Wasatch Lifty Invitational at Park City-area Resorts Mar. 29-Apr. 2

Park City, UT – Utah’s three Wasatch Back ski resorts — Park City Mountain Resort, The Canyons
Resort and Deer Valley Resort — will host the second annual Wasatch
Backside Lifty Invitational (WBLI) Mar. 29 through Apr. 2, 2010. The event
is held “to recognize the hard work of our lift operations teams,” says Jeff
Marzka, lift operations manager at Park City Mountain Resort.nThe Wasatch Backside Lifty Invitational consists of 12 events, four held at
each resort. The event gets underway at Deer Valley with the Clock Toss,
Stop Gate Javelin, Boot Toss and Snow Scoop Heft. Action then moves to The
Canyons, where lifties compete in Maze Setup, Lost & Found Mound, Tug of War
and the Trash Can Fill. The finale at Park City Mountain Resort includes
Scoop Relays, Return Gear Relay, Ski Pole Spin Relay and the 40 Yard Ski
Boot Relay each day as the resorts close.

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“Lift Operations can really be a thankless job,” said Deirdre Riley, lift
operations manager at The Canyons. “All three resorts have great teams that
work hard and play hard! What better way to focus all that energy then to
challenge each other at the skills we use everyday?”

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