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Vice President of Mountain Operations 

Category Mountain Operations  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Employment Type Full Time Year Round  
Shift Various Shifts  
Age Requirements Must be at least 18 years old.  

This year around position is responsible for all on-mountain operations including snowmaking and grooming; lift/slope operations, equipment maintenance, resort utilities and project construction.  A demonstrated leadership capability in the areas of safety, environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance on-mountain and in the workplace is of critical importance. Managing operational and project budgets, delivering consistently high guest satisfaction, favorable health and safety records, and maintaining a highly motivated staff are also key to success.   

This is an executive level position that reports to the CEO. 

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate has extensive experience leading on-mountain operations, including project management, and has an engineering degree. This is a leadership position requiring strong management and technical skills: Someone who can troubleshoot; read mechanical, electrical and control diagrams; use test equipment; evaluate energy systems; calculate pump curves, pipe flows, and climb a tower in a pinch.  An understanding of lift technology, snow-making systems, groomer maintenance and operation and resort utility infrastructure is a prerequisite. In addition, this person loves to ski or board and keeps his/her boots on the dryer and skis in a rack in their office. 



About the Organization Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan's only alpine slide, the Park at Water's Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings and a conference center. Visit  

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