Deer Valley Resort’s new President proves that it’s a small world after all.
The Utah ski resort announced Wednesday that Todd Bennett will serve as the President and COO of Deer Valley starting on August 1st. He began in the ski industry in 1999, working at Vail Mountain as the Operations Manager, where he oversaw resort operations, staffing, and guest relations.
For the past two decades, he has worked for The Walt Disney Company, with his most recent position being Executive Director of Product. Some of his other positions with the Walt Disney Company included being the General Manager at Disney California Adventure Park, Director of Experience Design, and Senior Manager of Membership.
Skiers will appreciate his work with the Open Road Ski Company, which is a publishing and media company that helped distribute James Niehaus’s book The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues, which is probably one of the best coffee table books that I have.
A bunch of pivotal projects for Deer Valley is coming up in the near future. The currently being built Mayflower Mountain Resort will have a connection point to Deer Valley and could be run by Alterra/Deer Valley. They are also in continued negotiations with the Park City Planning Commission on the development of the Snow Park base area into an opulent base village.