Crisp air and colorful leaves signal that winter is on its way. But before winter sets in, now is a perfect time to take advantage of our two autumn packages at The Chateaux and experience a fall getaway in Park City. The cooler temperatures keep you comfortable for your time spent outdoors while the colorful leaves provide a unique backdrop for your dining and relaxing experience.
Dine & Stay
A stay at The Chateaux would feel incomplete without dining at Cena Ristorante & Lounge. Cena serves authentic Italian cuisine from locally-sourced ingredients with menu items that showcase the team’s expert culinary know-how. With this package, you can enjoy an intimate, three-course dinner for two at the restaurant and a daily breakfast for two is also included. Cena Ristorante is open through October 11th, 2020, so take advantage of this offer before the season ends.
Stay & Play Golf
Enjoy the comfortable fall temperatures at one of Utah’s premier golf destinations, Promontory Club’s Dye Canyon course. The private course is ranked on Golf Digest’s The Best Courses in Utah as it provides stunning mountain views and expansive blue skies. This Stay & Play Golf package includes two 18-hole rounds of golf with a cart and use of the driving range for the day. This package is available until September 30th, 2020, weather permitting. For a memorable golf experience this fall, book your stay at The Chateaux and get into the swing of things.
A Perfect Time To Book Your Stay
Take advantage of seasonal offers and save. Enjoy a laid-back environment, vibrant colors, and breathtaking scenery. Book your stay at The Chateaux and see for yourself what makes Park City so great during the fall.
As each community around the country strengthens its stance to help slow the spread of COVID-19, many of us are finding ourselves inside our homes instead of on vacation. Though the closing of ski resorts around North America has indeed been unfortunate, we can take solace knowing that even from the comfort of our homes we can still keep the adventure alive. Whether you’re watching a movie favorite, catching up on your reading, or trying a new online fitness class, there are several ways you can still live adventurously through these difficult times.
Watch a Classic Ski Movie
Even though Deer Valley and other ski resorts are closed for the season, you can still get your ski fill from some classic ski movies. Available for free on powder.com, all you need is a bowl of popcorn and your season stoke to keep the adventure alive. You can also find ski movies on Youtube, Redbull.com, and more to catch big lines, steep slopes, and community spirit.
Read an Adventure Novel
Tuck into an adventure read to pass the time while keeping your own adventure alive. Read a book about skiing if you’re still longing for the slopes, or dive into some classic adventure novels to fill your days of social distancing. Not only can you fill your time with entertainment while engaging your brain, but you can also picture yourself in far off places on wild adventures all without leaving the comfort of your couch or reading nook.
Go for a Hike on a Local Trail
If permitted in your area, looking for safe opportunities to get outside can do wonders for moral and overall well being. Whether you’re getting out for a walk around the park or heading up to a local trail, fresh air is always recommended. Aside from getting your steps in, it can also distract you from refreshing social media or news pages and allow you some time away to recharge and clear your head. When spending time outdoors, be sure to practice CDC recommended social distancing to help protect yourself, your family, and the community.
Go for a Run or a Bike Ride
Again, if permitted in your area, running or biking is another great way to get out of the house and live your adventure. Try a new route or bring along a household family member to reconnect. Keeping yourself moving and engaged will help you stay fit and give you a little taste of adventure right out of your front door.
Here at The Chateaux Deer Valley, we are definitely missing our guests. We hope each and everyone of you are staying safe while still being able to experience a bit of adventure wherever you are. If you would like to make a reservation for a future stay, please contact our helpful and friendly Reservations team and they will do their best to answer questions and keep you updated on this ever changing situation.
Spring break has arrived. Bluebird days, warmer temperatures, and the promise of summer urges everyone to get out and about. Park City hosts a plethora of activities for you and your family to make your spring break one to remember. From spring skiing on the slopes of Deer Valley resort to lively après and activities for the entire family, The Chateaux Deer Valley and our mountain town is the perfect spring break destination.
