This position is with a small family-oriented resort. It requires technical in-the-field skills, as well as the ability to oversee management of lift operations, lift maintenance, trails/grooming, snow-making, terrain park and vehicle maintenance and assist in management of the budget, inventory of operations. Qualified applicants will demonstrate a commitment to safety, compliance, record keeping, and an aptitude to learn new things. Strong hands-on leadership required. The ideal candidate will possess experience with Doppelmayr (Hall) lifts. An obsession for skiing/riding and its enjoyment by other. Year-round, full-time position with competitive salary and benefits package.
Oversee management of lift operations, lift maintenance, grooming, snow-making, terrain park, campground, mountain bike trails, and vehicle maintenance. Directly and indirectly supervise mountain operations staff. Develop and execute policies and procedures related to both winter and summer operations. Develop, plan and oversee both winter and summer projects including snow-making and lift installations, summer activity installations, and terrain park/race features.
Periodically interview, hire, assign and schedule work, training, salary recommendations, promotions, disciplinary discussions and terminations.
Monitor employee performance to ensure that all company policies and procedures are followed, and all company equipment is being operated in a safe and responsible manner to minimize damage to company property and environment. Control mountain labor costs and expenses.
Prepare mountain team budgets, including both capital and operating budgets. Serve as the mountain(internally) communicator for the employees, guests and industry. Responsible for the following: regulatory relationships and knowledge of all state, federal, and insurance; Codes and Agencies…
Participate as an active member of Mont du Lac executive team. Actively participate in industry and community organizations. Assist with any mountain team responsibility in any location on the mountain and know and be able to perform all mountain operations. Not required, but strongly encouraged, is being a national ski patrol. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Valid drivers’ license required. Operational and technical knowledge of typical mountain operations systems including lifts, grooming, snow-making, preventative maintenance and summer activities.
Project Management of all outdoor staff/tasks. Excellent interpersonal communications skills, solid machinery operation and maintenance skills. Basic/general understanding of accounting skills. Must be able to ski/ride intermediate runs or better.
Solid knowledge of computer applications, Microsoft Word/Excel. Strong typing, written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
Ingenuity, problem solving, analytic ability, spatial perception, alertness, precision, persuasiveness, auditory, tactile, olfactory and visual discrimination, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, reasoning, imagination, initiative, patience are all necessary skills and abilities. Low-voltage experience a plus.
Education or Formal Training: College degree or equivalent experience in business, management or related technical field preferred. Trade apprenticeship in related field.
Experience: Previous ski industry management experience required. Hands on and management expertise in more than one mountain operations area preferred (lift operations, lift maintenance, trails/grooming, snow-making, patrol, terrain park, vehicle maintenance). 5 years ski industry experience.
Material and equipment directly used: Ski lift machinery, snowmobile, ski equipment, hand tools, power tools, work vehicles, ATV, telephones, two-way radio, computer, and simple office equipment.
Working Environment/ Physical Activities: An average of 20%-40% of the workday is spent indoors in an office environment and 60%-80% is spent outdoors in constantly changing weather conditions. These percentages are an average. They will fluctuate depending on the time of year. Lifting, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Occasionally carrying objects up to 70 pounds. Constantly using hearing, near and far acuity, depth perception, color and field of vision. Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling and feeling.
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Job Type: Full-time