Ski Lift of the Week • Sultan Express at Deer Valley Resort
Type • High-speed quad
Vertical rise • 1,760 feet
Number of runs • 12
Difficulty • Intermediate and advanced
Why try it • Some of Deer Valley's steepest, fastest runs
The ride • After riding Carpenter Express or Silver Lake Express to mid-mountain, there are three ways to reach Sultan's loading terminal. Taking Sterling Express is the easiest, but to get to Sultan's slopes you have to circle Bald Mountain. You can take the gentle McHenry cat-track run to Wasatch Express lift, which also goes to the top of Sultan's runs, or ski past Wasatch to the Sultan lift.
Runs to try
Stein's Way • It has tougher-than-average stretches of intermediate slope, a steeper section that earns a black diamond and offers access to more expert runs off Mayflower lift.
Tycoon • Offers some of the same attributes as Stein's, providing high-speed skiing possibilities when the slope steepens partway down.
Evergreen • Halfway down Tycoon, take this gap through the trees on the right side for a steep, narrow shot especially if it's a powder day.
The Salt Lake Tribune