Ski at Deer Valley
March and April on the slopes of Deer Valley are less crowded than the early winter months but still deliver excellent conditions. The Chateaux Deer Valley is located just across the street from Silver Lake, allowing you convenient access to the slopes. Gear up with rentals and any clothing you may have forgotten at our onsite Ski ‘N See Shop. In addition to smaller crowds, March and April also deliver spring corn skiing, pond skim, and more. Be sure to join in the spring festivities during your spring break. See the full list of Deer Valley spring activities here.
After a day on the slopes, head into Cena Ristorante & Lounge for some live music, delicious Italian cuisine, and beverages. The apres-ski menu runs from 3 pm to 5 pm and hosts some house favorites, including the Cena Burger and the Winter Margherita Pizza. Round out your meal with a beverage from our full-service bar or indulge in a delicious beer on tap.
You can also head over to our sister property, Stein Eriksen Lodge, for drinks, food, and arcade games in Champions Club. Your teens will love playing the world’s largest Pac Man, while the whole family can enjoy over-the-top milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.
Woodward Park City
An excellent option for your lively kids and teens, Woodward Park City provides the ultimate in action sports. This new state-of-the-art facility hosts snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, and BMX. Spend your day on the slopes outdoors or indoors in the foam pits and on the Olympic-grade trampolines trying out new tricks and allowing your whole family to get all of their energy out.
Off the Slopes
After you’ve got a day or two in of skiing, be sure to check out other outdoor recreation options in the area. Try dog sledding for an afternoon, embark on a horse-drawn sleigh ride around picturesque Deer Valley Resort, or work up a sweat skate skiing on one of the many cross country ski trails in the area. You can also take your family down to Kimball Junction and spend a day at the Utah Olympic Park where you can go bobsledding, complete a ropes course, and visit the museum. Our knowledgeable and friendly Concierge staff can help you plan and reserve any of the many area attractions here in Park City.
Park City Attractions
For a cultural experience, head to one of Park City’s many museums and art galleries on Historic Main Street. Every half hour, a free shuttle departs from The Chateaux to take you to Historic Main Street, so you don’t have to worry about the stresses of parking or traffic. While you’re there, be sure to not only check out the galleries and museums, but also the many boutique shops and restaurants that line the street.
No matter what you and your family get up to for your spring break here in Park City, our team at The Chateaux Deer Valley is ready to help make it a trip of a lifetime. For any and all trip arrangements and questions, speak to one of our Concierge staff members, and they will help you with all of the details to make your trip one to remember.
Photos by Berin Klawiter, provided by The National Ability Center
This winter season, we would like to take the opportunity to recognize one of our favorite non-profit organizations here in Park City, The National Ability Center. They inspire athletes to do extraordinary things every day. Through more than a dozen adaptive recreational and educational programs offered year round, they foster self-esteem, confidence, and lifelong skills for every participant. From Paralympic gold medalists to those seeking to spend quality time with family and friends, The National Ability Center offers a safe place for everyone who is willing to challenge themselves in the great outdoors.
This season, The National Ability Center is offering events where family and friends of those with a “can do” attitude are encouraged to participate. Additionally, members of the Armed Forces and Veterans from every era are invited to participate in any program free of charge, and have special events for them and their families. A number of ongoing Nordic skiing, fat biking, and indoor climbing sessions are available throughout the season. Below are the upcoming friends and family events for the rest of the winter season.
· 2/23: Friends & Family Fat Biking
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you adaptive fat tire biking on the beautiful snow packed trails of Round Valley.
· 3/1: Friends & Family Nordic Skiing or Snowshoeing
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you adaptive Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on the beautiful trails of Round Valley.
· 3/14: Military Backcountry Snowshoe Day in Daly Canyon
Military Service members and their families are invited to join a guided backcountry snowshoe trip in Daly Canyon. Hot Chocolate and transportation from the NAC is included.
