Vail Resorts has announced that +30-year ski industry veteran Belinda Trembath will take over as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Whistler Blackcomb beginning on May 15.
Trembath began her career as a ski instructor in her home country of Australia, becoming Vice President and General Manager of Mount Hotham in 2006. In 2022, she became the Vice President and General manager of Australia’s Perisher Resort, the largest alpine resort in the southern hemisphere, and has chaired the Australian Ski Areas Association since 2018.
“Belinda is dedicated to ensuring the preservation of unique mountain cultures alongside a commitment to excellence across the employee, guest, and community experience. This is what makes her an exceptional mountain operator. I can’t imagine a better leader to step into the COO role at Whistler Blackcomb to help guide the next chapter of such an iconic, influential, world-class resort.” – Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Vail Resorts’ West Region and Interim COO at Whistler Blackcomb Doug Pierini
“I am honoured and thrilled to be the COO of Whistler Blackcomb. It is not lost on me how profound this opportunity is, and I look forward to being an advocate for our resort and its passionate employees, our guests, and the iconic Whistler community. Canada has always held a special place in my heart – early on in my career, I spent a season in BC at Big White. A spark ignited within me, and I always hoped to find my way back. It is a bit surreal that this dream is now a reality. My husband and children also feel a connection to the beauty of BC, and they are looking forward to this new adventure” – Belinda Trembath
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