a freshly groomed slope in Deer Valley.

Ultimate Luxury Experiences for Every Season

Things to Do in Deer Valley: A Luxury Travel Guide for All Seasons

Welcome to Deer Valley, a destination that offers more than just premier skiing; it’s a year-round resort for those who seek refined experiences in one of the most beautiful settings in the United States.

Whether you’re carving down award-winning groomed slopes in the winter or exploring scenic trails on a bike during the summer, Deer Valley provides a top-tier experience. Our guide to these outstanding year-round activities is the perfect foil to help you prepare for the Deer Valley vacation of a lifetime.

Embrace the Winter Wonderland of Deer Valley

Winter Activities

A pair of skiers take a quick breather before continuing their day on the mountain in Deer Valley.

Experience Exclusive Skiing on Meticulously Groomed Runs

Deer Valley Skiing

Renowned for its “ski-only” slopes, Deer Valley strives for a crowd-free environment that is perfect for those who prefer a more exclusive skiing experience. With meticulously groomed runs and state-of-the-art lift facilities, skiing in Deer Valley is the perfect blend of comfort and excitement. With varied terrain catering to beginners and seasoned skiers, guests also enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Deer Valley takes pride in offering upscale services to enhance the skiing experience. From ski valets managing your equipment, you’re looking to improve your skills with a private lesson or simply enjoy a leisurely day on the slopes, Deer Valley delivers an unmatched skiing atmosphere.

Exterior shot of Snowshoe Tommy’s during the winter, surrounded by skiers.

Explore The Winter Wonderland

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in Deer Valley offers a unique opportunity to explore the tranquil side of the winter season, allowing visitors to step off the beaten path and into a quiet world of snow-blanketed forests and frozen lakes.

Snowshoe Tommy’s provides all the necessary equipment and guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Guided tours are available, offering insights into the local flora and fauna, as well as the natural history of the area. For those who prefer a solo adventure, well-marked trails allow for self-guided exploration. Snowshoeing in Deer Valley is not just about physical activity, it’s about connecting with nature and enjoying the peaceful silence of a mountain winter; a serene alternative to the busier ski slopes.

A guest enjoys snowmobiling through thick powder on a beautiful winter’s day

Exhilarating Snowmobiling Adventures

Deer Valley Snowmobiling

When visiting Deer Valley, snowmobiling offers an exhilarating way to experience the vast, untouched landscapes of the Utah mountains away from the resort. Whether you’re a novice looking for an exciting new adventure or an experienced rider seeking challenging terrains, excursions are available to suit all levels. Guided tours from Park City Peaks provide not only high-quality snowmobiles but also expert guidance to ensure a safe and thrilling ride across snowy meadows and through wooded trails.

After a briefing on safety and handling, riders are taken on a journey that combines speed, excitement, and stunning winter scenery. This activity is perfect for those who wish to add a dash of adrenaline to their serene winter holiday.

A horse-drawn sleigh waits patiently to welcome guests at dusk in Deer Valley.

Magical Winter Rides

Sleigh Rides and Dog Sledding

Sleigh rides and dog sledding are enchanting, quintessential winter activities. These unique adventures provide an idyllic way to explore the snowy landscapes, bundled up under warm blankets while gliding through the crisp mountain air. Horse-drawn rides from Broken Arrow Sleigh Rides take guests on a peaceful journey through snow-covered meadows and forests, accompanied by the soothing sound of sleigh bells and snacks.

Dog sledding offers a more exhilarating alternative, where powerful teams of dogs lead you over frozen terrain, and tours from our friends at All Seasons Adventures are guided by experts who ensure safety and provide insights into the natural surroundings and local history. Whether you choose the romantic serenity of a sleigh ride or the thrilling pace of dog sledding, both ensure unforgettable memories of your vacation to Deer Valley.

A mother and daughter enjoy tubing at Woodward Park.

Family Fun in Deer Valley

Tubing

Tubing is a favorite winter activity for families and groups seeking fun in the snow. Dedicated tubing hills are located at nearby Woodward Park in Park City, and are designed with safety and exhilaration in mind, complete with smooth, groomed lanes that provide a thrilling ride down. These hills are equipped with lifts, so you can enjoy the ride without the effort of walking back up, making it accessible and enjoyable for all ages.

