Once upon a time, this world-class ski destination was a booming mining town. Today over 1,200 miles of mining tunnels lie under and through the mountains that surround the city, reminders of the great mining era. Discover the incredible history of Park City’s iconic past in adventurous ways with a number of fascinating tours and exhibitions.
Visit the Park City Museum
The Park City Museum is home to exhibits that chart Park City's enthralling history from mining town to how it evolved over time into a popular resort destination for all seasons. The museum is situated in a historic building that was once both the town's City Hall and Utah's Territorial Jail – which you can still visit in the basement.
Try a Walking Tour of Historic Main Street
Sixty-four of the buildings in Park City – many located along its charming Main Street – are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Starting from Park City Museum, you can take a guided walking tours at 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from June 18th through August 31. Explore the town as you learn about its impressive history, architecture, and landmarks.
Take a Free Ski Mining Tour
Experience a free historic mining tour, Silver To Slopes, departing from the Park City Mountain Village daily at 10:00 am and at 1:00pm near the top of Bonanza Express chairlift. This guided, intermediate-level ski tour explores Park City Mountain with an expert guide to explore historic mining buildings and hidden relics strewn across the resort. Learn our local history and find out how this city has grown from a silver mining camp to an international winter sports destination.
Hike Your Way Through History
Spend three to four hours hiking your way over the moderately strenuous and absolutely gorgeous landscape while learning all about the area’s storied mining history. Hikes leave near the base of the Sterling Express chairlift at Silver Lake Lodge at 8:30 am on June 23, July 21, August 18, September 22, and October 20. Reservations are required, so make sure to sign up in advance!
Pair Mines with Wines
What could be better than pairing your history with delicious wine? This three-hour tour presents six historic Park City locations, each enjoyed while sipping a specially chosen vintage. Start with a glass of sparkling wine at the Daly West Mine ruin, then hop on a luxury minibus to explore five more historic sites accompanied by five more wines, including the Miner’s Hospital and Park City’s former Red-Light District along Deer Valley Drive. Snacks are provided between stops during the ride in the minibus. Cheers!
The Chateaux Deer Valley offers the ideal accommodations for couples, groups, and families. Whether you are planning to be here for the history, skiing, or one of the many other year-round attractions, book your next stay with us today!
The world-renowned Stein Collection announces the new Stein Eriksen Realty Group, a merger and expansion of Stein Eriksen Lodge Real Estate and Chateaux Realty. Our newly launched boutique, luxury real estate brokerage specializes in serving our owners and guests of Stein Collection properties, as well as representing buyers and sellers in the greater Deer Valley area, Park City area, and beyond.
Offering Legendary Real Estate Services throughout Deer Valley and Park City, Stein Eriksen Realty Group caters to over 300 homeowners and clients comprised of more than $500 million worth of privately-owned, luxury real estate at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein Eriksen Residences, The Chateaux Deer Valley, and The Residences at The Chateaux, as well as the thousands of guests that pass through the Stein Collection properties each year.
Our experienced brokerage team consists of local and highly experienced Agents, including Kristen Barber, Principal Broker; Sara Werbelow, Associate Broker; and Melissa Band, Associate Broker. The merger of these two brokerages is complemented by the talented new agents: Jeff Spencer, Associate Broker; Beth McMahon, Senior Agent; and a team of Junior Agents. We specialize in the luxury communities of Deer Valley, Park City, and surrounding areas and we are excited to provide our services to your buying or selling needs. Our offices are located slopeside at Deer Valley Resort at Stein Eriksen Lodge (7700 Stein Way) and The Chateaux Deer Valley (7815 Royal Street East). For more information about Stein Eriksen Realty Group, please visit www.SteinsRealty.com or call us today at (435) 645-6467 to learn more about the luxury homes and communities in Park City, Deer Valley, and beyond.
Spring has sprung, and with it you’ll find a full range of captivating and exhilarating activities in Deer Valley for the whole family to enjoy. Park City offers an enticing array of things to do for all ages and interests. From outdoor adventures to indoor fun, there’s lots to see and do here this spring!
Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter
Less than 10 miles from our hotel, you’ll find 1,200 acres of gorgeous wildlife preserve with 10,000 square feet of museum space providing an educational lineup including nature tours, wildlife viewing, an evening lecture series, and environmental programs for both kids and adults. They also feature a pretty cool gift shop showcasing local, eco-friendly art. It’s a great way to experience the incredible beauty of this area in the spring!
