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Burton Academy Support Staff - Full & Part Time - Winter Seasonal


Northstar, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2020/2021

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.


Summary of Job: 


Burton Academy Support Staff are responsible for setting up, maintaining and breaking down the Big Easy teaching areas. This team is responsible for the professional look and feel of the Northstar ski and snowboard school teaching area. The teaching area consists of the; The Riglet Park, Burton Terrain Based Teaching zones, adult and child group lesson teaching area as well as the Ritz Carlton lesson meeting and beginner area. Special event zones can also be overseen e.g. mini terrain parks and pond skim zones etc.

In this role team members will have the ability to access the Northstar ski and snowboard instructor training program. This is not a teaching role but can be for those who are interested in training to become an instructor. Training is free and if PSIA or AASI exams are passed successfully, the exam fees will be reimbursed.


You will assist instructors and supervisors with the outside daily operations of Northstar Ski and Snowboard School including but not limited to:

  • Big Easy teaching area animation and safety set up
  • Magic carpet operation and assistance
  • Guest services
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Safe use of a snow shovels and snow drills


A large portion of the Support Staff day will be spent working outside in the elements.  A high level of guest service is needed for this position as well as the ability to work in a team.  Responsibilities vary daily according to assignments.




  • Individuals who are passionate about guest service and the hospitality/ski industry
  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a work permit
  • Strong communication skills
  • Successful completion of a background check




  • Knowledge of skiing or snowboarding
  • Guest service experience


Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Excellent training and professional development


With diverse tree-lined mountain trails, a world-class terrain park and a vibrant village, Northstar is the perfect setting for families and snow sports enthusiasts alike. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada just 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 30 minutes from Reno and a few hours from Napa and San Francisco, it’s easy to explore everything Northern California has to offer. Join the Northstar team and learn why Truckee, CA has been voted one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World.” www.vailresortscareers.com

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 215431