Woodstock Inn & Resort Names New Sports Programming Director

WOODSTOCK, VT. October 31, 2017 – Gary S. Thulander, president and general manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, announced the appointment of Christina Mattsson as sports programming director at Suicide Six Ski Area and the Woodstock Inn & Resort. Christina will oversee the award-winning ski and snowboard school at Suicide Six during the winter, and as the seasons change, her expertise will be utilized to further develop sports programming at the Woodstock Athletic Club.

With the goal of establishing the mountain as a year-round destination, Christina will implement new activities for the community and Woodstock Inn & Resort guests. Initiatives under her lead include launching the downhill mountain biking program in spring 2018, developing children’s camps, and expanding the resort’s athletic training offerings.

“Christina’s extensive leadership and coaching background adds an incredible depth of knowledge to the Woodstock Inn & Resort, ” said Thulander. “We are thrilled to have a professional with her skillset and experience step into this multidisciplinary role and are confident that she will meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our members and guests.”

Tim Reiter, ski area manager at Suicide Six Ski Area, added, “Christina is passionate about integrating sports, wellness and conservationism into an everyday lifestyle. Her values are in tune with the Woodstock Inn & Resort and we’re eager to implement her industry leading ideas into the resort programming.”

Christina relocated from St. Petersburg, FL where she owned and operated Epic Life Fitness and was an instructor and race director at a stand-up paddle boarding school. Prior to her time in Florida, she was the director of children’s programs at the Killington Snow Sports School. Christina received a Masters of Education from Castleton University and is a certified master horsemanship trainer. She also has certifications in Spartan SGX training and Spartan AGOGE planning and krypteia, among others.

Recognized as one of the oldest ski areas in the country, Suicide Six has a rich history. America’s first rope tow, introduced on nearby Gilbert’s Hill in 1934, inspired the opening of Suicide Six in 1936. In 1961 Laurance S. Rockefeller purchased Suicide Six from its founder, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, as part of his vision for the community of Woodstock. Today, Suicide Six is one of Vermont's leading family-friendly ski resorts featuring more than 100 acres of skiing on 24 trails and slopes with terrain suitable for all abilities.

The Woodstock Athletic Club at the Woodstock Inn & Resort is a 42, 000-square-foot facility complete with a 30-by-60 foot heated indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, state of the art work out equipment and steam and sauna rooms. The club has both indoor and outdoor tennis courts and racquetball courts, and offers tennis lessons from USPTA-certified instructors. Daily fitness classes include spin, yoga, Pilates, Spartan SGX, and more.

About The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

About Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts℠ is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The iPrefer℠ guest loyalty program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Family℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.

Stephanie Strommer

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