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Utah's Montage Deer Valley is More Than Just a Winter Destination Resort

Here’s your assignment. From your travel thesaurus select another phrase for mountaintop luxury. If you’re stumped, don’t worry, I’ve got an answer: Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Park City’s history is colorful, having begun as a silver mining town, then a ski resort and now a luxury destination. But it was Deer Valley that transformed the ski industry 32 years ago. By offering such amenities as lodging, ski valets and groomed-to-perfection slopes, it became one of North America’s first ski areas catering to first-class customers. Its extravagance is three-decades-old; so is a summer visit to the noted winter retreat wise? I investigated this premise from the area’s most lavish digs — Montage Deer Valley.

Cynthia Dial

Cynthia Dial is an admitted travel writing addict, and shares that she pinches herself each time she steps onto the promenade deck of a cruise ship, boards a train or settles into a plane seat to go to work. She's taken a city tour of Melbourne, Australia, from the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hiked the Austrian Alps and learned to surf in Waikiki -- all for a good story. A special corres...(Read More)

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