Steamboat Springs Steamboat Grand hires new executive chef
Chris Wyant has been named the executive chef of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center. Wyant will oversee the culinary direction for the property.
"I couldn't think of a more qualified individual for this position than Chris and am excited about the enthusiasm and direction he will bring to the hotel," said John Santaniello, vice president and general manager of the Steamboat Grand.
Wyant brings a distinguished 15-year background in the culinary arts to the hotel and the property's award-wining restaurant, The Cabin. His career has taken him from overseeing the cuisine in mountaintop AAA four-diamond restaurants to leading hotels.
Wyant came to The Grand from Keystone Resort where he served as executive chef of The Outpost, an 11,444-square-foot mountaintop facility that includes the AAA four-diamond restaurant, Alpenglow Stube, the Der Fondue Chessel, and the Timber Ridge Cafe.
A graduate of West Virginia University and the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, Wyant apprenticed at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, W. VA.
Catamount developer turns to Sol Vista
Sol Vista Ski Area and Resort near Granby has joined with the Vail Valley developer that executed the plan for Catamount Ranch and Club in Routt County, to advance a 5,500-acre development. Cordillera management group is working on a plan it has dubbed "new ruralism" for the resort.
Gerry Engle is one of the principals in the Cordillera Group, along with Michael Gilliland and David Hill.
Longtime former Steamboat Springs Ski Area executive Charlie Mayfield is the vice president of operations in Granby, overseeing the ski area and golf course at Sol Vista.
Mayfield said he expects the new development to unfold over a period of 20 to 25 years.
"To the extent that the operations side has a joint working relationship with development, I'll be working on the project," Mayfield said.