Luke out for a ski with his dog

Meet the Team: Luke Forbing

Luke Forbing, our Chief Financial Officer, will be back for his second season with Bluebird. While we don’t throw everything else to the wind in pursuit of a huge bottom line (like some resorts), our finances are still pretty darn important. When we are doing well financially we are able to reinvest in Bluebird and make the visitor experience even better. Luke does the important work that helps us achieve this win, win outcome. If you want to talk finance and get your open water SCUBA certification while you’re on your next trip to Honduras, then Luke is your guy.

Title (Position):

Chief Financial Officer 

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How many seasons have you worked at Bluebird?

This will be my second.

Why did you want to work for Bluebird?

Grass roots ski area? Yes please.

What are you most excited for this season?

Good snow. Great turns. Seeing everyone again and base camp shenanigans. 

Favorite skin track at Bluebird?

Continential Divide.

Favorite run at Bluebird?

Ursa Major then just take a left.

Outside of Bluebird, where else do you like to ski/ride?

Stevens Pass, WA is my local.

What’s your go-to après food or drink?

My van.

When not skiing/splitboarding, what do you love to do?

Hiking and backpacking with the pup. Also a Scuba Diving Instructor when I need some sun.

If you could be any magical or supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

Falkor the dragondog.

What is your favorite kind of burrito?

Does Breakfast Burrito count?

What piece of gear can’t you live without?

My poofy mitts. I have cold hands.

What’s the best backcountry touring tip you’ve ever heard?

Don’t leave your boots in the car.