BANFF, ALBERTA – Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort has named 26-year industry veteran Dave Riley as senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Riley, who will also act as senior vice president of sales, marketing and resort operations, was most recently chief executive officer at Telluride, the world-renowned ski and summer vacation resort in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
"Dave Riley brings a commitment to excellence and a wealth of unmatched experience to Sunshine Village and the Canadian Rockies," said Ralph D. Scurfield, president and principal owner of Sunshine Village, which last year received more than 34 feet of snow.
"He has true passion for improving the visitor experience, fully understands what the destination market wants, knows customer service must constantly be improved and has the skills to deliver on his convictions," added Scurfield, noting Riley was selected after an extensive North American search.
Former president of Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort in Oregon, where he worked for 14 years, Riley has also been vice president, operations and finance for Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico and treasurer, controller and director of information systems for Jackson Hole Ski Corporation, in Wyoming. He started his career in the ski industry at Keystone Resort in Colorado.
Resorts under his direction have received numerous industry awards for safety, environmental stewardship and guest services.
"My focus at Sunshine Village will be to work with the experienced and talented team to help provide a strong safety culture, successful environmental stewardship, and exceptional guest experiences," said Riley. "Banff is a wonderful international mountain community, and Sunshine Village is an iconic alpine resort in the Canadian Rockies."
Sunshine Village, close to the town of Banff, provides skiers and boarders with 12 lifts including seven modern high speed quad chairs, the most in the Canadian Rockies. Ski or ride 3,300 acres and three mountains in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia along the Continental Divide during Canada's longest season from November to late May. For more information visit www.skibanff.com.