Website Hunter Mountain Ski & Ride School

Competition Teams Head Coach

Hunter Mountain is part of the Vail Resort’s family and we’ve started hiring for our 2022-2023 season. All employees receive a FREE season pass that gives you access to skiing and riding at all of Vail Resort’s properties. Along with the season pass, employee will receive discounted dependent passes, discounts on seasonal programs, food, lodging, and retail products, as well as pro-deal discounts on brand name equipment and gear.  Come join our dynamic team for the 22/23 season for an Experience of a Lifetime!

The Head Coach position is responsible for training coaches and athletes, building on skills and fundamentals across a season long training program.  Ideal candidates should be PSIA and USSS certified and have the ability to schedule and supervise staff for USSA racing, Middle & High school age races, USASA events, special events, and other daily Competition Services operations.

Essential Job Responsibilities/Duties include the following; other duties may be assigned.

General Responsibilities:

  • Set up age and skill appropriate training environments
  • Transport and install necessary equipment for training, safety & security including closures, signage, training poles/panels, drills and other
  • Implement Team training across all age groups and be accountable for the quality of curriculum, products and services delivered
  • Execute against a long term athlete development focus as designed by USSS to facilitate skill development and athlete retention
  • Adaptability to varied training environments and interpersonal dynamics
  • Track attendance of coaches and athletes
  • Manage communication and tracking of weekly and daily safety topics, progressions, drills, and daily/seasonal group outcomes
  • Be a resource to coaches, athletes and parents
  • Communicate and work closely with Competition Services Manager
  • Help maintain quality and appearance of all on-mountain training facilities, signage and program imaging and other
  • Stay current and adhere to company guidelines, policies and procedures including but not limited to: Employee Ski & Ride Policy, safety, behavior, appearance, travel, time & attendance and other
  • Act as liaison between competition programs and the Ski & Ride School to integrate coaches into daily activity and support service of the school
  • Communicate effectively with Team Members including guest and employees
  • Ensure and execute teamwork within the team, departments and company
  • Attend and positively contribute to required trainings and meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned and agreed to with Manager and/or Director

Job Qualifications:

  • USSA coaches license (Minimum 200) or foreign equivalent (level 300 would be ideal)
  • PSIA-AASI Certification Level II; level III or equivalent preferred or previous experience teaching both skiing and race fundamentals
  • Adept at Skills Quest tasks and the development of logical skills progressions
  • Successfully pass background check
  • High School diploma or equivalent – required (College Degree – preferred)
  • Prior experience working with USSA, USASA, Middle School and/or High School races – required
  • Ability to ski while carrying more than 50lbs of equipment
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours; working November through April (minimum 4 days a week)
  • 1+ years of supervisory or team lead experience – required
  • 3+ years competition and mountain operations experience – preferred
  • Must be fluent in the English language, both written and verbal
  • Valid Driver’s License – required

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