Aldo Radamus leaving Ski Club Vail in 2016
VAIL — Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Chairman of the Board Glenn Davis announced this week that Executive Director Aldo Radamus will be ending his tenure at the organization at the end of next season, in April, 2016. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail has been under Radamus’ leadership for 13 years.
During the next year, Radamus will focus his efforts toward the ongoing strategic initiatives of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail which are in the planning and funding stages, including the Gold Peak expansion which will serve the needs of all Ski & Snowboard Club Vail snowsports athletes through expanded venues and snowmaking, the redevelopment of the clubhouse at its current site and the creation of an Opportunity Fund to further support scholarships. Radamus will also continue to work closely with the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Management Team and the Board of Trustees in supporting strategic programmatic issues such as coach development and financial aid.
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail has undergone a remarkable evolution during Radamus’ tenure as executive director, and the accomplishments of the organization during that time frame are many. Among them are:
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• The founding of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy in 2007, the first public ski and snowboard academy in the country and the result of a partnership between Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and Eagle County Schools. The founding of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy enables talented local snowsports athletes to remain in the Vail Valley while receiving an outstanding and affordable public school education.
• Ski & Snowboard Club Vail ’s relationship with Vail Resorts has risen to an unprecedented level of collaboration, including the expansion of Golden Peak for early season training.
• The strong relationship that Ski & Snowboard Club Vail has formed with the town of Vail during the years has been instrumental in moving Ski & Snowboard Club Vail initiatives forward.
• The Maloit Park Nordic Center came on line through a collaborative effort with Eagle County Schools under Radamus’ leadership.
• A partnership was developed with the town of Minturn resulting in the Minturn Fitness Center opening its doors in August 2014, an 8,500-square-foot human performance center serving the needs of elite athletes and also those of the community.
• Radamus’ tenure also includes the addition of several new snowsports programs at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, and through a sponsorship developed with Alpine Bank Ski & Snowboard Club Vail the club was able to launch the Alpine Bank Get in the Gates Recreational Race Program this season providing a very popular avenue for alpine race enthusiasts of all ages to hone their racing skills at Vail Mountain.
• Of utmost importance under Radamus’ tenure is the growth of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Opportunity Fund, ensuring that any child with a passion to pursue their dream in snowsports could fulfill their potential regardless of their means.
• In May 2014, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail received an unprecedented number of awards and recognitions from the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail also received the coveted USSA Gold Certified Club status in 2014 which was a reflection of the strength and strategic vision of its organization as a whole.
The Executive Committee of the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Board of Trustees will commence a search for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail ’s next executive director in the next month. Mike Trueblood, who was hired as Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s general manager in 2013, will manage the daily operations of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail moving forward.
“Radamus is deeply committed to supporting the orderly transition of leadership over the next year to assure that Ski & Snowboard Club Vail enjoys continued progress,” Davis said. “We are most grateful for all that Radamus has done for our youth, our community and the world of competitive snowsports during his time at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. Although his presence will be greatly missed, we fully support his decision to move on to the next stage in his career.”