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New Ski Ride Instructor

Sugarbush Resort
Full Time
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Posted 25 days ago
Job description

Please note, this position is located at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT



Sugarbush Resort is a year-round destination offering some of the best skiing and riding in the east, an award-winning ski school, mountain biking, golf, disc golf, an array of dining venues, and a fully appointed Health and Recreation Center. Do you want to join an all-star team dedicated to delivering an unparalleled guest experience? Make this your best season yet by joining the team at Sugarbush and taking advantage of everything Vermont has to offer.


Our investment in each employee includes a comprehensive wellness initiative, unwavering commitment to safety, growth opportunities, and a wide variety of resort benefits. Employees get to take advantage of our 4000+ acre playground including skiing, golf, mountain activities, health club membership, resort discounts, and more, so it's easy to share your enthusiasm for Sugarbush with our guests.


Come join the pros at the Sugarbush Ski and Ride School for your dream winter! As the best school in the east, we pride ourselves on our storied past, incredible terrain, and unforgettable experiences for our guests and staff. While working at Sugarbush, you will be alongside top notch educators, while joining a community unlike anywhere else in the world. The incredible training team will provide an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. You’ll make new friends, get to teach some awesome students, and have fun!

Job Specifications:

  • Skill Level: Non-Certified or Certified
  • Shift Availability: Full & Part Time

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to

  • Uphold the highest levels of safety on varied terrain in a mountain environment, with unpredictable winter weather conditions in a fast paced, potentially high-pressure environment.
  • Arrive to work on time prepared for all duties.
  • Attend morning meetings.
  • Supervise and assist the children in your class at all times including during lunch and snack times.
  • Clearly and accurately instruct assigned levels, physically and verbally, per the progressions in our Instructor Guide.
  • Provide a safe and fun learning environment through exceptional class handling and creativity.
  • Assist lift attendants to properly load and unload children on the chairlift, lifting children by the vest (if applicable) in accordance with our Kids on Lifts policy.
  • Assist in operational responsibilities of children’s programs including registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas, and cleanliness of facilities.
  • Communicate child’s lesson content and progress of the lesson with the identified guardian.
  • Ensure the return of children to their identified guardians.
  • Uphold Company guidelines and the Vermont Skier Safety Act rules and regulations.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be intermediate skier/snowboarder, parallel or linking turns on groomed blue terrain
  • Previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring and/or previous ski or snowboard instructor experience
  • Experience working with children
  • Knowledge of Spanish language is a plus
  • PSIA/AASI Level I, Level II or Level III Certification is preferred.
  • USSA Certifications preferred.
  • Prior ski racing, freestyle background is a plus.
  • Considerations give to uncertified candidates with good skiing/riding skills, good communications skills, and enthusiasm for the sport with a passion for passing that on to others.
  • Available to work holidays and weekends – calendar and scheduling requirements for new & returning staff.
  • Successfully complete mandatory on snow training.
  • Must be able to stand and walk on snow for extended periods of time. Must be able to bend, squat and lift 50 lbs.
  • Must have good guest service skills and work well in a team.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather in a mountain environment.

Sugarbush Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer

An offer of employment may be contingent upon the results of a background, MVR, or criminal records check

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