This activity is perfect for those looking to share laughs and create joyful memories in a scenic, winter setting.

A fisherman casts his line into the river against a beautiful mountain backdrop

Chill and Thrill

Winter Fly Fishing

Winter fly fishing offers a serene yet adventurous escape for those looking to engage with nature in a unique way during the colder months. Guests staying at Deer Valley can enjoy guided fishing trips from All Seasons Adventures on either the Provo or Weber Rivers. Winter brings a quiet beauty to the sport, with fewer anglers and untouched snowy landscapes.

Expert guides are available to teach the finer points of winter fly fishing, including how to read the water and select the best flies for cold weather conditions. This activity not only offers the thrill of the catch but also the chance to appreciate the stillness and majestic beauty of Utah in the winter.

Summer Splendors in Deer Valley

Summer Activities

A group of guests mountain bike across Deer Valley’s gorgeous summer landscape

Explore the Trails in Blissful Summer

Hiking and Mountain Biking

As winter transitions to summer, Deer Valley transforms into a paradise for hiking and mountain biking. The resort boasts an extensive network, from gentle loops perfect for families to challenging climbs that thrill even the most seasoned trekkers. Each wildflower dotted trail offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Those same magical trails are also available for guests wishing to spend the day mountain biking in Deer Valley. The resort features lift-served biking, allowing cyclists to easily access higher elevations and enjoy more downhill riding. Additionally, Deer Valley offers exceptional bike rentals, and professional staff are available to assist with setup and maintenance.

A single horseback rider trots along one a path near Deer Valley.

Equestrian Escapes Through Deer Valley

Horseback Riding at Deer Valley

Horseback riding in Deer Valley offers a captivating way to explore the rugged beauty of the Utah mountains during the summer. Meander through aspen groves, open meadows, and along mountain streams, and enjoy a tranquil yet invigorating adventure, experiencing the landscape much as early settlers once did.

The folks at Boulder Mountain Ranch ensure a top-notch equestrian experience, with well-trained horses and knowledgeable guides who share stories and insights about the local flora and fauna. The rides can vary in length, offering everything from quick jaunts to more extended excursions that include picnics or sunset views.

A fisherman casts his line out against a gorgeous summer backdrop.

From Streams to Rapids: Water Adventures in Deer Valley

Fly Fishing and Whitewater Rafting

Fly fishing in Deer Valley is an angler’s dream during the summer months, offering serene settings along the Provo River, known for its rich trout population. The clear, cool waters and abundant hatches provide excellent conditions for both novice and experienced fishermen. Fishing excursions are available from Park City Fishing Guides, who ensure that every participant has the right gear, techniques, and local knowledge to make the most of their time on the water.

Whitewater rafting is an exhilarating contrast to the calm of fly fishing. Centered around Utah’s rapids, the thrill of navigating swift river currents offers a refreshing escape from the summer heat. Utah Outdoor Adventures provides various options for all adventure levels, from gentle river floats suitable for families to challenging white water stretches for the more adventurous. With safety as a priority, experienced guides accompany all trips, providing instruction and support for a thrilling yet secure adventure on the water.

A pair of friends enjoy an exhilarating zipline with the mountains and lake in the background.

Soar Above the Scenery

Zip Lining at Deer Valley

Zip lining offers an exhilarating perspective of the mountainous landscape near Deer Valley, providing a thrilling ride through the treetops and across open vistas. This high-speed adventure is perfect for those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their summer vacation. The zip lines stretch over beautiful terrains, offering breathtaking views of the lush valleys and rugged mountain peaks, creating unforgettable moments in the air.

Zip Line Utah has courses that are designed with safety and excitement in mind. Equipped with the latest technology, the courses cater to all ages and thrill levels, ensuring a fun experience for the whole family or group. Experienced instructors guide participants through each step of the adventure, from gearing up to safely landing, making this an accessible activity for everyone.

A hot air balloon soars through the summer sky with the mountains in the background.

