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Senior Director of Mountain Operations

Company: Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Location: Crested Butte
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Come work and play in the mountains! Whether it's your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.
With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.
Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!
Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program
    Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:
    • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours)
    • Free ski passes for dependents
    • Critical Illness and Accident plans
      Job Specifications
      • Housing: May Be Available
      • Outlet: Crested Butte
      • Shift & Schedule Availability: Year Round / Full Time
      • The budgeted range starts at $110,500 - $160,500 + annual bonus + equity. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.
        Job SummaryAs a member of the Resort's Senior Leadership Team the position owns driving the culture and vision of One Team and the successful delivery of all resort goals. The Senior Director of Mountain Operations provides oversight and leadership of all on mountain operations departments, including ski patrol, lift maintenance, lift operations, grooming, snowmaking, terrain parks, vehicle maintenance, building maintenance, summer bike park operations, and summer trail crew.
        Job Responsibilities
        • Partner with the General Manager and Senior Leadership Team to develop a culture of One Team.
        • Develop leaders within the mountain operations organization to improve leadership within current roles and to prepare for increased responsibility and succession.
        • Directly manage the establishment of goals and development plans and the evaluation of performance for direct reports and oversee these processes for the entire mountain operations division.
        • Accountable for all mountain operations goals while contributing to overall resort and corporate goals and initiatives.
        • Lead the mountain operations efforts to improve employee safety and eliminate employee work comp incidents.
        • Create and oversee operational budgets while tracking performance expectations.
        • Lead the resort in the creation of capital budgets while ensuring funds management throughout the capital cycle to meet expectations of on time and on budget project completion for entire resort.
        • Lead Crested Butte Mountain Resort guest safety efforts.
        • Build strong, positive relationships with key stakeholders outside of direct reports; including the Town of Mt Crested Butte, Town of Crested Butte, Gunnison County, USFS and other regulatory agencies.
        • Develop and maintain subject matter expert status of mountain operations functions, proactive industry trends and potential impacts on and opportunities for Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
        • Partner with Director of Mountain Planning for creating and monitoring master plan, capital planning and implementation.
        • Partner with Health and Safety Senior Manager to create Emergency Response Plan and Wildfire Protection Plan. Train to the plan and act as Incident Commander for emergency situations.
        • Update and submittal of winter and summer operating plans, including construction plans, to the USFS.
        • Ensure company records are updated and necessary permits are in place for continued operation.
        • Increase operational efficiency and effectiveness through on-going intra- and inter-departmental communication and cooperation.
        • Actively participate in Mountain Operations best practice groups, including the Mountain Operations Leadership Team.
        • Lead the effort to eliminate vehicle incidents within the mountain operations team, including reducing use of snowmobiles and ensuring adherence to the snowmobile GPS program.
        • Prioritize and adapt in a constantly changing business and environmental setting.
        • Act as Vail Resorts representative with the local community in partnership with the GM, as necessary.
          Job QualificationsRequired:
          • High School Diploma or equivalent with college degree preferred
          • 15+ years in the Ski Industry, Advanced skiing/riding ability and Crisis Management
          • 5+ years in Senior Leadership managing multiple departments
          • Standard Microsoft Office applications; PeopleSoft and Success Factors preferred
          • Effective interpersonal communication skills, written & verbal communication; Strong Public Speaker
          • Knowledge of explosives, handling of hazardous materials and compliance in areas of oversight through regulatory agencies preferred.
            The budgeted range starts at $110,500 - $160,500 + annual bonus + equity. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.
            Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.
            Requisition ID 470290

Keywords: Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Aspen , Senior Director of Mountain Operations, Executive , Crested Butte, Colorado

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