Holiday Valley Snowsports Director Earns Honor

ELLICOTTVILLE — Every year, Ski Area Management Magazine names 10 resort employees under the age of 30 who are enthusiastic about and committed to leading the industry into the future.

“The industry is facing several challenges: an aging guest and leadership demographic, static skier visits, climate change and more. But these rising stars don’t just see the problems — they see solutions, too. And they are eager to help,” said Katie Brinton fo Ski Area Management Magazine.

Holiday Valley’s Snowsports Director Allie Doro, age 28, was selected to the 10 Under 30 group for 2018. Doro was nominated for her passion for skiing and her ultimate goal of making skiing fun for guests and staff.

After spending five years teaching at Steamboat and Aspen in Colorado, Doro was hired for the 2017-18 season to codirect the Holiday Valley Snowsports School. She will be the sole director in the 2018-19 season where she will be responsible for 250 instructors and coaches including ski and snowboard school instructors, training center coaches and the Lounsbury program adaptive instructors.

Dennis Eshbaugh, Holiday Valley’s president and general manager, began his career as the director of the Holiday Valley Ski School.

“I’m pleased and proud of what Allie has accomplished in just one season. She brings fresh ideas and a ton of enthusiasm to our company. Along with other young staff on our Administrative Team, she can look at challenges in a different way and come up with unique solutions that work. I congratulate Allie and all of the 10 Under 30 group,” he said.