Deer Valley Tops SKI Magazine Rankings


Deer Valley Resort has been honored with being named the #1 ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI magazine for the second year in a row. In the past eight years, Deer Valley®’s rating hasn’t dipped lower than third, with a #2 ranking in 2001/2002; a #1 ranking in 2002/2003; a #3 rating in 2003/2004; a #2 rating in 2004/2005; another #1 ranking in 2005/2006, a #2 rating in 2006/2007, a #1 ranking in 2007/2008, and now a fourth #1 ranking in 2008/2009.

“We’re ecstatic, actually,” says Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort president and general manager. “To receive this prestigious honor two years in a row is simply amazing. Everyone around here is all smiles. The fact that SKI magazine readers, who are avid skiers, travelers, and lifestyle enthusiasts, continue to give us the ‘thumbs up’ makes us very grateful and humbled to have received this award. Deer Valley Resort has been built around a commitment to excellence in service and to have achieved #1 among with other top world class resort destinations is truly an honor. As always, this award reflects the efforts of our many Deer Valley employees who give it their all every day to be the best, and to make Deer Valley the best.”

Aside from being named the #1 Resort overall out of the 60 North American resorts that receive rankings, Deer Valley ranked winningly in many individual categories. Highlights included the Resort being given #1 rankings for grooming, service and on-mountain food, Deer Valley has placed #1 in these categories since SKI magazine has been tracking ratings. The Resort also received #2 rankings for access, lodging and dining.

More than 20,000 SKI readers are surveyed for its “Top 60 Resort Guide” by an independent research firm. SKI readers ski an average of 23 days a year. The ski resort survey is the most comprehensive and longest-running in the winter sports industry. Some of the personal comments about Deer Valley in this year’s surveys include: “These people know how to care for their clients and their snow”; “It’s hard to go to any other resort after you have been pampered at Deer Valley”; “Deer Valley is great for families – we love just about everything about it”; “Nice terrain variety – love the lack of snowboarders”; “Deer Valley continues to improve a platinum product year after year”; and “Deer Valley has it all – a skier’s paradise.”