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heber ctity, Utah
October 31, 2007
From journal Ski Deer Valley, Expensive but Worth It
January 23, 2006
First, getting to the main parking lot. From Empire Canyon and Bandana run: Take the Ruby high-speed quad, the chair to the left as you come out of Empire Lodge. At the top of Ruby, go straight across, above the chair to the left, as far as you can to Ontario (green). On Ontario, there aretwo options: 1] branch off onto Homeward Bound (green), then ski down to Snowpark Expresshighspeed quad to ride all the way to the parking lot, or take Homestake or Crown Point lifts to ski down Bald Mtn. 2] At the end of Ontario, take either Viking or Judge chairs to Snowpark Express highspeed quad to ride all the way to the parking lot, or take Homestake or Crown Point lifts to ski down Bald Mtn.
Viking is the furthest chair from the end of the Ontario to the right then straight ahead, Judge isthe second chair to the right--turn and go past the Quincy loading maze.
From Flagstaff Mtn., and Northside, and Quincy highspeed quads: Follow the directions from the top of Ruby chair for Empire Canyon.
NOTE: There are four other options, but they are too complex to try to explain. Discover themby exploring. Also, three of the four involve long flat stretches that usually require somewalking.
From Mayflower: At the top of Mayflower, turn right and go straight across Stein’s Way to thepath that goes into the woods. This takes you to Perseverence. Ski down to the Sultan highspeed quad . Atthe top of Sultan, ski down to the base of the Wasatch highspeed quad, pass it, and go to the Crown Pointchair (or go to Homestake or Silver Lake Express via Birdseye). A more difficult option: godown Stein’s Way to Finis(expert).
November 20, 2005
Most of Deer Valley’s runs are intermediate. The easiest intermediate runs are off the NorthsideChair and at Deer Crest. Northside is more popular, since it is a high-speed chair. Deer Crestoffers no lift lines and empty runs.
Bald Mtn. (Wasatch and Sultan quads) has steeper intermediate runs. Looking downhill fromthe top, the runs are easier to your left and get more difficult the right, to the AdvancedIntermediate Wizard, Perseverence, and Tycoon.
Bald Eagle Mtn. (Carpenter high-speed quad) has Last Chance, the easiest (see the BearHouse). It’s our favorite last run of the day when going back to the main parking lot.
Solid Muldoon, straight ahead from the top of Homestake chair or after making a U-Turn offCarpenter, is a nice intermediate cruise with one steeper spot beside the Olympic aerial jump.
White Owl, double blue, rarely groomed, includes the Olympic area hill. Warning– the landinghill is beyond black diamond steep. There is an escape route to the right. Start down Success bymaking a U-turn under the Carpenter chair.
Big Stick is one of the most popular intermediate runs at Deer Valley, discussed separatelyunder How to Ski Big Stick.
There are some difficult (double blue) intermediate runs off the Empire Canyon Express chair. Supreme, skiers left, is groomed every day. Orion, skiers right, is groomed most days, but hasone short expert pitch. Empire bowl, the vast snow field under the chair, is double blue toskiers right of the chair, but it is heavily moguled for the first 800 vertical feet, after which thebowl funnels onto either Orion or Supreme. WARNING: Lady Morgan Bowl, to the left ofSupreme, is much steeper than it looks, and even Experts, if they don’t know wherethey are going, can get into serious trouble on this run. DO NOT ski Lady Morgan until afteryou talk to Ski Patrol on how to do it.
There are several ways to ski Big Stick. After making the U-turn at the top of Carpenter highspeed quad chair, stop facing downhill. Solid Muldoon is straight ahead. Next on your right,where there is an opening into the pine trees, is Know You Don’t. Next on the right is BigStick proper, and, one more to the right, Roamer. Know You Don’t starts as a green run. Stopwhen you see the run ahead disappear. You are at the start location for the Olympic SlalomRace Course. Advance to the edge of the drop off to look down an Olympic Race course. Offto the right below is the start of the Olympic mogul Race Course. To the right, you will see anarrow, but not steep, track that takes you back to Big Stick. Or go directly down Big Stick, orgo down Roamer and you will end up on Big Stick.
Big Stick face, the drop just below where Little Stick branches off, is a terrific steep run. Improving Intermediates will find its well groomed surface a delight for testing out steeper runs. Experts returning to the parking lot at the end of day prefer this as the way home, coming fromeither the Homestake or Crown Point chairs.
July 4, 2005
From journal Active summer vaction in Park City
Oak Park, California
September 8, 2004
The runs stay in better condition and you never feel like you are going to get run over by a boarder. The scenery is beautiful and there are plenty of challenging runs.
The newest day lodge is the Empire Lodge. This season, 2004 to 2005, there will be a skier's answer to a snowboarder's terrain park, no half-pipes, but there will be rails and jumps near this lodge. My eleven-year-old can't wait.
From journal The Skiers Country Club
kansas city, Missouri
March 15, 2004
From journal Park City Skiing