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Windham Mountain Resort ENTRY LEVEL SNOW SPORTS INSTRUCTOR in Windham, New York

Overview of Position: Ski and Snowboard Instructors are responsible for delivering Above & Beyond services and experiences to our guests. Successful entry level, uncertified 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.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Be present and ready to teach 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 intermediate based on the needs of the school.

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

  • Adhere to all Snow Sports 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:

  • Skiing/Snowboarding Ability

  • Skiers must be comfortable linking parallel turns on intermediate terrain.

  • Snowboarders must be comfortable linking toeside and heelside turns on intermediate terrain.

  • Must have a strong understanding of the Alpine Responsibility Code and appropriate skier and rider mountain etiquette.

  • Teaching Ability:

  • Must be comfortable working with guests of all ages.

  • Be willing to learn how to set guest goals and copy progressions to achieve them.

  • Be enthusiastic and excited to share their passion with beginner guests.

  • Technical Knowledge:

  • Be willing to learn about skill development concepts including proper tasks/exercises selection.

  • Basic knowledge of ski equipment and terminology.

  • Personal Attitudes:

  • Strong guest service skills are essential.

  • Must be friendly and helpful to guests and employees.

  • Ability to manage different guest needs in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Ability to make good decisions regarding student safety.

  • Must be at least 14 years old.