It's fair to say that the fact that the founder of The Summit is an "avid skier" has a lot to do with why building a permanent location for entrepreneurs and the annual conference on a ski mountain was of interest. The first Summit Series event in 2008 was in SLC for 3 days, the 4-day event in 2010 was at Squaw Valley. The last one had 1000 participants. One of them was an Eden resident and skier. Greg Mauro brought up the idea and is now Managing Partner of Summit Mountain Group. They have a long time real estate developer who has experience with developments in Eden on board as Director of Development. The first VP/GM of the Yellowstone Club is on The Summit's development team too.
Clicking on the pics of the people (and one owl) for the Summit Team is pretty fun just to read the job titles. Not standard corporate lingo at all. The Development Team includes much more traditional types.