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Ian Russell Joins Snowbird as Director of Finance

Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird announced as key appointment to its leadership team with Ian Russell joining the Utah resort as Director of Finance. Russell replaces Bill Blair, who is moving back to Silverthorne, Colorado to assume the position of Director of Mountain Operations at Copper Mountain.

Russell has spent the last 13 years in finance and accounting roles in the mountain resort industry across mountains of Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.  Most recently, Russell was Director of Finance for Park City Mountain and three Midwest ski areas. Russell also served as Director of Finance role for Grand Teton Lodge Company, operating four distinct hospitality properties in and around Grand Teton National Park. 

“Ian’s background and passion for our industry and Snowbird specifically make him a great fit for this role,” said Snowbird President and General Manager Dave Fields. “The sting of losing bill is lessened by the fact he’s staying in the POWDR family and going into a wonderful role at a great mountain.”

An undergraduate of California State University at Chico, Russell earned his MBA from Denver’s Regis University in 2014.

“I'm incredibly excited to join the Snowbird family. There is not a more passionate community of team members, and skiers and riders anywhere in the industry,” said Russell. “ I look forward to being a part of the legendary resort and helping Snowbird thrive for many years to come.”

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Ian Russell Joins Snowbird as Director of Finance—