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Kate Contillo

Senior VP | Operations


Hailing from Michigan, Kate moved west as soon as she held her degree. After leading trips with Backroads and on the cusp of the Great Recession, her brother advised: “move to Telluride for a ski season, it’s a good way to kill some time.” It's now been over a decade and Kate has since bought a house, met her now-husband, Mike, and allowed roots to grow in the San Juan mountains.  

Kate joined Alpine Lodging in 2012 and holds BAs in Hospitality Management and French. Formerly the General Manager of the Hotel Columbia, she brings poise and polish to her role as Director of Operations.

Outside of work, Kate and her husband spend all their free time outside:  mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and throwing the frisbee for their dog Max.