Stowe Mountain Resort Announces Karen Wagner as Ski Patrol Director

13 June 2018

STOWE, VT – June 11, 2018 – Stowe Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Wagner to Ski Patrol Director. Karen grew up in Woodbridge, Connecticut, went to Colby College, came to Stowe one year after graduation and became a member of the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol. Around a decade later she became the resort’s Risk Manager as well as a consultant for Willis Insurance. This past winter Karen served as Stowe’s assistant ski patrol director and lives in Stowe with her husband and two children.


“Karen’s strong history of risk management and patrol experience make her a great fit to be our Ski Patrol Director,” said Scott Reeves, Sr. Director of Mountain Operations.


“I’m very happy to take on this new challenge for an enterprise that fosters leadership and has women I admire in key leadership roles,” said Wagner. “I’m honored and thrilled to work with such an extraordinary team here at Stowe Mountain Resort,” Wagner added.


Stowe’s Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol (MMSP) is the country’s oldest organized ski patrol in existence, dating back to 1934 when corrugated metal roofing was used for toboggans. Over the 84 years of its documented existence, the MMSP invented numerous first aid techniques and devices. They were recently named ‘First Responders of the Year’ and continue to be industry leaders in mountain rescue.




About Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe is one of the original ski resorts in the U.S. and an internationally renowned year-round destination. Stowe Mountain Resort, with majestic Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, offers a multitude of experiences in addition to skiing and snowboarding such as; ice skating, climbing, snowshoeing, world-class dining, shopping, spas and Summer/Fall Adventures. Stowe’s historic village, combined with Vermont’s most spectacular landscape create the quintessential Northeast getaway. For more information visit

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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