Operations Manager – ABR Ski Trails

On April 1, 2025, the Anderson Bluffs & River Trails Foundation will continue ABR’s legacy of world class Nordic skiing in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We are seeking a dynamic individual to support this transition and ensure the highest quality skiing experience under our non-profit foundation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Nordic skiing and excel in customer service, leadership and project planning and have a strong mechanical acumen. This position will be responsible for daily operations, business management, personnel management, safety management and board engagement, while also working with a team of seasoned groomers to ensure the highest quality skiing experience.  The right person must have the ability to work in all climatic conditions and perform some manual labor. Knowledge of power tools, small equipment and snowmobile proficiency are also critical.

To ensure the smoothest of transitions from the existing for-profit business to our non-profit foundation, we are seeking to employ the successful candidate well before the formal transition date of April 1, 2025. The preferred hiring date is between October of 2023 and October of 2024, to be negotiated. This will be a full-time, year-round position.   Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

If you have the passion to work with others to maintain and enhance 100 kilometers of fantastic Nordic skiing in Michigan’s Big Snow Country, please submit your resume to andersonfoundationmk@gmail.com.

Saturday 7 pm

What an epic day of grooming. There were 5 of us out in equipment dealing with 10 inches of snow and hi winds. I spent 9 hours in my Pisten Bully, the other groomers spent 6 hours grooming…..and the skiing was quite good with a firm skate deck once the snow stopped at 1 pm. We are not grooming all the combi trails, but we are grooming is quite firm and nice…classic skiers tomorrow will be rewarded with classic only Ridge runner, Popple flats, pit point.

Sunday is our last day of the season. Don’t miss Taste on the Trails 12-2 tomorrow. If weather holds up it will be an outdoors event as usual.

See the Anderson Bluffs & River Trails Foundation newsletter here for the latest happenings.

Friday 6:30 pm

We picked up 6-8 inches of snow overnight. Groomers were out this morning and we groomed about 78 km of trails this morning and during the day with multiple passes. We will be back out in the morning with a team of 4-5 groomers. Ridge runner will be classic only Saturday.
Taste on the Trails is moved to Sunday 12-2…trails close Sunday at 4 pm. Discount season passes on sale until April 1.