H2B Visa OUT OF COUNTRY - Level 3 Ski Instructor - Full Time - Winter Seasonal - Northstar

Date:  Sep 12, 2023

Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California 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 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, and mountain shuttles
  • 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 Specifications: 

  • Skill Level: Certified Level 3 

  • Expected Pay Range: $27.00 - $40.00 / hour 

  • Shift Availability: Full Time 


Full-Time positions available for PSIA/AASI (foreign equivalent) certified instructors. 

As an employee for Vail Resorts you will get to work and play in some of the world's most iconic locations. You will work side by side with people from all over the country, and the world, who share your excitement and enthusiasm for life.  Our extraordinary employees play an integral role in creating exceptional experiences that make our resorts premier destinations for travelers from around the globe. 


The Instructor will provide quality ski/snowboard instruction to groups and individuals in a safe and fun manner. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Upholding the highest levels of guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions 

  • Clearly and accurately instructing assigned levels of skiing or snowboarding to students, both physically and verbally 

  • Ensuring that students are matched to appropriate skier/snowboarding skill level and working with supervisors/managers to make appropriate changes when necessary 

  • Assisting guests with transportation of equipment 

  • Assisting guests to load and unload the chairlift 

  • Communicating instructions and helping guests to their feet during a lesson. 

  • Teach ski principles and techniques to guests of all levels. 

  • Teach a variety of lessons including group/private and children/adult. 

  • Create fun, safe and engaging environment. 

  • Understand and promote rules and procedures set forth by ski school manual including proper lift-loading/unloading and safety protocols. 

  • Assist with responsibilities such as registering guests, directing them to equipment fitting sources, and maintaining teaching areas. 

  • Train other ski instructors, as needed. 

  • Working with guests of all ages and abilities 

  • When working with children: Supervising children in class at all times; assisting at lunch and snack times; ensuring return of children to identified guardian 

  • When working with children: Assisting 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. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 


Job Requirements: 

  • High School or equivalent education 

  • Attend Ski and Snowboard training sessions 

  • Current PSIA/AASI Level 3 certification or foreign equivalent and able to provide proof of certification card 

  • Prior experience working as a ski/snowboard instructor 

  • Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and browser applications; basic internet navigation 

  • Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written) 

  • Must have excellent guest service skills 

  • Must have excellent communication skills 

  • Must work well in a team 

  • Must successfully complete the background check 

  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to emergency and other unplanned situations 

  • Must be able to stand and walk on snow for extended periods of time.  Must be able to bend and squat.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 

  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment 

  • Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions 

  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends  


Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience working with guests of all ages 

  • Knowledge of local area/resort 

  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring children (if applicable) 

  • Spanish language skills 

The expected pay range is $27.00-$40.00. 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  496599
Reference Date: 07/13/2023 
Job Code Function: Ski/Snow School