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Deer Valley Resort

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Location: 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City

Disciplines and events: Alpine skiing (two events over two days); freestyle skiing (four events over five days)

Projected capacity: 18,000 for skiing; 14,000 for moguls; 16,000 for aerials

Status: Celebrating its 20th year as a public ski resort. Courses have been in use for training and competition for several years.

Previous Olympic-type events: 1999 U.S. Skiing Championships; 2000 and 2001 World Cup freestyle events.

Upcoming events: 2001 Super Series men's skiing finals, March 30 - April 1; 2003 World Freestyle Championships

Briefly: Deer Valley was "tested" earlier this month with a World Cup freestyle event. Resort and SLOC officials felt the event offered them insight into where problems might arise next year during the same events.

Chuck English, director of mountain operations, said the World Cup went extremely well and personnel learned a great deal from hosting the event, which drew thousands of fans. All athletes who placed among the top three finishers in the aerials and moguls were asked of their impressions of the venue, and all responded favorably.

"I've talked to a number of athletes about our course, and they say it's second to none," English said. "It's the best they've ever been on."

U.S. Ski Team member Evan Dybvig, who placed second in the men's moguls at the event, agreed: "I like everything about this course — the steepness, the length, the snow, the fans, the town. What's not to like?"