Deer Valley is all about pampering, and it is one of the only ski resorts in the world that limits lift ticket sales every day, even when more people are willing to pay, just to keep the experience uncrowded for its high-powered guests. Its slopes are home to three of the most over-the-top luxury ski-in/ski-out hotels in the world, the Montage (pictured here), the Stein Eriksen Lodge, and the St. Regis Deer Crest. It is also is home to hundreds of luxury rental ski homes that cost far more than most hotels. Everything at Deer Valley is about the customer experience, from the absence of paper plates in the on-mountain “cafeterias” to the exceptional ski school, and it is eternally popular with families – rich families. The mountain is famed for its “corduroy” grooming, and the slopes definitely skew towards beginners and intermediates.