Ski School Culture
Ski & Snowboard School, Eco Adventures and Nursery
Ski & Snowboard School
The Telluride Ski and Snowboard School instructors have a reputation for being well-trained, caring, creative professionals with a passion for mountain life. Our goal is to continue building that reputation with each new person we hire.
Noah Sheedy | Director of Ski School
Doug Morrison | Adult Programs and Private Lesson Manager
Frank Martinez | Children’s Programs Manager
Rick Rauch | Training Manager
To become the premier North American Snowsports School, internationally recognized for exceptional quality by providing safe, enthusiastic experiences and cultivating a life-long passion for mountain recreation.
We believe learning to slide on snow can change a person for the better, and everyone should have the opportunity to be better. We believe that if our staff is the Best in North America then so will the experiences that they provide to our guests. We believe providing exceptional service and products will make memories that last forever with our guest, keep them coming back for more, and increase our referral business.
Being a part of the Best Snow Sports School in North America takes a special blend of skills. Throughout the hiring process, we look for the following attributes in our new hires:
- A strong focus on Safety for yourself and those around you.
- Professionalism in your attitude, communication skills, participation, and appearance.
- Skiing/Riding Ability that meets the minimum standard of an intermediate and shows a strong desire for growth and adaptability.
- The desire to provide unmatched Guest Service to each person that visits Telluride, both on and off the slopes.
Education and Training
We offer, free of charge, ongoing education for our instructors through our in-house training program. We encourage participation with the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)/American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and will focus training to coincide with these organizations. To learn more about PSIA/AASI visit their website at thesnowpros.org and click on the “Go Pro” link in the upper right hand corner. You can also visit the PSIA/AASI Rocky Mountain Division website at psia-rm.org where you can find local certification exam dates and locations for the 2014-15 season, educational materials to help you meet the certification standards, and membership information. We also compensate for successful completion of all PSIA/AASI Certification levels.
We are the best Ski & Snowboard School in the country and can only do this with true professionals. Professional commitment, behavior, and desire for personal growth are all requirements as part of our instructor team.
The Telluride Ski Resort and the Telluride Ski and Snowboard School are committed to keeping our guests AND our employees safe. Each year we have a goal as a company to have ZERO workplace injuries and you will be a crucial link to our success as a resort.
Cara Booz - Nursery Manager
At our core, the Cubs Camp Nursery provides a safe and comfortable place for young families to seek care for their infants and toddlers. The youngest infant accepted is 8 weeks of age and the oldest toddler accepted into the program is 5 years old. Our program is dynamic in that we offer enthusiastic experiences both outside on the mountain and indoors within the daycare setting, motivated to create wonderful days for both the children we care for and the parent we serve. We offer on-mountain experiences through one-on-one private lessons children ages 2.5 years and up. We understand that providing an exceptional level of care will make memories that last forever.
Assistant Manager - Tyler Sandstrom
Eco Adventures explores the amazing natural world, create customized opportunities for guests to constantly discover, and share our knowledge with those eager to learn. Eco Adventures can be thought of as a place a both children and adults would go for activities to do on and around the mountain other than skiing. This translates to the summer where we cater to the needs of all adventurers, informing guests of appropriate outdoor etiquette, providing necessary equipment, and teaching sustainable practices. In the winter we love to snowshoe, snow bike, build snow caves, and explore the mountain off of skis; In the summer, we lead daily Kids Camps, guide overnight explorations within the ski area and beyond, play capture the flag, and learn about our natural surroundings. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, come join us.