'It’s an opportunity to meet incredible athletes, learn more about them, ski with them, and just have fun on the mountain.'
PARK CITY, Utah – Take your winter to new heights this season and ski with Olympians at Deer Valley. The resort’s Ski With a Champion program offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join one of six Olympic snowsport athletes for either a half-day or full day of skiing on Deer Valley’s world-class slopes.
“We’ve created a totally unique experience for the guests,” says Fuzz Feddersen, a three-time Olympian in freestyle skiing and the program creator. “It’s an opportunity to meet incredible athletes, learn more about them, ski with them, and just have fun on the mountain.”
In addition to Feddersen, guests can schedule a day of skiing with champions Shannon Bahrke, Kaylin Richardson, Jillian Vogtli, Chris Waddell, and Trace Worthington.
The program is not a lesson, Feddersen says, but a more personal experience where athletes will take guests to their favorite parts of the mountain, offer helpful tips in their specialties, and swap stories in a welcoming and fun atmosphere. This setup allows each outing to be totally customizable to the guests and comes with extra perks like access to the Ski School lift lane and finding the most exclusive routes down the mountain.
“Every experience is a little different and that’s what makes this opportunity so special,” says Feddersen. “After someone tries it once and skis with our athletes, they don’t ever want to ski without them again. We have a lot of the same people return every year, which is great to see.”
The Ski With a Champion program is available for individuals, families, and groups up to six people for either a half day or full day of skiing. Though they can accommodate a wide-range of skills, some ski experience is recommended. Find more information on the program, the athletes, and how to sign up here.