Heavenly executive gets promoted to run Mountain Division for Vail Resorts
Blaise Carrig, top executive at Heavenly Mountain Resort, has been chosen to co-lead Vail Resorts’ Mountain Division.
In his additional role, Carrig will oversee Breckenridge and Keystone, while remaining Heavenly’s chief operating officer. Vail’s Mountain Division includes Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly mountains.
“I’m familiar with those resorts,” Carrig said Tuesday. “I’m definitely excited about the opportunity to expand my presence and be more involved in the company’s growth.”
Carrig will oversee the Mountain Division alongside John Garnsey, who now is chief operating officer of Beaver Creek.
Carrig’s promotion follows the resignation of Bill Jensen, current top executive at Vail Mountain and president of its Mountain Division, who is leaving Vail Resorts to become chief executive officer of Intrawest, based in Vancouver.
Chris Jarnot, who had been senior vice president of marketing and sales for Vail Resorts, was promoted to chief operating officer of Vail Mountain.
Jensen presided over Vail as it notched repeated No. 1 rankings in the annual SKI magazine poll. He also pushed for more grooming and increased environmental initiatives, including Vail’s move to 100 percent wind power.
Earlier in his career, Jensen worked for the company that owned Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Southern California. Before that, he worked for Sunday River in Maine and Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles.
– Tribune staff writer Adam Jensen contributed to this report.
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