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WP Resort’s Eggert receives Terrain Master of the Year award

Leif Eggert (back row furthest left) stands with the other members of the Colorado ski industry who recieved Double Diamond Awards from Colorado Ski Country USA in early June.
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One of Winter Park Resort’s lead terrain park operators was recently recognized for his outstanding work last season by Colorado Ski Country USA.

In June Colorado Ski Country, a trade association representing the 24 ski resorts across Colorado, recognized Leif Eggert with their Double Diamond Award for Terrain Master of the Year. Eggert, who has been employed by Winter Park Resort for the last three years, received the award as part of Colorado Ski County’s annual industry awards ceremony that recognizes leaders in the industry across the state.

“Leif Eggert has developed into an outstanding terrain park operator, quickly impressing his peers across the industry,” stated representatives from Colorado Ski Country. “Leif’s dedication to the program and desire to learn matches the quality of product he produces each night.”

Officials at Colorado Ski Country also praised Eggert’s dedication and initiative nothing the young Washington native is always looking to push his knowledge and understanding of his terrain parks further.

“Leif’s initiative and desire to take an active role in managing parks sets him apart form his peers and gives him an edge in producing world-class terrain parks for Winter Park Resort,” stated a Colorado Ski Country representative.

Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest Eggert said he went to school in the state of Michigan and considers that to be his point of origin. He moved to Grand County four years ago and began working at the resort one year later.

“It is a huge honor to receive the award,” Eggert said. “I work with people who have won the award before and they are some of our best operators. It is flattering to be considered on the same level as them.”

Eggert, who works at Winter Park Resort during the summer and winter seasons, is one of two lead terrain park operators helping to oversee the creation and maintenance of the resort’s terrain parks. Eggert said he typically arrives for work early in the morning during the winter season. Eggert operates a snowcat utilizing special equipment that helps form the massive snow mounds daredevil skiers and snowboarders utilize to take flight. He also spends two nights a week cutting and maintaining the resort’s half-pipe.

Eggert said the hour can be long and during the early season he rarely has days off, just three last December, but despite the heavy workload he deeply enjoys his job. When asked what the best aspect of his current position is Eggert responded by saying, “everything”.

“We are up in the mountains, working on the mountain after hours. We are building incredibly fun things that people get enjoyment out of,” he said. “I through I work with is incredible. I am so blessed to have the group I work with, it is a team effort all around.”

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