Vail Resorts Certified Ski or Snowboard Instructor - 2018/2019 Winter Season - Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado
Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.
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.
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 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
Preferred Skills :
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)
We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits. www.vailresortscareers.com
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.
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