Deer Valley Resort has promoted Steve Graff to director of mountain operations. Graff will oversee all mountain activity in the summer and winter, including chairlift operations, snowmaking, grooming, guest services, ski patrol, mountain venues and resort maintenance. Most recently, Graff has been Deer Valley’s ski patrol manager, which included overseeing mountain biking operations in the summer months. He joined Deer Valley in 1993 as a ski/mountain bike patroller and within two years he became a ski patrol supervisor. Graff was appointed to assistant ski patrol manager in 1998 and in the summer of 1999 he began managing the summer mountain bike program. In 2000, Graff was promoted to ski patrol manager. Prior to Deer Valley, Graff was employed at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Graff succeeds Chuck English, director of mountain operations since 1986, who retires after 44 years in the ski industry.