Vail Resorts appoints new general manager to replace longtime Mt. Brighton owner
Longtime Mt. Brighton Ski Resort owner Joe Bruhn has announced that he will retire once new general manager Taylor Ogilvie takes over later this summer.
Ogilvie, appointed by new owners Vail Resorts, will begin managing the resort on June 10. Rob Bruhn, the resort's operations manager and Joe’s son, told the Livingston Daily that he will be staying on in his same position and that his father will retire at some point in the near future.
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“We are thrilled to have someone with Taylor’s ski resort management experience become general manager of Mt. Brighton,” Eric Simon, vice president and general manager of urban ski areas at Vail Resorts, said in a statement.
“Taylor has had tremendous success working across all mountain operations and will bring remarkable insight on the Vail Resorts guest experience to Mt. Brighton. Plus, growing up skiing in the Midwest, Taylor understands how special ski areas like Mt. Brighton are.”
According to the Livingston Daily, Bruhn said that 2012 was one of the worst seasons he could remember at the resort. After purchasing the property in December, Vail announced that it would be investing $10 million for improvements to the ski and snowboard resort.
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