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Cream of the Crop: Downhill Skiing and Learning at Deer Valley, America’s Top-Rated Ski Resort

Program Number: 21798RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/1/2015 - 2/7/2015; 2/22/2015 - 2/28/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Park City, Utah
Price starting at: $2,995.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Winter Sports; Multi-Sport Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 10; 6 Breakfasts, 0 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Experience five fabulous days of skiing and learning on the six pristine mountains of Deer Valley, and stay right at the base of the resort in the newly built Silver Baron Lodge. This premier American ski resort is for skiers only — no snowboarding allowed — and offers a free overnight ski check so you can retire each evening to your luxurious lodgings without lugging your gear to and from the slopes. Your Deer Valley experience includes a three-hour ski lesson with PSIA-certified instructors and expert-led field trips on and off the slopes to learn about the history of this former silver-mining region and host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.




Highlights

• “Two-plankers” only — the best skis only experience in the country is snowboard-free and includes industry-leading services, fine dining and short lines at 21 chairlifts spread over 2,000 acres.
• Stay six nights at the base of the resort in the unique Silver Baron Lodge, where timber-frame architecture, stone fireplaces and iron finishes capture the area’s mining heritage.
• Become a better skier in a three-hour lesson with skiers of your ability level and learn about the history of Deer Valley and Park City through expert lectures, museum visits and more.



Activity Particulars

Downhill skiing 5-6 hours daily. All ability levels welcome; ski lesson grouped by ability.



Personal ski equipment welcome. Rentals available for a fee. Program includes one three-hour ski lesson. Additional lessons available for a fee. All five lunches and two dinners on your own to explore fine-dining options on-mountain and along historic Main Street.




Park City

The hub of three major ski resorts and the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City sits high in the mountains – 10,000 feet at its highest point – and is considered one of the premier ski destinations in the country. Just a short 30-mile drive from Salt Lake City, the town is also home to the famous Sundance Film Festival every January.



Accommodations
The newly built Silver Baron Lodge, blending the rustic and the refined in a style reminiscent of Park City’s silver-mining heyday. Lodge shuttle to and from the lifts every eight minutes.
Meals and Lodgings
   SILVER BARON LODGE
  Park City, Utah 6 nights
 SILVER BARON LODGE
Type: Lodge
  Description: Rustic meets refined elegance at the Silver Baron Lodge where unparalleled accommodations and service come together in one of the most beautiful settings. Timber frame architecture, stone fireplaces and iron finishes capture the mining heritage of Park City. Conveniently located at the base of Deer Valley Resort, this lodge offers guests a variety of year-round activities and a perfect destination for your ski get-away. The complimentary in-town transportation service, provided by Cadillac, offers direct access to the resort and allows you to experience the shopping, dining and nightlife on Park City’s historic Main Street, just minutes away. Relax and enjoy amenities such as a complimentary hot breakfast buffet during the ski season, a family-friendly heated outdoor pool with water slide, complimentary wireless Internet, on-site concierge and bell service.
  Contact info: 2880 Deer Valley Drive
Park City, UT 84060 USA
phone: 435-615-2600 xFrontDesk
web: http://www.deervalley.com/Lodging/Details/Silver_Baron_Lodge/37
  Room amenities: Silver Baron Lodge offers: Standard Hotel Rooms, T.V., small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc. One, two, three, or four bedrooms which includes: (Condominiums feature a full kitchen, spacious living area, fireplace and private hot tub). Daily housekeeping service (all rooms) Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet (all rooms)
  Facility amenities: Amenities (**Winter Only, *Summer Only) • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet** • Common area hot tub • Elevator • Daily housekeeping service • Fitness center available • Après-ski ** • Front desk available • Complimentary in-town transportation** • Free Skier shuttle • On-site concierge services • Complimentary underground heated parking garage • Outdoor heated pool • On-site bell staff • Beer and liquor available • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $350 + tax per room If you need to stay a night before or after the program, call the lodge for additional nights and pay the extra cost $350 + tax per room. Call 435-615-2600 to request and pay for additional nights. Please note that this facility is very popular and books quite early so do not hesitate to call months in advance to book your extra nights.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $350 + tax per room If you need to stay a night before or after the program, call the lodge for additional nights and pay the extra cost $350 + tax per room. Call 435-615-2600 to request and pay for additional nights. Please note that this facility is very popular and books quite early so do not hesitate to call months in advance to book your extra nights.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Sunday, Feb.1, 5:45 Registration, 6:00 Dinner, 7:00 Orientation You will be staying at SILVER BARON LODGE that night.
  End of Program:
Saturday, Feb.8, Independence Departures after breakfast You will be staying at SILVER BARON LODGE the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Nielsen Adventure LLC Liability & Waiver Form and Road Scholar Participant Information Form (PIF). Nielsen Adventures, LLC, is required by its insurance carrier to obtain signed liability release waivers. Participants will be required to sign Nielsen Adventures, LLC liability release waiver to participate in the program's activity. That waiver will be included in the preparatory material participants will receive after enrolling in the program and must be returned prior to the program's commencement.
  Parking availability:
Parking available upon request.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Park City, Utah
  Nearest highway: I-80 running East-West
  Nearest airport:  Salt Lake City International Airport.
  From End of Program
  Location: Park City, Utah
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Salt Lake City, Utah International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
All Resort
phone: 800-457-9457
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $70 round trip (adult); $45 round trip (child 12 years or younger)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 min. 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