Swimming and Hot Tubbing
It’s never the wrong time to enjoy fun in the pool with the kids! Our heated outdoor pool and hot tubs make swim fun inviting all year long, and are located through our beautiful open courtyard. Open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm daily, it’s a great way to start or end your day – or to enjoy a full day hopping back and forth!
Historic Main Street
Just taking a walk along the main street of the “Old Town” offers sweeping mountain views and historic buildings and homes galore dating back to the early 1900s mining boom. Scattered along the way you’ll find numerous art galleries, boutique shops, and impressive restaurants. From souvenir shopping to nightlife and theatres, there’s something for everyone in the family here!
Park City Museum
Exploring the fascinating history of this mining town turned ski town, the museum features an interactive pictorial of Park City's colorful history. Take a five-minute tour of the exhibits, or explore on your own. The kids will love completing in the Park City History Detectives activity, which guides them through all of the exhibits while offering the whole family a glimpse into Park City’s storied past.
Utah Olympic Park
Explore the historic site of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games and find captivating memorabilia and museum displays along with unique activities. Full guided tours are available, and if you make it before March 31st, you’ll still have time to enjoy the Winter Bobsled Olympic Experience. For the kids (and adults with some weight restrictions), the Discovery Course was created to challenge the youngest visitors as they duck, crawl, and climb through a sequence designed for smaller folks. The Canyon Course offers an intermediate-level version that tests the whole family’s abilities with swinging features, log traverses, and problem-solving elements. You’ll be at heights of up to 25 feet in the air relying on your own balance, agility, and coordination. For real thrill-seekers, the Summit Course offers advanced-level adventures at up to 55 feet in the air. Truly something to suit everyone can be found here!
The Chateaux Deer Valley offers an incredibly family-friendly home base for your visit to Park City. With exciting recreational opportunities for all seasons nearby, we invite you to book your spring stay with us today!
The snow-covered mountains of beautiful Park City are calling! Enjoy all your favorite winter activities, or pull out your bucket list and embark on new adventures this winter season. There are so many exciting opportunities to explore.
Mere steps from famous Deer Valley Resort, The Chateaux Deer Valley offers an ideal home base for both novice and expert skiers alike. Deer Valley is known for its perfectly maintained slopes, exceptional service, and an average annual snowfall of 300 inches (this year has already significantly exceeded that average). A host of 2002 Olympic Winter Games, those seeking expert terrain will have no trouble finding it. Alternatively, if you're new to the sport, expert instructors can teach you the fundamentals on gentle beginner slopes. Either way, you’re sure to experience that famous Deer Valley Difference.
Ever dreamed of dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh? It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with family and friends, or a romantic fairy tale jaunt for two. This exclusive experience departs from our sister property, Stein Eriksen Lodge, conveniently situated right across the street. Scenic horse-drawn sleigh rides create an unforgettable winter experience.
For a truly unique opportunity this winter season, settle into the back of an authentic dog sled! Gorgeous huskies and similar breeds – many of which are rescue dogs – will gleefully guide you across the frosty landscape. Professional dogsled racers will handle the team, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the exhilarating ride.
Featuring some of the most impressive terrain anywhere in the world, northern Utah offers seemingly endless bowls and meadows filled with powder white snow to soar across. Surround yourself with inspiring views of the snow-covered peaks and mountains as you zip across the frozen ground. With multiple outfitters and a variety of scenic settings, snowmobiling is an incredible way to make the most of Utah's famous powder.
While it’s a great sport for everyone, hikers in particular may find that snowshoeing offers just the right outdoor adventure. The local area offers hundreds of miles of both carefully groomed and more adventurous trails that are ideal for short or long explorations. While it’s perfect for any skill level, the activity also offers a complete cardiovascular workout and a chance to immerse yourself in the spectacular winter landscape.
Park City beckons with a world of winter fun. For assistance scheduling your preferred winter activities, our expert concierge at The Chateaux Deer Valley is available to help you with all your winter plans.
Additionally, it's not too late to take advantage of our special Winter Variety Package, which makes planning your activities even easier! Click here for more details.
We look forward to seeing you!
