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Ski Mom Margo Wade Talks About Redevelopment and Affordable Workforce Housing in Ski Towns

March 31, 2023 Nicole Season 2 Episode 29
Ski Mom Margo Wade Talks About Redevelopment and Affordable Workforce Housing in Ski Towns
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Ski Mom Margo Wade Talks About Redevelopment and Affordable Workforce Housing in Ski Towns
Mar 31, 2023 Season 2 Episode 29
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In this episode Nicole and Sarah host Margo Wade, Director of Planning & Regulatory Compliance at Sugarbush Resort.  At a high level, Margo’s role is focused on keeping the resort in compliance with operating, land use, technical and environmental permits. The permits range from federal to state and local level permits as Sugarbush spans 3 Vermont towns and uses some US Forest Service land. 

Margo gives us an inside look at what it takes to staff a ski resort, seasonally and year round. Sugarbush’s employee population grows from 250 year round staff to about 1,000 in the winter ski season. 

The combination of resort staffing and staff housing shortages has been a challenge across the entire ski industry.  Margo gives us insights into what is causing this shortage. 

Sugarbush houses employees in a variety of units around the Mad River Valley ranging from Sugarbush owned to rented facilities.  One important project was transitioning the Sugarbush Inn from visitor use to staff housing. Sugarbush bases workforce housing rent rates are based on employee’s wages.

Sugarbush has a large international employee population that leverage different visa programs ranging from short term cultural exchanges to longer term for more senior employees.

It was so interesting to get Margo’s firsthand views of what it takes to staff a ski resort and the creative solutions Sugarbush is bringing to the industry. 

Keep up with the Latest from Sugarbush

Website: www.sugarbush.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sugarbush_vt

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Check out our Ski Mom’s Mother’s Day gift guide!

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In this episode Nicole and Sarah host Margo Wade, Director of Planning & Regulatory Compliance at Sugarbush Resort.  At a high level, Margo’s role is focused on keeping the resort in compliance with operating, land use, technical and environmental permits. The permits range from federal to state and local level permits as Sugarbush spans 3 Vermont towns and uses some US Forest Service land. 

Margo gives us an inside look at what it takes to staff a ski resort, seasonally and year round. Sugarbush’s employee population grows from 250 year round staff to about 1,000 in the winter ski season. 

The combination of resort staffing and staff housing shortages has been a challenge across the entire ski industry.  Margo gives us insights into what is causing this shortage. 

Sugarbush houses employees in a variety of units around the Mad River Valley ranging from Sugarbush owned to rented facilities.  One important project was transitioning the Sugarbush Inn from visitor use to staff housing. Sugarbush bases workforce housing rent rates are based on employee’s wages.

Sugarbush has a large international employee population that leverage different visa programs ranging from short term cultural exchanges to longer term for more senior employees.

It was so interesting to get Margo’s firsthand views of what it takes to staff a ski resort and the creative solutions Sugarbush is bringing to the industry. 

Keep up with the Latest from Sugarbush

Website: www.sugarbush.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sugarbush_vt

Loam Pass, the premier North American mountain biking pass, gives you over 60 days of access to some of the best mountain biking destinations across the country.

Use code: SKIMOMS15 to save 15% off your order here.

Save 15% off your order at Skida.com with CODE SKIMOMS15 at checkout.

 



Shop the 2024 Ski Moms Guide to Father's Day

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Website:
www.skimomsfun.com
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Ski Moms Ski Rental Homes
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Ski Moms Facebook Group
Instagram:
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Send us an email and let us know what guests and topics you’d like to hear next!
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