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Experienced Coach

Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Crested Butte, CO, US

Company:  Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 




Job Summary

Share your passion! Experienced Coach will have a deep enthusiasm for the sport, prior experience coaching for a competitive snow sports program, allowing them to provide exceptional training and competition experience to our athletes. With a constant eye towards safety and a teaching-strategy centered on progression and taking ALL the necessary steps, while building lasting relationships with our athletes and families. From intermediate to advanced expert, our team works to ensure participants get the most out of their seasons with us.

Job Specifications

  • Starting Wage: $20 / Hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time and Part Time
  • Skill Level:  Advanced   


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide high-level technical and tactical ski or snowboard instruction to seasonal groups.
  • Have a broad, accurate and current knowledge of your sport.
  • Possess a high level of self-safety and safety of others.
  • Create a safe, fun environment that is conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies and progressions. Including venue safety and appropriate course setting for Alpine Race coaches.
  • Encourage student enthusiasm for skiing / riding, the learning process, etiquette and the further development of good skiing / riding skills.
  • Uphold the highest level of guest and personal safety on varied terrain in all winter weather conditions. 
  • Follow The Resort’s etiquette guidelines while interacting with guests and respond to all guests in a courteous, professional manner. Maintain positive relations with students, parents, visitors, and general public at all times.
  • Attend all required training, safety and other meetings, required by the department and the company.
  • Continuing education and development of coach pedagogy is ongoing.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving personal skiing / riding and teaching abilities through attendance of supplementary training.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Previous competition and/or coaching experience.
  • Must be able to complete required training upon hire.
  • Must be able to handle exposure to inclement weather; bending, lifting and squatting.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergency and other unplanned situations.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Prior experience working with children and youth, preferably in sport and in excess of 500 hrs min..
  • Prior experience competing in the sport you are going to coach.
  • Knowledge of venue safety and set up.
  • Vast knowledge of progressions and drills for appropriate athlete development.
  • Must have terrific customer service skills.
  • Must have great communication skills.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Familiar with event and competition set up operation, execution
  • Must have a great, positive attitude and patience.
  • Possess a competition ski certification from the appropriate National Governing Body: USSA, USASA, IFSA.




The budgeted range starts at $20 - $28.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 490749

Nearest Major Market: Colorado