Park City, Utah – Reported By Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
No waiting, no awkward ski toting and storing: it’s just “step, click and ski” at Montage Deer Valley, the new lodge-style resort opening December 15 with true- ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley, just named North America’s #1 ski resort for an unprecedented fourth year by the readers of SKI magazine.
Compass Sports, the 7,000-square-foot outdoor outfitter at Montage Deer Valley, is a year-round alpine adventure hub for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. The outfitter was created to ensure customized ski and other outdoor experiences that make the best use of your valuable leisure time As a skier, you need only step out the door and into your skis where, thanks to the resort’s enviable location at the base of Empire Pass, you’ve got three high-speed chairlifts at your doorstep that lead to more than 2,000 acres of exciting Deer Valley terrain.
Walk into Compass Sports in the refined Mountain Craftsman-style resort and you’ll be introduced to your dedicated ski valet. Your valet will assist with every aspect of your winter ski pursuits, from purchasing lift tickets and booking lessons, to waxing your skis and warming up your boots before you hit the slopes. At the end of the day, your ski valet will pickup, service and store your equipment. And if you’re inclined to leave your personal equipment at home, the ski valets can outfit you at the full-service rental/demo center offering every type of ski for all snow conditions.
Your ski valet is equipped with an iPad designed to personalize equipment and experiences for individuals of all skill levels and background. With the use of the iPad, you can rent equipment best suited to your needs. Or treat yourself to something new from a retail inventory that includes equipment by Smith, Giro, DaKine, Phenix, Beyond Coastal, Icebreaker, Hestra, X-Bionic and Rossignol. The iPad will also provide up-to-the minute weather and mountain conditions.
Once you’re outfitted, your valet will carry your equipment to the area where you want to begin skiing and review the conditions as described on the iPad, advising you on the best ways to experience Deer Valley’s slopes at that particular moment.
Montage will offer daily guest ski instruction from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in cooperation with the Deer Valley Resort’s ski school. By making an appointment through Compass Sports, your ski instructor will meet you at the outfitter’s door to begin your lesson.
Want to enjoy the “greatest snow on earth” in other ways? Compass Sports can arrange everything from cross-country ski excursions and picnics, to ice skating, snow shoeing, sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Spring, summer and fall also usher in a wealth of exciting outdoor adventures at Montage Deer Valley. Compass Sports can arrange your favorite pursuit, be it mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding through pristine forests, blue-ribbon fly-fishing or rafting on local rivers, boating or kayaking on nearby reservoirs, championship golf, or panoramic sight-seeing from scenic chair-lift rides at several local mountains.
When the ski mountain closes in April, Compass Sports ski valets will be replaced by mountain bike valets. Bike valets will equip you with the right bike, provide custom set-up and seat adjustments, and recommend appropriate attire and other gear. Your bike valet will also introduce you to the mountain terrain, suggest ideal routes whether you prefer lift-served or direct-access single-track trails, and, as needed, offer instruction on effective mountain biking techniques. Signature Montage Deer Valley mountain bikes on display in Compass Sports will be priced for sale (which will include delivery to your home address) as well as daily rental.
For younger guests, Montage Deer Valley will offer the hotel company’s exclusive children’s club, Paintbox, designed just for ages 5-12. A daily supervised schedule of themed adventures will engage participants as they explore this alpine wonderland through interactive arts, crafts, sports and other activities. The Paintbox clubhouse interior will feature murals conceived by a local artist to be inspiring, dreamlike and whimsical. A private outdoor area will be used exclusively by Paintbox for such winter fun as daily snow angel and snowman making activities. Half- and full-day sessions will be offered daily, with all sessions including lunch and a snack.