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Snow Mountain Ranch welcomes Dennis Ryan as new Nordic Center director

The Nordic Center at Snow Mountain Ranch at YMCA of the Rockies has hired Dennis Ryan as center director.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 24, Ryan began managing a diverse staff of college students and senior volunteers.

His responsibilities include assisting with special YMCA programs such as the Colorado Special Olympics, Ski for Light and the University of Colorado’s Nordic team. He will also run the successful Skinny Ski Cafe located above the Nordic Center.

Ryan has extensive background in management, retail, Nordic skiing and cycling. He comes to Snow Mountain Ranch from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., where he taught biology and genetics and coached the cross-country team. Ryan graduated from the University of Massachusetts and has also attended Springfield College.

“It’s a dream to live in such a beautiful place and to work for a nonprofit organization dedicated to spirit, mind and body,” Ryan said. “I’m one of the lucky ones who gets paid for doing what I love.”

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