Mark Adamczyk has been hired to be the next director of the Dartmouth Skiway, effective April 1. Adamczyk follows Doug Holler, who will retire at the end of the ski season after 19 years on the mountain. Adamczyk will be the fourth director in the Skiway’s 64-year history.
Adamczyk, who was selected following a national search, has spent the past 14 years at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colo. There, he expanded his strategic, management, and operational skills in positions with increasing responsibility. As the current Director of Outdoor Adventure at Winter Park (WP), Mark is responsible for developing and managing programs outside the traditional ski and ride experiences. Several of his newly created programs include Camp Idlewood, a day camp for children 6-12; WP Guides, an in-bound guiding program for those who want to try a new ski, ride or snowshoe excursion; and the WP Guides Summer Business which supports hiking, biking and tours of Rocky Mountain National Park.
While serving as Manager and then Director of Lift Operations, Adamczyk honed his personnel management skills by focusing on staff training, recruitment and onboarding, safety and guest services. His passion for the industry and service orientation came across strongly during his interviews. Each Skiway director has brought new ideas to the position and Skiway staff are enthusiastic about the leadership style and ideas Adamczyk will bring, including creating a terrain park, new off-season programs, and training.
He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Drexel University, and is involved in several volunteer and community roles in Winter Park. He, his wife, and family are looking forward to settling in the Upper Valley area.
Dave Newlove, AVP of business and hospitality services, thanks members of the search committee, the Skiway Advisory Board led by Professor of Economics Bruce Sacerdote, and Ford Sayre Ski Council for their participation in the recruitment process. Newlove also recognized the students, and staff from Outdoor Programs, Athletics, Campus Services, and the Skiway who interviewed and gave thoughtful feedback on top-tier candidates. Members of the search committee include Julie Findley, COO of Campus Services; Claire McNamara, assistant director of auxiliary operations; and Richard Whitmore, associate athletic director for facilities and operations.
A celebration to recognize Doug Holler’s nearly two decades of outstanding service will be scheduled for the spring.