become a hunter on-snow instructor
Instructor Training Course
This two-day interview and training session is open to interested skiers and riders (age 14 or older) who are comfortable on single black diamond trails. We provide candidates with a clear understanding of what it takes to be a Hunter Mountain Ski or Snowboard Instructor. If we agree that it is a good fit for both of us, you will be invited back for further training as a member of our staff.
Requirements to be an instructor and perks of the job:
• Part-Time employment with our school requires a commitment of 24 days, which includes 6 holiday days
• Full-Time positions are limited and selected based upon experience and availability
• The majority of our business is with children, so patience, creativity, and compassion are essential qualities to have
• Skiing and/or riding equipment that is up to date with all safety devices tested
• Discounts on Family ski/board tickets (discounts increase after 1st year of service)
• Food discounts
• Retail discounts
• Child Care discounts
Being an instructor with Hunter Mountain Snowsports School is an awesome opportunity for people with an enthusiastic appreciation for skiing or riding. If you want to be part of a tight knit group of like-minded individuals, are able and excited to be outside in all types of weather, and would love to share your passion for this winter playground, then this is the job for you.
We will teach you how to make learning to ski or ride a snap with our state of the art teaching method on many acres of some of the best teaching terrain in the east. You will find after using our method and skills to teach new skiers and riders; your own skills will improve and you can challenge yourself on some of the most exciting terrain on the East Coast. Our staff includes trainers and examiners for the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association for Snowboard Instructors (AASI). So, training opportunities are plentiful and encouraged.
Training our staff to ski or ride toward a peak performance standard and giving them the tools to deliver successful lessons is a commitment that we uphold with great passion. Our primary goal is to convert the first-time skier or rider into a life-long snowsports enthusiast. It is a lot of fun and often a lot of work, but the feeling one gets when it all clicks is euphoric. Most instructors will tell you that the skills and insight one gleans in this environment translate to many other areas in one’s life. The variables of learning how to connect with others and building a greater understanding of mechanics, physiology, communication skills, and leadership, translate to success within and outside of the snowsports industry.