Would You Like To Be a Ski or Snowboard Instructor?

The Ski and Snowboard Schools at Mt. Holly Ski Resort and Pine Knob Ski Resort are hiring for the 2019/20 season. Applicants must be 16 years of age and competent skiers/riders. No teaching experience is necessary.

Ski School Instructors Needed

Ski School Instructors Needed

Interested applicants should be skiers and snowboarders with solid skiing/riding skills who can be instructed on how to teach. An applicant does not have to be an expert skier/snowboarder; but must have good athletic skills, be able to communicate, have the ability to adapt their skiing/snowboarding style, and love to ski or ride.

During the annual hiring clinic, applicants will spend two full days on the snow improving their skills and learning how to teach. At the end of the second day, the names of those who will be apprentice instructors will be announced. Anyone who the clinicians determine to have (or can develop) the skills necessary to teach, and demonstrate a positive attitude, will be accepted.

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Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard School

The clinic will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 at both Mt. Holly and Pine Knob resorts. There is no cost for the clinic, which includes lift tickets, instructor manual, and two days of hands-on education. Applicants must bring their own equipment and be ready to hit the slopes at 10:00 a.m. Check in at the ski/snowboard school desk between 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. If the weather does not permit the clinic to go forward on 12/7 – 12/8, then it will be rescheduled to 12/14 – 12 /15.

If hired, instructors are independent contractors and are not an employee of the resort. They will be paid on a commission basis. First year instructors will make $16.00 for a private lesson and $3.00 per student in a student patch lesson. Instructors need to be ready to teach at any time during their scheduled shift. Between lessons, they are free to ski/snowboard. Instructors will not be paid for the hours they do not teach.

Requirements Include

  • A minimum schedule of three times per week: M-F 10:00 a.m. until at least 2:00 p.m. or M-F by 5:00 p.m. until last lesson, Sat/Sun 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. until close. Checking in after 5:00 p.m. on weeknights is not usually acceptable.
  • First Year Liability Insurance is $70.00 and must be paid prior to on your first day skiing/riding at the resort.
  • Purchase of an instructor’s jacket (not required to do this immediately).
  • Required clinics and continuing education.

Send Applications to either Mt. Holly or Pine Knob

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  1. What are the skiing requirements to be a level 1 instructor? What trails should you be able to ski? What techniques should you have mastered?

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