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We believe in skiing. 2021/2022 season passes on sale now!

The Power Pass, comes with unlimited skiing at Purgatory, Hesperus, Snowbowl, Brian Head, Sipapu, Pajarito and Nordic Valley — plus unlimited uplift access at Spider Mountain Bike Park through April 30, 2022.

Junior Instructor Program

Our NEW program nurtures the future instructor in your young teen.

Introducing the Junior Instructor Program: a volunteer-based program for young teen ages 13-15 who are interested in becoming a future ski/snowboard instructor. 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 and 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.

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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: Qualifying Junior Instructors will receive a FREE season pass.

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