Deer Valley Resort kicks off its winter ski season with the excitement of the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest on December 6 and 7, 2008. 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.
“It’s always a thrill to start our ski season with a celebration,” says Deer Valley Marketing Director Coleen Reardon. “We celebrate the arrival of winter, the start of a new season, the excitement of hosting celebrity guests to ski our mountain, and the satisfaction of 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 6 and Sunday, December 7 on
Some of the best-known legends of U. S. skiing will 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: Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matthew Modine, Scott Wolf, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Gloria Rueben, Ian Ziering, Joe Pantoliano, Rob Morrow, Patrick Warburton, Neil Patrick Harris, Dylan Bruno, Camyrn Manheim and David Conrad.
Site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games slalom, aerial and mogul events, other upcoming events at Deer Valley Resort this winter include the 2009 Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup, January 29 – 31, 2009. The world’s best freestyle aerial, mogul, dual mogul and half pipe competitors will show off their moves in this world class competition.