Copper passes good at Winter Park
Intrawest Colorado is headed by former Copper Mountain Chief Operating Officer David Barry. He will oversee both resorts as well as Intrawest’s retail operations across nine states – 51 Breeze/Max ski and snowboard outlets.
The pass deal allows skiers and riders to visit Copper Mountain or Winter Park and its famed Mary Jane ski area for the rest of the 2002-03 ski season.
The cross-pass validation and Barry’s promotion to senior vice president come in the wake of Intrawest and the city of Denver finalizing an agreement whereby the
Canada-based company will run Winter Park mountain operations and develop base area real estate.
The announcement was made by Hugh Smythe, president of Intrawest Corp.’s Resort Operations Group.
Barry joined Intrawest in 1991 as director of marketing and sales at Mont Tremblant, and held the same position at Blackcomb from 1994-97, when he was transferred to Copper Mountain as vice president for sales and marketing. In 1999 Barry assumed responsibility, for Copper as chief operating officer when Harry Mosgrove retired.
“Colorado skiers and riders are always telling us what they want – incredible terrain and overall value always top the list,” Barry said. “Put Winter Park and Copper together and you’ve got 5,319 acres, 44 lifts and 259 trails. You’d be hard-pressed to find better value on a greater selection of terrain anywhere. We also now have the ability to bring more overnight visitors into the state due to an increase in variety and value. Any way you look at it, Colorado wins.”
Gary DeFrange will be the vice president and general manager of Winter Park and Intrawest officials will hire a vice president and general manager for Copper Mountain, said Copper Mountain communications coordinator Beth Jahnigen.
“We’re actively looking, but we’ll look as long as it takes to find the right person,” she said.
While early-season pass prices for the two resorts are no longer available, passes can still be purchased for $825 for adults, $595 for teens and $395 for kids.
For more information regarding season passes, Winter Park passholders can call (303) 316-1423 or visit http://www.skiwinterpark.com/2mountainpass online. Copper passholders can call (866) 549-9955 or visit the Web at http://www.coppercolorado.com/2mountainpass.