Website Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Non-Certified Ski and Snowboard Instructor

Location: Kirkwood Mountain Resort – Ski & Ride School

Type of Job (full-time or part-time): Full-time & Part-time positions available

Salary and Benefits: $20 / hour

Job Description:

The Non-Certified Ski Instructor will provide quality ski/snowboard instruction to groups and individuals in a safe and fun manner while upholding all California Skier Safety Act rules/regulations and Company guidelines. This position provides the opportunity to support other resort functions if desired.

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 to load and unload the chairlift.
  • Clearly communicating instructions and helping guests.
  • Provide a safe and fun learning environment through exceptional class handling and creativity using our teaching handbook as a guide.
  • Supervising children in lessons at all times; assisting at lunch and snack times; ensuring return of children to identified guardian.
  • Assisting in operational responsibilities of Ski & Ride programs including but not limited to registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source or lesson meeting place, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas, and cleanliness of facilities.
  • Attend morning meetings/be responsible for morning meeting information and assist with guest introductions.
  • Teach skiing/snowboarding at all levels of difficulty based upon ability and experience.
  • Understand and abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Resource and Guidelines Manual.
  • Must be able to discuss the lesson content and evaluate the progress of the lesson with the guest.
  • Able to physically, clearly and accurately demonstrate assigned levels of Alpine skiing or Snowboarding models.
  • Must have high level of guest service skills and experience.
  • Assist with boot/equipment fitting, sales lobby greeting and other tasks assigned by Manager/Supervisors.
  • Other duties as assigned

What’s in it for you?

  • Free EPIC Pass to all of our resorts!
  • Discounted coupons for friends and family
  • Shuttle bus from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood
  • Carpool Incentive program
  • Discount with select industry manufactures
  • Opportunities for ski/ride breaks and lessons!
  • Opportunities to participate in ski/ride improvement clinics
  • Discounted lodging at our Rock Resort Properties starting at $85/night
  • 50% off Colorado Mountain Express transportation
  • Food and beverage discounts at mountain dining locations
  • 40% off Retail discounts at Vail Resorts Retail stores
  • 10-25% off  at our Starbucks locations
  • 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 and expand your experience!

Experience Required:

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working with guests of all ages
  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring
  • Previous ski/snowboard instructor experience
  • Knowledge of local area/resort
  • Second language – Spanish preferred

Education Required:

Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School or Equivalent Education
  • Ability to attend all required 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 environment
  • Must successfully complete a Criminal 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 willing to teach both adults and children
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • Must be willing to adhere to the Vail Resorts policy of wearing an approved snowsports helmet at all times while teaching.
  • Must be willing to teach a family lesson.
  • Must possess level 7 or higher skiing/level 6 or higher riding abilities.
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must successfully pass a 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 willing to teach both adults and children
  • Must be able to provide 2 letters of reference
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • Must be willing to adhere to the Vail Resorts policy of wearing an approved snow sports helmet at all times while teaching

Contact Information:

Business Manager: Cara Bourne at .

Submit applications here: https://jobs.vailresortscareers.com/kirkwood/go/Kirkwood-Jobs/3529900/

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

To apply for this job please visit jobs.vailresortscareers.com.