The Battle Mountain Team

Dave Kleinkopf
Kleinkopf has 30 years of experience, first as a lawyer and then as a developer, in all aspects of real estate development and finance.

He has a passion for the outdoors and how people interact with the environment. His fascination with working in small towns and communities, has led him to a career in resort acquisition, planning and development.
The most successful resorts, he believes, create a sense of community, where residents, friends and family can relax and unwind, enjoying time together,
amid the sights, sounds and smells of nature.

His legal background gives him a special ability to work through the myriad local, state and federal regulations and approvals associated with any resort development.  His background in real estate finance and bankruptcy enable him to work with troubled resorts, individual commercial and residential developments in difficult economic times.

He served as Executive Vice President, and Co-President, for Intrawest Placemaking, the company’s real estate subsidiary. In this capacity he had direct responsibility for the real estate development at renowned resorts such as Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Snowmass in Colorado.
Still earlier, Dave was managing partner of Denver-based law firm Jacobs Chase Frick Kleinkopf & Kelley.

He is active in several Denver community organizations. He is co-chairman of a non-profit group providing services to low income families of Denver, and also mentors students at an inner-city school.


Mike Jackson
Arkansas native, Mike Jackson, is Project Manager at Battle Mountain. This resort planner and landscape architect, has international ski area design experience and has also worked on design and planning for portions of nearby Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts and many of the other Colorado resorts.

He’s also jokingly known as the “utility infielder” at Battle Mountain because of the scope of his duties that include snowcat operation and maintenance, locals hunting season passes, security, tech support as well as his design and resort planning duties.

After graduating from the University of Arkansas he moved to the area and worked for Vail Resorts in the mind-‘90s, and also worked for several resort design companies before joining Battle Mountain (then Ginn) in 2006. He’s conversant in many of the computer modeling technologies including visual simulations, GIS Mapping, interactive 3D Modeling, CADD and Research and Development.
When he’s not working on the Battle Mountain project, he can often be found volunteering for the community events in Minturn such as Ski Joring, community parades and other events.
He likes snowboarding, skiing, waterskiing, hiking and camping with his kids.

Mary Perdue
Texas native Mary Perdue has been at Battle Mountain since 2006 after moving here from Vernon, Texas where she was a competitive barrel racer.

While here she’s undergone a transition from single person to a married mother of three young children, the duties of which, she claims helps her manage Battle Mountain.

She handles coordination of the office, is marketing and financial coordinator for the Minturn Inn, does the monthly financial reports for the company as well as helping to coordinate the operation of the days to day business at Battle Mountain.

When not tending to her duties at Battle Mountain and at home, she enjoys an occasional round of golf.


Cliff Thompson
Cliff Thompson describes himself as a “recovering journalist” because of his three decades experience in that profession. He has served as Community Relations manager at Battle Mountain since 2005 and participates in community events and organizations.

A New York state native, he came to Colorado in late 1976 after graduating with a History degree from Hartwick College and serving a stint in the Peace Corps in Nepal, moving to the Southern Colorado town of Del Norte to run a tiny community newspaper.

He moved to the Vail area in 1980 and founded the Avon-Beaver Creek Times in 1982. In late 1998 he sold that newspaper to the Vail Daily and worked there until he began duties at what is now known as Battle Mountain. He has also operated IKS Consulting specializing in handling community affairs, elections, marketing, political strategy and communications.

Like many Colorado residents, he enjoys outdoor activities including flyfishing, fitness activities and photography, as well as traveling some of the off-the beaten path areas of the state.





MINTURN, CO  81645