Park City is no engineered tourist attraction, but a real town steeped in authentic Western history. In 1868, the discovery of silver gave rise to a robust boomtown peppered with saloons, painted ladies and gunfights. Montage Deer Valley directly traces its roots to this colorful era in Park City's heyday. The resort is built on the site of the old Daly West Mine, named for John Daly, who established the Daly Mining Company in February 1880.
Although Park City's fortunes fluctuated with the price of silver, the growth of winter sports brought about a renaissance in the 1960s, beginning with Park City's first official ski resort, Snow Park. In the 1970s, the arts became the town's other defining feature.
In the lull following Snow Park's closure in 1969, visionary hotel developer Edgar Stern began to see the potential that lay underneath all that easy-to-carve snow. And unlike many other ski towns, the Park City area was an easy, fast drive from an international airport. In 1981, after collaboration with Olympic champions Stein Eriksen and Friedl Pfeifer, Stern opened a resort that would host the Winter Olympic Games two decades later. More importantly to Stern, Deer Valley Resort would provide every level of skier with the opportunity to enjoy phenomenal ski experiences alongside the service, food and amenities of a five-star hotel.
A century and a half later, this snow-blessed land still provides countless generations with an inexhaustible source of precious memories.