Elizabeth Howe

Experienced Outdoor Recreation COO
  • August 25, 2021

Innovative and courageous business and operations leader, able to sync people, purpose, processes and profitability to achieve meaningful and impactful outcomes. Consistently sought after to build and enhance infrastructure and teams within small to middle-market companies to create a best in class customer experience.

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MBA @ University of Denver, Daniels School of Business
Aug 2021 — Current
Bachelor of Science @ Loyola University Chicago
Aug 1986 — May 1990

Honors Program
Minor: Theology


Chief Operations Officer @ Mountain Capital Partners
Dec 2017 — Jan 2021

Chief Operations Officer
Mountain Capital Partners
Durango, Colorado December 2017 to January 2021
Responsible for the direction and oversight of the company’s collection of resorts located in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, including Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Hesperus Ski Area, Nordic Valley Ski Resort, and Spider Mountain Bike Park.
● Manage $55mm top line revenue organization
● Responsible for 10,000 + acres of private and public land use
● Responsible for 2,000 employees
● Mitigate risk through ski patrol and other risk management tools
● Resorts currently scoring in the top tier of customer satisfaction
● Planned, built and launched first ever chairlift served mountain bike park in Texas on private lands including installation of
$2mm in infrastructure

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