We’re looking for an Interim General Manager to help lead the operations of Bluebird Backcountry at Bear Mountain for the remainder of the winter 2021-2022 ski season. The position may lead to a full-time role running Bear Mountain or another Bluebird Backcountry in the future.

Lead all aspects of a Bluebird Backcountry location
Iterate on operational plans and standard operating procedures
Lead the team on site
Build on the culture of the operation
Lead day-to-day operations and take down for the season
Adhere to the budget for the operation
Ensure the safe operation of the ski area
Ensure that Bluebird meets its landowner, permit and insurance obligations
Respond to issues and problems as needed
Generally advance Bluebird’s mission to create a welcoming, educational, and social environment for the backcountry community.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Ski Industry


5-15 years of leadership experience
Entrepreneurial self-starter with strong leadership abilities
Ability to learn a new operation quickly
Proven ability to empower team leads with different skills and abilities
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
Ski area management background a plus
Passionate and experienced backcountry skier or splitboarder

About Bluebird Backcountry

Bluebird Backcountry is the first and only fully human-powered, inbounds 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-evaluated and ski-patrolled area with zero chairlifts.

Guests come to try backcountry skiing, develop their backcountry skills, and explore new terrain in a relatively safe, welcoming, social, and COVID-friendly backcountry environment. In short, we bring together the comforts of a ski resort, the expertise of a guide service, and the adventure of the true backcountry. We are located on the Continental Divide in Colorado, halfway between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs (just over a 30-minute drive from both).

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.

Application Instructions

Please email [email protected] with “Interim General Manager” in the subject line. Include both your resume and a cover letter that details your experience and availability.