Ski Instructor

Tabernash - Colorado (CO), 80478

Devil's Thumb Ranch

Job Description:

Perks/Privileges of Employment:
  • Affordable furnished housing
  • Employer-sponsored monthly events such as Avalanche, Rockies & Nuggets games, Zip-lining, Snow-tubing, Hiking, Bowling, Recreation Center, etc.
  • Employer-sponsored Softball and Hockey leagues
  • Wellness Program opportunities including meditation, complimentary daily Yoga, trail running & mountain-biking workshops
  • 25% discounts at all Devil's Thumb Ranch restaurants, activities including Trail Rides, and Spa Treatments
  • Overtime for hours worked over 40/week
  • Referral bonus of $250 if we hire someone you refer
"The mountains are calling and I must go..." for more than just a weekend! Join a growing, fast-paced team of hardworking, passionate, and adventurous individuals who strive to improve themselves and the Ranch every day. From multiple food & beverage outlets, to the stables, to the Spa, Devil's Thumb Ranch offers many "spokes" of opportunity to keep the wagon wheel turnin'.

Our mission at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is to offer guests and employees the true, premier Colorado experience. Working here means surrounding yourself with the great outdoors and the rugged individualism the West has always been known for. Living in Grand County offers opportunities to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Lake Granby and Winter Park Ski Resort. From epic mountain biking to the growing music scene, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen your skills across a variety of departments in an incredible setting.

By joining the team, you'll benefit from some of the same special experiences that make the Ranch an unsurpassed guest retreat: access to hiking and Nordic ski trails, discounts at all restaurant outlets, and fun, free employee events. Other great perks that come with the gig include: discounts on lodging, activities, retail and spa treatments, along with transitional affordable housing, free shuttle service, and a free meal during each shift.
Devil's Thumb Ranch is the choice Colorado employer that you have been searching for. Join us!

Purpose of the Job:
To teach the general public how to cross country ski (nordic ski) and assist in all aspects of the Activities Center, including, but not limited to: sales of retail merchandise, ski equipment rentals and customer service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide superior customer service (internal and external) at all times.
  • Count out cash register drawer, including setting up the bank and completing the daily count sheet.
  • Greet and assist customers with purchases.
  • Understand and control the steps of a sale to increase sales per hour, items per transaction, and average sale.
  • Become familiar with the sport of Nordic skiing and the Devil's Thumb Ranch Services.
  • Understand features and benefits, sizing and fit of ski wear.
  • Become familiar with the Devil's Thumb Ranch retail inventory in all locations.
  • Assist in arranging merchandise according to store design.
  • Open and close store to ensure proper checklist procedures are followed.
  • Assist with periodic inventories and in maintenance of proper inventory levels.
  • Complete daily and weekly reports as assigned.
  • Display new merchandise on retail floor.
  • Assist with various store operations as needed.
  • Keep up with new products and equipment in the industry.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Other Duties:
  • Greet guest upon
arrival at the cross-country center
  • Assist guests with information on the cross-country program
  • Assist guests with purchasing trail tickets and provide area maps.
  • Handle cash/credit card transactions with the register.
  • Assist guests with purchasing merchandise.
  • Retail sales-hard and soft goods. Rental and demo equipment disbursement.
  • Maintenance of all rental equipment. Basic ski shop repairs and binding mounting.
  • Embrace and promote all facets of Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
  • Exhibit job and product knowledge to accurately support and promote all Devil’s Thumb Ranch departments, amenities and programming ventures.
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule and work well under pressure.
  • Keep information confidential as directed in the confidentiality agreement and furthermore support and comply with all Devil's Thumb Ranch policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Personal Attributes:
    Be an ambassador of Devil’s Thumb Ranch inside and outside of work.
    Support and participate in environmental programs associated with position: minimizing waste, recycling, energy conservation, purchase and use of sustainable products, education on environmental ethic, support vendors with similar ethic, decrease pollution levels, minimize the use of toxic chemicals, restore wild life habitats.

    Physical Demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

    Employee will occasionally pick up fallen students. Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous instruction and customer service experience required, preferably in the ski industry. Preferred areas of education; Recreation and Sales. Preferred area of experience; Coaching.

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense and problem solving.

    Special Skills/Equipment:
    Employees required having the ability to Nordic ski. Prefer track racing experience and knowledge of Nordic equipment.

    The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

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