Deer Valley is an alpine ski resort in the Wasatch Range, located 36 miles east of Salt Lake City, in Park City, United States. The resort, known for its upscale amenities, is ranked among the top ski resorts in North America. Deer Valley was a venue site during 2002 Winter Olympics, hosting the freestyle moguls and alpine slalom events, it regularly hosts competitions for the International Ski Federation. With a number of other large ski resorts nearby, Deer Valley competes by catering to a more upscale audience than its neighbors, offering amenities such as free ski valets, free parking shuttles, fine dining and boutique shopping in the main lodge. Deer Valley appeals to the ski community due to it being one of three resorts in the nation, ski only. Stein Eriksen, namesake of the Stein Eriksen Lodge, was host of the mid-mountain lodging property and director of skiing at the resort until his death in 2015. Deer Valley uses more grooming equipment than other Wasatch ski areas, limits access to avoid overcrowding.
Deer Valley's total uphill lift capacity of 50,470 skiers per hour is 50% higher than the capacity of each of its larger neighbors Park City Mountain Resort and the former Canyons Resort. Deer Valley has 21 chairlifts, including 12 high speed detachable quads and an enclosed 4-passenger gondola. Skiing began at Deer Valley with the Park City Winter Carnivals of the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration built the first ski trails and other facilities during the winter of 1936-1937; the first ski lifts appeared in 1946, when local residents Robert Emmett Burns, Sr. and Otto Carpenter constructed them from nearby lodgepole pines. The ski area was called the Snow Park Ski Area, a name which endured from 1946 to 1969. In 1981 Edgar Stern founded Deer Valley Resort above, it has grown to include six mountains with six bowls, 930 acres of glade skiing and 670 acres of snow-making. The resort totals 2,026 acres in size. Deer Valley opened in 1981 on Bald Eagle and Bald Mountains, with five lifts built by Lift Engineering known as Yan: the Burns double, the Carpenter, Homestake and Wasatch triple chairs.
The Sterling lift was added in 1982, followed by Clipper in 1983. The first major terrain expansion came in 1984 with the addition of the Mayflower lift on Bald Mountain. In 1991, Deer Valley's first high speed quad, Carpenter Express, was installed on Bald Eagle Mountain; that same year, the resort expanded onto Flagstaff Mountain with Viking lifts. This area added new advanced mogul runs; the Crown Point lift was built. Further expansion came in 1993 with the addition of the Northside Express lift, with its popular intermediate terrain; the Snowflake beginner double was built this year. All new Deer Valley lifts built from 1993 on have been built by Salt Lake City-based Doppelmayr CTEC and its predecessors. In 1996, the Carpenter Express and Wasatch lifts were replaced by two new Garaventa CTEC high speed quads; the old Wasatch triple was moved to create the Quincy lift in 1997. In 1997, the Deer Crest fixed quad was built, though it did not open until the following year. For the 1998-99 season, Deer Valley underwent a major expansion.
On Little Baldy Peak, the Deer Crest lift and Jordanelle Express Gondola opened with 8 runs: 2 green, 3 blue, 3 black. In Empire Canyon, the long-proposed expansion included the Empire Express high speed quad and the Ruby fixed quad; the Empire area added advanced and expert terrain, including 2 blue runs, 4 black runs, three expert bowl areas. Deer Valley built many new lifts on its existing terrain in the early 2000s. In 1999, the Homestake triple was replaced by a fixed grip quad, the old triple was moved to Empire Canyon the following year to become Little Chief. In 2000, Silver Lake Express replaced the Clipper triple to provide a direct link between the Snow Park base lodge and the Silver Lake lodge at mid-mountain. Quincy and Ruby were replaced by high speed quads in 2002, respectively. In 2004, the Silver Strike Express and Judge lifts were built on Flagstaff Mountain. Sultan Express replaced the original Sultan lift in 2005. Sterling was upgraded and extended in 2006. In 2007, the Lady Morgan expansion added Deer Valley's sixth mountain.
The peak has 9 runs: 5 green, 1 blue, 3 black, along with a large gladed area known as Centennial. The Lady Morgan Express chairlift is accessible from Empire Canyon; this lift adds 200 skiable acres. Vertical rise of the lift is 1,150 ft The Deer Crest chairlift was upgraded from fixed grip to a high speed quad and renamed The Mountaineer Express in 2012. On October 3, 2014, Deer Valley Resort announced that it had entered into an agreement to buy Solitude Mountain Resort and took over operations on May 1, 2015. In August 2017, Deer Valley was sold to the newly formed multi-resort entity, Alterra Mountain Company, a joint corporation composed of KSL Capital Partners and Intrawest Resort Holdings, LLC. Deer Valley was one of the first resorts to offer ski valets to carry guests' ski gear, free parking-lot shuttles, a state-licensed child-care facility, to uniform all its employees, it provides tissues in the lift lines, refers to customers as "guests", provides complimentary overnight ski check services.
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The Reid campaign attacked Ensign as an "extremist" who would weaken Social Security and referred to environmentalists as "socialists." Ensign, meanwhile accused Reid of supporting tax increases in Washington as he claimed to support lower taxes at home. On November 3, 1998, Reid won by 428 votes in an exceptionally close election—even closer than South Dakota in 2002, when incumbent Senator Tim Johnson defeated Congressman John Thune by 524 votes. Ensign did not contest the results, was elected to Nevada's other Senate seat in 2000, much like Thune, elected to South Dakota's other Senate seat in 2004. United States Senate elections, 1998
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