Behind all of the pomp and powder soft landings is the power of so many people working around the clock to make this event go off flawlessly.
Going to Deer Valley during the ski season has the potential to turn your world upside-down, inside-out and dinner-rolled. For over 15 years, the world’s best in freestyle moguls and aerials have spent a weekend at Deer Valley competing to be on top, enrapturing the city one takeoﬀ at a time.
2018 marks a special year in the Moguls and Aerials World Cup as they prepare for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Normally falling on the first weekend in February, this year’s event will take place January 10th-12th And while the traditional music on Main Street doesn’t happen in an Olympic year, fireworks will illuminate the sky nightly.
But, behind all of the pomp and powder soft landings is the power of many people, working around the clock to make this event go off flawlessly.
“I think my favorite part is watching the incredible team at Deer Valley through the whole process,” says Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. With his “A-Team” at Deer Valley and huge partnership and help from the city, Wheaton is proud to host this event year after year. And for the record, he doesn’t pick favorites when it comes to events, “Watching these athletes continues to amaze me.”
The hard work by the athletes, Deer Valley staff and the city pays off in the energy which ripples through the crowds below. “It’s my favorite event in Park City,” says Ryan Mears, a born-and-raised, Park City native. The night, the lights and life turned upside-down—just another night in Park City.