After Vail recently took over Park City Mountain Resort - Deer Valley® Resorts now announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Solitude Mountain Resort and will begin operating the resort on May 1, 2015. For the next six months Deer Valley® staff will work alongside Solitude staff to evaluate resort operations and gain knowledge about the Solitude brand and culture. Deer Valley® plans to continue allowing snowboarding at Solitude and keep the Brighton connection in place. Eventually there may be minor adjustments the Solitude name but Deer Valley® currently has no plan to re-brand Solitude.
Full season pass holders will benefit from reciprocal benefits such as four days of skiing and midweek pass holders can enjoy two days of skiing at the other resort.
Deer Valley® is one of North America's most prestigious resorts and it was just recently crowned again for Best Accessibility, Best Lodging, Best Service and Best On-Mountain Food in North America by readers of Ski Magazine. The resort itself announced several improvements this year such as a new restaurant - The Brass Tag, located at the Lodges at Deer Valley -, better snow-making system and a more refined backcountry skiing experience. According to Bob Wheaton, plans are currently in the works for a gondola from the Old Town transit center on Main Street that would take guests to either Silver Lake Lodge or Snow Park Lodge. Additionally, an expansion of the resort near the Mayflower lift is in the works.
As far as Deer Valley is set to open December 6, 2014.
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