You must mention that you are with Road Scholar Program to receive this special price. You may also book online by copying and pasting this link to your brower: www.allresort.com/CorporateGroups/Reservations.aspx?grpid=6284&tmpid=5305&tmpl=1 Enter Group Number 6284, when prompted.

 
Driving Directions
  SILVER BARON LODGE FROM THE WEST/SALT LAKE CITY: Travel east on I-80. You will be traveling up Parley's Canyon on I-80. Take exit 145 at Kimball Junction onto Highway 224. (Follow exit signs for Deer Valley, Park City, and The Canyons). Travel approximately 6 miles south on Highway 224. When entering Park City, stay on Park Avenue until you reach the intersection for Deer Valley Drive/Empire Avenue. Turn onto Deer Valley Drive, North, and find Silver Baron Lodge near Deer Valley Ski Resort, address is 2880 and then proceed to the registration parking, through the doors and to the Front Desk. FROM THE EAST: Travel west on I-80. Take exit 145 at Kimball Junction onto Highway 224. (Follow exit signs for Deer Valley, Park City, and The Canyons). Travel approximately 6 miles south on Highway 224. When entering Park City, stay on Park Avenue until you reach the intersection for Deer Valley Drive/Empire Avenue. Turn onto Deer Valley Drive, North, and find Silver Baron Lodge near Deer Valley Ski Resort, address is 2880 and then proceed to the registration parking, through the doors and to the Front Desk.
Elevation Note: The elevation for Deer Valley in Park City , Utah is approx. between 6,000 to 10,000 ft.

Equipment Requirements: Ski equipment such as: Skis (rental available) Ski boots (rental available) Ski clothing
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Independence Arrival, Registration, Dinner, Orientation and Group Introductions.
(Sunday, February 1)
   
 Afternoon: Independence Arrival At the Silver Baron Lodge the check-in time is 4:00 PM. Rooms may not be ready before 4:00. At 5:45 PM in the Conference Room, Registration and pick up name badges in the Conference Room.
 Dinner: 6:00-6:45 PM Enjoy a Delicious Dinner in the Lodge.
 Evening: 6:45-8:30 PM, Orientation, an overview of the week, and Group Introduction in the Conference Room.
   
Accommodations: SILVER BARON LODGE
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Start your day with Morning Stretch then a Ski Lesson at Deer Valley, Afterwards, Happy Hour and Socializing and end the day with learning about ski techniques and equipment and more with a PSIA Certified Ski Instructor.
(Monday, February 2)

