10 Under 30

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SAM's anticipated list of the top industry young guns.




Click on a Young Gun to read their bio.

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It was hard to tell during the Great Recession (those years were, after all, ironically good snow years), but as you read this year’s 10 Under 30 interviews, I think you will agree with me: the days of taking the public’s interest for granted are done.

This new generation of future leaders, forged by some of the toughest years the industry has faced, is astonishingly focused on the guest experience. Optimizing those prime few seconds of interaction when a guest loads the chair. Making Patrol about more than policing. Knowing how the entire operation works, not just one part. Understanding how people communicate and how to create communities.

The outlook and mindset of this group represents a significant shift in our industry. Climate change, recession, endless entertainment options, energy efficiency and the obesity crisis have shaped the tone of their early careers. And they don’t take these challenges lightly. For all the hardships recent years have brought, the bright side is a generation of leaders genuinely motivated to re-imagine the mountain resort experience. And that signals a lot of good things to come. And, not that they weren’t talented enough, we also asked each of them what super power they would most like to wield. Read on, and enjoy!
 

SPECIAL THANKS TO BURTON FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE TOP 10 UNDER 30 PROGRAM. BURTON WILL SUPPLY ALL OF OUR HONOREES WITH A GREAT WINTER PACKAGE.


Click on a Young Gun above to read their full profile, complete with full interviews and nominator statements. We think you’ll agree that it’s an impressive group. Now let us know which one you’d most like to work with...and get everyone in your organization to vote—there are bragging rights at stake!

—The Editors


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Young Guns or Young Guys?

10 Young Guns. 9 Guys. Really? In 2013? What does this say?

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