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The View From Here 2019: Pete Sonntag

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Pete Sonntag, Whistler Blackcomb

The View From Here 2019 brought together idea-focused minds and local policy makers to provide insight into the many factors that impact Whistler’s business and investment environment. This year’s theme was Charting the Course and our speakers presented their views on the various opportunities and challenges that Whistler faces as we move forward and how these challenges can be addressed.

One of our panel speakers, Pete Sonntag, spoke about the takeover of Whistler Blackcomb by Vail Resorts, as well as discussing the current and future plans of the resort and how this will affect the community.

Pete Sonntag

Chief Operating Officer, Whistler Blackcomb

Pete Sonntag is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Whistler Blackcomb. A life-long skier, Pete has held many key leadership positions within the Vail Resorts portfolio including roles at Beaver Creek, Vail, and Keystone.

Most recently, Pete served as the Senior Vice President of Vail Resorts’ Tahoe California region and Chief Operating Officer of Heavenly. Pete began his ski career as an instructor for the Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School. A proud hockey dad, Pete and his family already have a strong connection to British Columbia where his children attend the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.

Stay tuned for other speakers’ talks here:

Helmut Pastrick

Val Litwin

Pat Kelly 

Panel Presentations:

Mike Furey

Maxine Joseph- Bruce & Kerry Mehaffey

Sue Adams

Open Panel Discussion with Q&A