Note: Ski Clothing and equipment



   
 Breakfast: 7:00-10:00 AM Enjoy a Complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the Miner's Union Hall 2nd Floor in the Lodge.
 Morning: 7:30-8:30 AM To prevent skiing injuries, Experience the essence of stretching and exercising by relaxing and loosening your stress with a peace of mind and body by a Certified Yoga Instructor in the Conference room. 9:00-12:00 PM Lesson For First-timer through Advanced Beginner (only). Improve your skiing in comfort and receive personalized attention and individual feedback in a small-group setting with a maximum of four students per group. This is a unique alternative to a large-group ski lesson. Ski Instructors focus and emphasize constructive techniques and skiing goals to assist skiers experience in achieving better skills. Participants are grouped by skiing ability, comfort level and lesson goals. (For those who are not Beginner to Advanced Beginner (skiers who are still doing wedge turns), then your ski lesson is in the afternoon. For intermediate and advanced skiers we recommend you take the opportunity to explore the mountain and learn the history by following a Mountain Host on a three-hour ski exploration which covers many areas of Deer Valley Resort and discusses stories and history of Deer Valley. For this expert-led exploration of the mountain, meet at Base Area next to Snow Park Lodge. 9:30 AM, the Expert ski group leaves. (Blue and Black ski runs). 10:00, the Intermediate ski group leaves. (Green and Blue ski runs) Or you may choose to simply explore the mountain on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants..
 Lunch: Enjoy a wonderful lunch on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants at any of the renowned restaurants on the mountain.
 Afternoon: 1:00-4:00 PM Lesson for Intermediate to Advance and Expert skiers. Improve your skiing in comfort and receive personalized attention and individual feedback in a small-group setting with a maximum of four students per group. This is a unique alternative and much better than a large-group lesson. Ski Instructors focus and emphasize constructive techniques and skiing goals to assist skiers in achieving better skills. Participants are grouped by skiing ability, comfort level and lesson goals. (Your program fee covers one 3-hour ski lesson so please take advantage of this opportunity to improve your skiing skills. Additional ski lessons available during the remainder of the week and paid for individually (approximately $175 per 3-hour lesson).
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM Social Hour. Socialize with friends and reminisce the memorable day and 6:00-7:00 PM Enjoy a Delicious Dinner in the Lodge.
 Evening: Enjoy an intriguing evening presentation by a certified PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) ski instructor and learn additional skiing techniques in an informative "Off-Hill Ski Clinic" Plus, gain valuable knowledge regarding ski equipment.
   
Accommodations: SILVER BARON LODGE
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Start your day with Morning Stretch then Ski with a Mountain Host, Afterwards, Happy Hour and Socializing and end the day with learning about the Fascinating History of Deer Valley and more.
(Tuesday, February 3)

Note: Ski Clothing and equipment



   
 Breakfast: 7:00-10:00 AM Enjoy a Complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the Miner's Union Hall 2nd Floor in the Lodge.
 Morning: 7:30-8:30 AM To prevent skiing injuries, Experience the essence of stretching and exercising by relaxing and loosening bones and joints and ease away your stress and enjoy a peace of mind with our wonderful morning stretch instructor. She presents different stretch techniques each morning and since she is an avid skier and ski instructor, she knows what are the most important elements of stretching that will prepare you for a wonderful day of skiing. Then enjoy the company of the friendly Mountain Hosts every day for an enchanting exploration on skis of Deer Valley Resort. You will learn about the resort’s terrain, history and trivia while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the local experts. This is available to skiers of intermediate and expert skiing abilities. Choose either 9:30 AM for Expert skiers, or 10:00 AM for Intermediate skiers. Both meet at the Base of Carpenter Express chairlift, Snow Park Lodge (base area). Or you also have the option to pay for another ski lesson and learn more ski techniques, or ski and explore the Mountain slopes on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants with the same ski ability. Enjoy the beauty of nature as you explore the mountain.
 Lunch: Enjoy a wonderful lunch on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants at any of the renowned restaurants on the mountain.
 Afternoon: You are encouraged to enjoy the company of other Road Scholar participants and join one of the friendly Mountain Hosts every day for an enchanting exploration on skis of Deer Valley Resort. You will learn about the resort’s terrain, history and trivia while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the local experts. This is available to skiers of intermediate and expert skiing abilities. Leaves at 1:30 PM, for Expert skiers and 1:30 PM for Intermediate skiers. Both levels meet at Base of Sterling Express chairlift at the Silver Lake Lodge (mid-mountain). Or you may choose to pay for another ski lesson and learn more ski techniques, or continue to ski and explore the Mountain slopes on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants,(with the same ski ability). Enjoy the beauty of nature as you explore the mountain.
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM Social Hour. Socialize with friends and reminisce the memorable day and 6:00-7:00 PM Enjoy a Delicious Dinner in the Lodge.
 Evening: Enjoy an intriguing evening of learning about the history of Deer Valley Resort with a local Historian. The ski resort industry forever changed over three decades ago when Edgar Stern developed Deer Valley Resort on the novel concept of combining the first-class services, luxury accommodations and gourmet food of a fine hotel with skiing. The list of Deer Valley firsts in the ski industry is extensive and is what has garnered the resort consistent #1 rankings in service, grooming and on-mountain food. Based on the foundation of first-class service, Deer Valley Resort was one of the first to offer ski valets to carry guests' ski gear from their cars to the slopes, provide free parking lot shuttles and design magnificent lodges in the vein of National Park buildings. The fundamental philosophy at Deer Valley since its inception in 1981 has been a commitment to excellence in everything they do. Deer Valley has invested more than $100 million in improvements to its 2,026 acres, growing from five chairlifts to 21; from 35 ski runs to 101; from two day lodges to three; from 50 ski instructors to more than 500, ranking it as one of the largest ski schools in the country; and from 200 total employees from the first season to 2,600 today, many of whom have been with the company 20 years or more. Yet with all the improvements, lift ticket sales are limited to 7,500 each day, and with well over half of its chairlifts being high speed, the resort boasts one of the highest uphill capacities in the country. As the eyes of the world watched, the freestyle mogul, aerial and alpine slalom events of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games occurred on Deer Valley's stage with the highest standards and near-flawless execution. Continued world-class excellence through hosting major events and exceeding guests' expectations on every front will forever be the hallmark of Deer Valley Resorts legacy.
   
