October 21, 2005

Copper Mountain, CO… Oct. 21, 2005... Copper Mountain and Winter Park announce the creation of a new role and name Jen Schenk as Environmental Manager. Copper and Winter Park believe strongly that the resorts must work to play a leadership role in the area of environmental stewardship and sustainability within local communities, the resort industry, employees and guests.


“Copper and Winter Park’s renewed commitment to Environment Stewardship presents an exciting challenge for me,” said Schenk.  “I’ll be taking a ‘back to basics’ approach, while working to initiate environmental programs that make sense."


Schenk, an 11-year Summit County resident, brings to the role both passion and learning. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from Denver University and has been a board member of the Summit Recycling Project for the last five years.


Jen will initially focus on auditing internal practices, while benchmarking companies both within and outside of the ski industry, with a goal of better aligning business planning and development with a commitment to the resorts’ own environmental practices. Schenk will initially focus on Copper and the Summit County community.


Schenk is currently transitioning from a role where she led the online marketing and design teams for Copper and Winter Park and will begin her new role as Environmental Manager on Oct. 31.



Copper Mountain is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,450 acres of skiable terrain and a village that feels more like a neighborhood. Copper’s guests enjoy steps away lodging, après ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain, exciting events and a welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Begin your Copper experience with the new online films at

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