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Bill Rock moving to CO
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marzNC - DCSki Supporter
23 days ago

Remember Bill Rock?  He joined Vail Resorts after being in charge at Snowshoe a while back.  Went from Northstar for a few years and then Park City.  Now being promoted to handle all the VR resorts in Colorado (Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breck, Crested Butte) and Utah (Park City)

Doug Pierini has been COO at Okemo since that aquisition.  Also was VP for the Northeast (Stowe, Okemo, Sunapee) last season.  He gets to oversee the northeast and midwest for 2019-20, including all 17 Peak Resorts locations once that’s final.

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  • Bill Rock, chief operating officer of Park City Mountain, will relocate to Broomfield to oversee the resorts in Colorado and Utah.
  • Pete Sonntag, chief operating officer of Whistler Blackcomb, will relocate to Broomfield to oversee Whistler Blackcomb and Stevens Pass as well as the company’s resorts in Lake Tahoe and Australia.
  • Doug Pierini, chief operating officer of Okemo Mountain Resort, will oversee the company’s three Northeast resorts, three Midwest resorts and the 17 Peak Resorts’ ski areas, pending the anticipated closing of the transaction this fall. 

Among other leadership changes, Keystone Resort general manager Geoff Buchheister will become the chief operating officer of Whistler Blackcomb.


marzNC - DCSki Supporter
23 days ago

The official VR press release starts with the fact that Chris Jarnot is stepping down after 34 years with VR.  There is a brief history given for all the execs moving around.  The open positions yet to be filled are for Sunapee and Keystone.  The Sunapee COO is moving to Okemo.  The Keystone COO is moving to Heavenly.


Jarnot was appointed executive vice president of the Company’s mountain division in December 2016 with oversight of its five Colorado resorts and Perisher in Australia. He first joined the company in 1985 and has held numerous leadership positions at Vail, Beaver Creek and within corporate, including serving as the Company’s chief marketing officer and Vail Mountain’s chief operating officer. Jarnot will remain in his current role through the end of 2019 to help ensure a seamless transition.


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