For true ski aficionados, there's no way to hone your skills like skiing with an Olympic athlete. Guests will have a chance to do exactly that at the St. Regis Deer Valley this winter when the ski in / ski out property expands its Ski Ambassador program.
The Ski Ambassador program offers guests the chance to take part in customized experiences with a roster of experts made up of Olympians and U.S. Ski Team Members. This season's lineup includes:
Kris “Fuzz” Feddersen – A legend in freestyle skiing, Feddersen will offer a full mountain experience for any level of skier, from a day of groomed runs (and checking out the big homes on the slopes) for intermediates to ripping the trees and bowls for the more advanced. Feddersen has competed in three Olympics and numerous World Championships, and was also the coach of the 1998 U.S. Winter Olympic Aerial Ski Team where Nikki Stone and Eric Bergoust won Gold Medals. Feddersen was recently elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. We also hear that Fuzz has skied the entire mountain with his two children and knows all the fun spots to take kids.
Kaylin Richardson – A two-time Olympian who has been featured in three Warren Miller films, Richardson’s program is designed for experienced skiers in search of an adrenaline rush in Utah’s backcountry or expertly carving the groomers at high speed. A former American alpine ski racer, Richardson competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, finishing in the top 20 in the alpine skiing combined both times. She was the 2006 U.S. National Slalom Champion, the 2007 U.S. National Combined Champion, and the U.S. National Downhill Champion in 2007 and 2009.
K.C. Oakley – As a current member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, Oakley’s program will help guests of all levels explore Deer Valley groomers, moguls, and even possibly, some air. Originally from California, Oakley burst onto the scene in 2011 when she captured her first two North American Cup (NorAm) wins, the overall NorAm title and a silver medal at the US National Championships, eventually earning her an invite to the U.S. Ski Team. In 2012, she took seven top-ten World Cup finishes, her first podium on the World Cup circuit and the U.S. Championship title at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. She finished her rookie season ranked ninth in the world, which earned her the World Cup Rookie of the Year award.
Jillian Vogtli – A two-time Olympian in the sport of mogul skiing in Salt Lake City and Torino (Turin), Italy, Vogtli’s program is focused on overall wellness and an enriched experience both on and off the hill. From beginners to experts, carving the mountain or skiing moguls, her expertise is fun and technique. In addition to her on-hill skills, Vogtli will be offering activities such as pre-skiing warm up and post-skiing cool down, along with personal training sessions. Vogtli was a 13-year member of the U.S. Ski Team, a two-time National Champion and also a former member of the U.S. Cycling Team. Vogtli is the only woman to perform the Cork 720 in the Olympic Games.
Mac Bohonnon – A recent freestyle aerials competitor in the Sochi Winter Olympics, Mac Bohonnon has been skiing since before the age of two. Comfortable upside down while 65 feet in the air or underneath 40 inches of fresh powder on skis, Bohonnon has a strong sense of adventure. Guests of the St. Regis Deer Valley can enjoy a day with Bohonnon at any level - ripping fresh powder or perfectly groomed corduroy, learning private stashes of powder, and discovering where to find the best hot chocolate on the mountain. Sharing one-on-one time with Bohonnon, guests can also learn how this current U.S. Ski Team member has rapidly ascended to be one of the best male aerialists in the world while just finishing his senior year of high school.
All Ambassadors will be available to ski with individuals, families, business travelers and groups for exclusive half-day and full-day skiing excursions starting at $1,300 on select dates throughout the season that can be arranged through the resort’s concierge. For more information or to book a Ski Ambassador experience, call (435) 940-5858 or visit http://www.stregisdeervalley.com/ski-ambassador-program