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Park City, UT – Nov. 16, 2018 – POWDR today announced the appointment of Dustin Lyman as president and general manager of Copper Mountain Resort where he will oversee all ski area operations effective immediately. 

Copper is one of POWDR’s eight world-class, year-round mountain resorts and an ideal vacation destination with a local-at-the core community vibe that represents the best of Colorado. “I’m thrilled to join the team and community at Copper Mountain,” says Lyman, Copper Mountain’s president and general manager. “It feels like home having grown up in Colorado and always being such a big fan of Copper Mountain. I look forward to driving Copper’s continued success and working with the resort team to build upon Copper’s momentum and deliver an outstanding Raised on Colorado guest experience.”

Lyman most recently served as the CEO for Famous Brands International, where he led a successful turnaround of two iconic retail brands, Mrs. Fields Cookies and TCBY Yogurt. Prior to Famous Brands International, Dustin worked for Vail Resorts and Dish Network, both in lead financial roles. Dustin also played collegiate football and baseball at Wake Forest University, and subsequently played tight end for the Chicago Bears NFL team from 2000 through 2005.

“This is an ideal time for Dustin to become Copper Mountain’s next general manager,” says Justin Sibley, POWDR co-president. “Copper is going through a significant transformation including new lifts, new restaurants, new on-mountain services, and, under Dustin’s leadership, the resort will continue to optimize the guest and employee experience so that it reflects the best of Colorado’s year-round adventure. An avid skier, rider and outdoor enthusiast, a Colorado native, and an accomplished collegiate and professional team sports athlete, we are confident that Dustin’s proven track record of leadership will continue to elevate Copper on all fronts.”

Dustin is a passionate Colorado local having grown up in Boulder, CO. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. 





POWDR is an adventure lifestyle company that offers awesome experiences in amazing places. Within POWDR’s portfolio are nine mountain resorts including Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Killington and Pico Mountain in Vermont; Boreal Mountain Resort and Soda Springs in the Lake Tahoe region of California; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; Lee Canyon in Nevada; and Gorgoza Park in Park City. POWDR owns the Woodward camps and programs which includes Woodward PA, Woodward Copper in Colorado, Woodward Tahoe, Woodward West in Stallion Springs, CA, and Woodward Riviera Maya, Mexico. Through its ownership of Human Movement Inc., POWDR fuels participation in the adventure lifestyle with a collection of festivals, themed runs and branded events. Outside Television is the national active, outside-lifestyle programming network subsidiary of POWDR, and Sun Country Tours in Oregon is the company’s river rafting outfitter. POWDR is headquartered in Park City, Utah with offices in Louisville, CO.

About Copper Mountain
Located just 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back and inclusive vibe that represents the best of Colorado. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. During the winter months, Copper’s naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. Each summer, the mountain transforms into an unspoiled playground for hikers, mountain bikers and those seeking a genuine Colorado experience. Copper Mountain Resort boasts curated events year-round and is home to Woodward Copper – a lifestyle and action sports progression center. Copper Mountain is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio, a family-owned company that believes there is nothing better for your soul than to spend time with the people you love, doing the things you love.

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