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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Deer Valley Will Open For Skiing Saturday (Dec. 8)

Deer Valley Resort will open for the season on Saturday, December 8, with nine chairlifts and 18 ski runs on three mountains.

Deer Valley consistently ranks as one of the top resorts in North American because it pays attention to every detail. It opens later than many Utah resorts, taking time to ensure that the snow and everything else is ready.

Deer Valley provided the information below as part of a news release.

Chairlifts Scheduled to Open:
  • Burns
  • Carpenter Express
  • Silver Lake Express
  • Homestake
  • Sterling Express
  • Wasatch Express
  • Viking
  • Quincy Express
  • Northside Express
2012 - 2013 Early Season Lift Ticket Rates
Full Day Half Day
Adult $80 $67
Senior $57 $48
Child $50 $42

To celebrate The Mariposa's new small plate menu, the restaurant will feature a limited special throughout the first two weeks of the resort’s 2012-13 winter season. Diners will receive one small plate free with the purchase of three or more small plates from December 7 to 19, 2012. No coupons are necessary. Reservations required; please call 435-645-6715 or visit

Deer Valley will be hosting the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest on Birdseye ski run at noon on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. The annual event benefits the Waterkeeper Alliance. Come cheer on your favorite stars and Olympic athletes.

Restaurant Opening Dates
Deer Valley Grocery ~ Café
Open Year- Round, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Mariposa
Friday, December 7
Open Tuesday through Sunday, dinner only,
5:45 – 9 p.m.

Silver Lake Restaurant
Saturday, December 8
Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Snow Park Restaurant
Saturday, December 8
Open daily for breakfast and lunch

Empire Canyon Grill TBD

Seafood Buffet
Thursday, December 13
Dinner only, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Royal Street Café
Wednesday, December 14 for lunch
Wednesday, December 19 for dinner
Open daily for lunch, après ski and dinner
11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fireside Dining
Wednesday, December 12
Wednesday through Saturday, dinner only, 6 – 9 p.m.

EBS Lounge
Saturday, December 8 for wine, beer, cocktails
and appetizers.
Live music on the weekends
Monday through Friday, 2:30 – 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon – 6 p.m.

Snowshoe Tommy's
Saturday, December 8 for Turkey Chili, sweets,
espresso drinks, and hot and cold beverages.
Open daily, conditions permitting, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information about Deer Valley Resort's opening weekend, please contact resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337), 435-645-6522 or view the resort website at

Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 100 ski runs, six bowls, 11 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children's Center.


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