Keystone Resort’s Mike Goar to become COO of Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain
June 28, 2017
Mike Goar, Keystone Resort's vice president and chief operating officer, has been appointed the new COO of Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, Vail Resorts, Inc., announced Wednesday afternoon.
The move follows the announcement earlier this month that Pete Sonntag would transition from his role in Tahoe to become the new COO of Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler's prior COO, Dave Brownlie, stepped down in May.
Goar, who has more than 40 years of ski resort industry experience and first joined Vail in 2013, will relocate with his wife, Heidi, to South Lake Tahoe later this summer. There, he'll also offer additional oversight of the Vail's Kirkwood Mountain and Northstar California resorts.
"I am incredibly thankful to the outstanding team at Keystone whom I've had the honor to work with the past two years," said Goar, who took over at Keystone in May 2015. "While I will very much miss the resort, and especially the employees who make it so great, I am excited and looking forward to the opportunity to work with the talented teams at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood."
The search for Goar's successor at Keystone begins immediately.
Trending In: Local
- Breckenridge’s short-term rentals won’t see any ‘no-knock raids,’ staff explains
- Search for Tyler Gorrell suspended with no sign of the missing Denver resident
- Glitchy DMV systems, hiker deaths, understaffed jail — just some of the issues facing Summit County
- WOW! art sale takes place Sunday
- Breckenridge Food and Wine festival diverts over 3K pounds of waste from landfill
- Breckenridge updates rules for short-term rentals amid firestorm of protests
- UPDATE: 43-year-old Pennsylvania woman killed in 150-foot fall on Mount Royal
- Another piece falls into place for ‘legacy’ housing project in Silverthorne
- Summit County gets a clearer picture of how health care costs are driving up premiums