Snowbasin Resort announced the appointment of Davy Ratchford as its new General Manager, effective May 2018. Ratchford will succeed retiring General Manager, John Loomis.
Ratchford was the Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Alliance at Park City Mountain and was previously the Director of Marketing at Vail Mountain in Colorado and Northstar Resort in California. Throughout his seasoned career, Ratchford has specialized in driving business results, elevating the guest experience, and cultivating community engagement. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ratchford attended the University of Utah and is an avid skier with a strong passion for the snow sports industry. He resides in the Park City area with his wife and four children.
“I am excited for the opportunity to build on what John has done for Snowbasin,” says Ratchford. “To align with the vision of this incredible resort, work with amazing talent and industry leaders while helping deliver the best ski experience for our loyal guests is a dream come true. Snowbasin is an amazing mountain with a staff that cares deeply about its guests. I am committed to its success and will do my very best to deliver on the promise of this legendary mountain.”
“I am pleased to welcome Davy Ratchford as the new General Manager for Snowbasin Resort,” said John Loomis, retiring GM, “I had the pleasure of working with Davy in California and know his leadership skills and business development knowledge will be tremendous assets in the increasingly competitive marketplace. Davy and our talented resort leadership are well poised to deliver Snowbasin’s superior guest experience while maintaining its distinctive charm and unique character.”
“We are fortunate to have enjoyed John Loomis’ leadership and talents for the last six years, said Bruce Fery, CEO of Grand America Hotels & Resorts. “With an illustrious career spanning Alta, Snowbird, Northstar, and Snowbasin, John’s contributions to the industry are evident. With the readers of SKI Magazine citing the property for its excellence in Service, Dining, and Lifts, John leaves Snowbasin in excellent condition, positioned and able to realize a bright future for the resort and its guests,” continued Fery.