Travel Diaries

Deer Valley, Utah

Europe might be known for its decadent ski parks, but the U.S. has plenty of bragging rights too—with Deer Valley in Utah being one of the most luxurious of all. This skiing-only resort offers on-site ski valets and caps lift tickets to ensure the slopes are never too crowded. Then there’s the other considerations—ultra-luxurious lodgings, world-class restaurants and a gorgeous town center. Read on for our guide—and recommendations for what to take with you to blend in with the glitterati.

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Nestled on the mountain with gorgeous alpine views, this luxury Norwegian-style chalet is considered one of the best ski resorts in the country. What to expect? Ski valet, in-suite jetted tubs, stone fireplaces, Utah’s only five-star spa...even your feet will be happy, thanks to heated sidewalks and walkways (yes, really). Plus, the in-house restaurant, Glitretind, is famous in the city for its Sunday brunch and offerings of over 350 types of wine.

Mariposa

Given its luxury status, it’s probably little surprise that visitors are spoiled for choice with Deer Valley’s restaurant options. We recommend Mariposa for wholesome, rustic food with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options, the Montage Hotel’s Apex for classic American grill and live music, and the aforementioned Glitretind restaurant for the views.

Park City Historic District

Nestled near Deer Valley in the heart of Park City, the glittering Historic District is a picturesque strip of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries that turns on the charm full-force during snow season. For more recreational pursuits, we recommend the spas at the Montage Hotel, St. Regis, or Stein Eriksen Lodge to help you recover from all that time on the slope.