Bob Wheaton

On today’s program, Bob Wheaton, the former President and General Manager of Deer Valley Resort and now the new President and CEO of Wasatch Peaks Ranch is joined by Ed Schultz, the Managing Director of the newly approved Wasatch Peaks Ranch. They  have details on this private, exclusive development in Morgan County, including a ski resort, trails and golf course. The new Chief Operating Office for Park City Mike Goar has an update on his return to Park City and the opening of the resort on Friday.

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Ski industry legend Bob Wheaton was honored by the Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau with the 2019 Myles Rademan Spirit of Hospitality Award Tuesday, at the Chamber/Bureau’s 37th annual meeting. 

Local News Hour - August 22, 2018

Aug 22, 2018

On today’s program Park City Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea talks about the opening of school on Thursday and what’s ahead now that a contract for master-planning has been approved. Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson and Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter talk about the Dark Web and how parents can learn more about how to keep their children safe and  Deer Valley Chief Operating Officer Bob Wheaton talks about the transition to his new role as Senior Strategic Advisor as of January 2019.

Deer Valley Resort

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."

Logo of the Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company

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.

Local News Hour - April 23, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

In today's program, the Director of External Relations for the Utah Association of Counties, Lincoln Schurz provides a preview of the UAC meeting beginning Monday in Saint George.  Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager of Deer Valley talks about the ski season and the timing of when they will announce the concert line up for this summer's new concert promoter.  He says the events will be bigger but less frequent.  Finally, Brantlee Eason, the Summit County Republican Chair talks about the lively state convention held in Salt Lake City this past weekend.  Three Republican Candidates wi

Deer Valley Resort

As Park City says goodbye to ski season, KPCW spoke with Deer Valley Resort president and general manager Bob Wheaton. David Boyle has the recap:

Deer Valley Resort

Ski towns across much of the west are crying the blues on the season snow pack.  According to many experts in the industry, none of the resort managers expect to hit any records for lodging and ticket sales.   Even so, Deer Valley doesn’t plan to lay anyone off before the end of the season.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Local News Hour - November 22, 2017

Nov 22, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Council Member Glenn Wright recaps Monday’s special meeting. Deer Valley COO and General Manager Bob Wheaton discusses the upcoming season as well as the Solitude land exchange, his meeting with the new owner of the Mayflower Mountain property Gary Barnett and a staff meeting with the NewCo owner representatives that was held last  Friday.

Deer Valley Sale Still Not Final

Sep 28, 2017
Deer Valley Ski Resort

 The Deer Valley sale to the KSL and Crown Family partnership isn’t final yet.  The purchasing group still hasn’t settled on a name and the president of Deer Valley says nothing will change as they prepare for the coming ski season.    Carolyn Murray has more. 

Ski Magazine Rates Deer Valley Number 1

Sep 28, 2017
Deer Valley Ski Resort

The annual Ski Magazine Readers Survey once again rates Deer Valley number one.  It’s been several years since holding the top spot and the head of the company says it’s no lie that number one is more fun.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Local News Hour - September 28,2017

Sep 28, 2017

On today’s program, Deer Valley President and General Manager Bob Wheaton has details on being named the #1 resort in North American by readers of SKI Magazine, the sale of the resort and the latest on the expansion plans. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Thomas Cooke discusses some of the items from Tuesday night’s meeting, including the Newpark Condos next to the public.

Company Buying Deer Valley Still Has No Name

Aug 23, 2017
Courtesy of Deer Valley

Deer Valley has provided 36 years of skiing in Park City.  On Monday, President and General Manger, Bob Wheaton, announced the sale of the resort. Carolyn Murray has more:

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 Sold to Newly Formed Resort Consortium

Aug 21, 2017
Deer Valley Blog

Deer Valley was acquired Monday by a newly formed ski resort consortium.   Up to now, Deer Valley resort enjoys a long standing reputation of exceptional service, beautifully groomed trails and skier only access.  This is not expected to change, at least for this upcoming season.   Carolyn Murray has more:

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