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Ski & Snowboard News / Deer Valley names GM for Solitude

Jan 12, 2015 02:00PM ● By Harriet Wallis

Kim Mayhew / Photo: Deer Valley

In a move that surprised the ski community, Deer Valley bought Solitude in the fall of 2014 -- and it will assume management of Solitude in May -- after this ski season ends. It recently appointed a General Manager for Solitude, making it a  first step in blending Solitude to Deer Valley.

Deer Valley, a premier destination resort is located in Park City. And Solitude is a popular resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Deer Valley is one of three resorts in the U.S. that does not allow snowboarding. Solitude allows snowboarding.

On January 9 it named Kim Mayhew as Solitude's new general manager who will take over on May 1. Meanwhile she is providing leadership and guidance at Solitude as the transition moves forward. She has 33 years of experience at Deer Valley, most recently as Director of Human Resources. 

Before that, she was a ski school instructor, children’s program supervisor, training supervisor and children’s program manager. She was also instrumental in the development of the Deer Valley Summer Adventure Camp.

“We are thrilled to have Kim lead the charge at Solitude Resort,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager for Deer Valley Resort. “Kim will bring exceptional leadership and guidance as she transitions to our newest resort.”

Since the age of three, Kim has been involved in skiing. As a teen she raced in the alpine giant slalom discipline and began teaching skiing in 1978. A New Hampshire native, she made her way to Utah with her husband in 1980 and continued her passion for the ski industry as a ski instructor at Sundance Mountain Resort. In the summer of 1982, Kim took a ski instructor position at Deer Valley Resort and never looked back. When she isn’t on the slopes she enjoys running, biking, hiking, music and reading.