David Chodounsky

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(970) 550-6001

David’s academic background in Engineering and Earth Sciences provides him a solid technical and highly analytical base from which to approach mountain planning and design. However, it is his passion for the outdoors that keeps creativity, recreational enjoyment, and environmental sustainability at the forefront of his process. His intimate knowledge of terrain and exposure to resort operations from his ski racing career affords him a unique perspective not only on the immediate downhill experience, but on how all aspects of a well-planned ski area operation can impact the overall guest experience—an immeasurable value to our mountain planning projects.


David joined SE Group in January of 2020 after two years in the civil and geotechnical engineering field, where he gained experience in land surveying and field mapping. David’s mountain experience includes ten years as a member of U.S. Ski Team as a technical alpine skier travelling the globe racing on the World Cup circuit.

David has a double major BA degree in Engineering and Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ski Trail and Roadway Layout + Design
  • CAD Design + Terrain Analysis
  •  3D Graphic + Landscape Modeling

Outside the Office

David was born in Minnesota where his fascination with skiing began at Buck Hill. Not long after, his family moved to Colorado and he grew up in the mountains of Crested Butte. He continued his passion for the sport by attending and skiing for Dartmouth College. After graduating, David embarked on a highly successful professional skiing career, including earning two trips to the Olympic Games as a member of the US Olympic team in 2014 and 2018 as well as competing in four World Championships and becoming a five-time US National Champion. He continues to be involved in the ski racing world by coaching young athletes at various summer and winter ski camps whenever possible.

Outside of skiing, David enjoys the outdoors by getting into the wild as much as possible by fly-fishing, camping, biking and hiking.