Deer Valley Celebrity Ski-Fest Benefiting WaterKeeper Alliance Kicks Off December 6th - November 26, 2013

November 26 2013

DEER VALLEY RESORT, PARK CITY, UTAH (November 26, 2013) – Deer Valley Resort will kick off its winter season with the 22nd Annual Deer Valley® Celebrity Skifest benefiting Waterkeeper Alliance. This full weekend of events includes celebrity and Olympian ski races, a live performance by Grammy® Award-winning country music artist Miranda Lambert, and signature events including the Saturday Night Gala Dinner and a new Celebrity Poker Night, all in support of Waterkeeper Alliance, the fastest-growing grassroots environmental movement in the world. Superstar supporters and friends including Amy Acker, Jason Alexander, Magician JB Benn, Dylan Bruno, James Carpinello, Deadliest Catch Capt. Keith Colburn, Tim Daly, Larry David, Rachel Dratch, Cote de Pablo, Giancarlo Esposito, Bobby Farrelly, Mark Feuerstein, Hill Harper, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Chad Lowe, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim, Nicole Miller, Rob Morrow, Diane Neal, Edward James Olmos, Dr. Oz, Kevin Pollak, JB Smoove, Patrick Warburton, and Bob Woodruff will join Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for this incredible weekend of events.


On Friday, December 6, 2013, the fun begins with an all-new Celebrity Poker Night that invites local supporters to Daly’s Pub & Rec at Montage Deer Valley to play poker with celebrities including Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, Diane Neal, Kevin Pollak, Camryn Manheim, Rachael Harris and others to benefit Waterkeeper Alliance. Buy-in to play with a contribution of $1,500 and enjoy cocktails, light bites and the chance to win amazing prizes. The excitement continues on Saturday, December 7, with the Waterkeeper Alliance Benefit Gala in the Grand Ballroom at Montage Deer Valley featuring special remarks by Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., magic by JB Benn, live auction and a private concert by CMA Female Vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert. Seats for the Saturday night Benefit and Concert are still available from $1,250. To purchase tickets to the all-new Poker Night or Benefit Gala, contact or 646-416-6643.


Supporters are also invited to bid on amazing fashion, travel, celebrity, music, sports and entertainment items plus one-of-a-kind experiences in Waterkeeper’s pre-holiday online auction, presented in partnership with eBay Giving Works, starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013, at Plus, tune into CBS on Sunday, December 8 at 5 p.m. EST (after the NFL) to see the entire weekend of festivities in the number-one rated winter sports television special, Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest.


If slope-side fun is more your style, head to Deer Valley’s Birdseye ski run at noon on December 7 and 8, 2013, to see celebrities and Olympic legends including Steve Mahre, Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Deer Valley’s own Ambassador of Skiing, Heidi Voelker compete for the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest title. Races are free to the public and can be viewed from the Silver Lake area at mid-mountain.


Deer Valley® Celebrity Skifest is presented by JUMA Entertainment and Deer Valley Resort and sponsored by Club Ride Apparel, Montage Deer Valley and Paul Mitchell, with additional support from Allgood Provisions, Bulova, DiModolo, Progressive, The Patron Spirits Company, SKI Magazine, Southwest Airlines, Swire Coca-Cola and the Utah Office of Tourism. Gift bag and gear sponsors include BluePel, Collared Greens, Descente,, Osbe, Pajar and Patagonia; and local sponsors includeAll Resort Express, Cole Sport, Deer Valley Resort Lodging and Reservations, Silver Lake Accommodations, Squatters, Whole Foods and Zanté Spa.


For more information on the event, please call Deer Valley Resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522; or view the resort’s website at  To follow the event on social media, search #dvskifest.


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