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MSS Ski/Snowboard Instructor - Winter 23/24

Stratton Mountain Resort
sick time, 401(k)
United States, Vermont, Bennington
November 25, 2023
Seasonal (Seasonal)
At Stratton, we are a team of people who work extremely hard and take our jobs very seriously, without forgetting how to laugh and have fun. We choose people that display the talent and attitude that exemplify the high level of service our guests expect and deserve. Our vision is to be A BOLD MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY CULTIVATING EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES.


Stratton's team members are rewarded with job experience, opportunities for career advancement and some great lifestyle perks for our seasonal team members including:
  • Stratton season pass for all employees
  • Free or discounted (depending on classification) season pass for dependents - this includes spouse &.children under 26 years old
  • Alterra Mountain Company Employee Pass - free lift access & discounts (depending on classification) at all Alterra owned resorts - dependents too!
  • Unlimited introduction letters for 50% off day tickets at IKON partner resorts (depending on classification)
  • Discounted golf, mountain biking and fitness center memberships
  • Employee childcare rates & discounted seasonal programs for self & dependents (depending on classification)
  • Retail and Food and Beverage discounts
  • Industry/Pro-form discounts
  • 12 - $25 lift tickets for your friend & family guests (depending on classification)
  • Onsite medical clinic
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid sick time

Additional perks & benefits for year round employees


Stratton's Mountain Sports School is looking for part time and full time ski and snowboard instructors! This position requires the instructing or assisting with the instruction of beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and outgoing with a strong passion for snow sports instruction and snow sports culture. Starting pay for this position is $18.00/hour.

  • To teach skiing or snowboarding from beginner to expert
  • Provide a safe learning environment for students
  • Attend clinics for instructors
  • Ability to teach a variety of lessons:
    • Groups
    • Privates
    • Seasonal Programs
  • Assist in preparation of learning areas
  • Learn the lift procedures for junior participants
  • Being outdoors in winter conditions for 6 plus hours daily
  • Junior School:
    • Assist with the registration process and checkout; Assist with lunchtime duties
    • Assist with carpets

  • Education: High School diploma preferred but not required
  • Experience: Skiing/Riding experience, previous teaching experiences a plus

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Skiing/Snowboarding skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Outgoing, with excellent communication skills


This position requires working weekends and holidays.

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.

Please Note: All Instructor applicants must provide two (2) letters of reference and submit a resume in order to be considered for a position. Letters of reference should pertain to the applicant's previous experience with teaching/coaching/mentoring, whenever possible. Stratton Mountain Resort will also conduct reference checks for all candidates being considered for employment and a criminal background check for all candidates who have been offered a position in our Mountain Sports School.

Stratton Mountain Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer