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Ski Instructor

Job IDEB-A0-35-94-7F-7C
CompanySunshine Village Corporation
Date Posted2023-04-21
Posted Until2023-10-18
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategorySports and Recreation
Department: Ski School
Dates: Early November - May Long Weekend (weather and business levels dependent)
Wage: Hourly based on Certification Level plus a performance based incentive bonus

This position includes a pass to Sunshine Village, complimentary on-site training and professional development options, subsidized professional advancement, free equipment tuning, pro deals, longevity and FT perks, group insurance, and much more... all while experiencing Canada's longest ski season!


The primary role of a Ski/Snowboard Instructor is to provide professional ski and snowboard education and instruction based on the client's capabilities. You will be responsible for the experience of clients while skiing/riding on the mountain. In order for this experience to be the best possible, instructors must actively ensure: safety is paramount at all times, technical assistance is sound and personalized to the client(s), genuine rapport with clients is established, and each lesson is personalized and professional. A passion for the sport is continuously portrayed.

Essential Functions

Teach skiing and/or snowboarding.
As needed, act in a supervisory capacity.
Organize assignment of lessons.
Motivate and encourage fellow instructors.
Provide performance-based feedback to staff in support of continuous improvement.
Assist with instructor training when needed for new and returning staff.
Maintain intermediate to expert skiing/riding abilities.
Maintain a high level of customer service and ensure that the Sunshine Ski and Snowboard School is presented in the best possible light.
Attend ski school morning meetings, conducting where needed.
Be punctual to ski school lesson line ups and interact with students before lessons.
Lead clients and teach accordingly to ability, age, and stamina level.
Assess clients' abilities and use proper terrain and lesson plans for effective learning.
Tailor each lesson based on the assessment and the student's goals and attend to special needs.
Demonstrate basic maneuvers for your class.
Provide a fun and interactive learning environment that will exceed any client's goals/expectations.
Recognize changing snow conditions and understand how they may affect your approach.
Maintain class controls while out on the mountain and promote safety rules and regulations.
Maintain a safe learning environment related to the clients, inclusive of all relevant Sunshine policies.
Understand emergency procedures in case of accidents, including accident report completion.
Adhere to the Alpine Responsibility Code at all times and ensure group participants are aware of, and adhere to, the Code.
Assist with special events when required.

Other duties (e.g. shoveling, snow fencing, cleaning) may be requested and assigned from time to time.

Experience and Requirements

Level 2, 3, or 4 CSIA/CASI Certification, or equivalent international certification.
Must have intermediate to expert skiing/riding abilities.
Able to assess and build plans for individuals.
Should possess relevant teaching or instructing experience.
Willingness to personally improve and learn new skills.
Start Date2023-11-06
Salary$17.50 To 32.00 Per Hour
CredentialsCanadian Ski Instructors Alliance Certification or international equivalent.
Education RequirementsNo degree, certificate or diploma required.
Essential SkillsDemonstrate and instruct athletic, fitness or sports activities and techniques
Assist with special events
Lead groups and individuals in recreational or leisure programs
Plan and carry out recreational, fitness and sports activities
Prepare reports
Leading/instructing groups
Leading/instructing individuals
Assist clients/guests with special needs
Ensure health and safety regulations are followed
Supervision of 1-10 people.
ExperienceExperience is an asset
Weight HandlingLoads of up to 20 kg (shoveling, materials). Assisting children onto ski lifts.
Work SettingsRemote, outdoor, cold, alpine work at a Ski Resort.
Additional SkillsClient focus
Excellent oral communication
Interpersonal awareness
Team player
OtherA criminal record check is required. Public transportation is available, as is free parking. Learning opportunities are provided by the employer, along with on-site amenities, on-site daycare (at a cost), staff accommodation, recreation and team building opportunities, and transportation provided by the employer during regular operating hours.
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