For travellers looking for an action-packed winter holiday experience, the ski resort of Deer Valley in the north of Utah is a perfect option. With six mountains in the Wasatch Mountain Range to choose from, a Deer Valley holiday rental cabin is the perfect base to return to after a hard days skiing or fishing. With breathtaking views of the mountains, Deer Valley is one of the most beautiful locations in which to relax and unwind on a well deserved break.
Consistently voted as one of the top ranking ski resorts in all of North America, it is clear that having a Deer Valley holiday rental cabin has a lot to offer for that winter holiday. Activities available at the resort include skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain climbing, horse riding, rock climbing and sledding. Deer Valley is one of the few resorts which have a ban on visitors snowboarding on the slopes. Visitors can also enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities such as hot-air ballooning and rafting.
If you can bear to part with your luxurious Deer Valley holiday rental cabin, then a 45 minute journey west to Salt Lake City is recommended. Founded by the Mormons in 1847, the city is buzzing with culture, religion and history.
One of the most prominent buildings to see in the city is Utah State Capitol building. This government building stands on an impressive 40 acres of land, overlooking the heart of the city. The Neo-classical style building complete with impressive dome has just as fine an interior, which visitors can view with regular tours. Children will also love Hogle Zoo which is on the eastern side of the city. As well as over 1,200 species of animals that come from a range of diverse ecosystems, there is a miniature railway and a petting zoo.
A Deer Valley holiday will offer a semi-arid climate which means visitors can enjoy extremely warm summers and very cold winters. The average daytime temperature during the summer is 28°C, although it can creep up to a staggering 38°C. Generally, the hottest months to visit Deer Valley are July, August and September. During the winter months the temperature during the day barely reaches a chilly -2°C and due to the location of the resort, temperatures as low as -9°C can occur.
Travellers on a Deer Valley holiday will land at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) which is approximately 72 kilometres away from the community. Airlines that offer cheap flights to the area include Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, US Airways and Delta Airlines. Passengers can depart from airports such as Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN) and Glasgow (GLA).