Deer Valley Resort

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After nearly 38 years with Deer Valley, Bob Wheaton announced this morning in a press release he will be transitioning away from his role as President and COO of Deer Valley. Wheaton will take on a new role with Alterra Mountain Company as Senior Strategic Advisor.

In a prepared statment Wheaton said “I am grateful to our parent company for the opportunity to stay engaged and involved in the ski industry as I move into a new phase. As many of you know, I love working at my ranch with my wife Marion and very much look forward to having more time to spend with family and friends."

The news of the sale of Solitude Mountain Resort to the new owner of Deer Valley Resort was announced at Wednesday’s Ski Utah meeting just minutes after the news was released. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more on the consolidation of the ski industry and why – in some cases – it’s a good thing for the state of Utah.

Alterra Mountain Company announced today (Wednesday) that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. That comes just less than a year after the company purchased Deer Valley Resort. 

Last August, Deer Valley announced it was selling - to then, an unnamed partnership – which consisted of KSL Partners and the Crown Family, which between them, had a handful of ski resorts across the country.

Deer Valley Resort has officially opened its summer season, Rick Brough has more:

Deer Valley Resort is looking to make a name for itself as a premier mountain concert venue and announced its inaugural concert series this morning. Leslie Thatcher has more:

Leslie Thatcher

While the project is still in the planning process with Wasatch County, representatives for the Extell Development Company made a rare appearance before members of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to give them a glimpse of what's to come. Leslie Thatcher has this report.

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Deer Valley Resorts new parent company has at long last revealed its new name: Alterra Mountain Company.  Leslie Thatcher has it covered:

Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager of Deer Valley Resort, says there will be "no changes" despite the sale of the Park City ski area to a new four season resort company.  Click below to hear his interview with KPCW General Manager Renai Bodley:  

Deer Valley Resort will be acquired by a newly-formed resort company, according to a press release from the resort Monday.   The transaction is expected to close before the next ski season.  The sale does not include Solitude Resort.  Deer Valley partners will maintain ownership of that resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  

Leslie Thatcher

Two-time Olympic Champion and Park City native, Ted Ligety has been named as Deer Valley's global Athlete Ambassador. Leslie Thatcher was there and has this report.

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