Steep Management, LLC Launches On Line Leadership Course for Ski Area Mountain Operations Staff

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Steep Management is excited to offer an on line course, "The Dealership Chair to the Top", to ski resort staff. The sphere of leadership is often the solution in how to improve performance both human and organizational.

“This course is the product of a lifetime of fortuitous fortune. As a student and practitioner of Leadership, embracing both victories and defeats and knowing some amazing, often ordinary, people who have led quite extraordinary lives, I have been blessed

Bob Ackland, Founder and Managing Partner of Steep Management, LLC, has long recognized that leadership is the key to successful management and that there is a constant challenge in the ski resort community of meeting the need of development training. With this sense of need, Steep is excited to be able to offer this course in a manner which should prove easy for the student and at a cost affordable to individuals and ski resorts.

The on line learning process has made tremendous gains in recent years and today's technology allows the use of various forms of teaching and learning. This initial course by Steep is a simple presentation of the attributes and virtues of leadership, relating to a ski resort environment.

The course is a foundational one, it won’t make the student a leader, it provides the blocks she can build on to become the leader she aspires to be. Leaders don’t have to be managers or presidents of companies, a ski patroller sitting in a patrol shack can be a leader, or a snowmaker on the hill at night running guns with a team of fellow snowmakers, can be the leader that keeps guns firing and snow piling up. The ski industry needs leaders throughout its ranks. The hope is that this helps all students taking the course to become one of the leaders of the future.

To find more information about the course and how to enroll visit

Steep Management, LLC founded in 2014 concentrates its efforts solely in the ski resort and ski community arena offering technology tools that are focused on training, safety, tracking and maintaining productivity for Mountain Operations. Steep Management offers two unique software packages that enable ski resorts to manage their maintenance, MountainOffice, and LiftShack, a system to manage mountain/ski patrol dispatch and incident management. The principal of Steep is Bob Ackland a retired ski area executive with over 40 years’ experience in the outdoor recreation industry, 20 of that in the ski resort management field.

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