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Eldora Mountain Resort Names Sam Bass As New Director Of Marketing



Snowboarding News | Thursday August 24, 2017 | Shared By: Outdoor Industry Association

Ski-Industry Veteran Tapped to Lead Colorado Ski Resort’s Marketing, Branding, and Sales

Eldora Mountain Resort, a local-favorite ski area serving Colorado’s Front Range, has named Sam Bass its new Director of Marketing. Eldora, part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio, recently unveiled a new branding campaign celebrating its 55-year history as Boulder County’s playground. The resort is also in the midst of installing a new 6-pack chair—its first high-speed detachable lift.

“I’m thrilled to join the Eldora team and help make our local resort a centerpiece for Front Range communities,” says Bass. “Eldora is an incredible resource, and it’s one of the best things about living in Boulder and raising my kids here. With POWDR’s companywide commitment to supporting local communities and its emphasis on sustainability, this a really exciting time for Eldora and local skiers.”

Prior to joining Eldora, Bass was content director and senior account manager at Backbone Media, an active-lifestyle PR and media agency. Before Backbone, Bass was editor-in-chief of Skiing Magazine for five years, and served on Skiing’s editorial staff for more than 11 years.

Bass grew up skiing at Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain, and his deep experience in skiing includes stints as a shop employee and as a coach of alpine ski/snowboard racing and ski jumping. He has lived in Colorado for 18 years and has been a devoted Eldora skier for more than ten.

“We are excited to have Sam on board,” says Brent Tregaskis, President and General Manager of Eldora. “He’s a Boulder local who loves Eldora and lives the adventure lifestyle that Eldora embodies. His extensive experience in the ski industry, communications, and brand management will be a great asset to Eldora.”

Bass lives in Boulder with his family and will begin his new role in early September.

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About Eldora Mountain Resort

Eldora Mountain Resort is Boulder County’s local playground, where visitors embrace a bolder lifestyle. Eldora offers authentic, free-spirited mountain adventure for skiers of all ages and abilities. More than 300 inches of snow a year cover Eldora’s 680 acres of skiable terrain, which includes terrific beginner areas, quiet glades, thrilling groomers, and the challenging Corona Bowl. The mountain features 10 chairlifts and several terrain parks, and it’s one of only two Colorado resorts to offer The Woodward Experience. Eldora also offers uphill access, plus Nordic and 42k of snowshoeing trails. Located 47 miles from Denver and 21 miles from Boulder, Eldora is the only Colorado resort served by Denver’s RTD public transit. Eldora is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio. For more information, please visit

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