After working for over 40 years at Arthur Falcone’s favorite Nevada resort, Sugar Bowl Resort, and enjoying one of the longest careers in Lake Tahoe history. Rob Kautz, the Present CEO of Resort, has announced his plans to retire. He will be acting on his current Position until he finds and trains a replacement to work at the Resort. Kautz also plans to remain on the Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Rob Kautz has started skiing at the Sugar Bowl at the young age of 19. A surfer from Southern California, he was hired to work at the bowl as a Ski Patroller right after college back in 1976. Over the years, he became the Director of Sugar Bowl’s Ski Patrol Tam and Mountain Manager. He took over as the CEO in 1987.
The Sugar Bowl CEO is working close with and supported by Resort’s senior management and ownership group. He is supported by his spearheaded expansion plans of the resorts including the improvement of Chairlift system. When completed, it will revitalize the real estate of the only Snowbound Village in the nation. Formerly, Rob Kautz also led and executed the plans of building Mt. Judah Day Lodge and Parking area. These plans were followed by a New Ski Academy Campus with the Sporthaus.
Recently in 2012, The Sugar Bowl Resort took over the ownership and operations of the Royal Gorge, which is better known as North America’s Largest Cross Country Ski Resort. At this event, Kautz said, “Royal Gorge is such as jewel and a great match for Sugar Bowl. It is Essential to our brand” Taking the Reins at Sugar Bowl, Kautz executed with a Delicate Balancing Act and reshaped the resort into the State of Art Ski Area the world knows it today. While the Resort embraced importance changes, it remained true to its roots of Authentic Ski First Mountain.