Employee Spotlight: Damion Lee
Each year, Vail Resorts honors one employee from each resort with the Epic Service Award, the company's highest level of staff recognition. We're thrilled to introduce you to Damion Lee, Canyons' Epic Service winner, by sharing a bit of his award nomination.
"We heard that there was a young man, Owen, who was suffering from cancer that had a wish to learn how to snowboard. Canyons donated a Full Day Private Lesson and a lift ticket before handpicking Damion Lee as the lesson instructor. We never could have known what a perfect pick Damion was.
After sharing the day together, Damion thanked us for trusting him with Owen's lesson and care. He also said he had learned that Owen’s cancer treatments were so strong that if he survived his illness, he would most likely be reliant on supplemental oxygen for the rest of his life. Last winter was probably the one time in Owen's life that he would be active and able to snowboard.
So what happened next? Damion knew that one lesson was not enough to make Owen’s wish come true. So Damion decided to donate his time, on his days off, so that Owen had more than one lesson last winter. He truly reminds us all of why we are here, to help people enjoy the sport that we love."
(Nomination by Barbara Farbmacher, Canyons Ski & Snowboard School)