Justin Downes oversees and manages the business interests of EXTREME Destinations in Asia. Based in Beijing since 2007, he has held a number of Senior Resort & Tourism Leadership roles over 25 years and on 3 continents including some of the industry's leading mountain resorts.
Justin served as Sr VP Operations for Melco China Resorts; responsible for the planning, development and operation of 5 major resorts in China’s North East, including Yabuli, & Beidahu Resorts, home to the World Winter Universiade & Asian Winter Games respectively.
Justin later served as COO for Genting Secret Garden Resort - Hebei, overseeing business and master planning for this 2022 Olympic venue leading up to its grand opening. Justin is currently involved in several high profile destination mountain resort developments in North East China (including Thaiwoo & Fulong Resorts in Chongli), and multiple Indoor Ski & Snowplay projects across the country. Justin currently serves on the Board of Directors of Freestyle Canada, and the Canada China Business Council.
Prior to heading to China in 2007, Justin held the role of CEO for Hotham Skiing Company, one of Australia’s leading tourism assets. From 2000-2005, Justin served as the opening General Manager and Developer of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. As the leader of this project, Justin oversaw all aspects of the development and operations that lead to it becoming one of North America’s leading resort properties. Throughout the 90’s, Justin held a number of Executive roles with Intrawest ULC, in Whistler & Panorama BC.