Carl Spangler, helped develop Killington ski resort, dies

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 7, 2010 6:43 am

Rest in peace Carl Spangler. The 61-year-old former state official who helped develop Vermont’s Killington ski resort in the 1980′s and 1990′s is dead.

Carl died on Sunday peacefully in his home in Woodstock, Vermont.

Carl grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Vermont in 1975. Two years later, Governor Richard Snelling named Carl commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Carl then spent the majority of his career at the Killington resort.

He was very proud of one specific accomplishment: in 1997, he spearheaded a deal in which Killington traded bear habitat in Parkers Gore for state land that could be used for a ski village.

Our condolences go out to all who knew and loved Carl Spangler. We were certainly all affected by him.