This week on The People of PlumpJack, we feature Rob McCormick. He is the Director of Sales at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn for the past 19 years. On his free time, Rob enjoys exploring Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. He often opens a map, looks for a region he has yet to explore and ventures out there to hike, ski or 4 wheel. When he isn’t skiing at the resort with his wife and son, he goes backcountry skiing. Another passion of Rob’s is music, he has been djing as a hobby for 15 years.
“When I go into the backcountry I have a fairly selective rotation of ski partners. Who you choose to travel with in the wilderness is very important because you want to make sure your partners have similar attitudes toward goal flexibility and risk tolerance. Getting into adventures with the right people is so much fun in so many ways, but most of all just being away from the constant distractions of everyday life.”
In 2011 Rob was lucky enough to fly around the mountains outside of Truckee in his friends Cessna 180, where they discovered an amazing couloir (a steep, narrow gully on a mountainside). Two years later when conditions were just right, they navigated their way into the location and skied it in perfect conditions. Rob describes it as an unforgettable experience and found it rewarding to put in the time researching maps and weather conditions and getting to eventually go.
1. What would your last meal be?
2. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
It’s better to under promise and over deliver than the other way around.
3. What is your top bucket list item?
Trip to Europe with my wife and son.
4. If you could travel back to any one point in time when would it be?
February through May 2011 – I’d really like to relive that ski season.
5. If they made a film of your life what star would you like to play you?
John C. Reilly
6. What is your personal mantra?
Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgment.
7. If today was the last day of your life, how would you spend it?
A backcountry ski adventure followed by a BBQ on Donner Lake with my friends and family.
8. What is the last thing you Googled?
Ski conditions at Grand Targhee, WY.
Check out Rob’s Ski blog here
Rob’s enthusiasm for all things outdoors & Lake Tahoe in general transfers into his day to day interaction with all of our Clients. Rob is always sharing favorite activities and his passion for Squaw Valley with corporate groups and wedding couples to add to their experience during a stay at PlumpJack. It is always fun catching up with Rob after the weekend or a day off. Rob takes full advantage of living in Lake Tahoe and is often plotting a fun camping trip, BBQ with friends, bike ride or backcountry ski trip. Other places you may find Rob .. a ski movie, a DJ party, or his favorite vacation destination .. Mexico.
– Ilana Heyne
Catering & Sales Manager at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn