Desk Jobs are Overrated: Work on Snow
The Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) has the tools and education resources to help people get started working as a ski or snowboard instructor. If working on the slopes sounds like a dream job, visit PSIA-AASI’s Score a Job on the Slopes site to learn more about what it takes to become a part of the growing snowsports industry.
“We’re stoked that so many people want to learn more about teaching snowsports and becoming a part of our amazing community,” says Nick Herrin, PSIA-AASI CEO. “For those individuals that also want to join PSIA-AASI, they’ll be able to train with and learn from the best skiers and snowboards in the country.”
After entering contact information on the Score a Job on the Slopes site, you’ll visit a landing page and receive an email with links to several features that have more information about what it’s like to work as a ski or snowboard instructor. The Trail Map is a general guide and overview about working as an instructor, with several videos that show how to improve on current skiing and snowboarding skills.
There is also a link to PSIA-AASI’s new E-Learning Course for New Instructors to learn even more about the instructor lifestyle, teaching principals, and guest interaction. Visit the snowpros.org to get started, and after creating an account, you can take the E-Learning Course for New Instructors for free. Once you know a job on the slopes in right for you, access the Job Board to help locate jobs teaching skiing or snowboarding across the country.
“If you rock your goggle tan deep into the summer, always catch the last chairlift, or daydream of bottomless powder all year long, the course will help you determine if teaching skiing and snowboarding is the right fit for you” says Aleisha Padilla Seubert, PSIA-AASI education specialist. “After taking the course, you have the option to send a certificate of completion to the ski school hiring manager at the schools you’re applying to, and you can stay a step ahead of the competition.”