Non-Certified Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Date:  Sep 30, 2023

Leavenworth, WA, US

Company:  Stevens Pass 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 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 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 Time and Part Time positions available.


Job Specifications

  • Expected Pay Range:: $20,00 - $62.02 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability - Part Time
    • Holidays Required


Job Responsibilities

  • Teach group and private lessons
  • Work with guests of all ages, with a focus on children
  • Deliver world class guest service
  • Create a safe and fun learning environment
  • Support all needs of the snowsports school: inclusive of scanning, running surface lifts, facilitating lunch, fitting equipment    
  • Provide guest feedback that inspires and creates lifelong skiers and riders
  • 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 and have a strong level of comfort with children aged 3 and older 

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English  

  • Strong communication skills 

  • Must be willing to work weekends/Holidays 

  • Must be comfortable being in ski boots for extended period of time   

  • Placement as an instructor is contingent upon successfully completing training and meeting the minimum skill, guest service, and safety standards. 


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 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  497084
Reference Date: 08/03/2023 
Job Code Function: Ski/Snow School 

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