Take expertise, experience and enthusiasm, add some passion, mix with fun—what you get is any one of the friendly professionals who make up the Ski Depot Sports Winter Park and Sol Vista Team. From bike rentals to ski and snowboard rentals, our experts are the best of the best at what they do. They have to be—operating a bike shop in the summer and ski and snowboard shop in the winter demands that our staff be the most knowledgeable, experienced bunch of sports professionals out there.
Learn more about our team by checking out the profiles below.
Chris Kraak - Manager, Ski Depot Main Street
Number of seasons in Winter Park: First
Hails from: Greeley, Colorado
Ski or snowboard? Ski
Why Winter Park? The mountain is never packed, the snow, and the various summer activities.
Favorite run at Winter Park: TBD...
What do you do during the off season?
Golf, fly fish, hike, wakeboard adn visit family and friends on the Front Range!
I am a huge football fan! GO PACKERS!!!
Amy Jardee - Manager, Ski Depot-Iron Horse Resort
Number of seasons in Winter Park: Second
Hails from: Milwaukee, WI
Ski or snowboard? Snowboard
Why Winter Park? I visited last winter on vacation and really liked the town - the people were all so friendly. Also, out of all the mountains I’ve been to, Winter Park has been my favorite.
Favorite run at Winter Park: Cramner/ Kendrick
What do you do during the off season? Hopefully be able to bike and raft a lot!
Fun fact: I can't whistle! I also hate bacon. A lot.
Heidi Weisskopf - Manager, Ski Depot - Inn at SilverCreek/ Granby Ranch Ski Resort
Number of seasons in Winter Park/ Granby: 23
Hails from: San Mateo, California (also hometown of Tom Brady)
Ski or snowboard? Ski/telemark
Why Winter Park/ Granby Ranch? Got a job teaching skiing here
Favorite run at Winter Park/ Granby Ranch: Sterling Way
What do you do during the off season? Manage a plant nursery
Russ Peters - Manager, Rocky Mountain Eyewear
Number of seasons in Winter Park: 1
Hails from: Huntsville, Alabama
Ski or snowboard? Snowboard
Why Winter Park? My sister lived here in 2003-05 and I used to come visit her on holidays. After experiencing the atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and how the town was so community driven, I fell in love. I know that when I graduated from college I had to move out here!
Favorite run at Winter Park: Sunnyside Trees.
What do you do during the off season? Go back home! Fish at our family beach house, a lot of hiking, trail running, camping, ultimate frisbee, cross-country mountain biking, festivals and concerts, and pretty much anything that keeps me busy outside.
Fun fact: I love giving and am bad at receiving, I'm a jack-of-all-trades (if it's broken, generally, I can fix it. If it's not broken, I'll take it apart and make it better - I love working on vehicles). Last but not least, I'm a Ginger!
Rachel Rannow- Group Sales and Marketing Manager
Number of seasons in Winter Park: Four and counting...
Hails from: Born and raised in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
Ski or snowboard? I ride
Why Winter Park? I'm just a small-town kind of girl, I guess.
Favorite run at Winter Park: Depends on the day! But I can usually find some fun around Long Haul or in ReRailer or Ash Cat.
What do you do during the off season? Relax, catch up on reading, a bit of traveling, a lot of yoga, and try to prep for the next season coming up.
Fun fact: I've never met a dog I didn't like :)