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Seven Springs Mountain Resort names Eric Mauck CEO of growing four-season resort

July 8, 2008
Salem News

SEVEN SPRING, PA. - Seven Springs Mountain Resort announced today Eric Mauck has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the four-season mountain resort.

Mauck, who formerly served as the resort's chief operating officer, will replace Scott Bender who stepped down from the position after 25 years to lead the management team at Hidden Valley.

Mauck's appointment will ensure that the resort's commitment to excellence and investment in improved amenities will continue to be the building blocks for the resort's long-term success, according to Seven Springs President, Bob Nutting.

"Our vision for the long term-success of Seven Springs remains clear. We are excited to already have the right person in place in Eric who, along with the strong support of our seasoned, experienced leadership team, can carry out our strategy for long-term success," said Nutting. "Eric and his leadership team understand the level of expectation and commitment to excellence that our customers expect. I am confident that the improvements our customers have seen over the past two years are only the beginning."

Prior to joining the Seven Springs management team in 2007, Mauck served as the Vice President of Operations of Oglebay Resort and Conference Center for five years where he was responsible for overall operations of the resort. Prior to that, he served for 20 years in a number of direct operations roles at the resort.

"I am honored to be named CEO of this great resort and lead such a fantastic group of individuals," said Mauck. "We have approximately 1,500 full and part-time employees that are the real face of Seven Springs. They are the valued personnel who deliver the service and experience to our customers throughout the year. I am pleased I will be able to continue to work side-by-side with them to continue to breathe fresh energy into Seven Springs and carry the resort's recent momentum."

In the two years since the Nutting family assumed ownership of Seven Springs the resort has seen the addition of numerous amenities and general improvements, including the renovation of all 418 hotel rooms, hotel lobby and common areas as well as the many upgrades to the golf pro shop, horseback riding stables and meeting rooms.

The resort has added a high-speed, six-person chair lift servicing the popular Gunnar area, a new "superpipe" and terrain park which are recognized as one of the finest snowboarding facilities in the country.

The resort has also added and improved a number of summer amenities, including a new sporting clays course, downhill and cross country mountain bike trails, disk golf programs, as well as upgrades to the volley ball courts, tennis courts and kids' camp programs.

"I am very proud of all of our accomplishments and the staff at Seven Springs. The resort is in great shape with the new ownership of the Nutting family and the great leadership team that is in place," said Bender. "Their vision and the many improvements and additions that are being made will continue to enhance the customer experience at the resort. I have had a wonderful career at Seven Springs and greatly appreciate all of the opportunities I've been afforded. I'm very fortunate to have lived a dream and have nothing but fond memories.

"I have a great deal of respect for Scott as a person and a friend," said Nutting. "He has worked tirelessly on behalf of Seven Springs for many years. We wish him nothing but the best in the future"

About Seven Springs

Mountain Resort

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located in Seven Springs, Pa., is the state's largest ski and four-season resort, and was recently rated the number one in the mid-Atlantic region by the readers of SKI magazine.

Located within 200 miles of the major metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland and Washington D.C., Seven Springs is easily accessible from either exit 91 or 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

With approximately 1,500 full and part time employees, Seven Springs is the largest employer in both Somerset and Fayette counties.

Each year the resort hosts approximately 1.2 million overnight guests and visitors who visit the resort for skiing and snow sports during the winter season, an 18-hole mountaintop golf course during the spring, summer and fall, and vacation packages throughout the year. Seven Springs also hosts approximately 1,000 meetings, conferences and banquet groups per year.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort can accommodate more than 5,000 overnight guests in its 418-room, 10-story high-rise hotel, nearly 1,000 condominiums and town homes, five cabins and 20 chalets.

For more information on Seven Springs, visit: or call 1-800-452-2223.



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