Hohl resigns as Buttermilk manager
September 10, 2008
ASPEN ” Buttermilk Mountain Manager Hans Hohl resigned his post Tuesday, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.
The reason for the resignation wasn’t disclosed by the company. Skico spokeman Jeff Hanle said Hohl resigned effective immediately on Tuesday; there was no advance notice.
Hohl was unavailable for comment.
Hohl’s resignation follows his placement last winter on unpaid administrative leave. The Skico took the action Feb. 5 for reasons that weren’t specified. He was reinstated at the end of ski season. The Skico said at the time that the issue was a personnel matter that it would keep private.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation said Hohl was disciplined for relations with a female employee who reported to him. It was unclear if that issue was resolved, or if it presented a challenge with ski season approaching.
“We thank Hans for his dedication and operational expertise for the past seven years on Buttermilk and for his service in the Ski and Snowboard Schools since 1990,” said Rich Burkley, Skico vice president of mountain operations, in a prepared statement. “He has nurtured the X Games since they have been hosted in Aspen, installed the West Buttermilk Chair, built three progressively bigger pipes and run a terrific mountain. We wish Hans the best in his future endeavors.”
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Burkley will assume day-to-day operational responsibility at Buttermilk until a replacement is named. Hanle said the Skico wants a manager in place by ski season and will look internally.