Heli Ski Lodge Manager job – historic Alaska POSITION FILLED

CEO job Historic high end Heli Ski Lodge and Restaurant Valdez Alaska

  • Highly Winter seasonal, see below  
  • Suits a Ski Lodge General manager
  • The CEO will be a Ski Lodge manager with extensive experience at high end properties
  • Before you apply be sure to read the details below
  • compensation is attractive and will depend on experience and what you can bring to the table
  • ideal for someone who has a seasonal Summer job
  • US and Canadian candidates only

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The Owners are re-developing the Tsaina Lodge on Thompson Pass

outside of Valdez, AK.  Thompson Pass is well renowned as the top extreme 
heli-skiing location in the world and the Tsaina Lodge is where it began.  
It was previously an old road house and guest cabins.  We are building a 
new hotel, restaurant and bar and the guest cabins 
will be used for employee housing.  
The hotel will house 32 guests, plus there are several other heli-ski 
operations in the area whose guests will likely often dine with us.  
Our scheduled opening is March 4th, 2012 and our season will run through 
May 5th.  A typical guest will stay with us for one week.  In addition 
to our guests, 25-35 employees will be living on the property; 28 heli-ski 
guides and pilots and lodge staff of 7 to 15.
The Executive Officer position work directly with Ingrid and I and 
will have responsibility for all phases of the organization from the 
completion of construction regarding the safety when using  a chop saw or miter saw , as well as successful opening to a complete seasonal 
closing of the business.  The candidates responsibilities will include all 
aspects of our hospitality business with the exception of heli-skiing 
operation.  He or she will be responsible for strategic planning, marketing, 
operations, employee recruitment and management, and finance.  We would 
like to fill this position by December and can hire as early as October.  
The hotel will close for the season in May 2012.  Although if a summer or 
year-around business opportunity is developed for the property, the 
position can be continued.  This is chance for someone to lead the opening 
of a world class hotel, restaurant and bar, which was coined by Men's 
Journal several years old as "the best located ski bar on earth."
For our first season, we are already 50% pre-booked through our agreement 
with our heli-ski operator.  The Executive Officer will be the de facto 
CEO and responsible for everything including Marketing, Sales and Promotion.  
It is expected that the EO will find a way to fill the property to capacity.  
We are only interested in someone with a feel for the ski industry for this 
The Executive Chef who reports to the CEO will be a gourmet chef who will work with the
best Alaskan sea food that can be had.