Website Breckenridge Ski and Snowboard School

Certified Instructor

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
Commitment: Winter seasonal, full-time or part-time
Hiring salary: $15-$22/hour

Please apply HERE if interested. This position is open until filled.

The Instructor will provide quality ski/snowboard instruction to groups and individuals in a safe and fun manner while upholding all Colorado Skier Safety Act rules/regulations and Company guidelines.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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 with transportation of equipment
  • Assisting guests to load and unload the chairlift
  • Communicating instructions and helping guests to their feet during a lesson; lifting children by the vest (if applicable)
  • Working with guests of all ages and abilities
  • When working with children: Supervising children in class at all times; assisting at lunch and snack times; ensuring return of children to identified guardian
  • When working with children: Assisting in operational responsibilities of Ski & Ride programs including but not limited to registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas, and cleanliness of facilities

Requirements: 

  • High School or equivalent education
  • Attend Ski and Snowboard training sessions
  • Current PSIA/AASI Level 1, 2 or 3 certification or equivalent and able to provide proof of certification card
  • Prior experience working as a ski/snowboard instructor
  • 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 successfully complete the 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 available to work holidays and weekends

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with guests of all ages
  • Knowledge of local area/resort
  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring children (if applicable)
  • Spanish language skills

The Perks and Benefits:

  • Free ski passes for employees
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Accrued Sick Time
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Excellent training & professional development

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus…

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents

To apply for this job email your details to ESullivan@vailresorts.com