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Killington Resort promotes Halley Riley-Elliott to vehicle maintenance department manager 


Halley Riley-Elliott has been promoted to manager of the vehicle maintenance department at Killington Resort, continuing its tradition of promoting from within and advancing women to leadership positions. 

“Halley has an attention to detail and an ability to identify mechanical issues that has earned her the nickname ‘Eagle Eyes’ in the maintenance shop,” said  Director of Mountain Operations Tait Germon. “She also brings a dedication and enthusiasm to the tasks of helping improve the communication and efficiency within a department that is critical to resort operations and our guest experience.” 

Riley-Elliott is from Mount Holly, Vermont and holds a degree in diesel power technology from Vermont Technical College. She has worked at Killington as a groomer mechanic since 2022, and previously worked at Okemo Mountain as a groomer mechanic and as an administrative assistant and heavy equipment mechanic at T-Quip Sales and Service in Rutland. This new role is an achievement of hers — to be recognized for her skills. 

“It’s challenging, but awesome,” she says. “It’s very rewarding because it takes a lot of work to be able to just work on stuff, let alone manage an entire department full of mechanics, vehicles and equipment. Everybody’s been super supportive since I got the position.” 

The Vehicle Maintenance Department oversees a fleet of approximately 60 snowmobiles, 30 all-terrain vehicles, 13 side-by-sides, 40 trucks and 24 grooming tractors, in addition to various other pieces of equipment.  

When not turning wrenches, Riley-Elliott has been participating in the  beauty pageant circuit for the past three years. 

“My pageant platform is all about inspiring women and everybody to follow their dreams, whatever they may be, and promoting women in male-dominated trades or fields of work.” 

She also enjoys snowboarding, hiking, fishing — anything outdoors — and said she truly appreciates Powdr and Killington Resort’s commitment to the environment. 

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