Alterra Mountain Company
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WP - Comp Center - Alpine Coach Apprentice - 2019/2020 Winter Season - Part Time
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Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the United States. We are located just 67 miles north-west of Denver, which makes us the closest major ski resort to the city. Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to “create the best memories, again and again,” for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alterra Mountain Company is a community of 12 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. We honor each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrate the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone.
To mentor and coach participants in Competition Center programs 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.
- Plan and supervise daily training for competitors as directed and scheduled by the Head/Lead Coach.
- Set and maintain courses and closures following course specifications of the US Ski and Snowboard and FIS in events.
- Have high standards for safety in all training environments.
- Assure that all facilities and equipment are properly maintained and stored.
- Shoot video and conduct video analysis sessions with participants on a frequent basis.
- If directed by the Head Coach/Supervisor, Conduct athlete goal setting meetings at start of year and review throughout season.
- Travel to pre-determined events with participants and be responsible for on-hill coaching duties.
- Provide positive feedback on a daily basis to participants and if directed by the Head Coach/Supervisor submit written year-end evaluations on each participant.
- Communicate needs to effectively do job on a daily basis to Head/Lead coach.
- Participate in coaches meetings, briefings, and other professional functions as directed by the Head/Lead coach and Program Manager.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- High school graduate or GED is required.
- Advanced level skiing skills and knowledge as indicated by demonstration to Head/Lead coach. Equivalent to skills required for Level 1 education in US Ski and Snowboard Coaches Education program.
- It is desirable to have a minimum of one season in an organized US Ski and Snowboard, collegiate, or high school program; or have competition experience at the US Ski and Snowboard and/or FIS level or have at least one year of experience as an instructor in an organized ski school and complete the US Ski and Snowboard Level 1 coach clinic program during the first year of employment.
- Experience in ski tuning, boot modification, and related equipment experience desirable.
- Must have an understanding of current US Ski and Snowboard and FIS rules
Travel may be required if program has away events.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- 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.
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.