Stratton Mountain To Welcome New President & COO

Who is the new Stratton President


Denver, Colorado – October 10, 2023Alterra Mountain Company announces that Matt Jones has been named the new President & COO of Stratton, effective October 30, 2023, and will report to Regional Chief Operating Officer, Patrice Malo. Matt will be responsible for overseeing all operations and enhancing both the employee and guest experience, continuing to build and strengthen community relationships, and drive profitability of the destination.

Matt comes to Stratton with 25 years of industry experience, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of Kirkwood Mountain Resort in California. Previous to that, he held various roles at Vail Resorts including a decade on the Vail Mountain Senior Leadership Team as the Director of Human Resources. Before moving to Kirkwood, Jones served as Vice President of Human Resources overseeing Vail’s Colorado resorts and employee housing initiatives. Matt has also served on several boards, including the Executive Committee of the Ski California Board and Chair of the Emergency Grants Committee for the Epic Promise Foundation serving employees of Vail Resorts.

“Matt prioritizes the value of strong resort and community relationships, making him an ideal fit to lead Stratton, a destination that is beloved by its employees and guests,” said Mark Brownlie, Chief Operating Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “I look forward to having him on the Alterra leadership team where he will be empowered to lead Stratton, build on its already rich employee culture, and enhance the guest experience.”

Stratton recently invested nearly $7 million for the 23/24 winter season, enhancing multiple facets of the guest and employee experience with a reimagined beginner area and new RFID gates to ease access to all major lift terminals.

“I have been in the ski industry for many years and I am very excited to begin a new chapter at Stratton where I will have the pleasure of helping continue its rich history and legacy that many before me have cultivated,” said Matt Jones, new President & COO, Stratton. “Alterra Mountain Company offers the opportunity to lean into what is best for the employees, community and guests, and I look forward to the many opportunities ahead.”

Stratton Mountain Resort's New President and COO
Stratton’s New President & COO, Matt Jones

About Alterra Mountain Company

Alterra Mountain Company is a family of iconic year-round mountain destinations, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass – the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Schweitzer in Idaho; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio are Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the global leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery. For more information, please visit

About Stratton Mountain

Located just four hours from New York City and three from Boston, Stratton is a premier New England mountain destination with 99 trails fanning from the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak, 95 percent snowmaking coverage, a slope-side Village for shopping and dining plus a range of accommodations. Recognized as the first major resort to welcome snowboarding, Stratton has offered an extraordinary ski experience since 1961, adding year-round activities in 1964 with a Geoffrey Cornish designed golf course that played host to six LPGA tournaments. Today, a range of activities, events, adventure challenges and live music make Stratton a popular year-round destination. For more information, visit

Posted October 10, 2023 by Alterra Mountain Company

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