Business briefs: Kyra Alexander, Matt Eidt join Colorado Group Realty |

Business briefs: Kyra Alexander, Matt Eidt join Colorado Group Realty

— Kyra Alexander and Matt Eidt have joined the Colorado Group Realty team. They are the newest associates to a group of more than 60 owners and fellow associates.

Alexander is a Colorado native, having grown up in Grand Lake. She earned a degree in experiential education and environmental science at Prescott College in Arizona. She has taught at Colorado Mountain College, guided with Steamboat Powdercats, coached mountain biking and has owned and operated a fire mitigation business in Grand County.

Eidt is a Mississippi native, graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in marketing and business administration. After spending two years traveling to places such as South Africa to study photojournalism; Ecuador, where he enjoyed a short career as a jungle guide; Chile for a ski season; New York City; and Europe, he settled on Steamboat in 2008.

"We are excited to have Kyra and Matt join Colorado Group Realty. They both bring unique skills, which will benefit their clients as well as contribute to the diverse range of skills and independent thinking that makes Colorado Group so successful," broker/owner Bo Stempel said.

Dave Reilly to oversee terrain parks at ski area

Five-year Steamboat terrain park veteran Dave Reilly will head up Steamboat's four terrain parks this winter season as the newly named terrain park manager for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. 

"Steamboat has made considerable strides over the past few years in creating progressive parks to meet the needs of our freeride guests," Jim Schneider, vice president of skier services for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., said in a news release. "Dave has been a big part of the creation and development of our progressive parks, and we look forward to his innovative ideas for the future of Steamboat's terrain parks."

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A graduate of Colorado Mountain College, Reilly began working with the Steamboat Terrain parks in 2007 and has played an integral role in the development, design and building of the features and layouts of the Lil' Rodeo, Rabbit Ears and Bashor terrain parks, including Mavericks Superpipe and the ski cross and snowboard cross courses. He also is an accomplished groomer with experience in the resort's Prinoth BR350 groomer, specifically used to shape the resort's terrain parks. Reilly's solid working relationships with the current terrain park team, and familiarity with the resort and community's goals, were key factors in his appointment.

He has played a vital part in numerous special events, including all Steamboat-endorsed rail jams and half-pipe competitions during the past five years, the Downtown Throwdown/Urbane Rail Jam for 3 years, the Hole-Shot Tour FIS NorAm, Red Bull Buttercup and various United States of America Snowboard Association snowboard cross and freestyle events.

As terrain park manager, Reilly will be responsible for managing all guest service aspects for the resort's terrain parks as well as development of terrain features, oversight of park staff and implementation of the resort's ParkWise safety initiative. In his new role, he will report to Steamboat Ski and Snowboard School Director Nelson Wingard.

"I've seen firsthand the evolution and development the Steamboat terrain parks have made over the past few years," Reilly said in the release. "I look forward to working with the terrain park team to take our parks and guest service to the next level, while continuing the efforts to provide a progressive park system."

Catering to all freeriders, Steamboat's terrain park team strives to offer different levels of heart-pounding excitement to skiers and riders through four different terrain parks. The experience starts with Lil' Rodeo, the resort's beginner terrain park located in the base area with entry-level features and Mini-Mavs, a beginner half-pipe with user-friendly 13-foot walls. Once freeriders have mastered the basics, Rabbit Ears Terrain Park offers intermediate rails, kickers and jumps to enhance their skills and serves as a gateway to Mavericks Terrain Park and the expert park with large, advanced features. Mavericks Superpipe is for the best of the best built to competition specs with 18-foot walls. New this year, lower Mavericks will offer an intermediate-advanced segue for park progression with bigger, medium-sized jumps and rails. Rounding out the riding options is Sunbeam located in the family-friendly area of Rendezvous Saddle.

Prudential's Michelle Diehl achieves CRS designation

Prudential Steamboat Realty agent Michelle Diehl has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

In addition to a successful track record, Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 31,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential.

"The CRS designation is regarded as one of the top designations in the industry," said Pam Vanatta, broker/owner of Prudential Steamboat Realty. "It clearly demonstrates Michelle's commitment to both her profession and her clients."

Michelle also has obtained the Graduate Realtor Institute and Certified Negotiation Expert designations. She may be reached at 970-846-1086.

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205 or email

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