The appeal of ski season has never been stronger, especially after many of us had stayed indoors for what felt like weeks on end. Skiing down manicured slopes and unwinding in a luxury ski resort is a great way to reconnect with the outside world. Unforgettable experiences on the iconic Deer Valley, Utah snow await – this year, with a unique twist.

The coming ski season will look a little different, as activities will have extra safety measures in place. To minimize contact between people and comply with social distancing, the daily guest capacity will be scaled back so expect a lot less people at Deer Valley this winter.

Whether you’re already preparing for your trip or still contemplating whether you should make the journey, it’s good to familiarize yourself with Deer Valley’s new socially distanced winter season.

Face coverings in public places

Following the Summit County Public Health Order, Deer Valley strictly requires that all guests and employees wear facemasks or coverings while inside or queuing for publicly accessible indoor establishments. Fortunately, skiers and boarders are used to wearing masks against the cold, but keep in mind that these should now be worn whenever you’re in a public place.

For more information on proper face coverings, please refer to this page.

Chairlift policies

Chairlift queues will include markings to ensure people remain six feet apart. As well, only groups from common households will be permitted to board the chairlift together. Every lift will also be regularly sanitized.

Contactless transactions

To minimize contact, people will be encouraged to transact electronically. These include payments, purchases, and exchanging paperwork. Virtual map trails are also available, but printed versions may be requested.

Restaurant seating

Expect dining to be less crowded: restaurant tables will hold a maximum of six guests each, and adequate distance will be ensured between the groups.

Other health measures

Air circulation systems throughout the resort will be properly maintained for cleanliness, and all hygiene standards recommended by major health institutions will be followed. This includes conducting regular health screenings and making sanitizing products readily available for guests and employees throughout the property.

Still, winter season passes are in high demand as both locals and vacationers from out of town have begun to make lodging reservations at the resort. The thrill of winter sports and the cozy Deer Valley charm remain present even as a different kind of ski season unfolds this December. With safety measures in place, resorts are hoping their guests can still safely enjoy all the season has to offer.

Homes for sale in Park City

Planning to stay much longer in Park City? If you’re looking to find a property to call your own in this resort town or in other communities nearby, we at Team Schlopy Real Estate would be happy to help guide you in your search. We’re confident that our expertise in the area can provide you unique insight into the area and its culture.

Team Schlopy is dedicated to selling and living the Park City lifestyle with a unique depth-of-service that goes far beyond the single Realtor. Our service is built on trust, respect, and customer service, where every aspect of the buying/selling process is carefully handled and executed by our team members. Team Schlopy delivers a professional atmosphere where communication, family values, and results drive the customer experience.

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