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Junior Instructor Program

Teenage skier poses with the Needles Mountain Range softly in the background

Turn your teen into an instructor.

Back by popular demand, the Junior Instructor Program is a volunteer-based program for young teens, ages 13-15, who are interested in becoming future instructors. This program will include a safe and fun all-mountain experience, season-long coaching on how to teach skiing and/or snowboarding, clinics and sessions on various topics such as skiing/riding powder, carving, terrain park skills and navigating moguls.

Our mission is to cultivate a team of kids who share a passion for skiing/snowboarding while developing the future instructor in your child. All coaching will be based on PSIA and AASI certification standards for teaching snowsports.

Key Benefits

  • Development of public speaking skills, independence, professionalism, communication skills and confidence in managing group dynamics — all while improving personal skiing or snowboarding skills.
  • Provides a safe and fun all-mountain experience, season-long coaching on how to teach skiing and/or snowboarding, clinics and sessions on various topics such as skiing/riding powder, carving, terrain park skills and navigating moguls.
  • Dedicated time to improving personal skiing and snowboarding skills, as well as interpersonal communication.
  • Junior Instructors will shadow lessons with a Purgatory instructor for children and youth programs to get real experience and learn to assist with class handling and coaching children.
  • All coaching will be based on PSIA and AASI certification standards for teaching snowsports.

Who:

Skiers and snowboarders ages 13-15 with a passion for snowsports and teaching. 

When: 

A seasonal weekend commitment (at least one weekend day) is required; holiday periods are encouraged.

Cost:

PSIA Junior instructor Certificate Program ($25)

Qualifying Junior Instructors will receive a FREE season pass.

To register your future instructor, please email [email protected].