Sierra-at-Tahoe Improves Snowsports School Experience with New Leadership Hires

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – October 19, 2017 - Sierra-at-Tahoe is pleased to announce the recent hiring of two key positions in Ski and Snowboard School leadership for the upcoming season. Duane Stutzman, a seasoned veteran in the ski industry, will assume the role of Director of Snowsports School. Maria Aime will assume the role of Wild Mountain Children’s Program Manager. Both individuals bring a wealth of experience to their new positions.

Stutzman joins the Sierra team having most recently served as Snowsports School Director at Crystal Mountain in Washington. Prior to that, he has held leadership positions with Vail Resorts at Breckenridge and Beaver Creek, Colorado. “His appointment is indicative of our commitment for being the place the learn to ski and snowboard in Tahoe, adding to Sierra’s legendary reputation in both ski school and competition development programs. Duane brings a solid background with roots in PSIA/AASI with a strong sense of skill development and has a solid track record of achieving excellence while keeping people first,” says General Manager, John Rice. “His leadership style will be a great fit for Sierra’s management team.”

Aime will take over the youth portion of the Ski and Snowboard School, which includes Daycare, Wild Mountain Ski Camp and Burton Riglet Park. Most recently, Aime served in a leadership capacity at Heavenly Mountain Resort and is ready to take the Sierra children’s program to the next level. “Her skills and personality are just what we need to round out our talented team in the snowsports school,” says Rice. “Our commitment to strong company culture, innovation and exceptional service standards set the tone and we are very fortunate to have found individuals who exemplify the same drive to fulfill these roles.”

Sierra-at-Tahoe has long been acknowledged as a leader in snowsports development and learning programs. The success of such programs is most easily identified through three Olympic Athletes, Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter, who call Sierra home and progressed through these very programs.

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Sierra-at-Tahoe boasts 2,000 acres and 2,212 vertical feet of dynamic terrain with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe from the summit and one of the deepest snowpacks in the region. Access to expert off-piste terrain in Huckleberry Canyon, incredible tree runs, a commitment to consistent, quality grooming and excellent beginner programs, including a $49 beginner package, make Sierra Resort a favorite Northern California resort. Easy to get to and always welcoming, Sierra-at-Tahoe is located just 12 miles from South Lake Tahoe and offers Ski & Stay packages with local resorts and casinos. Known as the “locals spot,” Sierra is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. Where unserious fun is taken seriously.