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Ski Instructor – PSIA Certified

Position Title: 

Ski Instructor – PSIA Certified

Reports To: 

Ski & Snowboard School Manager


Ski & Snowboard School

General Purpose:

Provide safe, professional, competent, and fun ski instruction to Purgatory Resort guests in a mountain winter and spring environment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Provide ski/snowboard instruction to guests up to six (6) hours per day.  You will be required to teach both children and adults.

Make appropriate decisions regarding student progressions, terrain and teaching different abilities/attitudes.

Encourage further Ski & Snowboard School participation by teaching high quality lessons.  Demonstrate the enjoyment of skiing, give accurate feedback to students, and inform guests of their options regarding further instruction.

Understand and adhere to all Ski & Snowboard School policies and procedures.

Attend and participate in continuing education clinics.

Promote and emphasize safety in all classes.

Wear assigned uniform jacket with solid black snow pants. Uniform must be clean with accessories appropriate for ski and snowboard professionals.  Overall appearance must be neat, clean and professional.


Assist in maintaining locker and Ski & Snowboard School room.

Communicate any existing or potential safety hazards to supervisor immediately.

Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Must be able to ski at an intermediate level or above with consistency of speed and turn shape.

Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Alertness, precision, ingenuity, problem solving, analytic ability, spatial perception, persuasiveness, memory, creativity, concentration, judgment, aesthetic sense, reasoning, imagination, initiative, patience, auditory and visual discrimination, excellent speaking and hearing ability are necessary abilities.

Must be able to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.

Education or Formal Training:  Certification by Professional Ski Instructors of America. Must maintain current membership and continue education credits for certification.


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