Ski Instructor Trainer - Winter 24/25

June 19 2024
Industries Accomodations, Food services , Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Education, Library, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism,
Kelowna, BC • Full time

The Big White Ski & Board School is looking for experienced GAP and Ski Trainers certified instructors, with preference given to candidates holding their CSIA Evaluator certification (Level 1 or higher) to join the team as Ski Trainer/Instructor. If you aspire to be part of a strong team of Ski and Snowboard trainers, we want you to join our team for the winter season. This seasonal, full-time position works five or more days weekly, depending on business needs.

Trainers will be responsible for providing training on the following Ski & Board programs:

  1. GAP training program. Our GAP programs run from mid-January to the third week of March, Monday to Friday. Being assigned to this program, the trainer's day consists of up to seven (7) hours per day. The role of training the GAP program is to teach the participants using the CSIA methodology for teaching and skiing to the standard required to complete the CSIA Level 1 and 2 courses.
  2. In-house staff training for Big White Ski & Board School Ski Instructors. The Ski & Board School's in-house training program runs throughout the season, six days a week, and includes a combination of training sessions, mentorship, and lesson shadowing. Training sessions aim to improve the product that our instructors deliver to our clients. We focus on developing our instructors' teaching and skiing capabilities so that our clients get the best lesson possible.

Additional duties and responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Adult & Kids snowboard lessons in group and private settings using the CSIA teaching methodology and following Big White Ski & Board School's progression levels.
  • Teaching clients and demonstrating quality lessons relevant to the ability level of your students
  • Evaluating lesson participants and completing achievement records where necessary
  • Always working with safety in mind to safeguard guests and fellow workers
  • Planning lesson content to create a safe and fun learning experience
  • Evaluating instructors' lessons where scheduled, providing written and verbal feedback for staff evaluations
  • Ensuring effective public relations and problem-solving as required
  • Working cooperatively and maintaining ongoing communication with other program trainers and Ski & Board School Staff
  • Working with the Technical Director to aid in the development and improvement of the training program
  • Taking appropriate action to deal with incidents and emergencies, as outlined in the Ski & Board School's policies and procedures
  • Attending all paid training sessions
  • Acting as a role model for the Ski & Board School instructors and fostering an approachable, open level of communication
  • Assisting with promoting Ski & Board School programs

Position requirements:

  • Previous experience training staff or GAP participants in a ski school environment
  • Have and will attend evaluator training as required by CSIA,
  • Three or more seasons of previous ski instructing experience working in organized settings are definite assets

All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with two contactable references and include a copy of relevant current certifications. Preference will be given to those who also have:

  • CSIA Level 1 Evaluator (TD module) or above
  • CASI or international equivalent certifications
  • Experience in teaching children
  • Experience in leadership or mentor roles

Starting wage - $28.85, plus sales incentives with increases dependent on further relevant instructing certifications and time-based accruals.

Target start date- 9th December

All applicants, please apply online at

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