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As host of the 2002 Winter Olympics events in freestyle moguls, slalom and freestyle aerials you can bet that Deer Valley packs a memorable punch for expert skiers. There are steep groomers, moguls, chutes, glades and several bowls scattered throughout 27-percent of Deer Valley’s 2,000 skiable acres. Plus, don’t forget Deer Valley prides itself on keeping the crowds under control by limiting daily ticket purchases, plus, the vast majority of Deer Valley skiers are intermediates, so expert skier’s will truly feel like they have the mountain to themselves.
Naturally, you’d assumed that the best expert skiing is at the top of the mountain, and there certainly is plenty of that at Deer Valley, but don’t miss a run one of the 2002 Winter Olympic venues, which are located off of Carpenter Express. Champion run featured the freestyle mogul competition, the slalom event was held on You Don’t Know and White Owl held the freestyle aerial event.
Expert skiers should head to looker’s left side of Bald Mountain, there you’ll find black and double black terrain. Ruins of Pompeii into Triangle Trees is a great run featuring steeps and expert glades. Be sure to ski Perseverance Bowl for wide, open skiing or Mayflower Bowl, which is a little further down the ridge from Perseverance. Mayflower also features double-black diamond chutes for expert skiers looking for some extreme terrain. From there you can take Morning Star to the Mayflower lift. Expert skiers should be sure to head to Empire Bowl for double black bowl skiing. Those looking to get a little “gnarlier” should head to Daly Bowl and Daly Chutes, which are sure to get the adrenaline pumping.
Lady Morgan Express lift also features a slew of world-class black diamond terrain, including Argus, Magnet and Hillside. Double-black Centennial Trees are also a great option for steep, well-spaced glade skiing.
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