Park City, UT –Deer Valley will kick off the Utah ski resort’s 31st winter season with the 20th anniversary Deer Valley Celebrity SkiFest this Saturday and Sunday. 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 exciting to open our chairlifts, slopes, lodges and restaurants for a new ski season, and hosting the Celebrity SkiFestfor the weekend adds a touch of glamour and fun,” says Deer Valley Marketing Director Coleen Reardon. “We love to broadcast to the country that Deer valley is snowy and ready for skiing guests, and we also feel good about helping support a non-profit we feel strongly about, the Waterkeeper Alliance.”
The Deer Valley Celebrity SkiFest will include giant slalom races on both Saturday and Sunday at noon. 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 Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Scott Wolf, Patrick Warburton, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, Dylan Bruno, Trevor Donovan, Kris Polaha, Hill Harper, JB Smoove, Mark Feuerstein and Joey Pantoliano.