Alterra 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 driving the 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, Matt 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 the 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. 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.”
– Mark Brownlie, Chief Operating Officer, Alterra Mountain Company
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. 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.”
– Matt Jones, new President & COO, Stratton