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Director of Human Resources

Aspen Skiing Company

Company Description

With roots dating back to 1946 and a division of Aspen One, Aspen Skiing Company owns and operates four mountains—Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk—creating premium, sustainable, and transformative experiences in recreation, culture, and nature. In addition, the company runs the award-winning Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School, Four Mountain Sports rental and retail shops, and a collection of sustainably sourced on-mountain food and beverage outlets. Aspen Snowmass encompasses 5,680 acres of skiable terrain across four mountains, more than 40 ski lifts and more than 410 trails. Aspen One is the parent company of Aspen Skiing Company, Aspen Hospitality and ASPENX and leverages its influence across all of its business units to advance climate action, community engagement and racial justice. For more information, visit or follow @aspensnowmass on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Job Description


The Director of Human Resources drives all HR strategy and initiatives including support of recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, training, payroll, HRIS processing, and career development, while always ensuring compliance and communication for all ski resort team members. You’ll promote a positive team culture within Mountain Operations while also championing these efforts across Aspen Skiing Company as you work on special projects, initiatives, and growth in collaboration with the corporate team. As a leader of our culture, this Director of Human Resources will ensure colleagues deliver incredible guest experience, engage in community relations, and bring our brand to life.

The budgeted salary range for this position is $100,000- $130,000. Actual pay will be dependent on budget and experience; all our salaried roles are eligible for bonus.

Job Posting Deadline

Applications for this position will be accepted until July 10, 2024.

Essential Job Functions

  • Implements human resources programs, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, Affirmative Action and Equal Employment opportunity compliance, and labor relations.
  • Implements human resources strategies, policies, and procedures; including coaching, counseling, disciplinary, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, oversees the performance review process, and annual merit review.
  • Directs human resources organizational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organization goals.
  • Directs human resources operational strategies by analyzing trends; preparing critical measurements; implementing production, productivity, quality, customer-service, safety, security, and health strategies; leading system improvements.
  • Directs human resources financial strategies by anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Completes human resources special projects by identifying and researching human resources issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements; expediting fulfillment; evaluating milestone accomplishments; evaluating optional courses of action; changing assumptions and direction.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
  • Serve as a partner and coach to the HR team on all people-related functions to cultivate an employee centric culture.
  • Guides management and employee actions by applying human resources policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Protects organization value by keeping information confidential; cautioning others regarding potential breaches.
  • Improves human resources management job knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to human resources and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.
  • Contributes to supporting change, as the organization grows, and mentors, shares knowledge, and guides new leaders that join HR during this growth.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree in a relevant field of study such as Human Resources or Business Management and a minimum of 5 years work experience in a related Human Resources Role PHR/SPHR/SHRM CP Certification preferred
  • Prior Ski Resort experience preferred; must have general knowledge of ski industry operations.
  • Strong leadership skills, communication skills, negotiating skills, professional integrity and sound business judgment
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical skills and the ability to analyze data
  • HRIS experience, Timekeeping Software Experience (Kronos preferred), Talent Management Software experience (Smart Recruiters preferred) and Worker’s Compensation Claims Processing Software and RTP experience highly desired
  • Knowledge of: Talent Acquisition / Talent Development / Talent Management processes in the following areas: Recruiting, Leadership Competencies, Talent Assessments, Succession Management, Performance Management, Workforce Analytics, Safety and Risk Management processes and analytics.
  • Knowledge of current trends and Human Resources Management practices
  • Understanding and application of pertinent federal, state, local laws, codes, and regulations including but not limited to FMLA, ADA, ADEA, EEO.

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received
Supervision Given: Exercises limited supervision over the HR Team. Assigns result driven projects, and assists with unusual situations that do not have clear objectives. Instruction, advice and assistance available at request of employee. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, performance evaluation; recognition; disciplinary action; training and development, budgeting, and labor relations.
Supervision Received: Works under limited supervision of Vice President of Human Resources. Receives guidance in terms of broad goals and overall objectives and is responsible for establishing strategical methods to attain them. Can formulate policies but does not necessarily have final authority for approval. Review of work is not detailed and emphasizes accomplishment of broad work objectives, rather than specific assignments.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand, type and sit at desk/computer for most of the work shift executing repetitive movements
  • No adverse or hazardous conditions
  • Not required, but preferred to be able to occasionally lift, push or pull 25 lbs. individually or with assistance (weight limits can vary according to position, but no more than 50)

Job Benefits
This position is classified as a regular full-time position eligible for the following benefits:
Enrollment dates differ across the various programs.
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Programs
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Life Insurance Programs
Paid Time Off Programs
Paid Leave Programs
401(k) Savings Plan
Employee Ski Pass and Dependent Ski Passes
Other company perks

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. By accepting a position with Aspen Skiing Company, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 970-300-7700.

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

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As of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here