· 3/15: Friends & Family Nordic Skiing
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you adaptive Nordic skiing on the beautiful trails of Round Valley.
· 3/29: Friends & Family Snowshoe in Daly Canyon
Spend your Sunday with family and friends as we take you on a guided backcountry snowshoe trip in Daly Canyon.
· 4/5-4/9: Military Paralympic Experience Camp
A winter Paralympic sport sampler for Veterans of all abilities. This camp offers high-altitude training and hands-on instruction from world-class staff to help Veterans discover their next level of competition. Includes skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, Nordic skiing and biathlon.
In order to provide a low cost for participants in various activities throughout the year, The National Ability Center holds an annual fundraiser every winter: Red, White, & Snow. This year marks their 16th year of holding this fundraiser. The event is from March 4-7th with events scattered all around Park City. Join us on March 5th at our sister property, Stein Eriksen Lodge, for an intimate evening tasting of over 30 vintners’ favorite wines and hors d’oeuvres. For a full schedule of events, please visit Red, White, & Snow’s website here.
To learn more about how you can participate with The National Ability Center, visit their website and explore their volunteer or donation options. We are incredibly lucky to have such an amazing organization here in Park City.
This year from February 6th to the 8th, some of the world’s best skiers are coming to Deer Valley for the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup. The competitors will be racing their way down the same runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games at Deer Valley. In fact, this year’s competition marks 22 years that Deer Valley Resort has hosted international and world competitions including 2002 Winter Olympics, 17 World Cups, and the 2011 and 2019 World Championships.
The World Cup begins on Thursday the 6th with the Mogul Competition. Friday the 7th sees the Aerial Competition followed by the Dual Mogul Competition on Saturday the 8th. Each day the events start in the afternoon and continue into the night under the lights at Deer Valley Resort. Immediately following the awards each night, viewers will be treated to a fireworks display at the Competition Venue. For the full schedule and location of each event, visit Deer Valley’s website.
Guests staying at The Chateaux Deer Valley during the event can take advantage of Park City’s free public transit down to the Snow Park area from the Silver Lake area. Or, if you are skiing in the morning, you can simply walk across the street, ski Deer Valley for the day, then ski down to Snow Park before they close the area for the competition. Our helpful and knowledgeable Concierge staff located in the lobby can help direct you and plan your transportation needs to ensure that you can catch the event that you wish to see.
If catching the event live isn’t possible for your itinerary, the FIS World Cup will be available on the Olympic Channel, NBC Sports Network, and NBC Sports. Relax in the comfort of your room at The Chateaux, order room service from 6 to 10pm and enjoy delicious Italian cuisine from the dinner menu while watching the competitors fly and twist their way down to the podium.
However you choose to watch the FIS World Cup, be sure to gather at Cena Lounge for lively après food and drinks. With a welcoming environment, the Lounge is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a personal pizza with a pint. The full service bar and extensive menu ensure that there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy.
The Sundance Film Festival returns this Thursday, January 23rd through February 2nd. Film industry professionals, storytellers, and audiences from all over the world come to Park City for the prestigious festival. With a robust schedule of dramatic and documentary features and short films, there is plenty to see while in town. Additionally, Park City itself offers outdoor recreation, exquisite dining, and boutique shopping. At the heart of the Park City and Deer Valley experience is The Chateaux. To ensure you have an unforgettable Sundance experience this year, we hope you will stay with us and take advantage of everything that The Chateaux has to offer.
Where to stay
Here at The Chateaux, Forbes Four-Star luxury awaits. Each room is a blend of comfort and modern style to ensure that each stay is memorable. In addition to The Chateaux, our other Stein Collection properties provide distinguished luxury. These include Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein Eriksen Residences, and our newest rental properties, Luxury Homes. Contact our reservations team to find the best lodging option for your stay during Sundance!
Here at The Chateaux, Cena Ristorante & Lounge provides guests with award-winning Italian dining. Indulge in authentic house-made Italian dishes while discussing the latest films in the restaurant, or dip over to the Lounge to enjoy lively après with pizza and pints.
