From Floorboards to Double Doors: A Deep Dive into the Ski Architecture Scene of Deer Valley

Architecture is constantly changing throughout history. There are trends that can stick for a year and others that do for centuries. In my podcast, I discuss ski architecture as a whole, the practicality of it, the trends, and how it has adjusted when skiing became popular in the United States. From there I will get more specific and will talk about the architectural style of the Deer Valley resort in Park City, Utah, specifically their 2010 Montage Hotel. I will go into depth about the specific features of the hotel such as amenities and overall vibe it portrays to customers. I will also touch on characteristics of the Montage brand. After discussing specific architectural decisions made when constructing the Montage at Deer Valley, I will talk about how these decisions ultimately attract more customers. And finally, I will end the podcast by talking a bit about my personal experience skiing at Deer Valley.

Image of Deer Valley Ski Resort. Taken by author on March 7, 2023.
Image of Montage at Deer Valley. Image is public domain and is from the website Flickr.
Image of author (far left) and friends inside the Montage at Deer Valley. Image was taken on author’s iPhone on March 6, 2023.


Thank you to website Flickr for allowing me to use a public domain photo and the website Musopen for the public domain music for my podcast introduction. I also want to give a shoutout to my friends Dylan, Mia, and Tyler who are featured in my third photo for making our Deer Valley spring break trip so memorable. Last but not least, I want to give a big thank you to Dr. Judith Miller for helping me create this podcast and being there every step of the way!


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