25th Anniversary of Celebrity Skifest

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Deer Valley Resort is pleased to announce the 25th annual Deer Valley® Celebrity Skifest that serves as the resort’s launch of ski season. Held Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 2016, the invitational ski event pairs former Olympic ski legends with television and film celebrities for an exciting weekend of skiing, live music and fundraising for Waterkeeper® Alliance; the largest and fastest growing non-profit solely focused on clean water. With over 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and affiliates around the world, Waterkeeper Alliance helps to defend communities against anyone who threatens their right to clean water—from law-breaking polluters to unresponsive government agencies.

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“We look forward to celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest and Deer Valley’s opening weekend for the 2016-17 season,” said Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort president and general manager. “Our long-standing partnership gives Deer Valley the opportunity to support a valuable global cause. We are proud of our connection with Waterkeeper Alliance.”

Eric Schramm Photography 2013

The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest event kicks-off on Friday, December 2 with a Celebrity Poker Tournament where players can up the ante in support of clean water to win incredible prizes. The event continues on Saturday, December 3 at noon with a Pro-Am giant slalom race on Birdseye ski run with sponsors, celebrities and Olympians followed by a Pro-Am awards ceremony. Saturday evening will feature a Waterkeeper Alliance gala dinner and benefit auction at the DeJoria Center in Kamas, Utah followed by a concert with Multi-Platinum Entertainer, Dierks Bentley. The Celebrity Skifest race will take place at noon on Sunday, December 4 also located on the Birdseye ski run. The races are complimentary to the public and can be viewed from the Silver Lake area at mid-mountain (please note if skiing to the races a Deer Valley lift ticket will need to be purchased). All proceeds from the evening events throughout the weekend benefit Waterkeeper Alliance. Skifest has helped raise more than $6 million for Waterkeeper Alliance since the partnership began in 2006. The weekend’s races will be broadcast the following Sunday, December 11 on CBS at 5 p.m. EST (please check local listings).

Eric Schramm Photography 2013

Some of the best-known legends of U.S. skiing are scheduled to compete in this year’s event, including Steve Mahre, Jonny Moseley, Tommy Moe and Deer Valley’s own Ambassador of Skiing, Heidi Voelker. This year’s group of celebrity Skifest supporters include Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Cheryl Hines, Pierce Brosnan, “Papa John” Schnatter, Marcia Gay Harden, Mark Fuerstein, Dylan Bruno, Amy Brenneman, Larry David and JB Smoove. Previous celebrity guests have included Academy Award-winning actor Glenn Close, Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, Paul Mitchell Systems President John Paul DeJoria, Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Lady Antebellum, Train, Melissa Etheridge, and musical stars Natasha Bedingfield, Gavin DeGraw, Gavin Rossdale and James Blunt.

Eric Schramm Photography 2013

The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest is presented by JUMA Entertainment. For more information on the event visit dvskifest.com and follow #DVSkiFest on social media.

Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates around the world and focusing citizen advocacy on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrol and protect nearly 2.5 million square miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. For more information please visit: www.waterkeeper.org.

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And here comes the crowds. Will these still count as "ticket sales" and contribute to DV selling out on busy days?

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We are Deer Valley season pass holders. Will the DV season pass for 18-19 provide us with limited access to the other resorts, or we will need to purchase two (2) different passes?

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Wow! It is very affordable. How does DV limit the ticket sales on the sold out dates?

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Will there be a Deer Valley ONLY pass? I don't want to ski anywhere else. I love my Deer Valley senior pass.

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What is the option for a full Deer Valley Season pass. They only show ikon pass with 7 days at Deer Valley.

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I enjoy skiing DV because it isn’t overly crowded. Will this add to the crowds?

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Deer Valley Resort need different options for local homeowners!

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Happy National Chili Day! Look for complimentary Deer Valley Turkey Chili around the resort today.

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Complimentary?

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Austin Ethan Dan Danielle How is it possible I missed this by 9 days?! Nobody loves their turkey chili more than me! NOBODY!!!!😭

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Michael Hawks the day after I leave 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Can’t wait to have my every year Turkey chili better than my husbands. 🙀😜

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Looks delicious with just the right amount of hallipena peppers.

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I use to fix Billy turkey chill this looks yummy too.

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Yum 😋 wish I was there for some chili and skiing ⛷

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I have had their chili and it is great!!!!!

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Went really well with my Salmon Salad at Empire.

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Love jalapeño peppers in chili!

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Would go great with a Margarita for National Margarita Day!

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Looks yummy!!! And, FREE makes it even better!!!

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YUM

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Yummmm! Soon!😘

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looks deliciosos

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Love Chili😉

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My favorite!!!! Josh Ryan

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