Deer Valley Resort – Why Work For Us?

Deer Valley Resort is nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, just 36 miles east of Salt Lake City, in the historic town of Park City, Utah which has become an exciting and diverse mountain ski town. The resort offers a wide variety of winter positions to match your talents. Whether you recently graduated, are retired or are looking for a change, we have something for you!.

Deer Valley Resort is honored to be voted #1 in the categories of Access, Service, Kid-Friendly Activities, Dining, On-Mountain Food, Lodging and Grooming by the readers of SKI Magazine in 2015.


Classic, consistent quality from a winning team!

Deer Valley Resort has known for a long time that it is our staff who make the resort a leader in the ski industry. With over 1,000 staff members celebrating five or more consecutive years of service during the 2014-15 ski season, it is clear that staff is committed to the success of the company.


Deer Valley Resort is located in Park City, Utah, which is a small town with big opportunities for fun! There are more than 100 restaurants and bars, multiple theaters, many arts and culture events, health clubs, spas and outlet stores. Winter activities include the Utah Olympic Park, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, film festivals and World Cup events, just to name a few!

Salt Lake City International Airport, located just 36 miles from Park City, is serviced by most major airlines which makes travel in and out of the area very accessible. There are taxi and shuttle services available for transportation to and from the airport. Day and evening entertainment in Salt Lake City includes professional hockey and basketball games, ballet, opera, symphony, dance, theater, museums, historical sites and plenty of shopping.

In addition, all within a day's drive from Park City, are 13 other Utah ski resorts, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and 15 national parks and monuments.


Perks, including health and ski privileges, are offered to Deer Valley employees.

  • Competitive Wages
  • End of season bonus for qualifying employees
  • Employee housing available for a low cost
  • Ski for free at Deer Valley Resort
  • Ski and ride perks at other local resorts
  • Spouse and dependent ski privileges, depending on status
  • Deer Valley Resort ski passes to give to family and friends
  • Discounts on ski lessons and rentals
  • Discounts at Deer Valley Resort's premier restaurants
  • Reduced cost meals at employee dining facilities while on duty
  • Complimentary breakfast bagels or cereal each workday
  • Uniforms provided
  • Discounts at local shops
  • Company sponsored activities and parties
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Free counseling service
  • Group health insurance - Deer Valley shares in the cost of the premiums (for full-time employees only)
  • Accident and cancer supplemental insurance available, depending on status
  • Wellness program

Classic, consistent quality from a winning team!

The founder of Deer Valley Resort, Edgar Stern Jr., had a vision for Deer Valley. He wanted to combine his love of skiing with the service, food, and amenities of a five star hotel. Stern was known as a visionary. “He built Deer Valley as a first class resort when nothing was happening in Utah. Everybody thought he was crazy,” said Deer Valley’s General Manager Bob Wheaton. “He stuck with high quality and high service even though hard times. Sometimes the chips were down, but he never let go of his vision.”

Our Three Circle Model

Our staff, known for being welcoming, knowledgeable, attentive, and approachable, prides themselves on the exceptional customer service they provide. The Deer Valley three-circle business model teaches employees to find the balance between taking care of the guest, the company and each other. They are encouraged to emulate a professional and friendly attitude at all times.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Park City, UT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Company - Private
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Deer Valley Resort has become known for revolutionizing ski area service and we never stop striving to better our guests' vacation experience. Since opening in 1981, we have been committed to providing a level of care rarely found at a ski resort, delivering classic, consistent, quality service both on and off the mountain.

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