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SKI OR SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

 

Department: Ski School

Reporting To: Ski School Program Director

Start Dates Mid-November – April (weather dependent)

Accommodation: Discretionary

 

Description

Ski and Snowboard Instructors provide an outstanding experience for our guides by providing professional ski and snowboard education and instruction based on the client’s capabilities. They are responsible for the experience of group participants while skiing/riding on the mountain. In order for this experience to be the best possible, instructors must actively ensure; safety is paramount at all times, technical assistance is sound and personalized to the client/s, genuine rapport with the client/s is established, each lesson is personalized and professional and an infectious passion for the sport is portrayed. 

 

Essential Functions

  • Provide excellent guest service
  • Teach Skiing and/or Snowboarding
  • Maintain Intermediate to Expert skiing/riding abilities
  • Follow weekly schedule
  • Attend ski school morning meeting
    • Be punctual to ski school lesson line ups and interact with students before lessons
    • Lead groups and teach according to ability, age and stamina level of students
    • Assess students skiing or riding abilities and use proper terrain and lesson plans for effective learning
    • Tailor each lesson based on the assessment and the students goals and attend to special needs
    • Demonstrate basic maneuvers for your class
    • Provide a fun and interactive learning environment that will exceed any client’s  goals/ expectations
    • Recognize changing snow conditions and understand how they may affect you approach
    • Maintain class control while out on the mountain and promote safety rules and regulations
    • Maintain a safe learning environment related to the student
    • Understand emergency procedures in case of accidents, including accident report completion
    • Work in a team environment
    • Adhere to the Alpine Responsibility Code at all times and ensure group participants are aware and adhere to this as well.
    • Assist with Special Events when required
    • Maintain and repair ski and/or snowboard equipment
    • Other duties as assigned (e.g. shoveling, snow fencing etc…)
  • Motivate and encourage fellow instructors

 

Experience/Requirements

  • Passion for providing outstanding guest service
  • Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 CSIA/CASI Certification, or equivalent international certification
  • Must have intermediate to expert skiing/riding abilities
  • Ability to assess and build plans for individuals
  • Should possess some relevant teaching or instructing experience
  • Willingness to personally improve and learn new skills