Vail Resorts Announces New Manager for Perisher Ski Resort, Australia

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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New Perisher Manager Nathan Butterworth will come across from Hotham Alpine Resort. | Picture: Supplied by Vail Resorts

Perisher Ski Resort, Australia, has announced the appointment of Nathan Butterworth as its new Vice President & General Manager, effective June 12, 2023. Butterworth is currently the Vice President & General Manager at Hotham, a role he has held since April 2022. Under his leadership, the resort team achieved its strongest performance on record last season, and he successfully navigated complex initiatives over the course of his tenure, including the sale of Hotham Airport. Prior to Hotham, Butterworth spent 20 years at Perisher in a variety of roles across Business functions and Mountain Operations, including as Resort Services Director, where he led and oversaw Ski & Ride School, Guest Services, Retail & Rentals, Ticketing & Passes and more.   

 “With two decades of mountain operations experience and deep knowledge of the resort and community at Perisher, paired with leadership experience gained while at Hotham, Nathan is well equipped to step into this new role. His passion for the outdoors, snow sports, and environmental sustainability, along with an unwavering commitment to his team and community, will support the long-term success of Perisher and the industry in Australia.” 

Doug Pierini, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, West Region at Vail Resorts

 Over the course of his 21-year career, Butterworth has contributed tremendously to the Australian ski industry and has also been an instrumental leader in the development and launch of Vail Resorts’ Epic Australia Pass, building upon the interest sparked by the Freedom Pass, which he also helped create.  Butterworth supported all of Vail Resorts Australia in managing through and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and provided commercial oversight of several significant infrastructure projects while prioritizing environmental conservation along the way.   

“When I first started in the ski industry at Perisher in 2002, I discovered a passion and affinity for the outdoors and snow sports that has taken root and grown in an incredibly meaningful way. It is an honour to be returning to the resort as its new leader after building my career there – I look forward to jumping in with both feet, reconnecting with the team and community, and starting snow season strong once again.”

Nathan Butterworth

Nathan Butterworth returns to Perisher from Hotham. | Picture: Supplied by Vail Resorts

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