Steady Brook -
Visions of snowy ski slopes may be the last thing on most people's minds in the heat of mid-July, but people on the short list of candidates to be Marble Mountain's new general manager may already have winter on their minds.
The Marble Mountain Development Corp. is in the midst of a search to find a replacement for Anne Pinsent, who retired as the ski resort's general manager at the end of this past season.
Jamie Schwartz, the corporation's chairman, said there were more than 40 applicants to the advertised position and a short list of potential candidates has been interviewed.
"The selection committee now has to get together to review the candidates we have interviewed," Schwartz said Monday.
"The intent is to have this process completed within the next month or so and to have someone in the position in September - certainly three or four months before the beginning of the ski season."
Schwartz, who declined to say how many were on the short list, said the timing of the new general manager's arrival may hinge on whether that person has any current commitments to clew up before starting at Marble.
In the meantime, divisional managers have been looking after their respective affairs at Marble Mountain in the absence of a general manager for the past few months.
The summer activities have mostly consisted of weddings and other bookings, operating Marble Villa and conducting some marketing initiatives.
There are some capital projects being carried out this summer, including a roof repair job on the lodge. Any upgrading of the ski trails, Schwartz said, will wait until the operations manager returns to work in the fall.