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Certified Level 3 Ski Instructor

Date:  Jan 13, 2023
Location: 

Salt Lake City, UT, US

Company:  Park City Mountain
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 Specifications:

  • Skill Level: Certified Level 3
  • Starting Wage: $27 / hour
  • Shift Availability: Full Time and Part Time

 

Full-Time and Part-Time positions available for PSIA/AASI 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 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 to students, both physically and verbally
  • Ensuring that students are matched to appropriate skier 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.
  • 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.

 

Requirements: 

  • High School or equivalent education
  • Attend Ski and Snowboard training sessions
  • Current PSIA/AASI Level 3 certification or equivalent and able to provide proof of certification card
  • Prior experience working as a ski 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

 

Minor Hiring Information

Minors must be at least 16 years old to apply for this position and they must meet all qualifications and requirements listed above. Please note that if you are a minor hired into this role, you will be restricted to teaching ages 3-14 and will only be permitted to teach lessons in designated beginner areas unless there is an adult instructor present (for example, when co-teaching, acting as a teaching assistant, etc.). Other restrictions may apply as the Company in its sole discretion deems necessary, including but not limited to, policies on guest bathroom breaks and accompanying children ages 3-6 on ski lifts. All other federal, state, and/or local laws and requirements for the employment of minors will apply. 

 

The budgeted range starts at $27.  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 491686


Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City