Marketing & Communications Manager

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Marketing: Marketing & Communications Manager

POSITION: Marketing & Communications Manager

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Marketing & Sales

SUMMARY:  Sugar Bowl is looking for a qualified Marketing Manager who will play a critical role executing our strategic marketing plan in support of our defined vision, values, and brand. This position will serve as the key day-to-day communications, group sales and special events manager for the resort.


  • Assist Director with sales & marketing duties including strategic planning and direction, budgets, media buying
  • Lead Marketing Coordinators, Group Sales Coordinator & Snow Reporters ensuring they are on task and meeting deadlines
  • Responsible for overseeing snow conditions reporting
  • Writing copy for resort newsletter e-blasts, internal communications and website updates
  • Author the content for email blasts and build content into email delivery system
  • Manage email database and customer segmentation
  • Assist in the creation of photo shot lists and photoshoot production, including help in securing model talent and assistance with photographer/videographer logistics
  • Manage social media content scheduling and updates on all social platforms
    • Actively participate, respond and incite conversation/dialogue via our social media outlets
    • Actively monitor social media outlets to keep user comments family-rated
  • Manage & execute Sugar Bowl Events (internal & 3rd Party) working to operations teams to successful execute.
  • Execute delivery of sponsorship obligations for events and around the resort
  • Communicating information internally throughout the resort
  • Oversee execution of in-resort leisure group sales & check-ins
    • Monthly tracking and reporting on all group sales revenues
  • Assist with website updates and content management
  • Management of Sugar Bowl website ecommerce including tickets, lodging, group lessons and rentals. Daily management of customer service issues and
  • Manage 3rd Party contractors for design, media buying, video production and photoshoots.
  • Benchmark against competitors, provide pricing, product and packaging recommendations
  • Improve Net Promoter scores by managing net promoter system
  • Assist with other task in marketing and around the resort, as needed


  • Communicating information internally throughout the resort
  • Editing photos and videos
  • Handling guest issues in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Up 1 early morning snow phone shift per week
  • Pre-season travel and tabling at ski shows



  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Communications, Marketing or Hospitality
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a marketing role, preferably in the ski industry
  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Must be comfortable working with HTML, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver) and email marketing platforms.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and similar programs
  • Must be well organized, attentive to details, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong skiing or snowboarding ability level preferred
  • Weekend and holiday hours are expected
  • Be hearty and resilient (we are located high atop Donner Summit, near Truckee, California and the ideal candidate must thrive in our extreme, high-alpine environment)
  • You must love SNOW!


This is a salaried, full-time/year-round position that comes with GREAT perks:

  • Free skiing during the season for you and your qualified dependents
  • Discounted ski tickets for friends and family
  • Food/beverage and retail discounts
  • Discounted tickets at other Summit resorts


Pay Dependent on Experience. Sugar Bowl is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.