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Corbin to lead Skico planning

Janet Urquhart

David Corbin has been named vice president of planning and development with the Aspen Skiing Co.

The man heading up an 1,800-unit resort development at Northstar at Tahoe will be the next point man in planning and development for the Aspen Skiing Co.David Corbin has been chosen as the Skico’s new vice president of planning and development, replacing Bill Kane, who is stepping down next month.Corbin, 53, brings 20 years of planning/development experience in the ski industry, including stints in Beaver Creek and Vail, to his new post. He is currently managing and developing the Northstar development for Booth Creek Holdings, working out of offices in both Vail and Truckee, Calif., near the north shore of Lake Tahoe.At Northstar, Corbin manages and promotes Booth Creek’s interests in a partnership between the company and East West Partners. They are developing a new village in the core of the ski resort – work that will likely lend itself to his new role with the Skico, which has joined forces with Intrawest to develop a new Base Village in Snowmass.”He will lead the charge as we build our future at Snowmass Base Village and beyond,” said Pat O’Donnell, president and CEO of the Skico, in a prepared statement.Corbin was chosen as the replacement for Kane after interviews with top company executives and owner Jim Crown.”Obviously, Aspen is a great resort,” Corbin said. “It holds enormous appeal to anyone in the ski industry. It’s not really an opportunity I could resist.”Corbin will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of planning and development for the Skico, which is eyeing the future of the base at Buttermilk in addition to moving forward with construction of the Base Village. Much like Kane, Corbin will be the face of the Skico, representing the company at key public hearings related to land use, among other responsibilities, the Skico noted in a press release.In prior posts, Corbin was responsible for the planning that led to the Lionshead redevelopment currently under way in Vail, as well as the development of Golden Peak at Vail, the Beaver Creek Lodge and the Inn at Beaver Creek. He has also managed projects at two Booth Creek ski areas in New Hampshire.On the topic of two planks versus one, by the way, Corbin said he is a skier.Janet Urquhart’s e-mail address is janet@aspentimes.com

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