STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-March 26, 2019– Steamboat Ski Resort will promote industry veteran Corey Peterson to director of slope maintenance, replacing longtime director David Crisler who retires after 50 years with the company. Peterson will begin the new role on March 30 to train during Crisler’s final two weeks.

Peterson currently works as Steamboat Ski Resort’s snowmaking manager, overseeing all pre-season and in-season snowmaking efforts, as well as ongoing conditions maintenance; managing a staff of 53 employees. His career began with Steamboat Ski Resort as a seasonal snowmaker in 2004. By 2008, Peterson was promoted to assistant snowmaking manager and in 2015 took over the role of snowmaking manager. During his tenure at Steamboat, Peterson has been a finalist for the Colorado Ski Country, USA Snowmaker of the Year and the “I Am A Snowmaker” award from Ski Area Management Magazine. He serves on internal resort committees focused on talent development, safety and charitable contributions, as well as CSCUSA committees and acts as a trainer for industry events.

“Corey’s 15 years of Steamboat specific knowledge and industry experience, combined with his passion for creating great on mountain conditions made him an ideal candidate for the slope maintenance director,” said Dave Hunter, vice president of mountain operations for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “His unique perspective on the mountain will take Steamboat to new levels.”

As the director of slope maintenance, Peterson will be responsible for maintaining Steamboat’s trail systems year-round including snowmaking operations and maintenance, grooming at both Steamboat Ski Resort and Haymaker, terrain parks, snow removal and management of the maintenance shop in the winter; summer construction projects, hiking and biking trail maintenance and timber management during the summer. Additionally, Peterson will work closely with other Ski Corp. departments to oversee environmental impact management, as well as with Alterra Mountain Company and other agencies on capital improvements.

“Steamboat has been such a great and welcoming community for us and being able to develop my career with Steamboat Ski Resort is a dream,” said Peterson. “I’m thrilled to continue working with the team members that have achieved so much success, while growing my experience and knowledge as we set the industry standards for mountain operations.”

Peterson is originally from Kersey, Colorado and before Steamboat lived in Greeley. He and his wife are parents to an almost 1-year old daughter and a seven-year-old son. Peterson will formally take over the role of director of slope maintenance on April 15. 

-steamboat.com-