Ellen Galbraith will join Stevens Pass as its new General Manager & VP.
Ellen joined Vail Resorts in 2003 as a member of the Beaver Creek Race Crew and also worked as a snowcat operator, later rising to the role of Manager of Racing. She ultimately became the Director of Mountain Operations at the resort, where she stayed until 2019. After 16 years at Beaver Creek, Ellen went west to Northstar, California as Senior Director of Mountain Operations. After two seasons of managing operations at the resort, she jumped at the opportunity to support broader business growth while representing the in-resort perspective, accepting the role of Chief of Staff to James O’Donnell, Mountain Division President at Vail Resorts.
Ellen grew up on the slopes, later becoming a talented ski racer. She attended the University of Washington, where she could follow her passion in the mountains and be closer to family. While at UW, she was a ski coach for Team Alpental-Snoqualmie. All of this is to say Ellen’s love of the mountains runs deep.
She also has a history with Stevens Pass, having skied there in college – she even rang in the new Millenium on the mountain on New Year’s Eve 1999!