On Thursday, August 24, 2023, Deer Valley Resort, Alterra Mountain Group, and EXTELL Development held a joint event to make the official announcement that Deer Valley will operate the new Mayflower Mountain Resort.
This new partnership is welcome news to residents and businesses in the surrounding area, as well as the global ski community. Once the full expansion is complete, Deer Valley will boast a remarkable 5,726 skiable acres compared to its current total of 2,026 skiable acres. In addition to more than doubling the acreage, this expansion will result in 37 total lifts, including a 10-person gondola (compared to the 21 lifts currently at the resort) and over twice the number of runs from 103 to 238. This expansion will make Deer Valley the third largest resort in the U.S. and marks the largest expansion and new development of its kind in nearly 50 years. Deer Valley CEO, Todd Bennett, confirmed that the expansion of Mayflower will be ski-only. The resort expansion plans to be partially open starting winter 2024/25 and fully open by winter 2025/26.
Dallin Koecher, Executive Director at Heber Valley Chamber and Tourism, commented, “We are thrilled about the Deer Valley expansion into our community. The scope of this project and Deer Valley’s commitment to excellence will bring many quality jobs and economic opportunities to Wasatch County and the Heber Valley.”
Additional expansion projects at Deer Valley include a new portal and base area to the east of the resort, providing direct access from the Salt Lake City region. This is predicted to reduce traffic in the Park City downtown areas, including the two major entry points where the majority of skier traffic accesses the resort daily. Also, the Snow Park Base Village will see a major transformation and other existing facilities will be revitalized across the resort.
Additional information about the Mayflower Mountain project: https://www.gohebervalley.com/Mayflower-Resort
Additional information about Deer Valley Resort: https://expandedexcellence.deervalley.com/