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Windham Mountain Resort Certified Snow Sports Instructor in Windham, New York

Overview of Position: Ski and Snowboard Instructors are responsible for delivering Above & Beyond lesson experiences to our guests. Successful candidates will demonstrate a love and passion for skiing and snowboarding as well as a strong desire to help students achieve their skiing and snowboarding goals by delivering an experience grounded in strong people skills, teaching skills, and technical skills. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The list below best represents many of the tasks you will be asked to perform at some time during your employment at Windham Mountain. This list of duties is not intended to represent all of the tasks you may be asked to perform while working for Windham Mountain

  • Be present and ready to accept any assignment at all designated lesson times

  • Be able and ready to work in all types of weather and ski conditions including ice, heavy snow, rain, sleet, wind, sun, and varying temperatures

  • Utilize modern teaching methods and tactics consistent with PSIA/AASI or equivalent organization

  • Teach a variety of lessons including group and private lessons for children and adults ranging from beginner to advanced based on the needs of the school

  • Demonstrate strong decision-making skills regarding on-mountain safety including appropriate terrain selection and effective class management

  • Adhere to all Ski and Ride School policies and procedures, particularly as it relates to guest and employee safety

  • Deliver exceptional guest service to all resort guests

  • Fulfill a season long teaching commitment

  • Other undefined duties may be required periodically

Job Qualifications and Skills:

  • Skiing/Snowboarding Ability:

  • Must hold a current PSIA/AASI Level 1 Certification or equivalent from another professional organization

  • Must have a strong understanding of the Alpine Responsibility Code

  • Teaching Skills:

  • Collaborate with guests on long-term goals and short-term objectives in lessons

  • Manage information, activities, terrain selection, and pacing of students to achieve desired outcomes

  • Promote play, experimentation, and exploration of skills and mountain terrain appropriately with all students

  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of the students throughout lessons

  • Facilitate the student’s ability to reflect upon experiences and sensations to highlight skill development

  • Manage emotional and physical risk in an alpine environment appropriately to deliver a safe and fun experience

  • Technical Skills:

  • Convey and apply accurate technical information for the activities being taught in alignment with PSIA-AASI methodologies and our in-house training programs

  • Observe and evaluate movement patterns and skills to effectively prescribe information to enhance movement patterns and skills of students

  • Understand the Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding Fundamentals and how they apply to your student’s skill sets and development goals

  • People Skills:

  • Develop relationships with guests and co-workers based on trust

  • Engage in meaningful two-way communication with guests to successfully accomplish skiing and snowboarding goals

  • Identify, understand, and manage your emotions and actions in a manner that fosters a comfortable learning environment

  • Recognize and influence the behaviors, motivations, and emotions of your students to deliver an experience that meets the needs of all students effectively

  • Must be at least 16 years old

Work Schedule and Conditions: We are in the business of providing an Above and Beyond product and guest experience. Traditionally our busy periods are during weekends and holidays which you will be expected to work. You can also expect to be asked to work extra hours or days on occasion, especially during the holidays.

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