Alterra Mountain Company (the Company) is a family of 14 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The Ikon Pass connects the most iconic mountains across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Chile, delivering authentic, memorable snow adventures. The Company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage, retail and service businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
1. Direct oversight of all land entitlement (zoning and land use), base village master planning, facility re-design and re-envisioning market growth opportunities.
2. Ability to manage resort land planners and mountain planners, horizontal and vertical design with an ability to work with multiple parties to maximize the guest experience.
3. Integral part of the decision-making team on all development and growth capital investments to re-position assets to maximize value through development and market re-positioning opportunities.
4. Secure 3rd party development interest in real estate opportunities across the Alterra platform.
5. Work closely with Resort Presidents in creating strategic plans through the development of annual capital growth strategies ensuring full integration of real estate, facility, and capital improvement deployment to achieve operating revenue objectives.
6. Maintain strong relationships with local government agencies, community-based organizations, and local and regional environmental groups.
Travel details (if required):
Periodic travel to domestic and international destinations.
REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
– Self-motivated, confident, decisive, and articulate.
– Creative thinker who can connect current situation to “what we want to be.”
– Proven ability to lead and make decisions without complete and/or perfect information.
– Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
– Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities in a time-sensitive manner.
– Effectively resolve conflicts with variety of stakeholders in a manner consistent with our core values, ensuring strong working relationships in the future.
– Proven success and passion for building and sustaining strong relationships with team members, partners, consultants, community stakeholders, and governmental authorities.
– Ability to formally present and explain detailed project plans to stakeholders.
– Strong understanding of proformas, financial statements, and budgets.
– Sales skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
– Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Hospitality Management, Planning / Environmental Design Architecture or related technical design field.
– MBA or advanced degree.
– Minimum 10 years’ experience in evaluating and executing resort development projects.
– Hands-on resort operational experience is a plus.
– Strong financial background in evaluating project feasibility.
– Proven design acumen.
– Experience in resort planning, feasibility, and design on single-asset and master plan developments.
– Firm understanding in all phases of planning, seeking operational programming requirements, financing, and vertical building development projects, including strategy, approvals, sales and marketing, construction, and delivery.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
– 80% of the time: Walk, talk, see, hear, smell, and ski.
– 90% of the time: Walking or standing
– Frequently: Carrying, lifting, pushing, or pulling up to 25 lbs.
– Specific vision abilities: Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions, including extreme cold and heat.
Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but infrequently, will involve close-proximity to loud machinery.
Equipment Used in Job: The position may require driving, use of company vehicles, and seldom use of snowmobiles.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that an employee may be required to perform in this position. Alterra Mountain Company and its affiliates reserve the right to modify, increase, decrease, suspend, and or eliminate any of the essential duties and/or the position in its entirety.
This job description is not an express or implied contract, guarantee, promise, or covenant of employment for any set term or duration, or for termination only for cause.
Employment with Alterra Mountain Company or any of its affiliates is “at will” meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time without or without cause and with or without notice.
This position is located in Denver, Colorado and the work is primarily in Denver, Colorado and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.
Alterra Mountain Company and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Alterra Mountain Company and its affiliates adhere to all applicable U.S., Canadian labor and employment laws, including all State or Provincial-specific labor and employment regulations.