Deer Valley Specialist Blog

Since 2011, Utahns and tourists have visited a winter wonderland in Midway. This Friday the 10th, Ice Castles opens for the season.  

The acre-sized attraction features frozen tunnels, fountains, slides, and cascading towers of ice embedded with color-changing LED lights.  The design of the castles changes year to year, with 20 to 40 ice artisans tasked with creating structures formed from thousands of icicles. Construction on the castles began in November.

Tickets are $13.99 for adults 12 and older and $9.99 for children ages 4 to 11 on Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, tickets are $17.99 for adults 12 and older and $11.99 for children ages 4 to 11. Standby tickets are $18 on weekdays and $22 on weekends. Tickets can be

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With 2020 one day away, experts and forecasters have issued many market predictions, aligning on certain points, but diverging in opinion on others. Below is a snapshot:

Although homebuilders maintain optimism, buyer demand is stronger, and analysts are divided on whether inventory is meaningfully rising. For 2020, the National Association of REALTORS® expects 10.6 percent more housing starts (multifamily and single-family), while® researchers forecast a 6 percent increase in single-family starts. On the flip side, the Urban Land Institute projected single-family starts to tumble 4.7 percent. According to Census data, construction in November spiked—an encouraging indicator.

Home Prices
After a cooling-off period, home

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Heber City was named Utah's best small town!  Only 30 minutes from Park City, Heber has become another outdoor destination for those looking to get away to the mountains.  With many new restaurants and Wasatch State Park just minutes away, Heber is a great place to be!  See the article here: Heber City is Utah's Best small town

Heber by Diana Fulcher

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The FINAL Residential Opportunity in the Village at Empire Pass
Developed by East West Partners

​​​​Introducing Argent. The NEW Generation of Deer Valley Living

Argent at Empire Pass

As East West Partners latest creation in Deer Valley’s Village at Empire Pass, Argent will feature a rich array of amenities, wonderful mountain and valley panoramas, plus the quickest and most convenient access to the Silver Strike chairlift. It is ideally located between One Empire and the Empire Residences.

The affluent Skier Market has made a monumental shift away from buildings without amenities and toward buildings Argent has imaginatively designed to provide a lively and family oriented environment that extends owners’ experiences well beyond the Residences. Families that

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With over three feet of pre-season snow and optimal snowmaking conditions, Deer Valley is opening with at least 35 ski runs serviced by 16 chairlifts, on Saturday December 7th!  

Chairlifts Scheduled to Open:
Carpenter Express
Crown Point
Homestake Express
Jordanelle Express Gondola
Mountaineer Express
Northside Express
Quincy Express
Red Cloud
Silver Lake Express
Silver Strike Express
Sterling Express
Wasatch Express

Happy Skiing everyone! 

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Deer Valley Snow

Craig is up to his knees in snow at Empire Pass in Deer Valley!

Park City and Deer Valley received over 40 inches of snow in 3 days over Thanksgiving, a great start to the ski season.

Deer Valley will open for skiing December 7 and we hope to see you on the slopes opening day!


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Though middle class households are pinching their pennies, they still desire homeownership as a means to increase personal wealth, according to a new study by personal finance resource SmartAsset. Researchers looked at the states in which the middle class is the strongest financially, factoring in housing costs, incomes, and job growth, among other criteria.  Utah came in at #1, see the chart below:

Middle Class Chart

Source: “Best States for the Middle Class: 2019 Edition,” (Nov. 13, 2019)

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