9 a.m.: Fuel up and get on the hill early—you’re heading to Empire peak, where a few laps on the groomed blues and double blues off Empire Express will get your ski legs under you.
11 a.m.: Stop for an early lunch at Empire Canyon Grill, where a Niman Ranch beef burger with all the fixins is in order. Might as well throw in a slice of the gooey chocolate caramel cake—you’ve got a couple hours of hard skiing ahead.
Noon: Refueled, board Empire Express again and head left off the lift. A short traverse brings you to Daly Bowl. Drop in and enjoy the wide-open powder turns. Board Empire Express for the final time and make the short traverse to the Daly Chutes. After you show them who’s boss, retreat to your lodge, thighs burned.
2:30 p.m.: Head over to Summit Meadows Adventures, 10 minutes from the resort, for a two-hour snowmobile tour on over 7,000 acres of pristine mountain terrain.
6 p.m.: Belly up to the bar at Daly Pub & Rec inside the Montage Deer Valley for pulls of Montage Mountain Ale (brewed specially for the bar by Wasatch Brewing Company) and a few rounds of bowling or billiards.
8 p.m.: Enjoy raclette, dessert fondue, and other alpine specialties at Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge along with a full bar. Finally, toast to a day well skied!