If you missed the Roundtable’s March 2nd ski day at Sugarbush Resort, then you missed one of the best CEO presentations to date. Oh, the skiing was pretty awesome, too, and you missed my high-viz day glow, lime green jacket ~ an update over my old, banana yellow jumpsuit, which Staige Davis was fond of. But I digress…
Win Smith was our congenial host at Lincoln Peak and, throughout the changeable weather day we skied on terrain ranging from groomed corduroy cruisers, to natural coverage on steep, wooded trails, to rapidly accumulating fresh powder. A little bit of something was available for everyone. And après ski, with Rumble, his 2 year old Bernese Mountain Dog (named for a ski trail) at his side, Win shared his perspectives on business investment, corporate ethics, community reinvestment, and competitive differentiation ~ all of which are fully in evidence at guest-friendly Sugarbush; a high-touch, high-quality economic engine for the Mad River/Waitsfield Valley.
Carlton Dunn of Select Design made this observation: “Win’s talk was a great look into some of the details and strategic decision making of a complex business. I enjoyed hearing about how he and his team have developed a creative strategy to differentiate Sugarbush. And, I was definitely inspired by how clearly he seems to be enjoying it.”
Spring skiing should be awesome this year, so take advantage of Mother Nature’s bounty and ski Sugarbush or any of our other great mountain members, Bolton Valley, Okemo, or Smugglers’ Notch. And be sure to tell them that the Roundtable sent you.