NEWRY, Maine — Sunday River recently announced the hiring of Brent Larson to the position of Mountain Manager. Larson was most recently Night Skiing Operations Manager and Snowmaking Supervisor at Boyne Highlands in Michigan.
“Our sister resorts in Michigan are very good at making snow and grooming snow, two qualities that are paramount here at Sunday River. Add in Brent’s background in night skiing, which is an amenity Sunday River plans to add for the coming winter, and it’s clear that he is the right fit to lead our operations teams,” said General Manager Dana Bullen.
Planning is underway to offer 12-hour skiing that extends into the evenings on North Peak and South Ridge on select weekends and holiday periods during the 2008-2009 season. More details regarding 12-hour skiing at Sunday River will be announced in the coming months.
Sunday River anticipates adding approximately 70 new Boyne Low-E Fan Guns this summer, which Larson has worked with extensively at Boyne Highlands.
“Sunday River is known for delivering a superior on-mountain experience, regardless of the weather. That’s a challenge that I’m accustomed to and look forward to expanding upon as we grow the resort and add new amenities including 12-hour skiing,” said Larson.
Marvin Collins, Sunday River’s VP of Mountain Operations for the last 10 years will be moving into a project focused role that will center on specific large scale tasks including the installation of New England’s first Chondola and the hosting of the Snowboarding World Cup in February of 2009.
Larson started skiing at age 5 in Michigan and has been raised in the ski industry as a racer, ski repair technician, and Salomon ski test representative.
Larson holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. He relocated to the Bethel area in May and looks forward to fishing western Maine’s rivers and golfing at the Sunday River Golf Club.