You gotta love Deer Valley; first day open (Saturday, Dec. 4) and already you've got JB Smoove, Ian Ziering and Cheryl Hines making turns at the Celebrity Skifest on Birdseye:

Benefitting the Waterkeeper Alliance, which helps bring quality water to more than a billion people worldwide who do not have access, the two-day event was again set off by fierce comp btw. teams fronted by the Mahres and Tommy Moe.

Starting gates (those are Kennedys behind those gates).

Courtesy tent ...can you say grilled cheese and turkey chili?

With early season skiing, comes early season ski injuries. The first set of crutches spotted at Stein Eriksen

...Which leads to window shopping; oh, if I were only the wife of a plastic surgeon. But worry not, it's $30 lift tix Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 6-8) so you don't have to be a baller to take advantage.

...Of stuff like friendly DV overnight ski check-in.

When Sunday came, the skies cleared ...and though Mayflower wasn't yet open (*the only lift not turning), the views from it were.

Montage restaurants and spa open Wednesday!