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Freestyle Instructor

Overview:

Granite Peak is filling roles to facilitate a new program called GP4 The Granite Peak Parks Progression Program. This freestyle program features 10 weeks of instruction twice a week and is aimed at kids 7 – 15 with a desire to learn, compete and grow in their freestyle skills.

Responsibilities

  • Provide safe, professional, and fun instruction to students of all ages.
  • Assist students to achieve their goal of improvement.
  • Provide feedback to students or to students’ parents regarding progress made in the lesson and what to work on next.
  • Upholding the highest levels of guest safety on varied terrain with varying weather conditions.
  • Ensuring that students are matched to appropriate skier and snowboarder skill levels and work with supervisors/managers to make appropriate changes when necessary.
  • Communicating instructions and helping guests to their feet during a lesson; lifting children by the vest (if applicable).
  • Supervising children in class always; assisting at lunch and snack times; ensuring return of children to identified guardians.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and represent Granite Peak values.
  • Always adhere to the NSAA’s “Your Responsibility Code”
  • Wear a proper assigned uniform.
  • Exceed expectations by going out of your way to assist all guests, being courteous, friendly, and informative, ensuring the ultimate customer service experience on the mountain.
  • Answer guest inquiries and resolve problems quickly and effectively.
  • Foster an atmosphere of safety and cooperation and promotes positive teamwork amongst your team members as well as in all other Midwest Family Ski Resort locations.
  • Carry out other related duties as assigned.

Expectations:

  • Qualified applicants must be capable of performing basic tricks such as riding rails, performing simple 360s and capable of providing feedback to athletes attempting similar tricks.
  • Provide availability for six out of the eight scheduled sessions;
    • Tuesday/Thursday, 1/9-3/14, 6-8pm
  • To maintain season pass work 15 hours per month, additional hours to qualify would be provided with Snow Sports.
  • Provide coaching during Granite Peak’s three Gatorade Grom Jams throughout the season.
  • Provide additional availability for coaching development for program growth.

Qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency as skier and/or snowboarder
  • Experience with basic Freestyle elements
  • Must have excellent communication and guest service skills with all ages.
  • Must work well in a team.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.
  • Must be available to work holidays and most weekends, weekday shifts also available.
  • Must be able to lift, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach frequently.
  • Previous Ski/SB instructor experience preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of local area/resort
  • Previous experience working with youth organizations; (coaching, camp counselor, scouting, lifeguarding, youth/mission groups)

Weather Conditions: Ski or Snowboard Instructors are based both inside and outside with exposure to various kinds of weather. This requires the ability to work in cold weather (sometimes -20 temps) as well as wind and snow. The individual in this role must be able to walk on uneven/slippery terrain, climb/descend stairs, stand and/or sit for long periods of time, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, lift objects which may be heavy, etc.

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