DEER VALLEY, PARK CITY, UTAH – Deer Valley Resort kicks off its 30th anniversary winter season with the excitement of the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest on December 4 and 5, 2010. The invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with television and film celebrities for a weekend of skiing, live music and fundraising for the environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance, which supports and empowers Waterkeeper member organizations to protect communities, ecosystems and water quality.
“We’re very excited to kick off our 30th anniversary season with this year’s Celebrity Skifest,” says Deer Valley Marketing Director Coleen Reardon. “It’s always nice to welcome our guests on opening weekend with some glamour, some fun and by helping out a non-profit organization we feel strongly about: the Waterkeeper Alliance.”
The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest will include giant slalom races on both Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 on Deer Valley’s Birdseye run. The competition will be televised by CBS on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 5 p.m. (EST) following NFL Football. The public is welcome to watch the ski racing portion of the event adjacent to the Birdseye ski run. The races will be held Saturday, December 4 at noon, with the Pro-Am taking place on Sunday, December 5 at noon as well.
Some of the best-known legends of U. S. skiing are scheduled to compete in this year’s event, including Steve Mahre, Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Deer Valley’s own Ambassador of Skiing Heidi Voelker. Celebrities scheduled to attend at this time include: Susie Essman, Virginia Madsen, Bobby Kennedy, Max Kennedy, Bob Woodruff, Patrick Warburton, Oliver Hudson, Rob Morrow, Ian Ziering, Joey Pantoliano, Hill Harper, Dylan Bruno, Larry David and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The world’s most prestigious athletic competition outside of the Olympics will be held at Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort February 2 – 5, 2011, when the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships comes to town. Deer Valley Resort won the bid for the event in 2006 and is the only resort in North America to be awarded the World Ski Championships twice! They successfully hosted the event in 2003.
The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest is presented by JUMA. For more information on the event, please call Deer Valley Communications Manager Erin Grady at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522; or view the Resort Web site at deervalley.com.