Accommodations: SILVER BARON LODGE
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Start your day with Morning Stretch then Ski with a Mountain Host, Afterwards, Learn and Experience Park City Museum with a Historian and then enjoy dinner on your own on Historic Main Street. Following dinner, explore Historic Main Street at your Leisure
(Wednesday, February 4)

Note: Ski Clothing and equipment. For evening on Historic Main Street, winter boots, coat, hat, gloves, etc.



   
 Breakfast: 7:00-10:00 AM Enjoy a Complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the Miner's Union Hall 2nd Floor in the Lodge.
 Morning: 7:30-8:30 AM To prevent skiing injuries, Experience the essence of stretching and exercising by relaxing and loosening your stress with a peace of mind and body by a Certified Yoga Instructor in the Conference room. Enjoy the company of the friendly Mountain Hosts every day for an enchanting exploration on skis of Deer Valley Resort. Each morning and afternoon you will have a different Mountain Host who will take you to different places on the mountain and share with you their knowledge through stories and pointing out unique features and even celebrity homes on the mountain. You will learn about the resort’s terrain, history and trivia while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the local experts. This is available to skiers of intermediate and expert skiing abilities. Choose either 9:30 AM for Expert skiers, or 10:00 AM for Intermediate skiers. Both meet at the Base of Carpenter Express chairlift, Snow Park Lodge (base area). Or you also have the option to pay for another ski lesson and learn more ski techniques, or ski and explore the Mountain slopes on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants with the same ski ability. Enjoy the beauty of nature as you explore the mountain.
 Lunch: Enjoy a wonderful lunch on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants at any of the renowned restaurants on the mountain.
 Afternoon: Enjoy the company of the friendly Mountain Hosts every day for an enchanting exploration on skis of Deer Valley Resort. You will learn about the resort’s terrain, history and trivia while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the local experts. This is available to skiers of intermediate and expert skiing abilities. Leaves at 1:30 PM, for Expert skiers and 1:30 PM for Intermediate skiers. Both levels meet at Base of Sterling Express chairlift at the Silver Lake Lodge (mid-mountain). Or pay for another lesson and learn more ski techniques, or continue to ski and explore the Mountain slopes on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants,(with the same ski ability). Enjoy the beauty of nature as you explore the mountain. 5:30-7:00 PM With the Group, Explore Park City Museum on Historic Main Street and learn the colorful history and stories of Park City from early Silver Mining to 2002 Winter Olympic Gold with Park City Historian.
 Dinner: 7:00-8:00 PM Following our exploration and learning at the Park City Museum, dinner will be on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants. Choose from any of the wonderful restaurant options on Historic Main Street and experience for yourself why Park City Main Street is known world-wide as having some of the best food of any ski town.
 Evening: Either return to Silver Baron Lodge on the free City Bus system following dinner or continue exploring the many wonderful art gallerias and shops along Main Street.
   
