Non-Certified Ski or Snowboard Instructor

Date:  Nov 6, 2023

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, 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 and our remote Corporate team, you can join 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), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.


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 


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

Experience the best office in the world teaching Snowsports to guests of all ages. Instructors will deliver quality ski/snowboard instruction to groups and individuals, providing world class guest service in a safe and fun environment. Full and Part Time positions available. 


Job Specifications 

  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $62.02 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability - Full Time & Part Time Ski Instructor , Part Time Snowboard
    • Holidays Required
  • Skill Level: Intermediate


Job Responsibilities 

  • Teach group and private lessons 

  • Work with guests of all ages 

  • Deliver world class guest service 

  • Create a safe and fun learning environment 

  • Support all ski school needs inclusive of scanning, running surface lifts, facilitating lunch, fitting equipment 

  • Provide guest feedback that inspires and creates lifelong skiers and riders 

  • Be an ambassador for My Epic; provide insightful advice and friendly, hands-on My Epic support to guests in need

  • An aptitude for acquiring skills in user support and an eagerness to learn about My Epic functionality to support guests

  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements 

  • Must be comfortable and competent skiing and riding on groomed blue terrain 

  • Must be willing to work with guests of all ages 

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English  

  • Strong communication skills 

  • Must be willing to work weekends/Holidays 


Additional requirements for hires under age 18: 
Submission of a Parental Consent Form upon hire, along with other applicable documents required by state law; such as a work permit, physician's note, and/or proof of birthdate


The expected pay range is $20.00 - $62.02. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  495161
Reference Date: 06/14/2023 
Job Code Function: Ski/Snow School 

Nearest Major Market: California