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Freeride Coach

Company: Solitude Mountain Resort
Location: Sandy
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Solitude Mountain Resort in Solitude, UTSeasonalJOB TITLE: Freeride CoachDIVISION: SnowsportsREPORTS TO: Teams ManagerLOCATION: Ski & RideCLASSIFICATION: Seasonal/ Hourly/ Full-TimePOSITION:The Solitude Freeride Team prepares 1018-year-old athletes to compete in IFSA Junior Freeride Competitions. We seek professional and enthusiastic coaches who can assist athletes in setting and achieving goals in advanced Freeride ski technique. The programing focuses on safety while prioritizing strong skiing skills and mountain knowledge. We coach to IFSA's five judging categories for Freeride competitions including: Line Selection, Control, Technique, Fluidity, Style, and Energy.It is expected that our coaches are available for the following: off-snow training, on-snow coaching on all Saturdays and Sundays, our holiday camp, and travel to IFSA regional competitions.SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENT

  • Conduct daily training for athletes as directed and scheduled by the Head Coach.
  • 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 athletes on a regular basis.
  • If directed by the Head Coach, conduct athlete goal setting meetings at start of year and review throughout season.
  • Be responsible for on hill coaching duties and travel to IFSA regional events with athletes.
  • Provide positive feedback daily to athletes and submit written year end evaluations on each athlete.
  • Communicate any needs to perform job exceptionally to the Head Coach.
  • Participate in coaches' meetings, briefings, and other professional functions as directed by the Head Coach and Program Manager.
  • Be on time with proper gear all scheduled shifts.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
    • Advanced level skiing skills and knowledge as demonstration by the Head Coach.
    • Preferred Level 1 IFSA certification
    • All coaches are required to have completed the Coaching Fundamentals course with US Ski and Snowboard
    • Level 1 PSIA certification is encouraged
    • USSA Level 1 coach certification is encouraged
    • Avalanche safety education/certification, and/or the motivation and willingness to obtain these certifications during the first season of employment.
    • It's preferred to have a minimum of one season in an organized IFSA freeride, US Ski and Snowboard, or high school program. Competition experience at the IFSA, US Ski and Snowboard and/or FIS level is a plus. At least one year of experience as an instructor in an organized ski school is also desirable.
    • Must understand current IFSA rules and judging criteria.
    • Excellent people skills are required to effectively communicate with athletes, parents, other coaches, mountain employees and guests on the mountain.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:Travel may be required for regional IFSA competitions.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:Mountain Environment:
      • Be at Solitude Mountain Resort on time on days work is scheduled.
      • The primary outdoor environment requires tolerance to exposures such as cold,snow, wind, rain, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, extreme terrain, lightning, etc...
        • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain with equipment.
        • Exposure to: Ultraviolet radiation from the sun enhanced through lack of atmospheric filtration at work altitude.
        • 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 of this position.THE BENEFITS AND PERKSAt Solitude Mountain Resort, we offer a variety of employee benefits! First, you are lucky enough to be working in the beautiful, scenic Wasatch Mountains. Enjoy mountain activities before work, after work, on work breaks, and on days off! Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and so much more. Work with other mountain enthusiasts. This is an excellent opportunity to socialize, meet great people, and attend employee events around the resort. Some events include unique opportunities like employee ski days, employee yoga, live music events, film festival ski movie features, and many more summer activities- at work! You get to work and play in the same place. Eligibility is dependent on all employee classification of work.BENEFITS:Ski and Ride
          • Eligible employees receive a free Solitude season pass for themselves and eligible dependents. This includes unlimited skiing/riding for winter employees with no blackout dates and bike hauls for summer employees
          • Free access to select Alterra Mountain Company Destinations throughout North America for you and eligible dependents
          • Discounted Solitude lift tickets for your friends & family
          • Discounted ski and ride lessons
          • Free Nordic ski and snowshoe pass for the Solitude Nordic & Snowshoe Center for winter employees
          • Ski and ride perks at other local resorts
          • Complimentary UTA Ski Bus passOther Benefits
            • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSA, FSA for eligible employees
            • Discounts resort-wide for food, rentals, retail, lessons, and more
            • Pro deals with hundreds of outdoor brands
            • 401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees
            • Free counseling service for you and your household members through our Employee Assistance ProgramRequired
              Preferred
              Job Industries
              • Hotel & Hospitality

Keywords: Solitude Mountain Resort, Sandy , Freeride Coach, Education / Teaching , Sandy, Utah

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