Elevate Your Experience

Hot Air Ballooning

Complement your Deer Valley vacation with a unique hot air ballooning experience that offers a tranquil and breathtaking way to experience the scenic beauty of the Utah mountains. As you gently ascend at sunrise, the landscape unfolds below you, revealing lush greenery, sparkling lakes, and rugged mountain peaks. This serene journey provides the perfect vantage point that no other activity can match, making it a must-do for visitors seeking a memorable and picturesque adventure.

The team over at Bigfoot Balloons are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring a safe and enjoyable hot air ballooning experience, with experienced pilots who not only navigate the skies but also share insights about the area’s geography and history. Whether celebrating a special occasion or seeking a peaceful escape, hot air ballooning as part of your Deer Valley trip is a truly unforgettable experience.

A golf ball rests on the edge of the hole at Canyons Golf.

Tee Off in Luxury

Golf at Deer Valley

A summer vacation to Deer Valley isn’t complete without a trip to the golf course. Nestled among the mountain slopes, you are treated to not only stunning views but also a variety of terrain that tests the skills of golfers at all levels. From beautifully manicured greens to strategically placed hazards, courses such as Canyons Golf, in nearby Park City, offer a unique golfing experience that is both rewarding and demanding.

The luxurious clubhouses also offer a perfect place to relax after a game, where you can enjoy fine dining with views of the course and surrounding mountains.

All-Year-Round Activities

Discover Deer Valley’s Perennial Pleasures

Meat sizzles by the fire at Fireside Dining in Deer Valley.

Savor the Flavor in Deer Valley

Dining and Culinary Experiences

Deer Valley features a variety of restaurants ranging from high-end to casual dining, each offering dishes prepared with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet dinner, a quick lunch between activities, or a relaxing brunch, Deer Valley’s dining spots are diverse and consistently excellent.

This dining experience is complemented by thoughtful service and elegant settings. These elements combine to make dining in Deer Valley not just a meal, but also a special part of your year-round vacation experience. Some of our favorites include Fireside Dining and the Mariposa.

A couple enjoy a relaxing massage at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley.

Relax and Rejuvenate

Spa Treatments

Spa treatments in Deer Valley are tailored to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit, offering a tranquil retreat for guests seeking relaxation and wellness. Many of Deer Valley’s finest condos have access to the spa facilities at Stein Eriksen Lodge which is equipped with the latest in relaxation technology and staffed by experienced professionals who provide a range of treatments designed to soothe and refresh. from therapeutic massages and rejuvenating facials to specialized wellness therapies, each treatment is aimed at enhancing your overall well-being.

Guests can enjoy therapeutic massages and rejuvenating facials and specialized wellness therapies, as well as steam rooms, saunas, and hot tubs, plus private treatment rooms that offer stunning views of the natural surroundings.

A group outdoor yoga session takes place against a beautiful summer backdrop.

Inner Peace in a Luxurious Setting

Yoga in Deer Valley

Yoga in Deer Valley offers a perfect blend of relaxation and rejuvenation. The Montage provides its guests with a range of yoga classes designed to cater to all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners, but for those staying elsewhere classes can be booked at Enlighten Wellness. These are led by skilled instructors who focus on promoting wellness through various yoga styles, ensuring that every participant finds a practice that suits their needs.

Whether you’re looking to start your day with energy and focus or wind down in the evening with a relaxing session, yoga on your Deer Valley vacation adds a deeply satisfying dimension to your experience.

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Entertainment Elevated

Concerts, Performances, Festivals, and Events

In addition to its wide range of outdoor activities, Deer Valley also home to a number of year-round cultural events and performances. The resort hosts an array of concerts, live performances, and festivals throughout the year, attracting renowned artists and performers from around the globe. These events are held at exciting venues such as the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, with 2024 boasting performances from the likes of Ziggy Marley and Peter Franti.

Deer Valley provides a complete list of its events on its online calendar, with enriching cultural experiences to complement your stay.

Why Deer Valley is the Must-Visit Luxury Destination

Experience the pinnacle of mountain luxury by visiting Deer Valley. Whether you’re carving down the slopes, exploring scenic trails, or enjoying a concert under the stars, Deer Valley has something special for everyone. Book your trip today and discover why Deer Valley is a favorite destination for discerning travelers from around the world.