Celebrities, NASTAR and Holiday Fun

Well our season started almost a week ago. It’s probably a good time to recap opening weekend and of course the skiing. It was a great time racing in the Celebrity Skifest and for a great foundation, The Waterkeeper Alliance.  It started Friday night with opening reception at Empire Canyon Lodge where I loaded up on raclette cheese, at Fireside Dining, and caught up with the competitors.

Saturday morning came and it was time to race. I must say I had a great team and it was proven by us winning the 20th annual event. We won beautiful Bulova watches and great necklaces. It was definitely the year to win. One of the highlights was meeting and sharing the “captain” spot with Terrell Owens. He didn’t ski but coached and cheered us on from the finish. We tried to ski as fast as he runs!

I had to race against Tommy Moe the first round. The announcer introduced us as ambassadors of skiing at our designated resorts. At that moment I reflected what it means to be Ambassador of Skiing at Deer Valley. It is an honor to be part of the #1 ski area in North America for the fifth time in a row! I feel so lucky that I can work for a resort that has continued to strive to be the best. I’m proud to work with all the employees and staff and most importantly show our guests what we are all about and the great skiing we have.

Saturday evening, following the race, we celebrated at the Montage Deer Valley with dinner and a live auction. I think it was a great success! We wrapped up Sunday with a Pro-Am event. Similar style as Saturday races but a little more laid back and no title on the line.

My next fun adventure is next week when the NASTAR season begins. What this means is I travel to the western pacesetting trials to get a handicap for the year. I set the pace at Deer Valley on Saturdays and then handicap the PCMR staff for their race arena. It’s always fun because the pacesetter is AJ Kitt whom I grew up with. He is still fast but maybe this will be the year I can beat him. Just saying? I’ll let you know.

As I return from the pacesetting trials it will soon be Christmas. My sons are counting down the days till Santa arrives. Lucas wants a phone, Eskimo hat and a Go-Pro. Stefan wants a Star Wars Lego (big one), Star Wars movies and a Go-Pro. We’ll see what Santa can do. We have in the past years skied Deer Valley when Santa makes his visit on Christmas Eve (Santa visits Deer Valley each year on Christmas Eve. You can find more information on Deer Valley Events Calendar) . The boys make sure and tell him one last time their wish list. Then when we are done with Christmas morning we gear up to ski a few runs. Maybe this year the boys will make ski movie of their day skiing before we settle into dinner and say thanks.

The skiing is great. Come ski the slopes, we are opening more terrain each day. The cold temperatures are allowing the awesome snow makers to cover the slopes with our signature snow! See you on the mountain and wishing everyone a great holiday season.

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A little too much powder for me! Hope it’s mostly light dusting during ski hours next week, otherwise I’m going to be eating a lot of snow

11 hours ago

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Glad you guys are getting some much needed snow.. Keep dumping

6 hours ago
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Fresh powder now

5 hours ago
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Abigail we should be there!

12 hours ago

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Shoulda been here.

8 hours ago
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WOW - great powder!!

12 hours ago
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For short people?

10 hours ago
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Can’t wait.

8 hours ago
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Deep, looks good. We should shoot for some place like this Bonnie Angela, be a fun time

11 hours ago
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Jealous

11 hours ago
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WOW --- Serious POW . . .

8 hours ago
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REally pretty!

11 hours ago
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What the heck!!

7 hours ago
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I love it

3 hours ago
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Cool 😂

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Tyler Firth Matt Rutherford

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Lisa Evans

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Don’t sleep in! It’s a powder day.

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Looks pretty. I think that’s near Park City. Tony’s niece lives in Park City.

15 hours ago

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And I have to turn my car air conditioning on when returning from my ski trips here in West Virginia

13 hours ago
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YIPPEE!!'

20 hours ago   ·  1
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Skied it with my entire Family 9 years ago. Son its there now.

9 hours ago
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Christian you’ve always been awesome skier! And I’ve been to steamboat at least 3 times with you!

10 hours ago
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Tony I’m Getting Itchy May have to fly out there for a long weekend 😛. Why do u have to keep teasing me

20 hours ago   ·  1
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Wish we were there! 80 degrees in Houston today. Needles to say, no snow or mountains.

10 hours ago
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It was def deeper than 8

8 hours ago   ·  1
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Hey Kimberly Trevino and Gary Silk... The Snowbird forecast was for 3 To 7 In today. Yippee!

18 hours ago
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See ya soon Boss

14 hours ago
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My happy place

18 hours ago
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I’m ready!

16 hours ago
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On our wayyyyy

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Keri A. Cataldo Olivia Hebert Danny Rogers

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