STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-December 9, 2011-Ski industry veteran and hospitality executive, James Snyder, has been named the new Vice President of Resort Services for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. Most recently, Snyder was the Vice President, Procurement for Talisker Corporation, owner of The Canyons Ski Resort, in Park City, UT.
“Having worked with Jim for many years, I knew that only a veteran with a diversity of mountain resort experience could take us to the next level of service for our guests,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “Jim’s track record is one of achievement and his broad background and strong skill set will have a substantial and immediate impact for both employees and guests.”
In his new role with the resort, Snyder will be responsible for all aspects of F&B operations (mountain and hotel), base area services, building maintenance, janitorial, security, parking and shuttles for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. He brings a wealth of experience across food & beverage, lodging operations including AAA Four Diamond level properties, mountain resort & hospitality management and customer service initiatives.
Prior to Talisker, he served as Vice President of Food and Beverage and Lodging for the Canyons from 2008 to 2010; Corporate Vice President of Food & Beverage for American Skiing Company from 2003 to 2008; and Food & Beverage Director for the Grand Summit Hotel at The Canyons from 2000 to 2003. In addition to his ski industry experience, Snyder has held several management and executive roles most notably as the Executive Vice President of the Good Earth Corporation, a pioneering company in the area of natural foods and environmental initiatives.
“Having worked extensively with the Steamboat resort for 5 years prior, I am thrilled to be joining such an innovative and exciting team,” commented Snyder. “Steamboat is an exceptional resort and its staff and management is known for superior service, passion and best in class ethics and values. I look forward to supporting this tradition, and in the process help Steamboat continue its reputation as the leader in the resort industry.”
Mr. Snyder is married to his wife, Nicole, and they have two sons, Andrew 9, and Bradley 3.
Snyder is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He will report directly to Chris Diamond and start his new executive role with the resort effective Monday, December 19th.