Deer Valley Resort has unveiled its largest investment in capital improvements in over a decade with $8.1 million in mountain enhancements for the 2018-2019 season.
Most notably, Deer Valley will replace the Homestake chairlift with a new, detachable, high-speed quad chairlift. The new chairlift will benefit skiers by cutting ride-time in half and increasing uphill skier capacity by 400 skiers per hour. The Homestake chairlift provides skier access from the Silver Lake Village to the top of Bald Eagle Mountain.
Deer Valley will continue to add to its network of downhill mountain bike trails by building its fourth trail in as many years. Construction on an intermediate flow trail will begin this spring and the trail will feature an 8% grade across three to four miles on Bald Eagle Mountain. It will provide access to more trails by connecting the mid-mountain area to the lower-mountain base area and increase Deer Valley’s summer trail system to over 70 miles across four mountains.
Additional improvements planned for 2018-2019 season at Deer Valley Resort include:
- Snowmaking system enhancements including purchasing additional low-energy guns, five new fan guns, upgrading control systems and replacing several thousand feet of snowmaking pipes
- Purchasing four new Prinoth snowcats, including one Beast to add to the snow grooming fleet
- Replacing the ski rental shop inventory with the newest Rossignol equipment
- Facility and equipment upgrades to resort day lodges, laundry facility, recycling center and IT
Deer Valley Resort's $8.1 million in capital improvements is part of $130 million dedicated by Alterra Mountain Company for enhancements at its 12 mountain destinations for the 2018-2019 season.
In keeping with Alterra Mountain Company’s tenet to empower its leaders to be decisive, creative, and bold, destination presidents proposed their improvement priorities for the next five years. Plans for each destination were based on current needs and input from guests that will enhance the on-site experiences, while retaining each mountain’s authentic character. As part of Alterra Mountain Company’s commitment to growth and investment in its family of destinations, an overall $555 million is budgeted for improvements over the next five years and will be invested broadly to elevate the guest experience and introduce innovation and technology through new chairlifts and gondolas, snowmaking, food and beverage offerings, base areas development and access, and new adventurous summer experiences.
New for the upcoming winter season, purchase your full price Deer Valley Resort 2018-2019 season pass by December 15, 2018 and receive a complimentary Ikon Base Pass. The Ikon Pass is North America’s newest season pass product for winter 2018-2019, offering over 63,000 skiable acres of unique terrain at 26 premier mountain destinations. With 26 destinations, in nine states and four Canadian provinces, the Ikon Pass is the gateway to a like-minded community, enduring memories, and the most iconic destinations in North America.