Dave Newlove, Associate VP of Business and Hospitality, announced today the hiring of Mark Adamczyk as the next director of the Dartmouth Skiway, effective April 1. Mark will replace current director Doug Holler who is retiring at the end of the season after 19 years on the mountain. Mark will be the fourth director in the 64-year history of the Skiway.
Mark was selected as the top candidate following a broad, national search. With the last 14 years spent working at Colorado’s Winter Park Resort, Mark has 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, Mark 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 our many conversations. Skiway staff were enthusiastic about Mark’s leadership style and his fresh ideas that include a terrain park, new off-season programs, and training. Each director has brought new ideas to the position, and I have no doubt Mark will be successful in maintaining the Skiway’s solid operations while introducing new programs and activities to the community.
Mark earned a degree in Business Administration from Drexel University, and is actively involved in several volunteer and community roles in Winter Park. He, his wife, and young family look forward to returning to the east coast and settling in the Upper Valley area.
In his announcement Dave went on to thank 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. Dave 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.