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Ski and Snowboard School Aide - Mt. Brighton, MI - Winter Seasonal

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Brighton, MI, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.


The Entry Ski and Snowboard School Aide is a novice ski instructor, typically with little or no previous experience. This position does not require the instructor to be over 18 years of age.  At this level, instructors are actively engaged in attaining teaching skills and learning the responsibilities of a fully competent instructor.  The Ski School Aide is proficient in skiing and/or riding in a variety of terrains.  This instructor is building strong guest relations and utilizes communication skills to facilitate learning and repeat visits. Working under the guidance of more experienced instructors at all times, this instructor typically instructs entry level skiers and snowboarders and teaches less difficult/challenging classes or individuals in addition to yard support and riding the chairlifts with students. 



  • Demonstrate, and continually develop, an understanding of skiing and/or riding concepts.
  • Clearly and accurately instruct skiing or snowboarding to students in a fun and safe manner using various training techniques adapted to the students’ needs; utilize available resources to maintain the quality of teaching standards.
  • Uphold the highest levels of guest safety in varying winter weather conditions.
  • Communicate and assists guests of all abilities with transportation of equipment, getting to their feet, and loading/unloading the lifts.
  • When working with children, supervise children at all times ensuring return of child to identified guardian.
  • Perform daily tasks and lessons scheduled to your work area each shift according to Instructor Scheduling Report, or other tool as assigned by Ski School Manager.
  • Ensure that guests are matched to appropriate skier/snowboarding skill level by working with Ski and Snowboard Team Leads to make appropriate lessons changes when necessary.
  • Model and demonstrate knowledge about our resort and department product lines, company policies and procedures, dress code and work schedules.
  • Assist in operational responsibilities of Ski & Snowboard programs including but not limited to registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas and cleanliness of facilities.
  • Be proactive to provide superior guest service at all times (internal and external)  
  • Understand, lead and model safety standards within the department for yourself and others; contribute to our culture of Health and Safety to meet Zero Workman’s Comp safety goal.
  • Communicate effectively with leadership, peers and other departments to create an environment of support and trust that will benefit staff and guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Desire to work with and relate to adults, children, parents, and employees
  • Excellent communication and guest service skills
  • Ability to perform in a high paced, variable, multi-faceted environment with the ability to multi-task and work on a team
  • Previous experience in teaching/coaching/mentoring (children if applicable)
  • Familiar with proper techniques regarding the lifting and handling of children
  • Able to withstand lengthy exposure to cold and inclement weather
  • High School or equivalent – Preferred
  • Physical strength and ability to: respond appropriately to emergency and other unplanned situations; stand for long periods of time; kneel, stoop, bend frequently; lift 50 lbs.


Work with a team that’s passionate about providing world-class experiences at one of the legendary Midwest family winter destinations. An easy drive from many southeast Michigan cities, Mt. Brighton is truly the place where Epic begins offering year-round amenities from skiing to golf and mountain biking.Become part of the Mt. Brighton family.

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 159428

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Entry Level