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Become A Ski Instructer

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Working As A Ski Instructer

  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $36,680

    Average Salary

What Does A Ski Instructer Do At Copper Mountain Resort

* Teach skiing or riding to all ages of guests
* Responsible for developing a logical lesson plan in order for children to have a positive and successful learning experience
* Lessons must be professional and organized while following proper safety procedures
* Children's coaches are responsible for their students at all times during the lesson
* Must attend trainings throughout the season to develop personal and professional riding and teaching skills
* Must be available all holidays and weekends.
* Secondary Function:
* Operation of our surface lifts and assist with support staff duties.
* Assistance with teaching area set up and removal of signs, fencing and props.
* Help other departments as requested.
* During heavy snow falls, instructors will be asked to help with snow removal

What Does A Ski Instructer Do At Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

* Assures customer satisfaction with safe, friendly and efficient service.
* Provides exceptional guest service in a group ski lesson through personable use of modern teaching techniques.
* Instructs and educates guest ages 3
* in skiing, using modern teaching techniques.
* May also instruct adults.
* Maintains an environment of safety, fun and learning.
* Clarify customer’s expectations and goals at the beginning of each lesson.
* Provides individual or group instruction on skiing.
* Analyzes problems and resolves them in a positive and safe manner.
* Selects appropriate terrain for skills being developed.
* Use effective pacing that is appropriate for students ability level.
* Participates in snowboard or skiing clinics to keep current with the most modern and efficient teaching methods and techniques.
* Communicates daily with fellow staff to maintain awareness of mountain operations and activities.
* Helps with set up/tear down of beginner area as well as light cleaning of Children’s Center.
* Assists in the rental shop by fitting children with ski equipment

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Ski Instructer Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    54.8%
  • Female

    43.8%
  • Unknown

    1.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    85.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    6.8%
  • Asian

    5.5%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    50.3%
  • French

    16.2%
  • German

    9.0%
  • Italian

    4.8%
  • Chinese

    2.4%
  • Japanese

    2.4%
  • Swedish

    1.8%
  • Portuguese

    1.8%
  • Mandarin

    1.8%
  • Romanian

    1.2%
  • Hindi

    1.2%
  • Russian

    1.2%
  • Arabic

    1.2%
  • Tibetan

    1.2%
  • Finnish

    0.6%
  • Czech

    0.6%
  • Dutch

    0.6%
  • Greek

    0.6%
  • Korean

    0.6%
  • Nepali

    0.6%
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Ski Instructer Education

    Schools

    • University of Vermont

      12.6%
    • University of Colorado at Boulder

      10.5%
    • University of Utah

      6.5%
    • University of Denver

      6.2%
    • Montana State University - Bozeman

      5.1%
    • University of New Hampshire

      4.8%
    • Utah State University

      4.6%
    • Colorado State University

      4.6%
    • Plymouth State University

      4.3%
    • University of Nevada - Reno

      4.3%
    • University of Connecticut

      4.0%
    • Saint Lawrence University

      4.0%
    • Appalachian State University

      3.8%
    • Northern Michigan University

      3.8%
    • University of Northern Colorado

      3.5%
    • University of Maine

      3.5%
    • University of Washington

      3.5%
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst

      3.5%
    • Fort Lewis College

      3.5%
    • State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

      3.5%
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    Degrees

    • Bachelors

      54.6%
    • Other

      21.8%
    • Masters

      11.2%
    • Associate

      6.1%
    • Certificate

      3.4%
    • Doctorate

      1.9%
    • Diploma

      0.8%
    • License

      0.2%
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Top Skills for A Ski Instructer

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Top Ski Instructer Skills

  1. Private Ski Lessons
  2. Professional Ski Instructor
  3. Ensure Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Instructed ages 3 and up both group and private ski lessons
  • Instructed all levels and all abilities Nationally Certified through Professional Ski Instructors of America for Skiing and Snowboarding.
  • Fitted skis and adjusted individual binding settings to ensure safety for up to 80 guests per day; tuned skis and equipment
  • Delivered private and group instruction to youth and adult clients
  • Instructed beginner ski lessons for the Kids Vacation Center at the Steamboat Ski Resort.

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