Meticulous Grooming Saved Christmas 2011

by: kevineagan - Dec 31, 2011

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: Fast groomers, great service, blue skies, Park City nightlife

    Cons: No Pow, $$$$$, no terrain park.

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2011

Full review

We stayed at the St. Regis from 12/22-12/29 2011. All Wasatch and Rockies ski resorts are suffering from super low snowfall so far this season, but Deer Valley has one of the best snowmaking and grooming operations in N.A. Despite no POW, we enjoyed seven days of blue sky skiing on super fast blue and double blue groomers. Having no diamond runs open and worth skiing was a bummer, but the the overnight grooming army made it a super fast and fun vacation for us. Our highlight was bombing 50+ mph downhill style runs on Jordanelle and hopping the gondola for quick laps. We avg'd ~20K vert ft. each day. As soon as it dumps, I'm on the first flight into SLC.