New York Seasonal Jobs

Job Information

Windham Mountain Resort Uncertified 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. No prior teaching experience is required and training is provided. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • 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 our in-house training program, PSIA/AASI, or equivalent organization

  • Teach a variety of lessons including group and private lessons for children and adults 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:

  • 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

  • Teaching Skills:

  • Must be comfortable working with guests of all ages

  • Be willing to learn how to manage information, activities, terrain selection, and pacing of students to achieve desired outcomes

  • Be willing to learn how to promote play and experimentation of skills while exploring mountain terrain appropriately with all students

  • Be willing to learn how to adapt to the changing needs of the students throughout lessons

  • Be enthusiastic and excited to share passion for skiing or snowboarding with guests

  • Technical Skills:

  • Be willing to learn about, convey, and apply accurate technical information

  • Be willing to learn about and develop an understanding of the Alpine Skiing and/or Snowboarding Fundamentals

  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing development of skills and knowledge

  • 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 to create a comfortable learning environment

  • Ability to make good decisions regarding student safety

  • Must be at least 14 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.