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Ski Instructor

Company: Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Location: Missoula
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, ID

Seasonal (Seasonal)

Thanks for your interest in Schweitzer! We're a community of passionate ski industry pros who work hard and play even harder at Schweitzer. Our team is consistently recognized as some of the friendliest in the biz, and we've worked diligently to craft a culture of inclusivity, respect, and fun! With our master plan as our guide to the future, we're collectively channeling to grow thoughtfully, charting a course of enhancing mountain accessibility and village vibrancy. We look forward to learning more about you and how you can be a part of the Schweitzer difference!

PERKS & BENEFITS:

  • Free Ikon Pass for all eligible employees
  • Additional free skiing + riding privileges across the family of Alterra Mountain Company resorts for eligible employees and their dependents
  • Discounted skiing + riding for friends and family of eligible employees across the family of Alterra Mountain Company resorts
  • Employee housing available in Sandpoint area
  • Onsite employee childcare available (limited space)
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO) and Paid Time Off (PTO) policies for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge
  • Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, food, lodging, etc.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more for all eligible employees
  • 401k plan with generous employer match
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Discounts available for equipment rentals (based on availability), retail, food, lodging, and more
  • Pro-deal pricing on equipment from top outdoor brands
  • Bereavement pay
  • Employee transportation available
  • Discounted tuition with partner online university for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further education
    SUPERVISORY: No SUPERVISED BY: Snowsports Supervisors, Manager & Director

    POSITION SUMMARY: Lead, instruct, and supervise guests in proper, safe skiing techniques.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTONS: Instruct all ages of skiers in a variety of changing lesson types on each scheduled day. Reports daily on activities and duties. Expected to participate in on-the-job training throughout the ski season to expand knowledge on instruction and mountain services.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: May complete paperwork for up to 1 hour per day; will stand/walk/ski for up to 7.5 hours per day. Breaks and lunch available between lessons scheduled. May lift up to 35 lbs. frequently; up to 100 lbs. occasionally. Lifts may be done to pick up fallen skiers, and may provide support to help skiers from falling. Will bend, squat, kneel, climb, twist, and reach above shoulder level on an occasional to frequent basis. May use hands for grasping, pulling up skiers and fine manipulation. Sensory skills of speech, vision, touch and hearing needed. Worksite is 90% outside and 10% inside. Exposed to all temperatures and moisture conditions. Hazards are snow/ice and ski injury. Avalanche is also a possible hazard. Wears company provided uniform.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Must have extensive knowledge of Schweitzer's facilities and activities. Responsibilities are listed as guidelines and the position is not necessarily limited to these items. Qualified individuals may also instruct freeride/freestyle technique.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

    SKILLS: Ability to ski most terrain at Schweitzer.

    EDUCATION: Instructor certification preferred; English reading, writing and communication.

    EXPERIENCE: Prior sports coaching preferred but not required.

    LICENSE NEEDED: PSIA/USSA certification preferred but not required.

    MACHINES OR TOOLS OPERATED: Ski equipment

    JUDGEMENT / MENTAL COMPLEXITY: High

    BENEFITS: Group 3: see employee handbook

    REVIEW SCHEDULE: This position and the person filling it will be evaluated once a season.

    Exemplary Staff will demonstrate:

    -a strong desire to work/take all assignments.

    -enthusiasm and passion for teaching kids under 12 years old.

    -an ability to generate a high return/request rate.

    -a high commitment to their professional development through ongoing training.

    -an interest in training for snowboard teaching to be available for more assignments.

    While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, Schweitzer reserves the right to modify, add, remove, or assign other duties as necessary.Required
    Preferred
    Job Industries
    • Other

Keywords: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Missoula , Ski Instructor, Education / Teaching , Missoula, Montana

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