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Industry News 5/23/2019

Alterra Mountain Company Appoints Mike Ferguson as Chief Human Resources Officer


Rusty Gregory, CEO of Alterra Mountain Company, announced today the appointment of Mike Ferguson as Chief Human Resources Officer.

As Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Mike will lead the development and implementation of attracting and retaining the talented people needed to grow the company. His responsibilities include compensation, benefits, recruiting, staffing, HRIS, employee development, succession planning and performance management.

Mike’s career spans over 20 years working in organizations including ProQuest, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Kelly Services and Arthur Andersen. Most recently, Mike started as Director, Compensation and Benefits and then was promoted to Head of People Support at Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. He and his team built a global human resources capability for the rapidly growing organization that grew from supporting 17,000 to over 70,000 employees in five countries.

“Mike brings tremendous HR experience, specifically with rapidly-changing companies, having defined and implemented Chipotle’s HR vision and strategy,” said Rusty Gregory, Chief Executive Officer for Alterra Mountain Company. “His unique skill set will allow us to further develop our talent and company culture while we continue to put some emphasis on our company’s growth initiatives going forward.”

“I am proud to join Alterra Mountain Company and look forward to working closely with the leadership team to build a robust HR strategy as the company continues to grow,” said Mike Ferguson, Chief Human Resources Officer. “My family and I moved to Colorado to pursue our passion for skiing and outdoor adventures, so I am thrilled to join a company that aligns so strongly with my affinity for people and the mountains they live and play in.”

Mike grew up in Michigan where he received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, lettered in lacrosse and earned the Big Ten’s Scholar Athlete Award. He went on to earn an MBA focused on accounting and finance from Wayne State University.

About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 14 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.

About Ikon Pass
The Ikon Pass is the new standard in season passes, connecting the most iconic mountains across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Chile, delivering authentic, memorable snow adventures. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks access to a community of diverse destinations to ski and ride, including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky Mountain Resort in Montana; Stratton, Killington and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Cypress Mountain in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, and Snowbird in Utah; Thredbo and Mt Buller in Australia; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt in New Zealand; Niseko United in Japan, and Valle Nevado in Chile. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the world’s largest heli-skiing and heli-accessed hiking operation. For more information on the Ikon Pass, visit www.ikonpass.com.