Chuck English: 36 Years at Deer Valley Resort

Chuck English is retiring as of January 16, 2017, after 36 years with Deer Valley Resort.

Thank you Chuck, for your leadership, friendship and many contributions to Deer Valley Resort. We wish you all the best in your retirement.

Chuck English served as director of mountain operations for Deer Valley Resort for 31 years and has worked in the ski industry for 43 years. Before moving to Park City in 1981, Chuck worked at Alta Ski Area in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon for nine years.


Starting as Ski Patrol Manager at Deer Valley Resort, Chuck was promoted to Director of Mountain Operations in 1986. As Director of Mountain Operations, Chuck oversaw all mountain activity for summer and winter, including grooming, guest services, snowmaking, ski and bike patrol, lift operations and resort maintenance. In 2013 Chuck was given the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Intermountain Ski Areas Association.


Chuck enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, mountain biking and surfing. He served on the Board of Utah Ski Archives for three years and attended school in University of California in Santa Barbara. Chuck lives in Park City with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and a granddaughter. His son resides in Denver, CO.


Check out some of the photos we found of Chuck below. If you would like to share a memory, add a message or special tribute for Chuck, please do so in the comments below.

















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13 Responses

  1. Hello and congrats on your retirement, would be great to read or better yet hear you in person sharing your experiences good, bad and funny while “working” at Deer Valley! Again congrats and enjoy your retirement!

  2. Brent Dodd says:

    One of the “finest” people I have ever had the privilege of knowing !

  3. Buffalo says:

    Good luck Chuck…you deserve a few waves and pick of the pow pow

  4. Rob Young says:

    Congrats Chuck!

    I worked for you during the ’87 & “88 ski season. You were a great boss, enjoy retirement.

  5. The Kinnebrews says:

    Congratulations, Chuck. I know you and Mona will enjoy retirement.

  6. Richard Massfeller says:

    Chuck my days at Deer Valley were the best days of my life! Thanks to you for making me feel at home! I can truely say I woke every day and could not wait to get to Deer Valley! All the very best to you in your next journey ! Deer Valley will always be home to me! You made the difference at Deer Valley ! Richard Massfeller

  7. Connie Marshall says:

    So proud to have you working with us at Alta before your career really started at Deer Valley. More proud to count you as a friend, s wonderful husband, papa and grandpa. Well done!

  8. Emily Wheaton says:


    Deer Valley is truly my home. You have been there and watched me grow up, hunted Christmas trees with me, my dad, and my brother, and sent me and your youngest off to the same college together. You have been part of the DV family, and part of my family, since before I was born. Thank you for being such a wonderful asset to DV, my family, and my dad. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this next chapter of life. Live it and enjoy it! You deserve it, my friend!

    With love,
    Emily Wheaton

  9. Margaret Metz says:

    Your smile always made my day better.
    Thank you.
    Margaret Metz

  10. Jeremy osgood says:

    Congratulations Chuck, you were a great boss and mentor. I learned alot from you leadership and management style. DV will miss you.

  11. Tim Henney says:

    WOW Chuck! Thanks for all you and your family have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the character and fabric of the Park City community.

  12. Alix Hopkins says:

    Hey Chuck,
    Even though it has been a bazillion years since our days at Alta, I have always thought the world of you and Mona. I send you lots of love on a job well done, and wish you a fine and wondrous next act! xoxo Alix

  13. Many good times !
    Many harrowing times!

    You were always there
    For all–staff and guests!
    What a honor to have
    Known and worked with you
    As part of the Deer Valley team.
    See you around town
    Joni (former nursing director)

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