Craigleith Ski Club – Outdoor Operations Manager

Passionate about skiing, snowboarding, and the great outdoors? We are currently seeking an Outdoor Operations Manager to provide oversight and leadership for the year-round management, supervision, and maintenance of all outdoor operations.

Craigleith Ski Club is the ideal place to further your career in Ski Area Management. We are a private ski club situated in the picturesque communities of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains, along the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay. Founded in 1958, Craigleith is a warm, vibrant community that embraces its staff and members, creating a home away from home on the hills and in the lodges. Our team is comprised of committed individuals who are passionate about excellence and delivering an exceptional membership experience.

Key Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to):

⬧         Responsible for overseeing the recruitment, hiring, mentoring, direction, and training of all operation employees to ensure a professional on-mountain team is developed.

⬧                  Supervise ski lift operations and maintenance as scheduled and in accordance with current TSSA


⬧         Supervise snowmaking operations, including season start-up, shut down, placement, expansion, personnel scheduling, and maintenance.

⬧                  Supervise grooming operations, including personnel, scheduling, operating, and maintenance.

⬧                  Development of annual departmental budgets, including controlling expenditures and staffing costs.

⬧                  Identify, plan, budget, and implement capital projects as approved by the General Manager and Board

of Directors, including the research and development of revenue-generating or cost-saving ideas.

⬧                  Train and supervise all operations staff in safe ski hill operations

⬧                  Communicate, plan, motivate, monitor, and review outdoor operation staff job expectations.

⬧                  Responsible for annual performance reviews for full-time operation staff.

⬧         Increase  operational  efficiency  and  effectiveness  through  inter-departmental  communication  and cooperation

Requirements and Qualifications:

⬧      Degree in Ski Area Management or a related field with three years experience in ski hill management OR six years’ experience working in a ski area facility as a manager of outdoor units, including maintenance and installation, and as a supervisor of mechanics, snowmakers, groomers, and lift operators.

⬧            Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply ski industry safety standards.

⬧            Budgeting, financial, and business management experience

⬧            Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the ski industry

⬧            Knowledge of electrical and mechanical skills

⬧            Heavy equipment operating experience

Craigleith takes pride in being a local employer of choice and, as such, offers a highly competitive compensation package.

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].