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Sun Valley Resort Director Recognized by Ski Industry
Thursday, May 4, 2023


Stacey Timmons Ehleringer, executive director of Guest Engagement at Sun Valley Resort, has been recognized as a 2023 Ski Area Management Award honorees.

Ehleringer was one of four individuals recognized for their innovative thinking, collaborative spirit and transparent leadership needed to guide the ski industry through its next evolution. 

She was nominated by her peers and colleagues at Sun Valley Resort, who applauded her ability to provide support and strategy to both leadership and for her team of more than 200.

In her work. They also cited her welcoming, warm personality, her can-do attitude and her willingness to pitch in.

“Stacey is a not only a strong female leader across the entire resort, but she is a mentor to her colleagues, employees, and community members. She is an advocate and strong, respected voice amongst her peers and staff, continues to propel SV to try (and succeed) at new endeavors, and always has a strong moral compass,” said one admirer.

“She is an amazing asset to the families and children in our town as we work to build a strong, healthy, and lifelong passion for winter sports into their DNA,” said another.

” She is an exemplary leader for the women of Sun Valley Resort, providing guidance to those looking to advance their careers in a traditionally male dominated industry and modeling behavior we all can benefit from” said a third.

In a traditionally male dominated industry, Ehlringer stands out as a key component and individual who had an integral part in ensuring that Sun Valley Resort was named No. 1 by SKI Magazine Best Resorts for the past three years. Her investment into not only the Resort but also a number of other properties under the Grand America umbrella shows just how uniquely talented and strategic she is for the historic and fabled first destination ski resort in North America.

Ehleringer oversees 21 unique lines of business in retail, rental, recreation and events. Her original thinking and thoughtful analysis also earned her a larger role within the Grand America Hotels & Resorts family, which owns Sun Valley

She was a founding member of Sun Valley’s DEI Committee, serves as a board member for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and frequently volunteers at Hemingway STEAM School. She earned her undergraduate degree from Washington State University and has an executive MBA from Boise State University.

Others receiving the 2023 SAMMY Leadership Award include a safety advocate at Snowshoe, W.Va.; the CEO of Mont Gleason in Quebec, who led a $4.5 million fundraiser to rebuild a maintenance facility destroyed by fire, as well as other fundraisers to benefit the area, and the president and general manager of Killington Resort in Vermont.

The annual SAMMY Leadership Awards have recognized nearly 100 leaders who shape the mountain resort industry over the past 25 years.


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