Trevyn Newpher Named Steamboat Bike Park Manager
By Grant Johnson
Photo by Corey Kopischke
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-April 17, 2014-Trevyn Newpher has been named to the newly created position of Steamboat Bike Park Manager for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. The Steamboat Bike Park has gained notoriety over the past summer and continues to evolve offering a variety of downhill trails for all ability levels.
“We are delighted to have someone as talented and accomplished as Trevyn take on a new leadership role within the resort,” said John Kohnke, summer activities director for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “Trevyn brings strong management and leadership skills along with a unique understanding as a Pro Rider to the Steamboat Bike Park, which will help guide the experience across the park to the next level.”
An industry professional with over a decade of experience, Newpher started his career at Snowshoe in West Virginia where he held several positions within the Snowshoe Bike Park as well as competition services in the winter. While at Snowshoe, Newpher was tasked with designing and constructing numerous trails, general bike park operations and management as well as establishing programs for mountain bike rental and instruction. He joined Steamboat’s competition services in 2007 and hasn’t missed a winter. During the past summer season, Newpher served as supervisor overseeing and developing all aspects of the Steamboat Bike School during its inaugural season.
In addition to his industry roles, Newpher has 13 years of elite level racing including nine years of professional cycling experience. He brings more than 10 years of mountain bike guiding experience and holds a Gravity Logic IDP Level 2 Instructor Certification and is a IMIC/Mad March Racing Certified Coach. For the past four years, he has attended G.L. Trail Building and Management Seminars. Newpher is a graduate of Davis & Elkins College with a Bachelors of Arts in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management.
“I welcome the opportunities that come with managing bike operations for one of the top ski resorts in North America and one that is quickly being recognized around the globe for its bike park,” said Newpher. “Steamboat has a talented and dedicated staff; and together, we will strive to move the resort to the top level within the industry.”
The Steamboat Bike Park is an extraordinary new bike park in northwest Colorado with 2,000 vertical feet of lift-served gravity fed and downhill flow trails. With a base elevation lower than most parks in the Rocky Mountains, Steamboat has a vibrant array of vegetation with trails winding through large aspen groves and thick undergrowth, resulting in a truly unique experience. The trail crew, in conjunction with industry leading designers-Gravity Logic, utilized the natural topography ensuring a thrilling ride that highlights the best of the mountain’s natural features, rocks, bridges, drops and manmade jumps, all while providing exciting terrain for all ability levels.