On August 30, 2023

Killington Resort’s 2023 Milestone Party recognizes its dedicated team of employees

 

By Brooke Geery

Each year, Killington Resort celebrates its team members who have reached significant five-year milestones in their careers at The Beast. A party is thrown, complete with gifts from YETI and a glamourous evening of gambling at the Mountain Top Inn. The 2023 gala recognized a collective 1,289 years of full time, year round service, on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

“In my earlier career I never seemed to find the right balance for a place to work, then I decided to take a winter off and make snow,” said Director of Hospitality Scott Harrison who is celebrating 30 years working at Killington. “From my first few days I realized that I had found a home at Killington. Over the years I have worked in various roles and each one has been an adventure. It has been great working for a resort that has so many great co-workers, friends, and a company who appreciates our efforts and truly cares about us.” 

This year also marked the retirement of Killington’s longest serving employee, Gene Syria, who will be leaving his post at the end of August after 46 years! Gene was on hand to pass his crown to the new king and queen, Dave Lacombe and Keiki Sierman, who are both celebrating 44 years of service.  

Also honored at this year’s party was Barb Wood, who sadly lost her battle with cancer this summer. Barb would have been celebrating 25 years working continuously at Killington this year, so her YETI cooler was accepted by her son and Killington athlete, Spencer and sister Lauren. 

The night is a chance to recognize the dedication and contributions of the people who make Killington tick, and it’s an awesome opportunity to mingle and reminisce. 

“It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since starting at Killington,” says Lodging Operations Manager Duane Hall. “I have been part of so many amazing changes here and have seen many of my extended Killington family grow in their own way. I am proud to be part of the Killington team and look forward to celebrating many more milestone parties.”

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