Website Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Competition Freeride Coach

Continue Your Experience of a Lifetime!
Vail Resorts provides a variety of opportunities for employees to grow in their passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

As you move from season to season, or begin a year-round career, you’ll continue to 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.

Our team members are the core of our mission. Providing the Experience of a Lifetime for our guests starts with you.

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).

Employee 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

To Learn More, please review the Benefits Eligibility Summary

Job Summary:
The Freeride Team Coach will work with our top ski athletes, ages 10-15, in a competitive training environment.  The team will train every weekend and throughout holiday periods in the disciplines of slopestyle, half pipe, skier-x, and big mountain freeride.  The role requires excellent planning, communication, and programming skills.  The coach will provide quality training to program athletes in a safe and fun manner while upholding all California Skier Safety Act rules/regulations and Vail Resorts guidelines. This job can be combined with teaching in the Ski & Ride School to provide full-time work.

Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Expedition Kirkwood
  • Expected Pay: $21.00 – $27.00 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full-Time and Part-Time
    • Holidays Required
  • Skill Level: Entry

Job Responsibilities:

  • Upholding the highest levels of safety on varied terrain in a high alpine setting with varying winter weather conditions.
  • Communicating with athletes and parents on skill development.
  • Following all Expedition Kirkwood and Resort policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Travel to and support off-mountain events and competitions.
  • Coordinating a competition plan with each athlete and their parents.
  • Evaluating athlete’s skill sets, developing a plan accordingly, and working with the program coordinator to make sure each group is cohesive.
  • An understanding of all rules and regulations as outlined by the governing associations: USSA, USASA, USCSA, etc.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • PSIA, USASA, USSA certification, and or competitive background
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Excellent communication and guest service skills
  • Ability to Ski at an expert level.

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in coaching or working with kids
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Previous competitive background
  • PSIA Freestyle Accreditations

The expected pay range is $21.00 – $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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