Nordic Center Director
YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA Staff Members

Live the mountain dream by managing the operations at one of the best Nordic Centers in the country!

Located between Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Resort on over 5,000 acres of land!


Nordic Center Director

YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, Colorado
$48,000.00 / year
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 2 months (Oct 05, 2020)

This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch, which operates a mission-based family and group conference and retreat center, serving more than 50,000 guests annually. The Nordic Director is responsible for managing and directing all operational aspects of the Nordic Center, including year-round trail development and maintenance, coordinating year-round special events, and outdoor trail programming. 


  • Minimum of two seasons experience managing a Nordic facility or comparable management background. 

  • Previous experience as a Nordic instructor or trainer. 

  • Working knowledge of skiing techniques, trail management, Nordic equipment, retail operations and teaching for all ages and abilities. 

  • Must maintain current First-aid and CPR certifications. 

Essential Functions:

  • Manage and maintain all aspects of winter Nordic rental and retail operation and summer mountain bike rental and retail.

  • Manage all aspects of the 30+ Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic/trail special events and races.  

  • Develop and implement Nordic and bike programming to reach a variety of guests

  • Manage and develop YMCA trail system on a year-round basis: Including ongoing maintenance and new trail development within the association’s long range plan. 

  • Manage Nordic, Adventure shop and special events budget.  

  • Hire, supervise, schedule, train and evaluate staff and volunteers. 

  • Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles. 

  • Possess stamina to work in the work environment described herein.

This is a full-time, year-round position paying $48,000 - $52,000/year with full benefits including:

  • Health, dental and life insurance

  • Vacation/PTO

  • Possible on-site housing if needed

  • Participation in the YMCA Retirement Plan

  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities which include:

    • An indoor pool, tennis courts, fitness classes, mini-golf, roller ink, library, craft & design center, climbing wall, bonfire rings, ping pong & pool tables, baseball field, 18-hole disc golf course, fitness track, ice skating, reservoir for canoeing & fishing, hiking, biking, and skiing trails, and a basketball gymnasium.

  • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy)

  • Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort)

  • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities



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