In conjunction with today’s announcement of the creation of Intrawest Colorado, Hugh Smythe, president of Intrawest Corporation’s Resort Operations Group, has announced the promotion of David Barry to senior vice president, Intrawest Colorado. Barry will have overall responsibility for the operation of Copper and Winter Park, as well as the Intrawest Retail Group, which oversees 51 rental and retail stores across nine states. Barry joined Intrawest in 1991 as director of Marketing and Sales at Mont-Tremblant, and held the same position at Blackcomb from 1994 until 1997, when he was transferred to Copper Mountain as vice president, Sales and Marketing. In 1999 Barry assumed responsibility for Copper as chief operating officer.
“Colorado skiers and riders are always telling us what they want – incredible terrain and overall value always top the list,” said Barry. “Put Winter Park and Copper together and you’ve got 5,319 acres, 44 lifts and 259 trails. You’d be hard pressed to find better value on a greater selection of terrain anywhere. We also now have the ability to bring more overnight visitors into the state due to an increase in variety and value. Anyway you look at it, Colorado wins.”