WINDHAM — Windham Mountain announces that Dan Hogan has joined the senior leadership team in the role of director of Snowsports School. Hogan will manage a staff of more than 300 instructors, coaches, managers and administrative personnel. He’ll oversee all programs, revenue, expenses, employee compensation, benefits, and administration of the snowsports program at Windham.
Over the last decade, Hogan has been on an eternal winter circuit, splitting his time between the Children’s General Manager role at Breckenridge Resort in Colorado and as the Snowsports School Manager at Perisher Resort in New South Wales, Australia. Settling down in the Northern Hemisphere for a year-round role at Windham is a move closer to home for Hogan. He’s a native of the Boston area, where he started his career as a Junior Instructor at Wachusett Mountain in 1997. From there, he made stops at Wildcat, Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe before settling in at Breckenridge and Perisher. He’s received his PSIA Level I, II, III, and FS I certifications, and has attended the national academy nine times. Hogan says, “I love everything that skiing has to offer. Time in the mountains, the community of passionate people brought together by the sport, and seeing new people enjoying skiing and snowboarding for the first time is what continues to drive me every day.”
PSIA-E/AASI Einar Aas Award winner and longtime director of Snowsports, Franz Krickl, has been at Windham for more than 40 years. He will remain on board for the 2019-2020 winter season as director of Skiing and Riding. Krickl will focus on development of all snowsports school staff members in areas of teaching, coaching, training, and psychology.
“We’re excited to have Dan joining us and are fortunate to have the continued support of Franz,” says Chip Seamans, president and general manager of Windham Mountain. “Dan’s vision, leadership and PSIA experience will continue to move the resort forward.”
Just two and a half hours north of New York City, Windham Mountain is a place to get lost and found again, to find stunning adventure close to home, and to be reminded of how good it feels to be alive with family and friends in the fresh air. Boasting 285 skiable acres across 54 trails serviced by 11 lifts, the Resort offers six terrain parks, an award-winning snowsports school, Terrain Based Learning, lodging, on-mountain dining, an Adventure Park, a full-service spa, sunset skiing, and much more. Summer brings a range of activities including simple mountain getaways, events and festivals, extraordinary weddings, and energizing corporate gatherings. Windham Mountain Bike Park is famous for its World Cup course and also features a three-mile-long beginner trail. Windham Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course with a private club atmosphere.