Alterra Mountain Company Announces New Presidents at Steamboat and Mammoth Mountain


“Steamboat and Mammoth Mountain are two marquee destinations within the Alterra Mountain Company portfolio, and I have great confidence in Dave and Eric’s capabilities to continue their success well into the future,” said Mark Brownlie, Chief Operating Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “For several years, both have been incredibly dedicated to their destinations, proving their ability to lead, their love for their mountain communities, and unwavering commitment to enhancing the employee and guest experience.”

Dave Hunter comes to the role with over 30 years of ski industry and sales experience, the last six spent at Steamboat. Dave got his start at Mt. Tom Ski Area in Holyoke, Mass., and moved to Colorado in 1997, eventually becoming Eldora Mountain Resort’s Director of Operations in 2004. After 15 years at Eldora, Hunter joined snowcat manufacturer Prinoth, as Director of North American sales, and joined Steamboat in 2017 as Vice President of Mountain Operations. Since then, Dave has been responsible for overseeing all components of Steamboat’s mountain operations including snowmaking, lift maintenance and operations, and ski patrol. Under his leadership, Steamboat installed the longest, fastest 10-person gondola in North America, introduced an on-hill dedicated beginners area, and added 655 acres of advanced and expert terrain helping transform Steamboat into Colorado’s second largest ski resort.

“Dave is no stranger to the changing landscape of the ski, tourism, and hospitality industries and his extensive knowledge and experience will keep Steamboat steered in the right direction to move full steam ahead for many years to come,” said Rob Perlman, Alterra Executive Vice President and former President & COO of Steamboat. “As the interim leader of the resort this winter he proved he can effectively guide his team through the various peaks and valleys that come each season.”

Eric Clark at Mammoth Mountain also brings over 30 years of industry and hospitality experience to this new role. During his industry tenure, he has held leadership positions throughout ski country in Colorado and Utah, with the last 10+ years spent in California. Eric began at Mammoth Mountain in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer of Hospitality and oversaw all lodging properties, golf course operations, and the resort catering department. By 2015, Eric was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Resort Services, including the Hospitality, Food and Beverage, Retail, Staff Accommodations, and Guest Services divisions.

As a member of various Executive Committees, Clark’s wide focus on resort operations includes increasing revenue to retail, food and beverage, outdoor activities and lodging businesses. Additionally, he has managed multiple HOA buildings, Master associations where he continually strives to ensure a common vision is established between the resort, business and residential homeowners, and commercial leases of the resort communities. He takes great pride in his community participation, serving on the board for Mammoth Lakes Tourism, past Treasurer of the AYSO Soccer board as well as Mammoth Hospital Foundation board.

“Eric has proved to be a remarkably successful operator of Mammoth Mountain, which is the largest destination in Alterra’s portfolio,” said Ron Cohen, Alterra Executive Vice President and former President & COO of Mammoth Mountain. “Eric is passionate about the Mammoth Mountain community and its team, and I have no doubt he will continue to thrive at the helm of this special place.”

About Alterra Mountain Company

Alterra Mountain Company is a family of iconic year-round mountain destinations, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass – the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Schweitzer in Idaho; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures and Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the global leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery. For more information, please visit

About Steamboat

Steamboat Ski Resort is a world-class year round destination in Northern Colorado moving Full Steam Ahead to transform the mountain experience for staff, guests and locals. Since 2021, more than $220 million has been invested culminating in the installation of North America’s longest fastest 10 person gondola, a dedicated on-hill beginners area, a reimagined base area and Food & Drink Hall, and 655 new acres of advanced/expert terrain making Steamboat Ski Resort the second largest resort in Colorado. Known for its unmatched genuine friendliness, unique western heritage, and one-of-a-kind Champagne Powder ® snow, find out what sets Steamboat apart at

About Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain is the leading four-season mountain destination in California. With a lift-served summit of 11,053’, Mammoth Mountain ski area is the highest elevation ski resort in the state. Owned by Alterra Mountain Company, Mammoth Mountain offers the Ikon Pass for ski and snowboard access to the mountain. Mammoth Mountain operates a variety of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail enterprises including but not limited to June Mountain, the Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Mountain Inn, Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge, the Westin Monache, Mammoth Bike Park, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures, Woolly’s Adventure Summit and Sierra Star Golf Course. With 28 lifts, 3,500 acres of skiable terrain, and one of the longest ski seasons in the country, Mammoth Mountain is Southern California’s mountain home.


Amelie Bruzat

The Ashima Group

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