Nestled in the Wasatch Mountain Range above Park City, Deer Valley brims with upscale ski-in, ski-out hotels, fine dining (Mariposa and Fireside Dining are musts), and anything a skier, but not snowboarder — still off-limits to the mountain — could want. Lift-ticket sales are limited, ski butlers are plentiful, and slope-side ski storage and parking are complimentary. And the skiing? There are 2,026 groomed acres of alpine skiing, 21 chairlifts, 100 ski runs, and six bowls and a few runs used for the 2002 Olympic Games.
Best Runs: Stein's Way, Ontario Bowl, Centennial Glade (for tree-skiing).
Coolest Offering: St. Regis Deer Valley’s backcountry experience, which offers up Olympian Kaylin Richardson, a three-time national American alpine ski champion, to guide you through the freshest powder. Also included: a gourmet lunch, private snowcat transportation, and all gear. Package rates start at $10,000.
Apres: End a day on the slopes by the fireplace with Champagne and truffled popcorn inside of the Gorsuch-designed yurt at the Apres Lounge & Beach Club at the Montage Hotel.
Where to Stay: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Montage Deer Valley, St. Regis Deer Valley.