How Dartmouth Creates Resilient Leaders

Join fellow alumni, parents, and friends for a fun-filled weekend in Vail, Colorado that explores the many ways Dartmouth prepares students for lives of leadership

Learn about Dartmouth’s innovative approaches to fostering resiliency, wellness, and positive mental health 

Embrace our passion for a lifetime of learning

Celebrate our lifelong Dartmouth community

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 21

Race Against the Clock

11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Coordinated by the Dartmouth Club of Vail
Black Forest Race Arena (This is accessible from Avanti Chair No.2)
Contact Jeff Kirwood to sign up.


1:00–3:00 PM
Please stop by the registration table to pick up your weekend program, name tag, branded armband, and your limited-edition Dartmouth Skida accessory.
Sonnenalp Hotel, King’s Club and Library

Welcome Reception

4:30–6:15 PM
Meet and mingle with Dartmouth, Geisel, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock representatives with remarks by Greg Maffei ’82 P’19,’21 and President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 . Event includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar with a complimentary drink.
Sonnenalp Hotel, Ludwig Terrace/Glass Conservatory
Price: $35

Saturday, February 22

Dawnbusters, Brunch, and Conversation

7:30–9:00 AM
Dawn Busters
Enjoy first tracks with exclusive access to one of the world’s top ski resorts before the mountain opens. 

9:00–10:00 AM
Brunch and Conversation 
Performance, Wellness, and Athlete Mental Health
Panel participants include Peter Millett MED’95 and Thomas Woolson ’17, moderated by Ian Connole.
Game Creek Club (Off the side of the Ouzo Trail, in Game Creek Bowl)
Price: $50 (does not include required lift ticket) 
This event is limited to 60 participants


11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Please stop by the registration table to pick up your weekend program, name tag, branded armband, and your limited-edition Dartmouth Skida accessory.
Sonnenalp Hotel, King’s Club and Library

Seminar Panel Discussion

5:00–6:15 PM Panel Discussion
Global Health and Health Equity: How Dartmouth Is Leading the Way Inside and
Outside the Classroom
Panel participants include Lisa V. Adams MED’90, G. Dino Koff, and Duane Compton.
Sonnenalp Hotel, Fischen-Kempten Rooms 
Price: Complimentary

CarniVail 2020 Dinner  

6:30–7:15 PM Reception
7:30–8:30 PM Dinner

8:30–9:15 PM Panel Conversation
Heart and Mind: Expanding Approaches to Better Health
Panel participants include Joanne Conroy ‘77, Heather Ettinger ’83, and Susan Reynolds ’84, moderated by Duane Compton.
Sonnenalp Hotel, Allgau-Munich-Garmish-Bavaria Rooms
Price: $100 (does not include bar) 

Ski with a Guide

Times TBD 
You can spend more time skiing and less time waiting in lines: Skip the lines with a guide on Saturday, February 22. This activity costs $200–400 per person, depending on the number of people in the group, as private guides cost $1,119 for the day and can take up to 6 people. Please indicate your skill level. 

Contact Sarah Millett for more information or to reserve your spot.

Sunday, February 23

Discussion and Breakfast 

8:30–10:00 AM Panel Discussion
Emerging trends, Technologies, and Innovations: The Future of Healthcare Systems
Panel participants include Jandel Allen-Davis ’80 MED’84 P’09, Joanne Conroy ’77, and Will Cook, moderated by Duane Compton.
Sonnenalp Hotel, Garmisch-Bavaria Rooms
Price: $25 

Ski or Snowboard on Your Own or with a Group

10:30 AM–close of lifts

Speakers and Panel Participants

Lisa V. Adams MED’90
Associate Dean for Global Health, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Duane Compton
Dean, Geisel School of Medicine

Ian Connole
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Peak Performance, Dartmouth

Will Cook
President and Chief Executive Officer, Vail Health

Joanne Conroy ’77
Chief Executive Officer and President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Jandel Allen-Davis ’80 MED’84 P’09
President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Hospital

Heather Roulston Ettinger ’83
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Luma Wealth

Philip J. Hanlon ’77
President, Dartmouth

G. Dino Koff
Director of Financial Aid, Dartmouth College

Greg Maffei ’82 P’19,’21
Campaign Executive Committee Co-Chair and member of the Board of Trustees, Dartmouth

Peter Millett MED’95
Chief Medical Officer and Director of Shoulder Surgery, The Steadman Clinic

Susan Reynolds ’84
Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer,

Thomas Woolson ’17
Research Assistant, The Steadman Clinic

Additional Weekend Activities in Vail

Ice Skating: Vail Square Ice Rink, 675 Lionshead Place

Museum: Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame

Sleigh Rides: Two Below Zero

Snowmobiling: Nova Guides

Special thanks to our hosts Art Kelton Jr. ’61, Sarah Malloy Millett ’95, and Anne-Marie Weldon Keane ’88 P’22, ’23