Additional Stein Collection Dining can be found just across the street at the Lodge at Glitretind Restaurant where gourmet, locally-sourced New American cuisine is ready to be savored. Or, at the Residences, The 7880 Club provides you with decadent dishes in a luxurious setting with breathtaking views. Once you arrive for your stay at The Chateaux, our helpful Concierge can provide recommendations and help arrange transportation to your restaurant of choice if needed.
How to get around
The Sundance Film Festival sees a massive influx of visitors to our mountain town. In fact, during the 2015 festival, over 30,000 out-of-state visitors attended. One of the biggest challenges visitors will encounter while staying in Park City for the festival is traffic and parking. Let us at The Chateaux take care of that for you with our daily complimentary shuttle that will take you to and from Historic Main Street. Our convenient location that’s less than three miles from all the action ensures a timely arrival to each of the films you plan on seeing.
If you need the perfect venue for a festival event, our meeting spaces at both The Chateaux and at our sister property Stein Eriksen Lodge provide space for a variety of gatherings such as:
After the festival commences on February 2nd, why not stay in town a few days longer to enjoy all that Park City has to offer while avoiding inevitable airport chaos? The Chateaux is mere steps from the world-renowned Deer Valley Resort. Stein Eriksen Sport across the street at the Lodge can help you get outfitted for a day on the slopes. In addition to skiing, we have trusted vendors for dog sledding, cross country skiing, sleigh rides, and more. Or, head over to the Utah Olympic Park in Kimball Junction to experience a true thrill while riding the 2002 Olympic bobsled track.
Allow us at The Chateaux to be a part of your 2020 Sundance experience. From luxurious lodging and exquisite dining to reliable and hassle-free transportation, we take care of the details for you so you can truly enjoy your time here in Park City. Please contact our reservations and Concierge teams to make arrangements for your stay today!
After a busy holiday season, we like to take a moment to recognize some of our incredible staff here at The Chateaux Deer Valley who work hard to provide each guest with an excellent experience. This month we’re acknowledging Alex Lyman, our dedicated bell captain.
Alex has lived in Park City for 25 years. He moved here from Whitefish, Montana, completed high school here in town, then lived in New York City for a few years pursuing music production and sound design, something he still enjoys today. Upon returning to Park City from New York, Alex took a position at the Park City Peaks Hotel as a bell captain and bellman. It was there that he fell in love with hospitality and decided to continue to pursue his career in the industry.
When asked about his favorite aspects of his job, the answer was easy for Alex. “I love interacting with all the guests. It’s a lot of fun. I love the team here and at Stein’s too - it’s an amazing team and that makes it fun.”
The best time of year to be on the bell staff, according to Alex, is throughout the entire winter. The hotel is busier and the season allows him to participate in one of his favorite activities, snowboarding. When Alex isn’t interacting with guests here on property, he is spending his free time on the slopes at either Park City Mountain Resort here in town or at Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The job of a bellman is varied and fast-paced. Alex and his team handle everything from valeting guest's cars, carrying luggage, transporting guests, and answering questions all while providing the best customer experience possible. Alex and his team take pride in this varied work. “With my position particularly, moving around, shuttles, there’s always plenty to do and it keeps it interesting.”
The next time you stay with us here at The Chateaux, be sure to say hello to Alex. He is a wonderful addition to our team and we continue to be grateful for his strong work ethic and approachable personality every day.
Your winter vacation is booked at The Chateaux Deer Valley, you’re counting down the days until you’ll be hitting the slopes, and the suitcases are ready to be packed. Between ski gear, après-ski attire, and everyday wear, there is a lot to remember to bring along. Be sure you’re ready for all aspects of your getaway to Park City by properly packing all of the essentials.
