Ski Corp.’s Jim Snyder tapped to oversee Intrawest food and beverage
Steamboat Springs — Perhaps Winter Park could learn something from the Four Points Lodge’s Bloody Mary enjoyed by skiers atop the Steamboat Ski Area.
This past winter, the lodge served 13,000 of the drinks, using 650 pounds of bacon, 150 gallons of vodka and 500 gallons of tomato juice.
Now, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. executive Jim Snyder has been tapped to oversee food and beverage operations for all six resorts operated by Intrawest, Ski Corp.’s parent company. In his new role, Snyder will be focusing best practices, knowledge and experience across Intrawest resorts.
That means Stratton Mountain Ski Area in Vermont might take a liking to Ski Corp.’s turkey pot pie, which is also served at Four Points.
“Everything is made from scratch on that product,” Snyder said. “Something like that is a great example of a high-quality product that’s been well-received.”
Snyder said the culinary experts at Intrawest’s other resorts also have goodies to share. They will get together in August to share ideas at Intrawest’s headquarters in Denver.
In addition to Snyder’s new responsibilities, he will retain his current position of vice president of resort services.
“Jim’s track record is one of achievement, and his broad background and strong skill set will have a substantial and immediate impact for both employees and guests in this new role,” Intrawest CEO Sky Foulkes said in a news release. “He will bring out the best at each resort while staying true to its brand and further establishing culinary excellence as a core brand value across Intrawest.”
Snyder will report directly to Foulkes.
“I am thrilled to be working with such innovative and exciting teams across North America,” Snyder said. “Intrawest is an exceptional company, and its resorts are known for superior service. I look forward to supporting this tradition and, in the process, helping elevate its reputation in this field within the resort industry.”
Snyder has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 30 years and has been responsible for food and beverage at Ski Corp. since December 2011. He is also in charge of base area services, building maintenance, janitorial, security, parking and shuttles.
Snyder oversaw the $5 million Four Points construction project. The success of Four Points resulted in two similar facilities at Intrawest resorts, including Lunch Rock at Winter Park and the recently announced $8.5 million Stratton Base Lodge renovation.
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