Familiar name returns to resort

A familiar face is back at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

A familiar face is back at Silver Star Mountain Resort.

Vernon’s Guy Paulsen will start Monday as the resort’s nordic manager.

“Contributing towards building a strong and vibrant nordic business at Silver Star is a great opportunity and I am excited to get started,” he said.

As a graduate of the ski resort operations and management program at Selkirk College in 1983, Paulsen started as a ski pro at Silver Star. He then became ski school director and finished his tenure as general manager in 2000.

During a hiatus from the ski industry, Paulsen was the co-developer of an agri-tourism business and a draftsman and project manager with an an architectural firm.

Recently, Paulsen has found time in the winter months to return to teaching both alpine and nordic skiing.

Paulsen has increased his level of involvement with the Canadian Association of Nordic Instructors where he holds level three certification. He currently acts as a Pacific committee member and national technical committee advisor.

“We are excited by Guy’s enthusiasm and are confident that he will assist Silver Star in continuing to offer the superior nordic product we are famous for as well as grow our profile in the nordic community,” said said Michael Sherwood, resort general manager.

Paulsen’s first task will be to take over control of the early-season cross-country camps.

The camps run from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4.