| DEER VALLEY RESORT, PARK CITY, UTAH (December 28, 2016) – Deer Valley Resort announced the promotion of Steve Graff to Director of Mountain Operations effective January 16, 2017. Chuck English, Deer Valley’s director of mountain operations since 1986, will be retiring from the position after 44 years in the ski industry.
Most recently, Graff has been Deer Valley’s Ski Patrol Manager, which included overseeing mountain biking operations in the summer months. “Deer Valley set the standard for ski resort operations and Chuck was instrumental to creating that foundation,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager for Deer Valley Resorts. “We are so lucky to have Steve’s experience and tenure at Deer Valley to continue operating a top-notch mountain destination.”
As the Director of Mountain Operations, Graff will oversee all mountain activity in the summer and winter, including; chairlift operations, snowmaking, grooming, guest services, ski patrol, mountain venues and resort maintenance.
Graff joined the Deer Valley® team in 1993 as a ski/mountain bike patroller and within two years he became a ski patrol supervisor. Graff was appointed to Assistant Ski Patrol Manager in 1998 and in the summer of 1999 he began managing the summer mountain bike program. In 2000, Graff was promoted to Ski Patrol Manager. Prior to Deer Valley, Graff was employed at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort from 1988 to 1994. He has been married to his wife Christa for 17 years and is the proud father of two daughters.
In addition to his many roles at Deer Valley, Graff served on the board of the Mountain Trails Foundation and as the Chief of Medical for many FIS Freestyle Ski World Cups at Deer Valley.
Photos of Steve and Chuck are available for download here. For more information on Deer Valley’s mountain operations department changes, please contact Senior Communications Manager for Deer Valley Resorts, Emily Summers at 435-645-6522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 12 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.