Update to Deer Valley Snow Park Base Area Development

Deer Valley Announces the Latest Plans for the Development of the Parking Lots at Snow Park.

Update as of March 28th, 2024.

At an open house event open to the public at the Lodges at Deer Valley, Deer Valley's VP of resort planning unveiled to the public the latest plans for the development of the base village. Over 250 people were in attendance and continues to be a very important topic for locals of Park City and Deer Valley. KSL Capital Partners continues to raise capital to promote Alterra Mountain Company's growth. This exciting new project, in addition to Deer Valley nearly tripling in size with the annexation of Mayflower Resort, is reshaping the landcape of one of the best brands in skiing; Deer Valley.

Most of the well-known concepts were again discussed which include:

  • A new ski beach where the Snow Park parking lots exist
  • New gondola to Silver Lake
  • Discussion regarding the gondola going to Park's Peak and over to the new East Village
  • New Hotels in Deer Valley
  • New restaurants in Deer Valley
  • New Residential Ownership Options
  • Commerical space
  • An event center

Deer Valley long ago had hope to start digging the parking lots in Spring of 2023 but those plans were put on hold as the city listened to community feedback around the plans and the discussed road vacation of Deer Valley Dr near Trails End just past Royal Street. The new plans still have some obstacles to overcome, but Deer Valley is planning on beginning the parking lots in Spring of '25.

Along with reiterating the old plans, Deer Valley unveilved some new concepts which include:

  • Underground day care and ski school drop off
  • Underground public transit drop off
  • Escalators delivering skiers to Carpenter Express lift and new gondola potentially taking you to East Village
  • More pedestrian crossing to decrease interaction with vehicles
  • Upper level separate ski drop off zone

Deer Valley and Park City are teaming up to attempt to reduce day skier parking and each side is committing to a $15m pledge to improve the skier access via public transit. Deer Valley will have to build underground parking for Snow Park, but they will undoubtedly be losing parking spaces with the new development. That leaves the public transit system, and new parking lots at the East Village as the best solutions for day use at Deer Valley. 

Despite the lawsuit filed by Protect the Loop - a group of HOA's in the area trying to stop the development, the group is pleased with the new changes in addition to some who look forward to a better overall experience at Deer Valley and Snow Park Lodge.

Our Takeaways - While change is often not wanted, upgrading the experience and reducing traffic to the area is a good thing if done correctly. This will increase the values of properties in and around Lower Deer Valley and investors are beginning to plan for what is to come. Having high-end restaurants, shopping and activities will add to the area and put less pressure on Main St in Old Town Park City. When East Village is up and running, and Deer Valley and Park City work out the public transit into Snow Park area, we feel the traffic impacts will be less and the overall skiing experience will be much better.

A Few of the Communities Located in Lower Deer Valley that stand to benefit from the Development include:

Older Posts regarding the Snow Park Development can be found here:

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