Aspen/Snowmass Village, Colo. – Today, Aspen Skiing Company named Greg Boyd as new terrain park manager. In his new role, Boyd will be responsible for terrain park design, maintenance, event organization and overall terrain park promotion helping Aspen/Snowmass further make its mark in the world of snowboarding and freeskiing.
Boyd, 28, comes to Aspen/Snowmass from Whistler/Blackcomb with over five years of event and operations experience designing and maintaining Whistler/Blackcomb’s two terrain parks and half pipes. As one of Whistler’s ace staff, Boyd’s work helped put Whistler/Blackcomb on the map as one of North America’s top resort destinations for terrain parks. Now, Boyd joins Aspen/Snowmass to help further push the terrain park and events programs here.
Mike Kaplan, senior vice president of operations, says, “Greg is a fantastic guy with in-depth knowledge and experience from his tenure at Whistler/Blackcomb. We’re psyched to have him join our team, and we look forward to further growing our terrain park operations next winter.”
Boyd’s experience at Whistler included park layout, jump design, boardercross design, jump testing, staff supervision, park safety, and event organization and set up. In addition to his five-year stint at Whistler/Blackcomb, Boyd designed the Coronet Peak terrain park in New Zealand, supervised half pipe operations for three snowboard FIS world cup events and served as chief of half pipe for Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival three years running. Boyd is certified to drive snowcats (Piston Bully, Bombardier and Superdragon), and he snowboards and skis.
“Aspen/Snowmass is seriously going off with young new school skiers and riders and I’m stoked to be part of the team and help to further push the envelope,” said Boyd. “I’m looking forward to working on renowned events like the ESPN Winter X Games, the US Snowboard Grand Prix Finals, photo and film shoots and working very closely with local athletes and the industry’s core skiers and riders.”
Boyd’s education is in business administration with a major in human resources and marketing major. He also spent a year studying the environmental industry focusing on applied technologies and science. He will begin his position Aspen/Snowmass in October 2002.