Tony Lanza, the longtime superintendent of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, was dismissed from his position today.
Belleayre Mountain is currently run by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which is preparing to hand over the management of the mountain to the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA). Lanza was dismissed by the DEC.
DEC spokesperson Emily DeSantis wrote in an email that the department was in possession of information that warranted Lanza’s dismissal, but would not comment further.
“As this is a personnel matter, we cannot provide more information,” DeSantis wrote.
Attempts to reach Lanza, ORDA officials, and Belleayre staffers today were unsuccessful.
The Watershed Post has also confirmed that Lanza is currently being investigated by the New York State Inspector General’s office. Last month, acting on a news tip, the Watershed Post filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the Inspector General's office in an effort to find out whether Lanza was being investigated for ski pass giveaways. The request was denied, but the Inspector General's office confirmed that the investigation was ongoing.
There's the whole intangible skier vibe thing that is tough to measure on paper but makes us all feel good.
And there's the whole financial accounting thing which is tangible and measured which pays salaries and insurance..
Unfortunately - he was never able to strike a balance between the two.
And made as many people happy as he pissed off... People that are pissed off always speak louder than the happy people..