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Intrawest’s CEO sees flurry of activity, hiring for resort operator

Denver Post/Hyoung ChangIntrawest CEO Bill Jensen in his new office building in Denver. Intrawest moved its corporate headquarters from Vancouver to the 18th Street Atrium building in Downtown Denver.

Bill Jensen is glad to be back in Colorado.

And he brought work.

The chief executive of Intrawest recently settled into the completely renovated third floor of the historic 18th Street Atrium building in Lower Downtown Denver and began hiring.

“We don’t have to keep a posting up for very long,” said the former Vail executive who joined the helm of Intrawest, the formerly Canada-based resort operator, in 2008.

Jensen is hiring 50 more people to staff his company’s new headquarters. Good jobs too. Information-technology experts, accountants, lawyers, administrators. All senior- to mid-level jobs.

“We are in a position to positively impact Denver,” said Jensen, whose office will house 115 employees overseeing Intrawest’s 16,000 seasonal workers and 4,000 full-time employees at its four luxury hotels and six ski areas.

With its largest hills now Steamboat and Winter Park – which it manages under a long-term contract with the city of Denver – Jensen said the new headquarters will keep the company connected to its busiest resorts. “It’s a bit more efficient and economical for us to be here,” he said.

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