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Activities Experts

BRET ALUMBAUGH

Activities Director; Owner, Sun Mountain Ski School

 

Ask Bret, and he’ll tell you he has the best job in town. Few would disagree. Although Bret makes his job look easy, being the consummate pro at maximizing fun requires both skill and experience.  Bret came to Sun Mountain Lodge more than 30 years ago after earning his BA degree in Recreation Management from Eastern Washington University. As our Activities Shop manager, Bret is credited with developing our entire activities program and putting together a team of experts equally skilled in the art of making vacations memorable.  Bret’s talent as a manager is matched by an impressive resume of athletic credentials. Skiing since the age of 3, Bret has risen to the elite level of his sport in both Alpine and Nordic skiing, coaches the Alpine Ski Team at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, and holds the title of Chief Examiner for regional Nordic Ski Instructors through the prestigious Professional Ski Instructors of America.

 

Contact Bret: (509) 996-4735
activity@sunmountainlodge.com

Kevin

KEVIN VAN BUEREN

Owner, North Cascades Fly Fishing

 

Kevin has worked with Sun Mountain Lodge since 1990, after earning his degree in Recreation Management from Eastern Washington University.  Kevin is  our resident fly fishing expert. In the late 90’s Kevin established his own guiding business, North Cascades Fly Fishing. He has been a fly fishing guide for over 20 years, including two seasons in Patagonia. A certified Level III Nordic ski instructor through the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Kevin is also one of the most sought-after instructors in the Valley, coaching as well at various ski clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest.   

 

Contact Kevin:
waterandsnow509@gmail.com

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