Deer Valley Ski Resort is one of only three ski resorts in the United States that do not allow snowboarders on their slopes. Following the announcement that KSL Capital Partners were to buy the resort there has been talk of opening the Utah ski area to snowboarders.
Yesterday, we reached out to Deer Valley who confirmed to us that snowboarders will not be permitted at the ski area this upcoming season. At this time it is unclear if the resort will changes its policy in the years to come, but one thing is clear. Many of the skiers at Deer Valley do not want snowboarders riding along side them.
A good number of Deer Valley skiers feel that the snowboarder ban should be upheld because of safety concerns. These skiers believe that when snowboarders make heal side turns it creates a blind spot that can lead to dangerous situations on the slopes.