Park City Journals

The Skiers Country Club

A December 2004 trip to Park City by Bobbyoyo

Quote: If you want to experience great skiing, great views, great food, short to moderate lift lines, and a staff dedicated to your good time, then Deer Valley is the place. Expensive but worth every penny. We ski approximately one week a year at Deer Valley and another week in California.

The Skiers Country Club

Overview

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If you don't mind bundling up there is a horsedrawn sleigh ride from The Stein Erickson Lodge at night. Walking on Main Street is also fun. Have lunch at the Empire Lodge on the mountain; it's a great place to just take in the beauty of Deer Valley.

Quick Tips:

Drop off your skis and equipment the day before you start skiing at Deer Valley. There are 'ski valets' who will take your equipment from your car and help you check it in overnight. There is no charge for overnight storage.

Best Way To Get Around:

You can get around in Park City by bus, but we always use our car.

Marriott Mountainside

Hotel | "Marriott Mountainside (Summit Watch)"

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The Summitwatch is on Main Street, which makes it easier to drive to Deer Valley. Mountainside, the other Marriott property, is on the Park City Resort mountain and is a true 'ski in and out' timeshare. But if you don't ski Park City it is a pain to drive to and from Deer Valey or The Canyons, the traffic is bad.

Summitwatch has big one and two-bedroom apartments. They are clean and well maintained with laundry facilities in the units. We loved being on Main Street. My wife does not ski anymore because of a torn ACL, so she shops!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2004

Marriott Mountainside
1305 Lowell Avenue
Park City, Utah 84060
(435) 940-2000

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Hotel | "Stein Erickson Lodge"

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We had the best vacation experience ever. There was incredible food, accommodations, and staff. Our room had a great fireplace and marble bathroom. The bathroom had a large stall shower and a jet tub. We had turndown service every night. The room was kept spotless and organized by the housekeeping staff. The ski valet staff had our skis unpacked and ready as soon as we arrived. They offered us hot and cold drinks, and at the end of the day, offered to take off our ski boots. (The day I can't take off my own boots is the day I stop skiing.) It was worth every penny; actually, it was worth every dollar!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

Stein Eriksen Lodge
7700 STEIN WAY
Park City, Utah 84060
435-649-3700

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Restaurant | "Stein Eriksson Lodge"

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We always have lunch at least once at The Stein during our ski week. They have a great buffet. I'm a caterer, so I'm not easily impressed, but this restaurant has not disappointed us yet. In any resort, restaurants are faced with transient workers, both on the floor and in the kitchen. The food is always wonderful with gracious service. Their buffet had a great cold salad and first-course station. Cold jumbo shrimp, smoked fish, mussels, assorted salads, and smoked meats and cheeses, plus soup. Everything was top quality. The hot food was also great: stews, fricassees, chicken and fish, a carving station with prime rib, turkey, and pork loin. There were roasted vegetables too. The dessert s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 7, 2004

Stein Eriksen Lodge
7700 Stein Way
Park City, Utah 84060
(435) 649-3700

Deer Valley Resort

Attraction | "Skiing"

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Deer Valley limits the number of skiers on the mountain, so it's never really crowded. No snowboarders allowed; for my family, that's a plus.

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.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 8, 2004

Deer Valley Resort
1375 Deer Valley Drive.
Park City, Utah 84060
435-645-6538