Website Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Development Teams Coach, Expedition Kirkwood – Winter 2022-23

Location: Kirkwood Mountain Resort – Ski & Ride School

Type of Job (full-time or part-time): Part-time positions available (w/ opportunity for FT if paired with other roles)

Salary and Benefits: $20+ / hour (based on certification and years of experience)

Job Description:

The Development Teams Coach will work with our advanced ski or ride athletes, ages 5-18, in a season long team environment. Teams will train every weekend and some holidays developing all mountain skiing and riding skills for non-competitive and competitive focused athletes. This training may include the following: all-mountain, freestyle, slope style, half pipe, skier–x and big mountain freeride. This role requires excellent planning, communication and programming skills. Coaches will provide quality training to program athletes in a safe and fun manner while upholding all California Skier Safety Act rules/regulations and Vail Resorts guidelines. This position can be combined with instructing in the Ski & Ride School or the opportunity to support across other resort functions to provide full time work.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Upholding the highest levels of safety on varied terrain in a high alpine setting with changing winter weather conditions.
  • Following all Expedition Kirkwood, Ski & Ride School and Resort policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Evaluation of participating athlete’s skill sets, developing a plan accordingly and working with the program coordinator to make sure each group is cohesive.
  • Consistent and thorough communication with athletes and parents on each participant’s skill development plan and goals throughout the entirety of the season.
  • For competitive teams: an understanding of all rules and regulations as outlined by the governing associations: USSA, USASA, USCSA, etc, coordination of a competition plan with each athlete and their parents, potential for travel and support at off-mountain events and competitions.

Experience Required:

Preferred skills:

  • PSIA, USASA, USSA certification and or competitive background
  • Previous experience in coaching or working with kids
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Previous competitive background
  • PSIA Freestyle Accreditations

Education Required:


  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Ability to ski or ride at an expert level.
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and guest service skills
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays

What’s in it for you?

  • Free EPIC Pass to all of our resorts
  • Discounted coupons for friends and family
  • Shuttle bus from S. Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood
  • Carpool Incentive program
  • Professional development training on your personal skiing / riding as well as certification preparation
  • Discounts with select industry manufactures
  • Discounted lodging at our Rock Resort Properties starting at $85/night
  • Food and beverage discounts at mountain dining locations
  • Retail discounts at Vail Resorts Retail stores
  • Unique events! Including concerts, employee meals, employee activities, pro competitions!
  • On site medical clinic with benefits for employees
  • Job Share opportunities to work more hours if needed
  • Certification reimbursement program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Professional Development opportunities

Contact Information:

Business Manager: Cara Bourne at .

Submit applications here:

Application Deadline: December 20th, 2022

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