Adaptive Sports Instructor

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  • Post Date: March 16, 2023
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Job Overview

As an Adaptive Sports Instructor, you will teach adaptive cycling, mountain biking and paddling to children, adults and veterans with adaptive needs.  Potential for year-round employment, which includes teaching skiing, snowboarding, ski biking, snowshoeing and related activities in winter months.


  • Collaborate with other WAS staff, instructors, and volunteers to ensure overall program success.
  • Teach cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding program lessons according to WAS teaching progressions.
  • Learn to adapt all equipment to varying abilities through trainings and lessons.
  • Develop a strong teaching ability by regularly attending in-house clinics and other professional training.
  • Establish a strong pre-lesson and on-trail assessment.
  • Adhere to all risk management protocols to ensure safety of all students and instructors.
  • Track and evaluate student goals and progressions.
  • Communicate respectfully and think critically to promote positive program culture.



  • 1-2 years of job-specific work experience with demonstrated competence.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certified or willing to obtain certification upon hire.
  • 1 year of experience teaching sports or recreation skills, preferably to people with adaptive needs.
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Must be able to ride a bike independently.
  • Must be competent in basic mobile and desktop technology user experiences.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Practice effective team behavior and demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships.


  • Consistent weekly shift contingent on program schedule on designated days Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Regular interaction with the public in variable weather conditions in locations throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties.
  • Must be able to perform outdoor physical work for long periods of time.
  • Must provide personal transportation to/from program locations throughout Salt Lake county.


  • Ski pass and comp ticket benefits
  • Discounts at Snowbird eateries, retail shops, mountain school, lodging and daycare for employees
  • 401k
  • Discounts with Powdr partners


Snowbird is a world-renowned resort just 6 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Here, winter enthusiasts experience all types of mountain terrain which can be enjoyed by every level of skier and snowboarder.  Guests can sharpen their skills at our topflight mountain school, go for a backcountry snow-cat tour or enjoy an exhilarating Heli-ski adventure. Snowbird offers 4 hotels, 15 restaurants, conference facilities, summer activities, Oktoberfest and a full-service spa, all surrounded by spectacular granite peaks – making Snowbird a world-class destination.

Snowbird’s ambition is to provide unique big mountain experiences that grow the committed Snowbird family. This includes both our team members and our guests. By helping everyone experience what makes Snowbird unique and special, the environment, the mountain, the canyon and the people.  In this way they make memories for a lifetime, “memories that match our mountain”.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the role. We require all candidates that receive and accept employment offers to complete a background check before being hired and comply with our professional appearance, drug & alcohol, and employee conduct policies.

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