DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. (September 8, 2015) — Sugar Bowl Resort has hired Greg Dallas, the former Chief Operating Officer of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Dallas will lead all aspects of resort operations, which include Sugar Bowl Resort, Royal Gorge Cross Country, the Village at Sugar Bowl real estate, and homeowner services. Dallas succeeds Rob Kautz, who had a 40-year run at the iconic Donner Summit resort, including the past 27 years as President and CEO. Kautz announced his retirement at the end of last ski season.
Dallas brings with him a wealth of ski industry knowledge in all facets of resort operations. His career at Mammoth Mountain spanned 15 years of resort leadership, culminating in the oversight of all operations at Mammoth and June Mountain starting in 2013. As part of Mammoth’s leadership team, he helped grow the resort’s revenue to $150 million and its skier visits to 1.6 million.
Prior to joining Mammoth Mountain, Dallas studied astrodynamics at the Air Force Academy, served seven years in the U.S. Air Force procuring and operating space systems, and earned his MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
Dallas comes to Sugar Bowl on the heels of a large-scale investment period with significant upgrades made in both on-mountain operations and base-area amenities including the Crow’s Peak Chairlift, the Sporthaus athletic training & aquatics center, a new Sugar Bowl Academy campus and the acquisition of North America’s largest XC ski resort.
“I’m very excited to join the Sugar Bowl team. Rob has done incredible work building a world-class ski operation, acquiring new assets such as Royal Gorge, and establishing a real estate and hospitality company. The next phase of Sugar Bowl will focus on enhancing the Village, maximizing new assets and developing a sustainable, vibrant resort experience.The access the resort provides to year-round, alpine activities is simply unique and undiscovered. Most of all, I look forward to meeting new people and creating lifelong memories for our guests and employees.”
Dallas will take the helm of one of the most unique ski resorts in the West. Sugar Bowl Resort was founded 75 years ago and is still privately California owned and operated by the Village at Sugar Bowl homeowners. Sugar Bowl offers the most snow in Tahoe across four distinct peaks, an open boundary policy for backcountry access, a large ski team and academy, plus America’s only snowbound, slopeside Village. Royal Gorge offers 200km of groomed XC trails across 6,000 acres of terrain.
Dallas is a backcountry skier and an avid rock and ice climber. He sits on numerous boards and committees including the National Ski Area Association.
Kautz will remain with Sugar Bowl as project consultant, as well as a board member of the Sugar Bowl Corporation. Dallas will begin his new tenure as President and CEO on September 28.
To learn more about Sugar Bowl Resort, visit www.sugarbowl.com. Sugar Bowl Resort, California owned & operated since 1939, was voted a Top 25 Ski Resort in North America by Outside magazine. To learn more about Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America’s largest XC resort, visit www.royalgorge.com.