Deer Valley sets summer schedule
Deer Valley Resort has announced its summer offerings available for guests seeking an invigorating summer getaway. From extensive investments in the resort’s mountain biking trail system and vitalizing hikes among the aspens to fine dining and renowned open-air evening concerts, Deer Valley delivers mountain fun all summer long. The resort’s daily summer operations begin June 17 and run through Sept. 5; then on weekends only through Sept. 18, weather and conditions permitting.
"Summers at Deer Valley are all about creating memories," said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort, "whether it’s heart-pumping mountain biking, exquisite dining, acclaimed concerts and opportunities aimed to connect with nature and rejuvenate the senses in mild mountain temperatures."
Last summer, Deer Valley Resort embarked on its largest-ever summer investment to modernize and update its existing mountain biking/hiking trail inventory. That effort delivered the highly successful intermediate "flow" trail, Tidal Wave. Continuing this summer, the resort is building a new beginner "flow" trail, Holy Roller, to offer an even greater mountain biking experience for all abilities and families.
Additionally, the start of the IMBA Epic Mid-Mountain Trail is near the base of Deer Valley’s Sterling Express chairlift and next to Silver Lake Lodge. Deer Valley has three lifts to access more than 8,100 feet of elevation and an extensive trail network. With hiking trails, cross-country trails and technical downhill trails, Deer Valley is the original web of diverse single track in Park City. The resort’s website (http://www.deervalley.com) provides detailed information on mountain biking and hiking/scenic ride lift ticket rates, as well as information on bike rentals, clinics and tours. Summer chairlifts operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (conditions permitting) and ample free parking is available at Snow Park Lodge.
Summer in the mountains wouldn’t be what it is without a spectacular lineup of renowned singers, songwriters and musicians filling the night sky at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets are on sale now for a full calendar of shows performed multiple times a week that make up the resort’s annual summer concert series. Summer acts to date include Jewel, Chris Botti with Lucia Micarelli, Broadway’s Doug Labrecque, Matthew Morrison, Trace Adkins, the B-52s and many more. To complement any evening concert, Deer Valley features gourmet picnic baskets or bags filled with delicious epicurean items from Deer Valley’s kitchens, with options for children, single bags and gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian meals.
For refueling from summertime activities, Deer Valley offers four dining options. For guests and visitors looking to grab a quick bite, the Silver Lake Snack Shack offers wrap sandwiches, picnic snacks, beverages, beer, desserts and ice cream sandwiches. The shack is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Royal Street Café, offering scenic deck dining, is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Royal Street features gourmet salads, burgers, paninis, signature cocktails, beer and wine and is located mid-mountain at Silver Lake Lodge adjacent to Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Express chairlift.
Deer Valley Grocery Café serves fresh roasted coffee and espresso drinks, soups, chilies, stews, salads made with local seasonal ingredients, paninis, creative appetizer and entrée specials, freshly baked breads, desserts, cakes and other items. A selection of gourmet grocery items, house prepared take-away entrées and pizzas, as well as wine, beer and liquor are available for purchase. Guests can enjoy the view and mountain air while dining lakeside on the outdoor deck, complete with comfortable deck seating, cornhole games and fishing rods. Deer Valley Grocery Café is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and is located in the Deer Valley Plaza building in the Snow Park area at 1375 Deer Valley Drive. After Sept. 5, the café will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Brass Tag restaurant and bar, located in the Lodges at Deer Valley, is open year-round from 4 to 10 p.m. daily and serves a full dinner menu from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The menu features Deer Valley-inspired brick oven cuisine including fresh seafood skillets, seared meats, oven roasted fresh fish, locally sourced produce, seasonal flatbreads and specialty sides. A full bar, beer and wine are also available.
For Deer Valley’s younger guests, ranging in age from 2 months to 12 years, the resort’s Summer Adventure Camp offers creative and challenging activities that ensure campers have fun while learning and connecting with nature. Surrounded by incredible mountains with hiking trails, hillside playgrounds and duck ponds, this state-licensed center provides a separate ‘home base’ for each age group. The center has built-in nooks for entertainment and performances, a bouldering rock climbing wall and a full supply of craft projects, games, puzzles, videos and books to complement outdoor play. Deer Valley’s Summer Adventure Camp is based out of the Children’s Center at Snow Park Lodge and runs Monday through Friday, June 6 through Aug. 23 (no camp held Monday, July 4).
For more information on Deer Valley’s 2016 summer operations, please visit http://www.deervalley.com .
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