PERRY LEAVING ASPEN SKIING TO GUIDE PARTNERSHIP
David Perry, the Canadian resort boss who headed Colorado Ski Country before joining Aspen Skiing Co. in 2002, will leave his executive post in Aspen to guide the newly formed partnership that is buying the Intrawest and Mammoth ski areas.
In his more than 40 years in the resort business, Perry has moved from marketing to real estate to operations at Canada’s Banff, Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas before moving to Colorado in 2000 to head the Ski Country trade group.
Once the deal is finalized, Perry will be taking on a consulting role with the new venture, which will be managing the portfolio controlled by the new partnership formed by Aspen Skiing Co. and Denver’s KSL Partners.
From Denver, Perry will be guiding the management of Intrawest’s six resorts in Colorado, Vermont, Canada and West Virginia, 1,113 acres of land, the 12-lodge CMH helicopter skiing operations and a real estate business as well as Mammoth Resorts four southern California ski areas and Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Alpine resort.
He spent many years working for Intrawest in British Columbia. The newly united resort empire will rival Vail Resorts’ North American ski supremacy.
Aspen Skiing Co.’s four Roaring Fork ski areas are promising to remain independent of the new partnership and Perry’s departure seems to affirm that position.