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Alpine Head Coach Full-Time Seasonal

posted February 18, 2020

Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, CO
We Work To Play....Are You In?
802490 l

About This Job


Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the U.S., and located just 67 miles NW of Denver, is the closest major ski resort to the City. Owned by the City and County of Denver, and managed by Alterra Mountain Company/Winter Park Operations Corporation, Winter Park is part of the rich history and tradition of Denver mountain parks, and is also one of Intrawest’s premier destination resorts in North America.  Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in the 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.


Will manage the class programs of the Competition Center training groups.  Will organize and assist training staff, design and implement training plans, and will directly coach participants 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.


  • Recruit, organize, and manage program coaching staff including staff scheduling, performance planning, and evaluation.
  • Assist to hire, train, manage alpine administration staff within budget, promote efficiency, and keep workload manageable
  • Provide leadership of daily training for program participants.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and athletes.
  • Prepare and implement technical teaching progressions, methodologies, and content for daily training for athletes in conjunction with Program Senior Manager/Director.
  • Set and maintain courses and closures, following course setting standards of the US Ski and Snowboard and FIS.
  • Have high standards for safety in all training environments.
  • Assure that all facilities and equipment are properly maintained and stored.
  • Video and conduct video analysis sessions with participants on a regular basis.
  • Conduct athlete goal setting meetings at the start of the year, review throughout the season, and at the end of the season.
  • Coordinate team travel to alpine racing events and other local, regional and national alpine competitions.
  • Responsible for athlete supervision, van transportation, team captain’s meeting representation, accommodation, lodging check-in/out, and on-hill coaching duties at these events.
  • Provide positive feedback on a daily basis to participants and submit written mid-season and year-end evaluations on each participant.
  • Assist athletes and their families in obtaining equipment from ski manufacturers’ representatives.
  • Participate in coaches meetings, briefings, and other professional functions as directed by Alpine Senior Manager/Director.
  • Provide regular feedback and evaluation to Aalpine Coaching staff.
  • Plan for spring, summer, and fall on and off snow ski and conditioning camps and dry land activities in conjunction with the Alpine Senior Manager/Director and Sports Performance Manager.

Other duties:

  • Maintain a friendly, congenial and helpful attitude while effectively dealing with athletes, parents, guests, and employees.
  • Report any unsafe conditions which may affect athletes, employee or public safety
  • Attend weekly Competition Center director meetings and bring forth alpine program issues
  • Enforce athlete code-of-conduct and hold self, staff, and athletes to the highest standard of behavior
  • Address any breach of conduct immediately and inform/involve other staff members as necessary
  • Must wear radio during all training sessions
  • Must wear uniform at all times while coaching and during work hours


  • High school graduate or GED is required.
  • Advanced level skiing skills and knowledge as indicated by demonstration to Supervisor/Director.  Equivalent to skills required for Level 200 education in US Ski and Snowboard Coaches Education program. PSIA or equivalent acceptable.
  • Should have a minimum of three seasons as a coach in an organized US Ski and Snowboard, collegiate, or high school racing program; or have experience at the NorAm level.
  • Experience in ski tuning, boot modification, and related equipment experience desirable.
  • Should be competent in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook (email)
  • Experience in physical literacy, physical fitness and dry land training programs desirable.


  • US Ski & Snowboard Level II Coaching certification or equivalent required.
  • First Aid/CPR certification required.
  • Safe Sport Certification required.
  • Certified US Ski & Snowboard Referee Race Official required. Other desirable Race Official certifications:
    • Chief of Race
    • Chief of Timing
    • Chief of Course
    • Race Administrator
  • Knowledge about the chemical treatment of snow
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic computer functionality required.
  • Is honest and demonstrates integrity
  • Is able to manage confidential information
  • Should be familiar with proper waxes and overlays and snowboard training equipment
  • Is trustworthy and self-directed in work tasks
  • Is able to handle a fast-paced working environment
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple, high-priority tasks
  • Is flexible with days and hours of work, based on resort needs
  • Can deal effectively with poor staff and athlete performance and affect positive change
  • Effective communicator with athletes and parents and understands the importance of all players in the coach-athlete-parent triangle
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills
  • Web editing or programming experience (will use Sprongo and Coaches Eye video analysis software)
  • Adapts well to change
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and a clean motor vehicle record – required
  • Must own comfortable skis and ski boots (will be required to spend long days on the hill)


Possibly extensive depending upon group age and experience and may include off-season camps.


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.


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.


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.


About This Employer

Winter Park Resort

85 Parsenn Road
Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-1564

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Winter Park is the closest major ski resort near Denver at just 67 miles away. Don’t be fooled by our convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience.

With over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, Winter Park Resort offers an unforgettable experience for any kind of adventurer, whether you’re just here to take in the views, or looking to really get your adrenaline pumping.

And don’t think that things slow down once the snow melts! The summer sun brings bike park rippers, scenic trail trekkers, and speedy alpine sliders for a whole new take on Winter Park adventure.


We are a community of explorers and adrenaline junkies; sight seers and nature lovers; lifelong skiers and fly fishing fanatics; mountain bikers and peak hikers… The opportunities for mountain adventure are endless, but we all share one common appreciation for this vast and pristine area.

As a celebration of this mountain lifestyle, we have refreshed our partnership with the community as a whole to establish Winter Park as a prime Colorado destination, connecting people with nature and embracing our shared value of the outdoors.