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Base Area Director / General Manager in Training

 

Posted by Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area on 11/21/2021


Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor, Snow

Job Categories: Customer Service, Guide (raft,fish,bike hunt,horse etc.), Hospitality & Lodge Staff, Instructor Including Ski & Patrol, Management, Operations, Outdoor Education

Company Type: Recreation

State: CO

City: Kremmling

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years


Job Type: Seasonal Full Time

Salary: $1200+/Week

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:


Job Description & Requirements

The Base Area Director leads the operations, team and culture of the base area at Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area. The base is a guest’s first interaction with Bluebird Backcountry and key to the welcoming culture that we create. This person will supervise the team and daily operations of the core parts of the base area: plowing, guest services, rentals, camping, food and plowing. This person will also lead the setup and takedown of Bluebird Backcountry’s base.


This is a leadership role at Bluebird Backcountry. As Bluebird expands in future years, this role is a training role for an area General Manager position. This position reports to Soraya McMahon, Bear Mountain GM.


Please email jobs@bluebirdbackcountry.com with “Base Area Director / GM in Training” in the subject line. Include both your resume and a cover letter that answers ‘What characteristics make for a successful ski area manager?


Duties

  • Ensure safe, secure and efficient operations of Bluebird Backcountry’s base area
  • Supervise and train the base area team, including plowing, guest services, rentals, camping and food
  • Create a welcoming culture for all Bluebird Backcountry guests
  • Assist in the design and layout of the base area
  • Manage the budget for guest services, rentals, camping, food and beverage and plowing
  • Lead the setup of the base area with guidance and assistance from the leadership team
  • Lead the takedown of the base area at the end of the season


What Makes This Job Great

  • Work with a driven, entrepreneurial and creative team that is bringing something new to skiing
  • This role has significant growth and leadership potential (for example, last year’s Base Area Director is now Bear Mountain’s GM)
  • Grow the sport of backcountry skiing and build the vibe you love

Qualifications

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with strong leadership abilities
  • Passionate and experienced backcountry skier or splitboarder
  • Experience managing a small team
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with a variety of personnel across various teams
  • Background in either operations, guest services, or both
  • Startup background a plus
  • Basic building skills a plus
  • Enthusiastic individual with a warm, welcoming character

Timing, Pay and Location

  • This is a full-time, seasonal role from approximately December 1st through April 15th.
  • Bluebird will be open 5 days per week from Thursday-Monday, plus possible holidays
  • Pay is $1,200-$1,500/weekly salary plus stock options
  • Bluebird Backcountry is located between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs Colorado, approximately a 35 minute drive from each. Google maps pin here.
  • If needed we can provide employee housing at a significantly discounted rate


How to Apply

Please email jobs@bluebirdbackcountry.com with “Base Area Director / GM in Training” in the subject line. Include both a cover letter that answers ‘What characteristics make for a successful ski area manager’ and your resume.


Additional Job Openings


Bluebird Backcountry is currently hiring for several positions with immediate openings. We have a wide range of on-snow and leadership positions available so I hope you’ll find a job opening of interest and apply. Please review our jobs board for the most current positions and descriptions: https://bluebirdbackcountry.com/jobs/  


About Bluebird Backcountry

Bluebird Backcountry is the first and only fully human-powered, in-bounds backcountry ski area in the country. With a mission to make backcountry skiing safer and easier to learn, our operation features a 1,200-acre avalanche-managed and ski-patrolled area with zero chairlifts. Guests visit to try backcountry skiing, develop their backcountry skills, and explore new terrain in a relatively safe, welcoming, social, and educational backcountry environment. 


Bluebird Backcountry is located on the Continental Divide in Colorado, halfway between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs. Our team has a welcoming, energetic, get-it-done culture. We are excited to introduce a new way to think about skiing… and to see just how far we can take the Bluebird Backcountry concept.


https://bluebirdbackcountry.com/





About Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area

Bluebird Backcountry is the first and only fully human-powered, in-bounds backcountry ski area in the country. With a mission to make backcountry skiing safer and easier to learn, our operation features a 1,200-acre avalanche-managed and ski-patrolled area with zero chairlifts. Bluebird Backcountry is located on the Continental Divide in Colorado, halfway between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs. Our team has a welcoming, energetic, get-it-done culture. We are excited to introduce a new way to think about skiing… and to see just how far we can take the Bluebird Backcountry concept. Current job postings can be found at https://bluebirdbackcountry.com/jobs.