John Egan has paved the way for high achieving careers in the ski industry both as a professional athlete and C-level leader in resort management.
Induction into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame celebrated not just his athleticism but also his storytelling ability through interviews, inspirational presentations, and movies - most visibly, 17 Warren Miller films from 1979-2020. As an industry role model, he has received accolades from media including Powder Magazine: Rated 1 of the top 48 skiers of our time and most influential people, Top 50 skiers on the continent, Top 7 in the world. He is a trusted mountain guide leading clients through Antarctica to Japan, Greenland and Russia and an effective brand ambassador with long term sponsorships in the ski and outdoor world to the automotive industries.
He accomplished this all while calling Vermont home. From 1976-2020, he was integral to the management and growth of Sugarbush, most recently as VP, Chief Recreation Officer for 19 of those years. He developed differentiated, signature four-season programs, coached clients, trained instructors,closed real estate, and designed repeat conferences. In service of the best guest experience possible, and ensuring ultimate job satisfaction and retention, he was both a mentor and cultural barometer. Loyal and easy to work with, he represented five owners over time as a persuasive brand icon in pr, ads and events. Being an influential leader and team player, he served on the executive committee, established and executed strategic plans and relentlessly worked on sustainable growth.
Applying his life experiences to the everyday is what he does now collaborating as a Leadership Consultant. Working with managers on the rise from both the public and private sectors, he facilitates retreats and provides 1:1 coaching sessions. They focus on optimizing teams, realizing potential, enabling high functioning communication and navigating professional and personal goals successfully.John inspires others to align their strengths and challenges with opportunities.
Speaking publicly and supporting organizations that personally affect him, he supports nonprofits dedicated to urban youth enrichment and inclusion in the snow sports industry, returning life altering injured athletes to what they love, and empowering those who live with IBS.His legacy will leave lasting impact on individuals, families, communities and industries worldwide.
His legacy will leave lasting impact on individuals, families, communities and industries worldwide.
photo: Barrie Fisher
John is available for ski coaching and guiding around the world.