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Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. Announces Retirement of Jack Sasseville

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February 22, 2016 (Barrie, ON) – The Board of Directors of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. (Hardwood), one of Canada’s premier cross country ski and mountain bike resorts, announces the retirement of its President, General Manager and co- founder Jack Sasseville effective Oct. 13 (his 65th birthday) and the search for his replacement.  The Board expresses its gratitude and thanks Jack for his contribution to Hardwood over the many years of his leadership.

Jack Sasseville with Hardwood Hills founder Kim Viney  ©  pedalmag.com

The Board has begun a process to identify a new President and General Manager for Hardwood.

The Board is seeking a person to lead the business, building upon the existing organization and facilities, and developing and executing on plans for the future. Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit leadership and management skills and experience in similar organizations. Knowledge of the cross country ski and mountain bike industry is important. The Board will also welcome discussions with candidates who are interested in investing in the business.

Jack Sasseville also does race coverage and colour commentary for CBC as well  ©  Pam Doyle

A detailed information package including the hiring process, role description and information on Hardwood Ski and Bike is available to candidates by contacting info@hardwoodskiandbike.ca. Candidates are requested to submit a resume, cover letter and any other relevant information to us by March 31, 2016.

Sasseville is actually a solid bike rider as well  ©  Ivan Rupes

Hardwood is a cross-country ski and mountain bike resort with over 40 kilometers of ski trails, 11 kilometers of snowshoe trails and 80 kilometers of mountain bike trails that offer interesting terrain and a range of technical and aerobic difficulty, from beginner to expert. Hardwood offers skiers and bikers a full service retail, rental and repair shop, food service and a variety of programs for all ages and skill levels.

He xc skis as well... and is golf pro too  ©  HH

Hardwood also hosts major ski, snowshoe, duathlon, trail running, adventure racing, cyclo-cross and mountain bike races and events and was the site of the 2015 Pan Am Games mountain bike races.  The resort is located north of Barrie, Ontario, just off Highway 400, a 1-hour drive from Toronto, in the most consistent and abundant snow-belt in Southern Ontario.

(l-r) Toronto Pan-AM CEO Saad Rafi, Hardwood GM Jack Sasseville and Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes.  ©  Peter Kraiker

Our vision is to be the best full-service outdoor health and fitness recreation facility, providing a quality experience for our customers.

Our mission is to create a place where people will enjoy pursuing their outdoor fitness activities in a fun, social, safe, sustainable and healthy atmosphere.

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