Website Adaptive Sports Center

Winter Adaptive Ski/Snowboard Instructor

Location: Crested Butte, CO

Ski and Ride School Name: Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte, CO

Type of Job (full-time or part-time): Full time, seasonal

Salary and Benefits: $18.50-$28/hour depending on experience. Benefits: Season ski pass, Ski locker, Access to pro forms, Full time monthly stipend, Certification, exam, and membership due reimbursement, Worker’s Compensation, Paid sick days, Accident Insurance

Job Description:

The Adaptive Sports Center is seeking qualified winter adaptive ski and snowboard instructors to facilitate exceptional adaptive sport and recreation activities. Experience in recreational therapy, outdoor education, or other related human service fields is preferred. The winter program includes, but is not limited to, alpine skiing, snowboarding, and cross country skiing. Instructors seek innovative methods and teaching techniques that facilitate a therapeutic experience for each participant.

ASC Winter Instructors are professional outdoor leaders that exude confidence and work to provide outstanding guest-service. The instructors’ interaction with the participant(s) strongly defines the participant(s) experience and instructors are key facilitators in the program’s mission. Instructors must be able use creative problem-solving to ensure safety, comfort and appropriate progression toward participant goals. Flexibility and teamwork are paramount to working at the ASC. Instructors should be adept at working either independently or in a group setting. Instructors need to be enthusiastic, genuine and well-organized; and use both social and technical outdoor skills to facilitate a successful lesson.

ASC instructors should be able to view their role as an educator, facilitator and guide who works to profoundly influence participant lives through empowerment and self-efficacy.

Experience Required: Advanced ski and/or snowboard skills. Passion and enthusiasm about working with individuals with disabilities.  Ability to work well individually and within a team. Additional requirements listed on the ASC website.

Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Education, or other related field preferred

Contact Information: Elizabeth Philbin at

How to Apply:

Application Deadline: September 15

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