Starting out on the cross country trails as a kid in Ottawa, Ontario, Jesse quickly came to fall in love with everything snow. As soon as he was old enough, Jesse got certified as an instructor and eventually got his ski instructor Level 2 CSIA, Level 1 CSCF, and Level 1 Freestyle. He worked between Mount Cascade and Ski Fortune in Quebec where he also learned and oversaw the snowmaking operations.
The East coast original then moved to BC in 1999 to chase his dreams of becoming a lifelong ski bum. He started out at Selkirk College where he took Ski Resort Operations and Management. Upon graduation, Jesse continued to grow his experience in areas of lift, building & vehicle maintenance and grooming operations. The lifetime snow enthusiast then brought his diverse skill set and passion to Sasquatch Mountain in 2002 where he started out working in Lift Maintenance and Utilities.
Hemlock Valley quickly became home for Jesse as he took on new responsibilities each year and eventually met his wife on the mountain and started a little ski bum family of his own. The Crawford family took a couple years away from Hemlock to join the Mike Weigle Heli-skiing operation in Blue River, BC where Jesse worked as the Maintenance and Project manager and Snowcat Program Developer.
With the rebrand of Hemlock to Sasquatch Mountain and news of an exciting new development plan, Jesse returned home to Hemlock Valley to be a part of the expansion. He now works as the Acting General Manager and spends his free time sharing in his passion for skiing with his friends, family and chasing the powder with his two sons and wife.