Vail Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Deirdra Walsh, formerly senior director of mountain dining at Park City Mountain in Utah, to vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort, effective April 25, 2019.
The appointment follows the announcement earlier this summer that Nadia Guerriero would be transitioning from the role at Northstar to serve as the new vice president and chief operating officer of Beaver Creek Resort.
Deirdra brings a 17-year career in the travel and tourism industry with a decade of resort operational experience to her new role in Tahoe. She joined the resort team at Park City Mountain in 2007 as banquets sales manager and was later promoted to director of mountain dining in 2010 followed by senior director of mountain dining in 2016. During that time, she was responsible for overseeing multiple major capital improvement projects at the resort including Miners Camp, Cloud Dine and Mid Mountain Lodge –projects that shaped the resort as an industry leader in the restaurant and culinary experience.
“Deirdra has played an instrumental role in transforming both the culture and the mountain experience at Park City Mountain; from the integration of Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort to successfully overseeing multiple large scale transformational projects at the resort,” said Mike Goar, chief operating officer, Tahoe region. “Her passion for exceptional guest service and team collaboration will shape the future of Northstar and I’m thrilled to welcome her to Tahoe.”
Deirdra will oversee all ski area operations at Northstar and report directly to Mike Goar. She will relocate to Tahoe full time with her husband Rob and two children Henry, 7 and Bridget, 4 later this summer. Her hobbies include camping, hiking and biking with her family.