Ski & Ride School Un-Certified Instructor in Winter Park, CO

Job Details

  • Date Posted: December 18, 2022
  • Location: Winter Park, Colorado
  • Salary: $20 - $23 / hour
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: No experience required

Company Contact

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  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: (970) 726-1536
  • Winter Park, Colorado
  • $20 - $23 / hour


The Uncertified Instructor will follow all Winter Park policies and procedures, all applicable laws (federal, state, and local), and all health and sanitation codes. The Uncertified Instructor is primarily responsible for teaching beginner skiing to the guests of Winter Park Resort. Assignments may include group lessons, private lessons and special programs for children and adults. Lessons are taught using manners and methods prescribed by the Winter Park Ski & Ride School with an emphasis on safety and fun in order to meet or exceed the motivations and expectations of our guests. Winter Park offers extensive training and financial support opportunities to assist Instructors with their professional development.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.


  • Teach lessons as assigned including group, private, special program; adults and/or children ages 2 -14.
  • Full time, Uncertified Instructors are typically required to teach skiing. Opportunities to teach snowboarding will be based on business needs, training, and certification.
  • Assist or shadow other instructors as assigned by a Supervisor.
  • Assist lessons generally in the learning areas when needed.
  • Help students to load and unload chairlifts.
  • Report to all assignments on time and at the correct location based on your schedule or direction from a Supervisor.
  • Check your schedule online daily and throughout the day using computers in the locker room area or your personal device. Assignments are subject to change at the last minute.
  • Adhere to all attendance, appearance, uniform, and equipment guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate class lists and complete student report cards through Flaik online software.
  • Be friendly, congenial, and helpful while effectively dealing with the guests and other employees at all times.
  • Greet guests, understand their motivations and how you can effectively meet or exceed their expectations.
  • Escort children throughout Ski + Ride School facilities.
  • Solicit and respond to feedback and constructive criticism from guests or Supervisors.
  • With your Supervisor or Team Leader, establish and work towards goals for the year.
  • Use a phone to communicate with staff and guests during your assignments.
  • Understand and practice current teaching and skiing/riding skills as described by PSIA/AASI and Ski + Ride School training and supervisory staff.
  • Use age appropriate tactics when teaching including games or activities.
  • Participate in all required Ski + Ride School and Winter Park Resort trainings and orientations.
  • Seek to constantly improve your teaching, skiing, or riding. Winter Park Ski + Ride School offers free, wide ranging, unpaid training opportunities.
  • Willingly work in all areas of the Ski + Ride School including cross-training in a different discipline or operating surface lifts if necessary.
  • Facilitate mealtime for your guests depending on daily assignment.
  • Maintain a high level of physical conditioning.
  • Report and correct, if possible, any unsafe conditions which may affect employee or public safety anywhere on the premises.
  • Ensure guest safety throughout the day and proactively resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Be aware of area cleanliness. Throughout the day, pick up trash.
  • Set a positive example for other Ski + Ride School and Resort employees.
  • Adhere to all Resort Personal Identifying Information policies and requirements.
  • Respect all guests’ confidentiality.
  • Adhere to and be willing to enforce all Resort policies regarding Covid-19 as they change. This may include wearing a mask.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the season.
  • Enjoys working with children aged 2-14.
  • Experience working with children is preferred but not required.
  • Experience coaching or teaching any subject is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to ski on all green and groomed blue terrain.
  • Own or have access to appropriate gear for the duration of the season. Winter Park Resort Rental equipment is not suitable for paid use.


  • High School Diploma or GED (high school equivalency) is required


Uncertified Instructors are paid hourly. Hourly Teaching Rate Range: $21-22.75 DOE. Hourly Non-Teaching Rate: $20. Private Lesson Requests increase hourly rates by $9+/hour depending on request volume. Hourly teaching incentives and tips are available throughout the season which may dramatically increase take home pay. The base hourly pay range above represents the low and high end of Winter Park Resorts hourly pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Winter Park Resorts total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include many region-specific benefits.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is considered strenuous. Physical activity levels required throughout the job are high and constant.
  • Outdoor exposure to harsh environments including extreme cold, wind, snow, ice, high altitude, low visibility, sun, UV, extreme heights, etc is constant.
  • Standing constantly
  • Skiing or snowboarding constantly
  • Loading, riding, unloading a chairlift or gondola frequently
  • Walking on uneven or challenging terrain frequently
  • Lifting 5-50lbs frequently
  • Pulling or pushing 5-50lbs frequently
  • Carrying 5-50lbs occasionally
  • Speaking and hearing ordinary conversation, phones, radios constantly
  • Seeing and reading constantly
  • Operate a computer occasionally


  • Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.
  • Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.


Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law. Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.