Ogilvie takes job at Mt. Brighton
BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts on Friday announced the appointment of Taylor Ogilvie as general manager of Mt. Brighton, where he will oversee the ski area operations at Mt. Brighton. He will begin his new position on June 10.
Ogilvie is originally from the Chicago suburbs and grew up skiing Midwest ski areas. After attending college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ogilvie started his career at Vail Resorts as a ski instructor and worked his way through the ranks at the Vail and Beaver Creek Ski & Ride Schools and most recently held the position of general manager where he oversaw all operations at the Vail Mountain Children and Teen Ski & Ride School in Lionshead.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Taylor’s ski resort management experience become general manager of Mt. Brighton,” said Eric Simon, vice president and general manager of urban ski areas at Vail Resorts. “Taylor has had tremendous success working across all mountain operations and will bring remarkable insight on the Vail Resorts guest experience to Mt. Brighton. Plus, growing up skiing in the Midwest, Taylor understands how special ski areas like Mt. Brighton are and will work to preserve its legacy and enhance the ski and snowboard experience.”
Ogilvie will also oversee Vail Resorts $10 million capital improvements at Mt. Brighton this summer. This includes improvements in snowmaking to open the ski resort earlier, extend the season and provide a more consistent and high-quality snow surface; make lift upgrades including a new quad chairlift; create state-of-the-art terrain parks with new features and rope tows; energize and modernize the base area facilities; and add Vail Resorts’ signature EpicMix and EpicMix Racing technology to personalize the guest experience.
Ogilvie will soon relocate to the Mt. Brighton, Mich., area with his wife and two daughters.