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Recognition at Wintergreen Resort

Love Where You Work

Wintergreen strives to hire the right people; however, that’s only half the battle. We realize that employees have a variety of other employment options in this region, so it’s important that we inspire them to stick around.

With that in mind, here are some of the programs we use to recognize associates.

  • Memory Masters, elite individuals who live and model our values on a daily basis, are chosen monthly. They are rewarded with a signed certificate from Hank Thiess, General Manager, a $100 gift certificate to their store of choice, an extra day off with pay, and a preferred parking spot.
  • Manager of the Quarter awards are given to select managers based on their success in leading by example and inspiring others around them. Along with a signed certificate from our GM, they receive a check for $250 and an extra paid day off; the trick is getting them to use the extra day off.
  • Promotions are an important part of our recognition programs, and most managers at Wintergreen are promoted from within the organization.
  • Years of Service Awards recognize those loyal associates who have completed full-time employment in five-year increments starting from the fifth year.
  • Pay for Performance is a critical component of recognizing top talent. Through performance reviews and observations, Wintergreen identifies those who perform at the highest levels and rewards them with more career opportunities and compensation.
  • Associate Parties provide an opportunity for associates and their families to play games, eat, relax, win prizes, and just have fun.

Employee Stories

Jay Roberts

Vice President, Mountain Operations

Jay Roberts began his career at Wintergreen during the winter of 1986 as a junior ski patrol volunteer. Fifteen years old at the time, Roberts spent his winter weekends traveling back and forth from his home in Richmond, Va. (almost a two-hour commute one way). Today, he participates in all areas of resort management, including ski operations, adventure programs, transportation, facilities development and risk management.

Lynn Tyler

Vice President, Food & Beverage

Lynn Tyler started as a waitress in The Copper Mine restaurant during her college years. Her quick eye for detail and business acumen quickly propelled her from the night shift to supervisor to manager of The Copper Mine. Today she is responsible for overseeing all the resort’s restaurants, renovations, planning and execution of new outlets, as well as supervising conference services.