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Non-Certified Ski & Snowboard Instructor

Date:  Sep 21, 2022
Location: 

Gorham, NH, US

Company:  Wildcat 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 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:

  • Starting Wage: $20 / hour
  • Shift Availability: Full Time and Part Time

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Upholding the highest levels of guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions in a fast paced, potentially high-pressure environment
  • Clearly and accurately instructing assigned levels of skiing or snowboarding to students, both physically and verbally
  • 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 

 

Job Requirements: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High School equivalent education
  • Successfully complete a 4/5 day training camp and observation day
  • Capable of comfortably skiing/snowboarding on groomed blue runs
  • 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 fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written)
  • Must have good guest service skills
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must work well in a team
  • Must successfully complete the background check
  • 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
  • Meet one of our flexible scheduling options
  • Must be comfortable and competent skiing and riding on groomed blue terrain

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with people
  • Experience teaching/coaching
  • Knowledge of Spanish language

 

 

The budgeted range starts at $20.00.  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 474128


Nearest Major Market: New Hampshire