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Instructor Job Description


Job Summary:  Instructs skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities how to improve their ski/ride skill, while providing a fun and effective learning environment.

This position runs from mid of December through the end of March.

Essential Functions: 

  • Instructs groups and /or individuals in a fun lesson format
  • Teaches proper technique appropriate to the ability level of those being instructed
  • Promotes safety and gives students the knowledge to remain safe when they leave lessons to ski/ride on their own
  • Participates in clinics and free-skiing to constantly improve personal skiing skills
  • Attends PSIA and AASI clinics, and takes appropriate exams, on an ongoing basis
  • Instructor Training Course Required
  • Greet guests and direct guests to proper lesson locations
  • Must successfully complete instructor training

NOTE:  All Lost Valley employees are required to perform alternate functions from time to time, both within and outside of their assigned department, particularly during peak periods such as holiday weekends.

Customer Service Expectations:  Must be helpful, friendly, courteous and professional in accordance with Lost Valley’s commitment to providing superior customer service.  Treats each lesson recipient as an important individual when providing instruction.       


  • Friendly, outgoing personality
  • Patience, and a love of the outdoors and teaching
  • Must pass background check necessary to work with children

Required Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Clear verbal communication skills
  • Ability to ski or snowboard safely and confidently in all conditions and in varying types of terrain at all times
  • Ability to work during peak  times and in bad weather

Physical and Mental Demands:  Must be capable of skiing/riding for prolonged periods of time (4+ hours at a time) to teach lessons.  Dealing with demanding customers can be stressful.

Work Environment:  Work is performed both outside in all weather conditions, including extreme cold, snow, wind and rain, on varied snow surfaces, as well as indoors.  Indoor time is spent meeting and greeting, and in the Ski and Snowboard School meeting room with children, parents and individuals

Times of high demand: In order to maintain status as employee in good standing, Instructors should make themselves available during high demand times such as weekends and holiday vacations. Any instructors who are at Lost Valley skiing or riding  during times of high demand  may be asked to teach lessons if needed regardless to work schedule. Your Season Pass is contingent on maintaining status of being an employee in good standing.

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.