Kerry Kennedy nears the finish line at last year s Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest. Park Record File Photo
Kerry Kennedy nears the finish line at last year s Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest. Park Record File Photo

For the 22nd year in a row, the Deer Valley ski season will kick off with the Celebrity Skifest, an event benefiting the Waterkeeper Alliance and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.

Celebrities and Olympians will race side by side in a fun event on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the race to be aired on Sunday, Dec. 8, on CBS at 12:30 p.m. local time.

This year, Jason Alexander, Larry David, Deadliest Catch captain Keith Colburn, Bobby Farrelly, Edward James Olmos, Dr. Oz and Waterkeeper Alliance president Robert F. Kennedy Jr., highlight the list of celebrities scheduled to attend. Olympians Steve and Phil Mahre, Tommy Moe and Heidi Voelker are also going to be in attendance.

A concert by country superstar Miranda Lambert will highlight the Saturday-evening festivities.

Deer Valley's director of marketing Coleen Reardon said the Skifest is a Park City staple at this point.

"It really has become tradition that it kicks off our opening weekend," she said. "It's great energy and it also comes with a great television show."

Though the event has entered its third decade of existence, Reardon said the schedule will feature some new events in 2013.

"Friday night we added a poker tournament," she said. "It starts at 9 p.m. in the Daly's Pub & Rec at Montage Deer Valley. You get to play poker with some of the celebrities and there are cocktails and light bites."

There will still be the annual benefit on Saturday night, but this year patrons can bid on the silent auction items on