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Head Alpine Coach

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.

Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until December 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).

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:

The head Alpine Coach works to provide quality ski instruction and coaching of athlete development to groups and individuals in a safe and fun manner while upholding all Skier Safety Act rules/regulations and Company guidelines.  They will work closely with Manager of Competition Services, Events Manager and all age group head coaches to determine weekly training plans and schedules. We are an in-house team, with foundation support and tremendous growth opportunities.

Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Mount Snow Training Center
  • Expected Pay: $27.00 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Part Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Job Responsibilities:

  • Upholding the highest levels of guest and personal safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions.
  • Clearly and accurately instructing assigned levels of skiing to students, both physically and verbally.
  • Ensuring that athletes are matched to appropriate skier skill level and working with supervisors/managers to make appropriate changes when necessary.
  • Assisting guests to load and unload the chairlift.
  • Clearly communicating instructions and assisting athletes during training sessions and at competitions.
  • Supervising athletes in training at all times; ensuring return of athletes to identified guardian.
  • Assisting in operational responsibilities of competition service and related SRS programs including but not limited to registration process, directing athletes to appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor training areas, and cleanliness of facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • PSIA/AASI and/or USSA/FIS certification
  • High School or Equivalent Education
  • Attend Ski and Ride training sessions
  • 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 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
  • Must be able to lift, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach frequently.

  Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring
  • Experience in coaching winter sports athletes of all ages
  • Previous ski/snowboard coaching experience
  • Knowledge of local area/resort

The expected pay range is $27.00. 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.

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