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Grand Targhee Resort Announces Changes in Management

Grand Targhee Resort Announces Changes in Management

(Alta, WY – August 2, 2011) -- Grand Targhee is pleased to announce the following additions to and restructuring of the resort management team.

Geordie Gillett, Grand Targhee Resort Managing Partner, will serve as General Manager of the resort.

Ken Rider has joined Grand Targhee as the new Director of Marketing and Sales. Ken held a number of roles at Tamarack Resort, and most recently was the Director of Marketing, Sales and Lodging Services. Prior to Tamarack, Ken was with Intrawest in Colorado where he was the Partnership and Promotions Manager and was responsible for all partnership programs and relationships for Copper Mountain Resort, Winter Park Resort and Breeze/Max Ski and Snowboard Rentals.

“I am very excited to move to the Teton Valley and work at such a great resort known for its amazing snow, recreational activities and guest service,” said Rider.

Cassie Abel joins Grand Targhee as Marketing Manager. Cassie comes from GMR Marketing based in San Francisco where she was responsible for Sponsorship and Event Marketing for Visa’s Fine Wine and Food program.

“I am looking forward to taking on this role as well as the new energy, excitement and experience that Ken and Cassie bring to the Grand Targhee Resort family,” said Gillett.

Grand Targhee Resort, a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Teton Mountains in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho.   Tucked among spectacular Teton views and US National Forest land, Grand Targhee is an intimate summer getaway for adventure-seekers, with miles of lift-accessed hiking, running and mountain biking trails, renowned music festivals and a variety of activities including:  Scenic Chairlift Rides, Mountain Biking, a Climbing Wall, Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Massage Services, Disc Golf, Naturalist Programs and Horseback Riding.  Regional Activities include Teton Valley balloon & glider flights, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park all set in a pristine high alpine environment. During the winter, our abundance of ultra-light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually with 800 inches in ‘11) and virtual lack of lift lines creates a spacious skier & snowboarder paradise, continually recognized for great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty and excellent value.  A leader in environmental resort practices, Grand Targhee Resort was honored with the prestigious 2009 & 2011 NSAA Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence.  For more information, please visit:

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