Deer Valley


Formerly known as Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the popular California ski resort and the home to the 1960 Winter Olympics has changed its name. It will now be known as “Palisades Tahoe.”


The resort had been called “Squaw Valley” since its founding in 1949. The iconic California ski resort and 1960 Olympic host officially changed its name to “Palisades Tahoe” this week. 


Deer Valley Resort

The Indigo Girls concert at Deer Valley that was rescheduled for this evening has been rescheduled again.

Instead of being held today, the concert will take place Tuesday, September 7.

The original date was Saturday, August 14, when the concert was postponed due to the Parleys Canyon Fire. According to a Deer Valley spokesperson, the show was delayed again due to a member of the Indigo Girls touring team testing positive for COVID-19.

Park City Municipal

The Park City Planning Commission got an in-depth look at parking and circulation plans for the proposed development of Deer Valley’s Snow Park parking lots on Wednesday.


After a project introduction last month, the Park City Planning Commission dove head-first into Deer Valley’s vision for how skiers will get to and from the mountain.


The biggest changes on that front include moving all parking underground and reconfiguring Deer Valley Drive into two separate transit and day-skier routes.


Deer Valley Resort

Park City’s next major development proposal was presented to the city’s Planning Commission Wednesday night.


Deer Valley has had an approved Master Planned Development with Park City since 1977 that includes developing the Snow Park parking lots. Rich Wagner is the project manager for the Snow Park development and told the Park City Planning Commission Deer Valley will not seek any additional density or building height beyond what was approved 44 years ago.


Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Resort’s plans to develop the Snow Park base area will be presented to the Park City Planning Commission for the first time on Wednesday.


Deer Valley Resort has had its original Master Planned Development approved with Park City Municipal since 1977. The development of the Snow Park base area is the last major project yet to be completed as part of the original development plans. That project will be brought before the Park City Planning Commission at their Wednesday meeting.


Deer Valley Ski Resort

Deer Valley Resort announced it is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, effective next week. 

Wages of all hourly, non-tipped positions, both full time and part time, are included.

Staff members who were earning wages above the starting rate will also get raises.

The pay hikes take effect on Monday, July 26 and will apply to winter jobs.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 03:08) Summit County Council Member Malena Stevens recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 14:48) Sean Higgins story about the proposed solutions to the traffic problems in Little Cottonwood Canyon and Snowbird Resort coming out in favor of an aerial transit solution over expanded bus services.

( 19:03) The Park City Board of Education held a special work meeting Tuesday to discuss incorporating green building initiatives into the $150 million master plan facilities expansions planned for six schools as Carolynn Muray reports.

( 22:59) Promontory General Manager Kelli Brown has details on the announcement of the final buildout of the 4600 acre development.

( 38:28) Jenny Diersen has details about the Fourth of July weekend, including concerts at Deer Valley.

Utah Department of Transportation

With the Utah Department of Transportation releasing its final recommendations for the growing traffic problem in Little Cottonwood Canyon last week, Snowbird Resort has come out in favor of an aerial transit solution over expanded bus services. In Park City, Deer Valley has expressed support for a similar solution to the city’s own transit dilemma. 


On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:36) Rick Brough's update on Summit County Council's public hearing from Wednesday night.

( 06:44) Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 22:37) Head of Advocacy for SIA Chris Steinkamp and Park City Municipal Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin have details about Mountain Towns 2030.

( 37:32) Deer Valley Senior Communications Manager Emily Summers has details on the return of the Deer Valley Concert Series and a summer preview.

Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley made the official announcement Monday - major changes are coming to Snow Park Lodge. The resort plans to improve the Snow Park base area, starting next year.  





Deer Valley Resort

As KPCW has reported, Deer Valley is currently in the concept phase of the process to develop their Snow Park base area into a modern resort village. No plans have been released yet, but Deer Valley has shared some of what they are looking to accomplish.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:59) Hideout prepares for June 22 referendum on the annexation of Summit County landfrom at last night's meeting as Rick Brough reports. 

( 04:24) Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones with an update on the Economic Development Advisory Board.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:03) Summit County Council Member Doug Clyde recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 14:32) Deer Valley eyes future snow park base improvements and possible Mayflower Cooperation as Sean Higgins reports.

(17:51) Snyderville Planning Commission Chairman Thomas Cooke has an update Tuesday's meeting.

Deer Valley Ski Resort

Leadership Park City hosted Deer Valley and Alterra Mountain Company Executives at Monday’s annual Community Leadership Lecture. The public got a glimpse into what might be in store for the resort in the coming years. KPCW’s Sean Higgins has more. 


Deer Valley President Jeremy Levitt said although he took over at the helm of the resort amid the COVID-19 pandemic and on the eve of the most challenging winter in the resort’s history, he’s still eyeing ways to invest and improve the resort over the next five years.


Courtesy of Deer Valley

Deer Valley Resort recently updated its uphill and mountain access policies in response to the increased number of backcountry skiers in the area in recent years.


It’s safe to say it’s common knowledge in the skiing and riding community to never duck a rope or ignore a ‘closed’ sign when you’re at a resort.