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Children's Ski Instructor (for ages 3 to 6) - FT & PT

Vail Resorts

Avon, CO, US

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 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.


Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School is now hiring FULL TIME and PART TIME positions for the Children's Ski Instructor for ages 3 to 6 years old, for the 2016-2017 season!

The Instructor will provide quality ski instruction to individuals and groups of children ages 3 to 6 in a safe and fun learning environment while upholding the Company guidelines and all Colorado Skier Safety Act rules/regulations.

The candidate MUST:

  • Be able to physically, clearly and accurately demonstrate assigned levels of the alpine skiing models
  • Provide a safe and fun learning environment through exceptional class handling and creativity using our teaching handbook as a guide
  • Effectively and clearly communicate instructions to children
  • Uphold the highest levels of guest safety on varied terrain in high altitude, with varying winter weather conditions
  • Be able to discuss the lesson content and evaluate the progress of the lesson with parents and/or legal guardians
  • Ensure that guests are matched to appropriate skier/snowboarding skill levels and work with supervisors/managers to make appropriate changes when necessary
  • Coach children to load and unload the chairlift and physically assist children with the process
  • Supervising children in lessons at all times; assisting at lunch and snack times; ensuring return of children to identified guardian
  • Have high level of guest service skills and experience
  • Understand and abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Ski and Snowboard School Resource and Guidelines Manual
  • Possess high levels of creativity
  • Attend and be responsible for morning meeting information
  • Assist children with equipment
  • Assist in the operational responsibilities of the Ski & Snowboard School programs including but not limited to the registration process, direct guests to the appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas, and cleanliness of facilities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must possess level 6 or higher skiing ability - required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older - required
  • High School or Equivalent Education - required
  • Experience working with children between ages 3 to 12 - preferred
  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring children - preferred
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends - required
  • Must successfully complete the Background Check and scheduled training - required
  • Attend and successfully complete the Ski and Snowboard School training sessions - required
  • Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language (spoken and written) - required
  • Must have excellent guest service and communication skills - required
  • Must work well in a team environment - required
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather in a high alpine environment - required
  • Must have sight, speech, and hearing abilities sufficient to learn skills, follow and provide directions - required
  • Must be willing to adhere to the Vail Resorts policy of wearing an approved snowsports helmet  at all times while teaching - required
  • Knowledge of local area/resort - preferred
  • Knowledge of the Spanish language is helpful - preferred
  • Basic internet navigation - required

We’re looking for team members whose legendary attention to detail and commitment to phenomenal service comes naturally. Pursue a lifestyle that will elevate your expectation of what work can look like. Nothing is too big or too small for the staff to bravely pursue and elevate the expectations of the guest. Do you possess a calling for delivering world-class events and amenities? Then Beaver Creek is for you.

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.

Requisition ID 126182

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