Kent Sharp

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(970) 262-4351

The NEPA expert’s expert. Convergent thinker. Strategic analyst.

Kent helps mountain resort developers and land management agencies navigate the complex, often highly challenging NEPA and environmental permitting processes. He combines decades of regulatory expertise; the ability to be able to see several steps ahead and anticipate issues early in the planning process; and a deep understanding of the operational and strategic challenges faced by ski area operators. In addition, Kent helps clients with strategic planning and opportunity evaluation in areas such as master planning and financial/market analyses.


Kent has been with SE Group since 1996, and prior to that, spent eight years as a Ski Area Permit Administrator for the US Forest Service and several seasons in a variety of mountain resort operations positions.

In addition to his work in domestic environmental permitting, Kent has managed several projects which led to the development of new international resorts in Turkey and Azerbaijan. Kent is a sought-after speaker and has addressed organizations such as CLE International, the National Ski Areas Association, the US Forest Service and other industry organizations.

Kent has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Economics, Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado.


  • Strategic and environmental analysis for mountain resort developments
  • Master planning and permitting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Financial analysis

Outside the Office

A native of Colorado, Kent spent much of his youth skiing and recreating in Summit County and has been a full time resident of Breckenridge since 1987. Kent and his son are avid skiers and technical rock climbers. They’re always on the hunt for the next great powder line and seeking out new climbing routes.