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Senior IT Project Manager

Company: Alterra Mountain Company (HQ)
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:



Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 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. Alterra Mountain 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 and Sugarbush 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.

A career with Alterra Mountain Company is more than what you do today; it’s being part of creating a community rooted in the spirit of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating the legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring to everyone.


  • Free skiing + riding privileges across the family of Alterra Mountain Company resorts for all eligible employees and their dependents. And, discounted rates at non Alterra-owned Ikon Pass destinations.
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge
  • Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, rental cars, etc.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Commuter benefits (Denver employees only)
  • Brand new Alterra Mountain Company office located in Denver’s RiNo Art District neighborhood


Alterra Mountain Company is looking for a Sr. IT Project Manager to manage a variety of IT projects and process improvement initiatives.  This individual would be responsible for overall project coordination, establishing and implementing project management processes and adhering to Alterra’s program methodology (Business and IT communities) to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, comply with high quality standards, and meet customer expectations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.


General Responsibilities

  • Assume primary responsibility for project leadership and for facilitating completion and communication on all project deliverables, including project charters, phase driven schedules, project timelines and milestones, status reporting, resource plans, budgets, etc.
  • Responsible for managing, planning and implementation of technology solutions, including requirements definition, system design, testing, deployment, training, and communication to align with organization needs.
  • Provides regular, professional, and appropriate communications to project team members, department heads, business sponsors, and senior leadership. Proactively identify, track and resolve issues, risks and dependencies associated with projects managed, and communicate risks and issues to the project team and senior leadership.  Identify and implement issue resolutions.  Lead risk management identification and mitigation plans.
  • Creates strong relationships within business lines and learns the business in order to identify needs and deliver value.
  • Works with other PM’s to identify project inter-dependencies that may affect project success.
  • Possess and demonstrates knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tool, facilitation skills, and change management techniques.
  • Responsible for partnering with organizational leaders to assess strategic goals and alignment, defining and designing operational and/or policy-based solutions, defining comprehensive change management strategies, managing the implementation and integration with operational departments, and establishing metrics of long-term project success.
  • Works under direction of Finance and Information System Program Manager. Responsible for the management of one or more small to medium-sized, moderately complex projects or process improvement initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 5+ years direct project management experience; defining project scope, developing schedules, budget estimates, resource planning, and risk assessment/mitigation planning with complex business and IT projects.
  • Experience using program and project processes and methodologies and implementing processes, and projects across multiple levels of the organization.
  • Experience working successfully with both technical personnel and non-technical customers and staff.
  • Systems implementation project experience including requirements gathering, system vendor selection, functional and technical solution design, business process design and workflow, testing and user acceptance, deployment, and organizational change management and communications.
  • A self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication abilities; analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience successfully managing several transformative projects from conception through implementation.
  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to ask questions or perform research to develop a deep technical understanding.
  • A team player that motivates project team, drives to project success, and influences large cross-functional teams without direct reporting responsibility.
  • A high degree of perseverance, adaptability, and tolerance for ambiguity. Comfortable shifting focus as project priorities shift or unexpected events arise.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressures and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and other Alterra employees.
  • Ability to effectively manage several projects in parallel.
  • Advanced competency with MS Office toolset including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and project management tools and software.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) desired.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc.’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term and long-term incentives and many region-specific benefits.

Denver area base salary range: $85,000 - $128,000 per year


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 walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.


Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.

Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.

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 Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. 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 Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. or any of its affiliates is “at will” meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

 This position is located in Colorado, and the work is primarily in Denver, CO and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.

 Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates adhere to all applicable labor and employment laws, and State, County, and City-specific labor and employment regulations, where applicable.

Keywords: Alterra Mountain Company (HQ), Denver , Senior IT Project Manager, Other , Denver, Colorado

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