Looper has served on the Brundage Mountain Company Board of Directors since 2008 and previously spent nine years on the Board of Directors at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.
“After a nationwide search with dozens of highly-qualified applicants, the Board decided the best person for the job would be Bob Looper, given his broad business, engineering and ski industry experience,” said Judd DeBoer, Chairman of the Board.
“I am grateful to the DeBoer family for the opportunity to expand my role on the Board to include management of the resort,” said Looper. Brundage Mountain is owned by the Judd and Diane DeBoer family.
Former President and General Manager, Rick Certano, retired June 30 after eight very successful years with Brundage Mountain.
“Brundage has a stellar management team which has guided the resort through some tough economic times and a few challenging snow years, but always seems to keep the customers smiling,” said Looper. “I’m excited to work even more closely with that team to move the resort forward.”
Looper’s primary goal is to upgrade and expand facilities while keeping the resort affordable for families and skiers who traditionally look to Brundage as the best skiing value in the Pacific Northwest.
“Maintaining the uncrowded slope experience at Brundage is a priority,” said Looper.
“Developing year-round activities will also be a growing part of the Brundage Mountain mission,” added Looper. “McCall is a year-round resort town, and Brundage will continue to expand summer recreational opportunities on the mountain.”
Looper brings vast technical experience in ski area construction and management to the position. In addition to serving on the Bogus Basin Recreational Association’s Executive Committee, he was hired as project manager for the 1996 Bogus Basin expansion plan, which included installation of the Deer Point quad, the Coach chairlift and the beginners’ area.
Looper is a founding member of US Solar Holdings LLC. He is also a principal of Summit Energy, LLC.
Looper graduated from Colorado State University in 1978 with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He and his wife, Kitty, have a home in McCall as well as Boise. They have three adult children, all avid skiers or snowboarders.