As an employee for Vail Resorts you will get to work and play in some of the world's most iconic locations. You will work side by side with people from all over the country, and the world, who share your excitement and enthusiasm for life. Our extraordinary employees play an integral role in creating exceptional experiences that make our resorts premier destinations for travelers from around the globe.
The Instructor will provide quality ski 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.
Clearly and accurately instructing assigned levels of skiing or snowboarding to students, both physically and verbally.
Ensuring that students are matched to appropriate skier/snowboarding skill level and working with supervisors/managers to make appropriate changes when necessary.
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; lifting children by the vest (if applicable).
Working with guests of all ages and abilities.
When working with children: Supervising children in class at all times; assisting at lunch and snack times; ensuring return of children to identified guardian.
When working with children: Assisting in operational responsibilities of Ski & Ride programs including but not limited to registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas, and cleanliness of facilities.
Desired Skills & Experience
High School or Equivalent Education
Attend Ski and Ride training sessions
PSIA/AASI Level 1, 2 or 3 certification
Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and browser applications; basic internet navigation
Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written)
Must have excellent guest service skills
Must have excellent communication skills
Must work well in a team
Must successfully complete the Fit to Ride fitness assessment program
Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment
Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions
Must be available to work holidays and weekends
Experience working with guests of all ages
Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring
Previous ski/snowboard instructor experience
Knowledge of local area/resort
Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring children (if applicable)
Vail Resorts, Inc. is the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations. Our Company operates in three separate, but highly integrated segments:
Our Mountain segment owns and operates the six premier year-round resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada. Our mountain segment includes lift ticket, ski & snowboard school, dining and retail & rental businesses.
Vail Resorts Hospitality owns and/or manages a portfolio of luxury hotels under the RockResorts brand, a number of hotels and condominiums located in proximity to our ski resorts, three destination resorts at Grand Teton National Park and several award-winning golf courses.
Real Estate Development
Our Real Estate segment, Vail Resorts Development Company, holds, develops, buys and sells real estate in and around our resort communities.