When the snow is melts in late spring (or early summer), mountain biking begins! According to their website, Deer Valley Mountain Resort is rated one of the top ten mountain bike destination by Mountain Bike Magazine. Many many different trails descend the ski slopes ranging from easy to double black diamond. The NCS (National Championships Series Downhill Course) is ranked as one of the hardest downhill courses in the U.S. (or so Deer Valley says).
With around 25 named trails, Deer Valley is an mountain biker paradise!
- McHenry's Practice Loops (1.5 miles)
- Lakeside Trails (1 mile)
- Deer Camp (3.5 miles)
- Mid-Mountain Trail (long)
- Tour De Homes (2.5 miles)
- Deer Crest (3.5 miles)
- Sunset (2.5 miles)
- Naildriver (2.1 miles)
- Super G Trees (.8 mile)
- G.S. Trees (.5 mile)
- Four Point(1 mile)
- Flagstaff Loop (4 miles)
Mederate to Black Diamond-
- Tour Des Suds (6 miles)
- TBB "Team Big Bear" (2 miles)
- Homeward Bound (3 miles)
- Ontario Loop (.5 miles)
- Freestyle (.5 miles)
- Aspen Slalom (2 miles)
- Twist and Shout (.75 Miles)
- Devo (3 miles)
Double Black Diamond-
- Fire Swamp (1.5 miles)
- Thieves Forest (1.5 miles)
- NCS (1.5 miles)
When to goSummer and fall are the best times to go. Or anytime when the snow is clear from the slopes. Some years, the snow melts fast or there isn't a lot and the slopes will be clear by late spring. Or, there could be heavy amounts of snow which could delay the opening until early or mid summer. When we were there, there was still a fair amount of snow left on the slopes.
Red TapeOnly red tape is that it is not open in the winter
Safety?Basic safety is a helmet. For those doing the harder moderates or black diamonds, chest protector and pads are a must for this area. Be safe, whatch for other bikers going up or down.
Deer Valley Info
Open daily mid-June, through Labor Day, then weekends only through mid-September, conditions permitting.
-Silver Lake Express
located at Snow Park base area: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Last chair down leaves at 5 p.m.)
located at Silver Lake mid-mountain: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Last chair down leaves at 4:30 p.m.)
All-day bike pass: $28
Single ride with bike, starting at either Snow Park or Silver Lake: $19
Note: These are the rates are for the 2008 summer season.
Rental Options 3 Hours Full Day (3+ hours)
Junior (12 and under) $23 $33
Adult (all-mountain bike) $37 $47
Adult Downhill (fat tire downhill bike) $52 $63
Note: These are the 2008 summer season rates.
Getting ThereFrom Park City-
To Silver Lake Lodge- Head SE on Deer Valley Drive. At the traffic circle, take Marsac Avenue. This turns into Ontario Canyon Road. Take a left at Guardsmen Connection Road and then take right on Royal Street. Deer Valley will be just past this on the right side. Park here
To Snow Park Lodge- Head SE on Deer Valley Drive. At the traffic circle, keep following Deer Valley Drive. Then you will reach Snow Park Lodge.