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 Deer Valley’s Birdseye run. The competition will be televised by CBS on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 5 p.m. (EST) following NFL Football. The public is invited to watch the ski racing portion of the event adjacent to the Birdseye ski run. A Pro-Am race will be held Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m., with the final race taking place on Sunday, December 7 at noon.
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.
Enjoy these pictures from last year's event.