When you’re out skiing all day, you’ll most likely encounter changing conditions, cold temperatures, and moisture. The best way to be prepared for all weather conditions is to layer. Start with a comfortable baselayer. A merino wool layer is a good option if you will be skiing multiple days as it wicks moisture and controls odors to keep you fresh throughout your trip. Then, add a midlayer. If the temperatures are forecasted to be pretty mild, you may only need a light vest. If freezing conditions await you, you may want something a bit more robust like a down puffy. Complete your ski outfit with a waterproof or water resistant jacket and snow pants.
After you have all your layers in order, accessorize! Neckwarmers, an extra beanie, and comfortable ski socks will help you stay warm and comfortable as you ski. Your socks should be tall, on the thin side, and comfortable. Your ski boots will help keep your feet warm and if your socks are too thick you run the risk of cutting off circulation to your toes. Be prepared for your day on the slopes by packing:
-Midlayer (down or synthetic puffy or a vest)
-Ski jacket and snow pants (waterproof or water resistant)
To save on baggage costs, unnecessary hassle, and extra time at the airport, leave your skis and poles at home and rent from the onsite rental shop, Ski N See. The shop also sells jackets, helmets, googles, and rents out ski boots so you can leave all of those at home too if need be. If you would like to bring your own gear, all you will need for your day on the slopes is:
Off the slopes
Even though you are coming to The Chateaux to ski, there are still going to be large portions of your vacation is going to be spent off the slopes. Whether you’re taking a day off at Le Spa, taking our complimentary shuttle to Historic Main Street in Park City to stroll between the boutiques, or joining us in Cena Lounge for après-ski drinks and food, you’ll need a few other items aside from your skiing clothes to be prepared for all facets of your vacation:
-Bathing suit for our outdoor heated pool
-Comfortable shoes for walking
When you are prepared with all the gear and clothing needed for a ski vacation, you can thoroughly enjoy your time on the slopes and around Park City. However, should you forget anything, there are plenty of near by shops and stores to pick up the essentials. The onsite Ski N See shop is a convenient stop top pick up your ski rentals and any forgotten ski clothing while the Le Sundry shop in the main lobby is well stocked in case you forget to pack any toiletries. Our helpful Concierge staff can recommend shops and stores for you as well to ensure that you can enjoy your time here at The Chateaux and at Deer Valley Resort.
Cold weather and falling snow make us want to cozy up after a day on the slopes with a hearty dinner. Here at The Chateaux, we're heading to Cena Ristorante & Lounge for our cold weather meals. The new 2020 winter menu has arrived and is full of delicious, savory Italian dishes. A favorite winter meal, a Sweet Potato Gnocchi paired with the classic holiday Amaretto & Ginger cocktail, is sure to warm up any winter day. Try your hand at making it yourself with the recipe below, or let our expert staff treat you to this delightful meal and cocktail in our restaurant.
Amaretto & Ginger cocktail:
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Cock & Bull Ginger Beer
Top with Amaretto Disaronno
Garnish with a slice of lime
Restaurant Manager Jeremy Ray explains why this cocktail pairs so well with one of our favorite dishes, the Sweet Potato Gnocchi.
"The earthy flavors in the gnocchi will be accentuated by the almond in the Amaretto and the ginger in the drink. With whiskey as its main liquor, the drink dances along with the dish taking and giving flavors as they complement each other. The sage brown butter adds a richness to this dish that highlights the hazelnut's flavor and the almond is a natural complement to the hazelnut. You will find this drink is hearty enough to stand up to what the butter brings to the dish. Both the dish and the drink have an inquisitive amount of depth and complexity which you will find add new dimensions to each other with every bite and sip."
Chef Wellman at Cena Ristorante provided us with the recipe for the delicious Sweet Potato Gnocchi to warm up your evening should you choose to stay in.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
1 each Roasted Sweet Potato
1-2 cup All-purpose flour
1 each Whole egg
2 tsp Salt
1. Wash sweet potatoes
2. Place sweet potatoes in oven at 350 degrees until tender, about 20-30 minutes.
3. Peel potatoes as soon as possible after removing from the water (without burning yourself). Be mindful that you want to work quickly so you can prepare the potatoes when they are hot. You can either push the potatoes through a ricer, or one at a time on the cutting board using the tines of a fork. Run the fork down the sides of the peeled potato creating a nice, fluffy potato base to work with. Don’t over-mash – you are simply after an even consistency with no noticeable lumps.
