Ski Instructor Jobs – Ski/Snowboard Instructor Aviemore

Natural Retreats Cairngorm Mountain are currently looking to fill a variety of Ski and Snowboard Instructor roles. The positions are ideal for any BASI level 2 or higher qualified instructors looking for a full seasons work with out leaving the UK.


  • Ensuring that personal equipment is well-maintained and ready for tackling a long day on the slopes
  • Meeting with individuals and groups prior to the start of a lesson
  • Making sure individuals are comfortable with their equipment
  • Teaching familiarity with the ski lifts
  • Teaching individuals new skills and techniques to help improve their skiing ability
  • Helping raise confidence levels
  • Answering the questions of individuals taking part in lessons and individuals at the resort as a whole
  • Administering first aid if necessary
  • Observing the weather conditions and halting lessons if appropriate
  • Making sure every slope user is safe and having as good a time as possible
  • Filling out paperwork and assessment forms after lessons have been completed
  • Liaising with Ski School Manager and Supervisor regarding changes to plans, procedures etc
  • Working with other staff on the mountain such as Ski Patrollers, Ski Hire and the Technical Operations Team
  • Being available on an ad-hoc basis as required.
  • Attending training and team meetings as required.

This will quickly become a regular occurence for you as a ski instructor at Cairngorm

Personal Skills Required


  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Experience of working within a ski school environment
  • Strong experience/awareness of offering exceptional service and the requirements of this.
  • Prior experience of working with children
  • Disclosure and baring service (DBS) certification
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a Ski-school instructor role


  • BASI Level 2 in Skiing or Snowboarding or Dual Qualification
  • Other equivalent qualification to the above IE CSIA Level 2, NZSIA Level 2 etc
  • Minimum two day first aid certificate
  • BASI Level 1 applicants will be considered for training/shadowing purposes
  • Team Player including the management, supervision and motivation of the team
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to customer care
  • Influencing skills
  • Problem solver
  • Strong customer focus

There is some great backcountry skiing to explore.

 Personal Attributes/Behaviours

  • Enjoy working as part of a team and with a wide variety of people
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A love of skiing and/or snowboarding
  • An outgoing nature and enthusiasm
  • Fun-loving personality
  • Good teaching skills
  • Motivational skills and a positive approach to learning
  • Desire to keep improving own skills and techniques
  • Patience
  • Organisational skills
  • A good sense of humour
  • The ability to use own initiative whilst following established drills and teaching techniques
  • Ability to complete paperwork to deadline
  • Ability to provide honest feedback to individuals in a tactful manner
  • Good ability with children
  • Stamina and desire to work long hours in tough conditions

Click HERE to fill in the application form and apply