Type » High-speed quad
Vertical rise » 1,200 feet
Number of runs » 14
Difficulty » Beginner-advanced
Why try it » A quick trip to lower mountain skiing, upper mountain access
The ride » Carpenter Express starts side-by-side with Silver Lake Express at the base adjacent to Snow Park Lodge, providing a six-minute ride to a hilltop that gives skiers access to all of Deer Valley. Ski off the hill’s back side and short runs will take you to two lifts serving Bald Mountain. A third opens up Flagstaff Mountain. Carpenter also accesses the diverse front side of the mountain, which has easy going Success and Olympic-caliber Champion.
Runs to try
Success » A confidence builder, this green run follows a gently sloping ridge down to the bottom and has side runs — Little Bell, Rosebud, Little Kate — that offer variety.
Big Stick » This one will challenge intermediates. Halfway down a slope with a moderate pitch, the run then drops off quickly, testing skiers’ ability to keep their speed in check.
Champion » Off the intermediate run known as Little Stick, Champion and Know You Don’t are steeper slopes where Olympic mogul and freestyle aerials competitions were held in 2002.
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