4. Let the potatoes cool spread out across the cutting board – ten or fifteen minutes. Long enough that the egg won’t cook when it is incorporated into the potatoes.
5. Pull the potatoes into a soft mound. Drizzle with the beaten egg and sprinkle 3/4 cup of the flour across the top. A metal spatula or large pastry scraper are both great utensils to use to incorporate the flour and eggs into the potatoes. Scrape underneath and fold, scrape and fold until the mixture is a light crumble. Very gently, knead the dough. This is also the point you can add more flour (a sprinkle at a time) if the dough is too tacky. The dough should be moist but not sticky. It should feel almost billowy.
6. Cut it into 8 pieces. Now gently roll each 1/8th of dough into a snake-shaped log, roughly the thickness of your thumb. Use a knife to cut pieces every 3/4-inch. Dust with a bit more flour.
7. To shape the gnocchi hold a fork in one hand and place gnocchi against the tines of the fork (or gnocchi board). Use your thumb and press in and down the length of the fork. The gnocchi should curl into a slight “C” shape. Set each gnocchi aside, dust with a bit more flour if needed, until you are ready to boil them.
8. Either reheat your potato water or start with a fresh pot (salted) and bring to a boil. Cook the gnocchi in batches by dropping them into the boiling water. They will let you know when they are cooked because they will pop back up to the top. Fish them out of the water with a slotted spoon ten seconds or so after they’ve surfaced. Have a large platter ready with a generous amount of arugula pesto. Toss gnocchi in melted butter with sage.
9. Top with a generous amount of fresh grated parmesan cheese and toasted, crumbled hazelnuts!
Jeremy, Chef Wellman, and the entire team at Cena Ristorante & Lounge are extremely knowledgeable and love sharing their foodie wisdom. When you dine with us at Cena, never hesitate to ask for pairing suggestions. Call (435) 940-2200 and make a dinner reservation today to savor our new winter menu and holiday dishes to warm up after your day on the slopes.
As the 2019 year draws to a close and the Thanksgiving holiday arrives, we at The Chateaux Deer Valley are reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the start of the winter season. From you, our guests, to our hardworking staff, we have so much to be thankful for.
Snow and the Upcoming Winter Season
While we love all of the seasons, there is something special about winter in Park City. The trees are topped with white pillows and lights while the mountains are blanketed in fresh snow inviting us to dream of crisp corduroy and deep powder. Snow provides a picturesque scene and allows us to participate in some of our favorite winter activities: Skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and horse drawn sleigh rides. At Deer Valley Resort, the snow making machines have been hard at work when the temperatures are low enough to ensure the runs are ready for opening day on December 7th.
Condé Nast Traveler Award
This year, we are honored and thankful to announce that The Chateaux was ranked #7 on Condé Nast’s Top 30 Resorts in The West: Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. When we receive an award like this from readers and guests, we are humbled that we have met and exceeded expectations. Awards like this inspire us to work ever harder to make The Chateaux a place where guests want to return time after time.
Our Dedicated Staff
It is our hardworking and dedicated staff who help us earn and maintain our Forbes Four-Star rating. They are always looking out for the best interest of each guest, providing highly anticipatory yet authentic service. We are thankful for the knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced team at The Chateaux. They truly make our hotel a great place to work and visit.
Our Fabulous Guests
Most of all, we are thankful for our guests. We thank each of you for allowing us to serve you, for coming back year after year, and for making The Chateaux such a special place. Each guest enhances our hotel and motivates us to reach new heights in customer service and satisfaction. Thank you! And we look forward to continuing to serve you throughout the upcoming winter season.
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