Children's Center Ski/Snowboard Instructor
Employment Type: Full-Time
The Children's Center at Gunstock Mountain Resort has been providing quality snowsports learning experiences for children of all ages in a fun, supportive, and safe environment for 80 years! We are now accepting applications for Children's Center Instructors for the winter season. Successful candidates must be proficient on most Gunstock terrain and surface conditions, with the world-class communication skills that our guests have come to expect. *MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD*You'll spend most of your time:* Using the PSIA & AASI Teaching Methodology, provide guests with a professional ski or snowboard learning environment that encourages skill development appropriate for the guests ability level.* Upon lesson assignment, meet and greet Learning Center guests in a timely and professional manner; ensure students are matched to appropriate skill level and work with supervisors/managers to make appropriate changes when necessary.* Assist students with transporting ski/ride equipment to learning terrain as needed; educate them on proper load/unload procedures for chairlifts and carpet lifts.* Maintain a strong working knowledge of all snowsports programs offered by the Learning Center and Children's Center, as well as general knowledge of Gunstocks overall operation.* Continuously model safe behavior and take appropriate action to address or report hazards; follow the Skiers Responsibility Code at all times when skiing/riding at the resort.Requirements:SkiersIntermediate to advanced skiing skills with ability to ski in a comfortable, open-stance parallel (hip-width stance) on all intermediate (Blue) and less challenging, groomed expert (Black) terrain. Ability to ski beginner bumps, while maintaining rhythm and speed control preferred but not required.SnowboardersIntermediate to advanced snowboarding skills with ability to ride confidently on all intermediate (Blue) terrain in variable conditions. Ability to ride more challenging terrain and bumps with carved turns preferred but not required.Perks for Winter Employees:* Complimentary Gunstock season pass for yourself.* Discounted and/or complimentary lift tickets for most ski resorts throughout NH, ME & VT.* Complimentary group ski/snowboard lessons & equipment rentals at Gunstock.* Complimentary access to the Mountain Coaster, Tubing Park, Nordic and Snowshoe trails.* 40% discount on food at all resort venues (excluding alcohol).* 25% discount at Gunstock Ski & Sport retail shop.