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Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Alpine Head Ski Coach - Winter Season in Winter Park, Colorado

Description

WINTER PARK RESORT OVERVIEW:

Who We Are: At just 67 miles away, Winter Park is the closest major mountain destination to Denver. Don’t be fooled by our convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high-country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience. Whether you are fulfilling a lifelong dream to work at a ski resort or you are just wanting a change of scene, we have great jobs and an awesome experience waiting for you!

Who We Are Looking For: Winter Park Resort is a place for mountain lovers, adventure seekers, and outdoor explorers. A place to chase new experiences, marvel at the unexpected, and discover the adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you are looking to have your first taste of a winter season in the Rockies or to build a long-term career, we have something for everyone. We work to play... Are you in?

Perks & Benefits: There’s more than a free season pass waiting for you! You don’t just get a job at Winter Park, you get an experience and a lifestyle. As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy a variety of perks and benefits that are available to our year-round and seasonal employees. Some examples include:

  • Free season pass to Winter Park Season and free access to all fifteen Alterra Resorts throughout North America.

  • Discounted tickets for your friends & family

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs for eligible employees

  • 401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees

  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees

  • Generous food & beverage and retail discounts,

  • Onsite employee childcare based on availability, discounted equipment rentals and plenty of opportunities for growth, advancement & year-round employment! Don't worry the uniforms are provided!

    POSITION SUMMARY:

Will manage the class programs of the Competition Center training groups. Will organize and assist training staff, design and implement training plans, and will directly coach participants in an enthusiastic and effective manner that helps the participants set and achieve goals in advanced skiing technique and competition and to inspire life-long enjoyment in sport.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Recruit, organize, and manage program coaching staff including staff scheduling, performance planning, and evaluation.

  • Assist to hire, train, manage alpine administration staff within budget, promote efficiency, and keep workload manageable

  • Provide leadership of daily training for program participants.

  • Communicate effectively with parents and athletes.

  • Prepare and implement technical teaching progressions, methodologies, and content for daily training for athletes in conjunction with Program Senior Manager/Director.

  • Set and maintain courses and closures, following course setting standards of the US Ski and Snowboard and FIS.

  • Have high standards for safety in all training environments.

  • Assure that all facilities and equipment are properly maintained and stored.

  • Video and conduct video analysis sessions with participants on a regular basis.

  • Conduct athlete goal setting meetings at the start of the year, review throughout the season, and at the end of the season.

  • Coordinate team travel to alpine racing events and other local, regional and national alpine competitions.

  • Responsible for athlete supervision, van transportation, team captain’s meeting representation, accommodation, lodging check-in/out, and on-hill coaching duties at these events.

  • Provide positive feedback on a daily basis to participants and submit written mid-season and year-end evaluations on each participant.

  • Assist athletes and their families in obtaining equipment from ski manufacturers’ representatives.

  • Participate in coaches meetings, briefings, and other professional functions as directed by Alpine Senior Manager/Director.

  • Provide regular feedback and evaluation to Alpine Coaching staff.

  • Plan for spring, summer, and fall on and off snow ski and conditioning camps and dry land activities in conjunction with the Alpine Senior Manager/Director and Sports Performance Manager.

Other duties:

  • Maintain a friendly, congenial and helpful attitude while effectively dealing with athletes, parents, guests, and employees.

  • Report any unsafe conditions which may affect athletes, employee or public safety

  • Attend weekly Competition Center director meetings and bring forth alpine program issues

  • Enforce athlete code-of-conduct and hold self, staff, and athletes to the highest standard of behavior

  • Address any breach of conduct immediately and inform/involve other staff members as necessary

  • Must wear radio during all training sessions

  • Must wear uniform at all times while coaching and during work hours

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate or GED is required.

  • Advanced level skiing skills and knowledge as indicated by demonstration to Supervisor/Director. Equivalent to skills required for Level 200 education in US Ski and Snowboard Coaches Education program. PSIA or equivalent acceptable.

  • Should have a minimum of three seasons as a coach in an organized US Ski and Snowboard, collegiate, or high school racing program; or have experience at the NorAm level.

  • Experience in ski tuning, boot modification, and related equipment experience desirable.

  • Should be competent in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook (email)

  • Experience in physical literacy, physical fitness and dry land training programs desirable.

    QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • US Ski & Snowboard Level II Coaching certification or equivalent required.

  • First Aid/CPR certification required.

  • Safe Sport Certification required.

  • Certified US Ski & Snowboard Referee Race Official required. Other desirable Race Official certifications:

  • Chief of Race

  • Chief of Timing

  • Chief of Course

  • Race Administrator

  • Knowledge about the chemical treatment of snow

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic computer functionality required.

  • Is honest and demonstrates integrity

  • Is able to manage confidential information

  • Should be familiar with proper waxes and overlays and snowboard training equipment

  • Is trustworthy and self-directed in work tasks

  • Is able to handle a fast-paced working environment

  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple, high-priority tasks

  • Is flexible with days and hours of work, based on resort needs

  • Can deal effectively with poor staff and athlete performance and affect positive change

  • Effective communicator with athletes and parents and understands the importance of all players in the coach-athlete-parent triangle

  • Strong coordination and organizational skills

  • Web editing or programming experience (will use Sprongo and Coaches Eye video analysis software)

  • Adapts well to change

  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and a clean motor vehicle record – required

  • Must own comfortable skis and ski boots (will be required to spend long days on the hill)

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Possibly extensive depending upon group age and experience and may include off-season camps.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mountain Environment:

  • The primary physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...

  • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.

  • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with heavy tools or equipment.

  • Exposure to: Chemicals required for cleaning, de-greasing, and painting Ultra Violet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude. Fumes produced in activities ranging from cleaning to painting to fabrication of metal products. Noise generated by snowmobiles, lift equipment, and tools may require hearing protection to be worn.

  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.

  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above. With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.

WAGE:

The base hourly pay range below represents the low and high end of Winter Park Resorts hourly pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Winter Park Resorts total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include many region-specific benefits.

hourly pay range: $14.00 - $30.00 per hour

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal

employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • High School or better
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