Ski School Aide - Part Time - Winter Seasonal

Mount Sunapee | Newbury, NH, United States

Posted Date 10/22/2019

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.

The Entry Ski and Ride School Aide is typically a novice instructor, typically with little or no previous experience. At this level, instructors are actively engaged in attaining teaching skills and learning the responsibilities of a fully competent instructor. The Ski and Ride School Aide is proficient in skiing and/or riding on a variety of intermediate to advanced terrain. This instructor is building strong guest relations and utilizes communication skills to facilitate learning and repeat visits. Working under the guidance of more experienced instructors at all times, this instructor typically instructs entry level skiers and snowboarders and teaches less difficult/challenging classes or individuals in addition to yard support and riding the chairlifts with students.


  • Demonstrate, and continually develop, an understanding of skiing and/or riding concepts.
  • Clearly and accurately instruct skiing or snowboarding to students in a fun and safe manner using various training techniques adapted to the students’ needs; utilize available resources to maintain the quality of teaching standards.
  • Uphold the highest levels of guest safety in varying winter weather conditions.
  • Communicate and assists guests of all abilities with transportation of equipment, getting to their feet, and loading/unloading the lifts.
  • When working with children, supervise children at all times ensuring safe experiences for our guests.
  • Perform daily tasks and lessons as assigned by Ski School Supervisor.
  • Ensure that guests are matched to appropriate skier/snowboarding skill level by working with Ski and Snowboard Team Leads and Supervisors to make appropriate lessons changes when necessary.
  • Model and demonstrate knowledge about our resort and department product lines, company policies and procedures, dress code and work schedules.
  • Assist in operational responsibilities of Ski & Snowboard programs including but not limited to registration process, directing guests to appropriate equipment fitting source, upkeep of outdoor teaching areas and cleanliness of facilities.
  • Fill out/complete individual report cards and interact with parents at end-of-day.
  • In all weather conditions, be appropriately and fully dressed, booted and prepared to be outside, on-hill for the duration of the lesson.
  • Be proactive to provide superior guest service at all times (internal and external)
  • Understand, lead and model safety standards within the department for yourself and others; contribute to our culture of Health and Safety to meet Zero Workman’s Comp safety goal.
  • Communicate effectively with leadership, peers and other departments to create an environment of support and trust that will benefit staff and guests.
  • Adhere to strict corporate policy regarding wearing a snow sports specific helmet while skiing/riding or teaching/coaching in uniform.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Desire to work with and relate to adults, children, parents, and fellow employees
  • Excellent communication and guest service skills
  • Ability to perform in a high paced, variable, multi-faceted environment with the ability to multi-task and work on a team
  • Previous experience in teaching/coaching/mentoring children
  • Familiar with proper techniques regarding the lifting and handling of children
  • Able to withstand lengthy exposure to cold and inclement weather
  • Physical strength and ability to: respond appropriately to emergency and other unplanned situations; stand for long periods of time; kneel, stoop, bend frequently; lift 50 lbs.

Time Commitment: Selected candidates must meet a 23 work day commitment spanning the entire season, opening day through closing day, including weekend days & holidays.

Training: Successful completion of Children’s Program specific New Hire training (three days plus one day of shadowing) is a prerequisite for hiring.

Compensation: Instructors are paid for the hours that they actually teach or perform specific tasks requested by a supervisor

We can't help but smile when someone says "Sun Bowl." We can show you why. We came for the winter but stayed for the summer. We came for the summer but stayed for the winter. Some days we ski through lunch. Some days, lunch lasts all day. We love rosy cheeks, hot chocolate, chili, and beer. We laugh a little louder.We love to ski when the sun shines. We love to ski when it doesn't. The last run of the year is as sweet as the first. We are Family. We are Fun. We are Sunapee.

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 176428

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