The lights, the crowd, world-class competitors, and the exhilarating sense of history being made- The 2019 FIS World Championships are upon us! All Deer Valley events will be held under the lights at Snow Park, and each night will conclude with a fireworks display.
It’s an exciting spectacle of outstanding athletic achievement, but more than that, it’s an essential part of the competitive ski legacy Park City has sustained since the 2002 Winter Olympics.
If you’re not familiar with Freestyle skiing, it is one of the most impressive disciplines to behold. Athletes flip and spin while jumping or skiing down mogul-covered terrain. Aerial skiing was popularized in the 1950s by our very own Olympic alpine gold medalist, Stein Eriksen, whose graceful flips mesmerized the world.
The following is the schedule of events happening right here at Deer Valley Resort. All events are free and open to the public:
For more detailed information and times, visit Deer Valley’s site here.
In addition to all the sporting events, the closing ceremonies will include a free performance on Main Street by Lupe Fiasco. He’s a Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate.
Park City is truly a hub for world-class competition and Olympic happenings. With so many opportunities to partake in the events and support our local champions, get out there and experience the excitement!
Dan Tewksbury serves as the Guest Services Manager at The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley. His story is familiar to many who call Park City home. You move here for a single ski season, but the sweet summer months persuade you to stay a little longer. The years drift along, and before you know it, you’re clicking back into your skis for a tenth winter season. Tewksbury is surprised to find that over a decade has passed since he first unpacked his skis in 2008. A smile creases his face as he reminisces those early days. It seems that he has unwittingly become a true Parkite. It happens. This extraordinary little town has a tendency to win over wanderers and make lifelong residents of adventurous hearts.
A Minnesota native, Tewksbury is no stranger to winter sports. He grew up competing in hockey, and still enjoys playing twice a week. However, Park City offers something Minnesota does not have- world-class skiing.
“I moved here because of the skiing, so I’m a huge skier. During the summer, I enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, fishing, boating, and just hanging out with friends and family. ”
As the Guest Services Manager, Tewksbury oversees the day-to-day operations of the concierge, front desk, bellman, drivers, activities department, and daily breakfast services. He loves getting to serve in such a variety of capacities and departments. Most of all, he enjoys getting to know the 114 families that regularly return to The Residences.
“Building those relationships with them, week after week, year after year, I really like that. I feel like the owners really recognize what we do for them and are grateful towards us.”
Tewksbury first worked for the Stein Collection as a member of the Stein Eriksen Lodge concierge team. After a couple years, he moved across the street, where he was promoted to Guest Services Manager at The Residences. He was originally drawn to Stein Collection for the first-class reputation, but he’s stayed for the company culture.
“I really like the family atmosphere. The fact that the CEO of the company knows every single employee on a first name basis is pretty cool.”
Next time you’re visiting The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley, be sure to say hello to Dan Tewksbury. He’ll greet you with a warm smile and friendly hospitality. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself staying in Park City longer than you intended!
On the last day of the year, friends and family gather to celebrate a fresh start, the opportunity to set new goals, embark on new adventures, and challenge ourselves to be a little bit better in the new year. January is the perfect time to challenge yourself with the venture of learning a new sport. This month is aptly named the official “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.”
Resorts across the country are offering special deals for beginners all month. Deer Valley Resort’s special offer falls on January 26th this year. Additionally, resorts in 22 states signed up for a special celebration today, this Friday, January 11th for the first official National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day. The goal is to try and set a new snow sports industry record for the most beginner lessons taught in one day.
Industry research shows that the number one reason people want to learn to ski is to spend more time with friends and family. The second reason is the bucket list approach of simply “something I’ve always wanted to do.” Now’s your chance!
Here are the details for how you can participate right here at Deer Valley Resort:
The Learn to Ski Program will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for first-time local skiers. This package includes a lesson, lift ticket, ski rental equipment and a locker/basket check storage. This lesson will begin at 12:45 and end at 4 pm. Participants must be 13 years of age or older.
How To Redeem: Reservations must be made prior to January 26, 2019, by calling Deer Valley Resort at 435-645-6648, referring to "Ski Utah Learn to Ski Program".
Age: Participants must be 13 years or older. Anyone under 18 years, a parent or guardian must sign a ski Rental Agreement and Acknowledgement of Risks Agreement the day of the program, prior to the start of clinic.
Restrictions: Lesson offered January 26, 2019 only. Participants must be at least 13 years of age. Limited to the first 70 registrants. This program will take place on January 26, 2019 only.
