Website Breckenridge Ski and Snowboard School

Non-Certified Instructor

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
Commitment: Winter seasonal, full-time or part-time
Hiring salary: $15/hour

Please apply HERE if interested. This position is open until filled.

The Instructor will provide quality ski or snowboard instruction to groups and individuals in a safe and fun manner while upholding all Colorado Skier Safety Act rules/regulations and Company guidelines. Upholding the highest levels of guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Clearly and accurately instructing assigned levels of skiing to students, both physically and verbally.
  • Ensuring that students are matched to appropriate skier/snowboard skill level and working with supervisors/managers to make appropriate changes when necessary.
  • Provide a safe and fun learning environment through exceptional class handling and creativity using our teaching handbook as a guide.
  • Assisting in operational responsibilities of Ski & Snowboard programs including but not limited to registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source or lesson meeting place, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas and cleanliness of facilities.
  • Attend morning meetings.
  • Must be able to discuss the lesson content and evaluate the progress of the lesson with the guest.
  • Must have high level of guest service skills and experience.
  • Assisting guests with transportation of equipment.
  • Assisting guests to load and unload the chairlift.
  • Communicating instructions and helping guests to their feet during a lesson.
  • Arrive to work on time prepared for all duties within job description.
  • Able to work cooperatively with staff and other departments to ensure safety, security and enjoyment of our guests.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the environment. Must be able to make sound decisions based on weather conditions, terrain and temperatures.
  • Supervising children in class at all times; assisting at lunch and snack times; ensuring return of children to identified guardian (children’s instructors only).
  • Must be willing to perform occasional duties with other departments (e.g. scanning, food & beverage, lift operations)

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma
  • Minor computer skills in order to operate browser
  • Fluency in English language, both verbal and written
  • Strong intermediate skier who can make parallel or linked turns on blue terrain
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate effectively to groups and individuals as assigned
  • Must work well in a team
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • Must be willing to adhere to the Vail Resorts policy of wearing an approved helmet at all times while teaching

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring
  • Previous ski or snowboard instructor experience
  • Experience in working with children (children instructors only)
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish

The Perks and Benefits:

  • Free ski passes for employees
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Accrued Sick Time
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Excellent training & professional development

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus…

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents

To apply for this job email your details to ESullivan@vailresorts.com