Johnnie Stevens - Sport Builder - 2004
Johnnie Stevens is a native of Colorado who has spent most of his life in the majestic San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. As you might imagine, skiing became a large part of Johnnie's life at an early age. Johnnie literally worked his way up from the bottom at Telluride. He started working construction on the mountain, cutting trails, running the snowcat tours, moved onto the ski patrol and quickly became Ski Patrol Director.He proved his worth by rapidly working up the ladder of company management as Assistant Mountain Manager, Mountain Manager, Vice President positions in Mountain Operations, Skier Services and Ski Operations, then as Senior Vice-President of Mountain Operations and Environmental Affairs for Telluride. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw this major ski and golf operation. To say that skiing and Telluride have been a big part of Johnnie's life is an understatement – they have been his life.