* Cancellations must be made before 5 p.m. (MST), two days prior to the start of the program; otherwise, a No-show/Cancellation fee of $49 per participant will be charge to the credit card provided.
Photos Courtesy of of friends at Ski Utah.
If you’re planning a winter vacation with young kids, let The Chateaux Deer Valley make your trip a seamless family adventure. Whether you’re hoping to spend your time on the slopes or prefer to kick back and soak in a steamy heated pool, there’s something for every member of your family – no matter the age. Here are a few suggestions for making the most of your time together with us in beautiful Park City, Utah.
Our Little Explorer’s in-room tent package is a fun and memorable experience for the kiddos! This special amenity add-on includes a real canvas tent to pitch, plush toy moose to take home, National Geographic Starry Night Lantern to enjoy, and educational Fun with Nature: Take Along Guide Book to keep. Let the little ones have their own campout in the comfort and warmth of your room, before setting off for more adventures outdoors at the resort.
The Chateaux Deer Valley is the perfect place to introduce kids to skiing for the first time, or build on previous ski experiences. The resort offers easily accessible runs and terrain, onsite ski lessons from expert instructors, kid-friendly adventure maps with all the fun green runs already marked, and cool character mascots featured around the mountain who actually ski.
For a family adventure that everyone will love, consider a horse-drawn sleigh ride. This is a unique experience that even the youngest members of your family can enjoy. Our sister property located across the street, Stein Eriksen Lodge, launches sleigh rides from the deck that lead to a one-of-a-kind winter memory.
Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying the water! At The Chateaux Deer Valley, our outdoor heated pools and hot tubs offer enjoyment and a splashing good time all year long. Kids will love the chance to swim no matter how cold it is, and it offers everyone a refreshing and warm respite from the snow.
We couldn’t finish our list without including s’mores made fresh in the fire pits at The Chateaux Deer Valley each night. Gather around the flames with your family, and toast to your heart’s delight. It’s the perfect way to end another memorable day with us.
These are just a few of the many family friendly activities you’ll find at and near The Chateaux Deer Valley For more information on these or other things to do with your family this winter, simply ask our resort concierge for suggestions, directions or reservations for a winter trip you’ll never forget!
Art aficionados and those who simply enjoy viewing art will be impressed by the variety of artistic styles and artists whose work can be found in Park City. Banksy has even visited a couple times and left his distinctive graffiti marks within the city. Here are a few suggestions and highlights to help you decide where to stop during a stroll along historic Main Street’s art galleries.
Lund’s Fine Art Gallery
Here you’ll find fun, original jewelry, art, pottery, and sculpture, along with impressive paintings that come to life before your eyes from Wednesday through Saturday at this interactive art studio/gallery. Allen Lund invites visitors to engage in his creative process within the visually captivating space. With his friendly manner, sense of humor, and authentic perspective, a stop here is memorable and fun for all ages.
Park City Fine Art
This is a must-see for delightful, regionally focused sculpture and paintings including nature-inspired works and Western themes that merge modern and classical styles beautifully. You’ll always find an inspiring, unique array of both artists and art pieces here.
Specializing in modern pieces by both new and emerging Utah artists, this gallery features striking oil paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and glass works. Exciting upcoming exhibitions include Melissa Chandon’s Iconic Stories in December, Marketa Sivek’s Beautiful Day, Beautiful Night in February, and Land Bennion and Zachary Proctor’s Destinations Unknown in March.
Montgomery Lee Fine Art
Enter this lovely, locally owned two story gallery to find an array of realistic and impressionistic sculptures and paintings in a broad range including still-life, animal sculptures, figurative pieces, and landscapes. Gallery artists include nationally and internationally established as well as newly emerging talents.
For an eclectic collection of fine and contemporary crafts by both local Utah and national artisans, stop by this gallery featuring hot glass, wood, clay, Judaica jewelry, kaleidoscopes, and more. Started as a cooperative more than 20 years ago, this little shop is a favorite with Utah natives and visitors alike.
The Meyer Gallery
Known as an icon of contemporary art within Utah – set within a building listed with the National Register of Historic Places – both representational and abstract art works are showcased at this exceptional gallery. The art chosen is both thought-provoking and accessible, making it a perfect place for art lovers of all experience levels and ages.
