Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Welcomes Casey Blann as Alpine Meadows Vice President of Mountain Operations

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Liesl Kenney
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] July 21, 2016 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced today that Casey Blann will be joining the team as Vice President of Mountain Operations at Alpine Meadows. In addition to managing operations at Alpine Meadows, Blann will oversee Risk Management and Loss Prevention across the enterprise at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Blann possesses 35 years of management experience at resorts across the Tahoe region, including Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and most recently Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

“Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows represent the epitome of a true skiing and riding experience,” says Blann. “These two mountains have an incredibly rich history and diversity in terrain, and I look forward to celebrating that unique experience while maintaining consistent service to our guests at Alpine Meadows.”

“Casey’s vast experience and background will not only be of great value to the team already in place at Alpine Meadows, but will also be a welcomed addition of our world class executive team here at the parent company Squaw Valley Ski Holdings,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings.  

Blann has a demonstrated commitment to snow quality, with decades of snowmaking and grooming management experience to apply as Vice President of Mountain Operations at Alpine Meadows, and he steps into the resort-wide Risk Management and Loss Prevention role with extensive practice leading multi-resort safety initiatives at Vail Resorts. He will report directly to the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings.

“My goal is to create an experience for individuals and families,” said Blann. “Safety is not just lip-service but a top priority for all who work and play at the resorts I have managed, and I will continue to implement the same culture at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.” 

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted 2016 ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the spring skiing capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones welcome skiers and riders of all ability levels. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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