Sun Valley Resort

Jim Snyder Joins Sun Valley as Director of Food and Beverage

Jim Snyder Joins Sun Valley as Director of Food and Beverage

Sun Valley, Idaho – Nov. 18, 2016 – Sun Valley Resort announced today that ski industry veteran, Jim Snyder, has joined its management team as Director of Food and Beverage. Snyder assumes overall responsibility for all Sun Valley Resort Food and Beverage operations, including village and mountain restaurants, banquets, catering and bar operations.

“We are very excited to have Jim on the team. This is a key position for the resort, and Jim’s leadership qualities and deep experience will be a great addition,” stated Tim Silva, Sun Valley Resort’s vice president and general manager.


A seasoned ski resort food and beverage professional with over thirty years of multi-unit responsibility in the resort industry, Jim most recently was Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage for Intrawest.  Based out of the Steamboat Resort, he oversaw six resorts in North America with over 80 restaurant venues, as well as all food and beverage operations at the Steamboat Resort. Prior to his time at Intrawest, Jim held executive food and beverage positions at Canyons Resort, and was Vice President of Food and Beverage for American Skiing Company -- both based in Park City, Utah. Snyder began his career as the Executive Vice President of Good Earth restaurants, a pioneering concept in the natural food industry.  He is a graduate of California State University-Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.


“The opportunity to join the Sun Valley Resort with its industry-leading food and beverage operation is very exciting to me” Snyder said.  “The facilities and philosophies that the Holding family have developed, along with the cultural atmosphere created by Mr. Silva and the leadership team here, are a perfect fit for me, and I feel privileged to have been offered this position.”


Snyder and his wife, Nicole, and their two sons, have already relocated to Sun Valley.

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About Sun Valley Resort

Founded in 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort, Sun Valley Resort in the Idaho mountains is a four-season resort. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts enjoy championship-level skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, shooting, concerts, shopping, world-class restaurants, and conference and special event space. Sun Valley is consistently ranked above other destination resorts for its array of active pursuits. Sun Valley is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo.  

Sun Valley is served by Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) with complimentary shuttle to and from the resort. For more information about Sun Valley Resort:, 800.786.8259