Accommodations: SILVER BARON LODGE
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Start your day with Morning Stretch then Ski with a Mountain Host, Afterwards, Dinner on your Own on Historic Main Street or Deer Valley and end the day by Exploring Historic Main Street or Deer Valley or any Local venues at your Leisure.
(Thursday, February 5)

Note: Ski Clothing and equipment



   
 Breakfast: 7:00-10:00 AM Enjoy a Complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the Miner's Union Hall 2nd Floor in the Lodge.
 Morning: 7:30-8:30 AM To prevent skiing injuries, Experience the essence of stretching and exercising by relaxing and loosening your stress with a peace of mind and body by a Certified Yoga Instructor in the Conference room. Enjoy the company of the friendly Mountain Hosts every day for an enchanting exploration on skis of Deer Valley Resort. You will learn about the resort’s terrain, history and trivia while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the local experts. This is available to skiers of intermediate and expert skiing abilities. Choose either 9:30 AM for Expert skiers, or 10:00 AM for Intermediate skiers. Both meet at the Base of Carpenter Express chairlift, Snow Park Lodge (base area). Or you also have the option to pay for another ski lesson and learn more ski techniques, or ski and explore the Mountain slopes on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants with the same ski ability. Enjoy the beauty of nature as you explore the mountain.
 Lunch: Enjoy a wonderful lunch on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants at any of the renowned restaurants on the mountain.
 Afternoon: Enjoy the company of the friendly Mountain Hosts every day for an enchanting exploration on skis of Deer Valley Resort. You will learn about the resort’s terrain, history and trivia while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the local experts. This is available to skiers of intermediate and expert skiing abilities. Leaves at 1:30 PM, for Expert skiers and 1:30 PM for Intermediate skiers. Both levels meet at Base of Sterling Express chairlift at the Silver Lake Lodge (mid-mountain). Or pay for another lesson and learn more ski techniques, or continue to ski and explore the Mountain slopes on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants,(with the same ski ability). Enjoy the beauty of nature as you explore the mountain.
 Dinner: Enjoy a Delicious Dinner on your own and choose from any of the amazing fine cuisine options on Historic Main Street or at Deer Valley.
 Evening: Continue to Enjoy an exquisite evening by Exploring Historic Main Street or Deer Valley or any Local venues at your Leisure.
   
Accommodations: SILVER BARON LODGE
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Start your day with Morning Stretch then Ski with a Mountain Host, Afterwards, Happy Hour and Socializing and end the Finale day and Receive Passport Stickers and have an exquisite evening with friends.
(Friday, February 6)

Note: Ski Clothing and equipment



   
 Breakfast: 7:00-10:00 AM Enjoy a Complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the Miner's Union Hall 2nd Floor in the Lodge.
 Morning: 7:30-8:30 AM To prevent skiing injuries, Experience the essence of stretching and exercising by relaxing and loosening your stress with a peace of mind and body by a Certified Yoga Instructor in the Conference room. End your week of skiing by taking another mountain history exploration on skis with a Mountain Host and learn about the history while discovering new runs and secret powder stashes with the local experts. This is available to skiers of intermediate and expert skiing abilities. Choose either 9:30 AM for Expert skiers, or 10:00 AM for Intermediate skiers. Both meet at the Base of Carpenter Express chairlift, Snow Park Lodge (base area). Or you also have the option to pay for another ski lesson and learn more ski techniques, or ski and explore the Mountain slopes on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants with the same ski ability. Enjoy the beauty of nature as you explore the mountain.
 Lunch: Enjoy a wonderful lunch on your own or with fellow Road Scholar participants at any of the renowned restaurants on the mountain.
 Afternoon: Enjoy your final afternoon of skiing by choosing to ski with a Mountain Host and hear additional history and stories of this wonderful resort or choose to ski with fellow Road Scholar participants and explore the mountain on your own. The Mountain Host exploration leaves at 1:30 PM, for Expert skiers and also at 1:30 PM for Intermediate skiers. Both levels meet at Base of Sterling Express chairlift at the Silver Lake Lodge (mid-mountain).
 Dinner: 5:00-6:00 PM Social Hour. Socialize with friends and reminisce the memorable day and 6:30-8:00 PM Enjoy a Delicious Dinner in the Lodge.
 Evening: Continue to enjoy sharing stories of the week with fellow Road Scholar participants as we relax and unwind from a wonderful week of skiing together. Enjoy socializing with friends you've made during the week. Receive Passport Stickers then either retire to bed or enjoy the pool and hot tub.
   
Accommodations: SILVER BARON LODGE
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast, Check-out, Independence Departure
(Saturday, February 7)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-10:00 AM Enjoy a Complimentary hot breakfast buffet at the Miner's Union Hall 2nd Floor in the Lodge.
 Morning: Independence Departure after breakfast. Check out time is 10:00 AM unless you request for a later check-out time around 11:00 AM. Thank you for experiencing this week with us and hope you have safe travels and "Happy Trails to you until we meet again".
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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