STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO- November 16, 2023– After nearly twenty years of dedication to Steamboat Ski Resort, industry veteran Corey Peterson has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President of Engineering, Maintenance and Facilities. Corey will transition into his role immediately joining the Senior Leadership Team at Steamboat and report to interim Resort Lead Dave Hunter while the resort searches for a new president after Rob Perlman was promoted to Executive Vice President at Alterra.   

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Description automatically generatedIn the Vice President of Engineering, Maintenance and Facilities (EMF), Peterson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of engineering operations, maintenance and facility management ensuring the seamless operation, safety and upkeep of the resort’s lodges, equipment, essential infrastructure and self-performed construction activities. While Hunter is interim Resort Lead Peterson will also oversee Mountain Operations departments including lift operations, lift maintenance, and ski patrol for winter 23/24. 

Peterson has been Director of Operations for the resort since 2019, 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; Full Steam Ahead projects, hiking and biking trail maintenance and timber management during the summer. Peterson worked closely with other Ski Corp. departments to oversee environmental impact management, as well as with Alterra Mountain Company and other agencies on capital improvements.  

“Corey’s experience has gone well beyond the usual expectations of his role, which made him a natural fit for this newly created position,” said Perlman. “His technical background and skills are perfectly aligned for the need of this position, and his ability to help during our president transition and support Dave Hunter by overseeing some operational departments will allow us to focus on providing the best experience for our staff, guests and community while achieving great success.” 

Prior to becoming Director, Peterson was Steamboat’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 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.  

“Steamboat has been an incredible home for me and my family, and to be able to grow my professional career with the resort is the pinnacle,” said Peterson. “The leadership at Steamboat has always been so supportive of my trajectory and provided the ability to be creative in our approach to operations. To now have the opportunity to bring that perspective to the leadership team and help guide a phenomenal team of industry veterans in a new department is a dream come true.” 

Peterson is originally from Kersey, Colorado and before Steamboat lived in Greeley. He and his wife are parents to a son and daughter who love growing up in the outdoor playground of Steamboat.