BROOMFIELD, Colo. – June 27, 2016 – Today Vail Resorts announced the appointment of Chris Sorensen as general manager of Mt. Brighton, where he will oversee all ski area operations. He will begin his new position on Tuesday, July 5.
Sorensen takes over for Taylor Ogilvie, who was named general manager of the Company’s newest Midwest acquisition, Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin.
Sorensen brings 12 years of strong resort operational experience across multiple areas at both Keystone and Breckenridge. Most recently Sorensen was the senior guest experience and lift access manager at Breckenridge where he was responsible for overseeing several departments, including the Guest Service, Scanning and Epic Photo operations as well as active involvement with Skier Services and the Safety Culture Team. His prior positions bring knowledge in everything ranging from grooming and snowmaking to lift and summer operations.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Chris’ leadership and ski resort operations experience become general manager of Mt. Brighton,” said Geoff Buchheister, urban ski areas vice president for Vail Resorts. “Chris’ passion, knowledge and versatile background within Vail Resorts will be strong assets in his new role as we continue to elevate the guest experience at Mt. Brighton.”
Sorensen holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a focus in international business from the American Public University System (APUS) in Charleston, West Virginia. He also holds a certificate in Human Resources Management. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and adventures with his wife, his two stepsons and their family dog. He is also an accomplished obstacle racer, competing on a national level. Sorensen will soon relocate to the Mt. Brighton area with his family.
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.