Certified Ski Or Snowboard Instr

Vail Resorts Crested Butte, CO

About the Job

The Instructor will provide quality ski/snowboard instruction to groups and individuals in a safe and fun manner while upholding all Colorado Skier Safety Act rules/regulations and Company guidelines.

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; lifting children by the vest (if applicable)
  • 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 & Ride 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 1, 2 or 3 certification or 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
  • 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 budgeted range starts at $12.32 - $18.00. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks and benefits include

  • Free ski passes for employees
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Accrued Sick Time
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Excellent training & professional development
Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus...

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents


Crested Butte is the untamed destination at the end of the road. We are confident in who we are and what we seek; pure, wild nature. We take bold risks to pursue our passions and demonstrate our untamed, intrepid grit in our everyday actions. Our dedication to our mountains, community, coworkers and guests set us apart and bring us together. Come join us at the end of the road.

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.