Vail Resorts has just announced a new chief operating officer of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. Lynn Ware Peek has more. Vail Resorts, Inc. today announced the appointment of Bill Rock, the current chief operating officer of Northstar California Resort, as the new chief operating officer of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, effective November 1, 2014. According to a press release from Vail Resorts, Rock joined Vail Resorts in 2010 as the chief operating officer at Northstar California Resort and, at that time, was also given oversight of Heavenly and Kirkwood mountains. Rock came to Vail Resorts from Intrawest's Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia, where he was president and chief operating officer since 2005. He also served as chief operating officer at Durango Mountain Resort in southwestern Colorado and, prior to that, held several ski industry leadership positions since 1996. Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resort said that Rock brings nearly 20 years of experience in the mountain resort industry, including mountain operations, lodging, real estate development, association management, municipal services and commercial real estate that will be invaluable to operations at Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort," Rock will report to Blaise Carrig, president of Vail Resorts’ mountain division, who will step down as interim leader of Park City Mountain Resort. Mike Goar, the current general manager of Canyons Resort and a 30-plus year industry veteran, will continue his oversight of the resort and report directly to Rock.