Dave Moulton has seen a lot of changes in the ski industry over the past 30 years. In the 1980s, neon ski suits were all the rage, snowboarding was in its infancy, and terrain parks didn’t exist. “One of the biggest changes I’ve seen over the years is the demand for freestyle,” says Dave, director of mountain operations at Mount Snow. “I never would have guessed we would be dedicating 100 acres to an all freestyle park at Carinthia.”

At Mount Snow, Dave’s job involves everything from overseeing snowmaking and trail grooming to managing lift operations and building maintenance. Even after working at Vermont ski areas for more than three decades—he started as a lift supervisor at Killington in 1987—Dave continues to love what he does. “There’s always something different you’re working on, and it’s always stimulating,” he says. “I can count on one hand how many times I didn’t want to get out of bed and come to work.”

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