Thomas Anthony Gallery
For a more varied art experience, this gallery showcases paintings and sculptures by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists from different countries, along with up and coming regional talent. Offering sophisticated old-world service married to the latest technology, it’s a great place both to browse and buy.
Aimed at art collectors from around the world, this fresh and friendly gallery focuses on supporting nationally recognized artists. Offering diverse, constantly changing exhibitions, you’ll find exceptional talent and knowledgeable, helpful staff here.
Live. Love. Art. This is the motto that the Protho’s follow, and their outstanding gallery showcases exceptional creative vision while promoting both new talent and well-known artists. They recognize the many factors that contribute to the desire to buy and own art, and are happy to help you select the perfect piece.
Kimball Art Center
Sponsors of the Park City Kimball Arts Festival in August – featuring more than 225 jury-selected artists from around the country – the Kimball Art Center also showcases art exhibitions from renowned artists, features working art studios, and offers quarterly Art Talks, many of which are free to the public.
This is just a glimpse of what you can expect if you spend a day appreciating Park City’s awesome art scene. The knowledgeable concierge and front desk staff at The Chateaux Deer Valley are always happy to point you towards their personal favorites, or you may choose to simply wander through town and discover your own before returning to your luxurious, four-star room and all the comforts offered at our stunning hotel.
Grab your skis, because Deer Valley Resort’s Opening Day is just around the corner. With miles of interconnected corduroy trails, first-class service, and stunning alpine beauty at every turn, it’s no wonder Deer Valley is consistently ranked one of the top ski resorts in the world.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Director of Mountain Operations, Steve Graff, for the inside scoop on skiing in beautiful Deer Valley this winter season.
The mountains are already covered in a very promising blanket of fresh snow. However, weeks before this bountiful snowstorm, the slopes were already looking ski-ready. According to Graff, this year’s snowmaking efforts have been the most productive to date. With colder than usual temperatures, they were able to get an impressive head start, which means more runs ready for Opening Day December 8th.
"For Stein’s owners and guests in particular, we tripled our capacity to make snow right out front of the Lodge, and we brought snowmaking all the way to the top of Viking Chair."
According to the Utah Division of Water Quality, snowmaking is a noncumsumtive use, because 85% of water used for snowmaking goes right back into the ponds. Additionally, Deer Valley has been making a lot of their own behind-the-scenes environmental upgrades all over the resort. They have replaced a number of snowmaking installations with energy-efficient guns. Graff is very excited that they just acquired four new snowcats, all of which are Tier-4, which means their emissions are practically non-existent.
"You can actually wipe your finger in the inside of the exhaust stacks, and there’s nothing."
The biggest upgrade this winter season is the new Homestake Lift. The old quad went about 300 ft/min, while the new high speed quad will run about 900 ft/min. The ride from Silver Lake to Bald Eagle will now be under 3 minutes.
We asked Steve if he has a personal favorite lift or trail. His nostalgic response reminded us of what makes skiing Deer Valley such an incomparable experience.
"One of my favorite things about skiing, and why I’ve done it a hundred plus days a year for over 25 years now, is it’s always different. I absolutely love it. The mountain is such a dynamic place, and it changes all the time. A favorite for me on a sunny day is Solid Muldoon. I like its multi-pitches and flat spots in between. I like the way it undulates. My favorite place to ski on a powder day is anywhere in the Sultan area- lots of vertical, really good tree skiing, good opens shots. I like Stargazer in the morning, when the sun shines on it, and it softens up just a little bit."
For the sixth straight year in a row, Deer Valley Resort has been awarded U.S Best Ski Resort by World Ski Awards. We asked Graff what he believes makes that famous Deer Valley Difference.
"It’s the people that work here. It’s our staff. In the beginning, the vision was set by the Sterns. When Edgar Stern decided to create a ski resort and operate it more like a luxury hotel, he laid the groundwork for that vision. That hasn’t wavered since our opening day 38 years ago. It’s all about customer service, anticipating our guests needs, delivering the highest quality product and experience that we possibly can. When that doesn't change year to year, day to day, it just builds on itself. So the staff is how we do it."
Come create your own perfect Deer Valley moments this winter season.
For more information about Deer Valley Resort, visit the website here.
Additionally, our front desk team is alway happy to answer any questions and help you book your ultimate ski vacation. 435-658-9500