• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Alta, UT

Website Alf Engen Ski School at Alta, UT

Alpine Ski Instructor


Alta’s authentic alpine skiing experience and amazing snow quality inspire a friendly and welcoming environment on a hardcore skier’s mountain.

Commission Based Compensation DOE

Commission Based Formula Bonus Beyond 150 Teaching Hours

Health Insurance and 401K for Qualifying Full Time Seasonal Instructors

Limited off-site Employee Housing opportunities for Full Time Instructors

What is it like to teach skiing at Alta?

  • We strive to make it fun! Alta’s ski school teaching philosophy is FUN. CONTROL. FREEDOM… Your goal at every level is to deliver an enjoyable experience that is light-hearted with a focus on developing skills to improve control and the freedom to explore a bit more of the mountain.
  • Take advantage of world-class training and certification preparation with a three-term PSIA Alpine Team Member and PSIA Intermountain Examiner Staff.
  • PSIA Certification and Accreditation is supported with fee reimbursement.
  • Teach the breadth of private lessons, class lessons and multi week programs to adults, children and families.
  • Opportunity to develop the skills to teach all levels, including advanced–expert skiers. Alta Ski Area attracts locals and vacationers who are dedicated skiers. 70% of Alta’s adult and family private lessons are with Level 7–9 skiers in powder, moguls and steeper off-trail terrain.
  • Join our community of instructors and ski school support staff numbering 150 dedicated professionals. Ski school employee turnover is under 10% a year. We get to know you and you get to know us.
  • Enjoy an authentic skiers-only mountain uncluttered by second-party advertising or other distractions from the joy of alpine skiing.
  • Be comfortable in a spacious ski school locker room with easy personal access to your peers, supervisors and the ski school director.
  • 620” of snowfall in the 2023 – 2024 ski season! Plan on one of the most dependable ski seasons in North America. Alta is often awarded “best snow” in North America in ski “magazine” resort rankings.
  • Feel confident in Alta’s long-term consistency in ski area ownership, management and mission in skiing since 1938. Alta is a predictable and stable place to work and focus on the quality of your ski lessons.

Instructor Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Prior professional ski teaching experience required.
  • PSIA Alpine Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification required.
  • Commitment from December 1 to mid-April. Holidays required.
  • Full-Time Instructor Positions available. 90 – 135 teaching days.
  • Part Time Plus Instructor Positions may be available. 45 – 80 teaching days.
  • Minimum commitment of 45 days required.
  • Orthopedic Screening required.
  • Background Screening required.

Applications accepted until October 1, 2024.

For more information about working at Alta Ski Area including Employee Benefits and to apply online please go to https://www.alta.com/jobs.

Or Contact

Scott Mathers – Ski School Director

801.799.2273 or

To apply for this job please visit www.alta.com.