Dan Tewksbury serves as the Guest Services Manager at The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley. His story is familiar to many who call Park City home. You move here for a single ski season, but the sweet summer months persuade you to stay a little longer. The years drift along, and before you know it, you’re clicking back into your skis for a tenth winter season. Tewksbury is surprised to find that over a decade has passed since he first unpacked his skis in 2008. A smile creases his face as he reminisces those early days. It seems that he has unwittingly become a true Parkite. It happens. This extraordinary little town has a tendency to win over wanderers and make lifelong residents of adventurous hearts.
A Minnesota native, Tewksbury is no stranger to winter sports. He grew up competing in hockey, and still enjoys playing twice a week. However, Park City offers something Minnesota does not have- world-class skiing.
“I moved here because of the skiing, so I’m a huge skier. During the summer, I enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, fishing, boating, and just hanging out with friends and family. ”
As the Guest Services Manager, Tewksbury oversees the day-to-day operations of the concierge, front desk, bellman, drivers, activities department, and daily breakfast services. He loves getting to serve in such a variety of capacities and departments. Most of all, he enjoys getting to know the 114 families that regularly return to The Residences.
“Building those relationships with them, week after week, year after year, I really like that. I feel like the owners really recognize what we do for them and are grateful towards us.”
Tewksbury first worked for the Stein Collection as a member of the Stein Eriksen Lodge concierge team. After a couple years, he moved across the street, where he was promoted to Guest Services Manager at The Residences. He was originally drawn to Stein Collection for the first-class reputation, but he’s stayed for the company culture.
“I really like the family atmosphere. The fact that the CEO of the company knows every single employee on a first name basis is pretty cool.”
Next time you’re visiting The Residences at The Chateaux Deer Valley, be sure to say hello to Dan Tewksbury. He’ll greet you with a warm smile and friendly hospitality. Just don’t be surprised if you find yourself staying in Park City longer than you intended!
On the last day of the year, friends and family gather to celebrate a fresh start, the opportunity to set new goals, embark on new adventures, and challenge ourselves to be a little bit better in the new year. January is the perfect time to challenge yourself with the venture of learning a new sport. This month is aptly named the official “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.”
Resorts across the country are offering special deals for beginners all month. Deer Valley Resort’s special offer falls on January 26th this year. Additionally, resorts in 22 states signed up for a special celebration today, this Friday, January 11th for the first official National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day. The goal is to try and set a new snow sports industry record for the most beginner lessons taught in one day.
Industry research shows that the number one reason people want to learn to ski is to spend more time with friends and family. The second reason is the bucket list approach of simply “something I’ve always wanted to do.” Now’s your chance!
Here are the details for how you can participate right here at Deer Valley Resort:
The Learn to Ski Program will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for first-time local skiers. This package includes a lesson, lift ticket, ski rental equipment and a locker/basket check storage. This lesson will begin at 12:45 and end at 4 pm. Participants must be 13 years of age or older.
How To Redeem: Reservations must be made prior to January 26, 2019, by calling Deer Valley Resort at 435-645-6648, referring to "Ski Utah Learn to Ski Program".
Age: Participants must be 13 years or older. Anyone under 18 years, a parent or guardian must sign a ski Rental Agreement and Acknowledgement of Risks Agreement the day of the program, prior to the start of clinic.
Restrictions: Lesson offered January 26, 2019 only. Participants must be at least 13 years of age. Limited to the first 70 registrants. This program will take place on January 26, 2019 only.
* Cancellations must be made before 5 p.m. (MST), two days prior to the start of the program; otherwise, a No-show/Cancellation fee of $49 per participant will be charge to the credit card provided.
Photos Courtesy of of friends at Ski Utah.