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(posted 9/28/22)

BSF Alpine & Freestyle/Freeskiing/FreeRide coaches needed for the 2022-23 season.  BSF is hiring for coaches with our Intro, Devo, and Comp teams.  All coaching staff will receive a complimentary ski pass at Bridger Bowl.  Wage DOE.  

Must be able to pass a background check and be in good standing with US Ski and Snowboard, USASA , and IFSA.

DAYS: Saturdays, Sundays, or both


Intro- (U8-U12).   January 14- March 5th, 9:00-2:00pm

Devo- (U12-U14).  December 18- March 5th.  9:30-3:00pm

Comp-( U12 and up). December 18- March 5th. 9:30-3:00pm

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to the ski discipline of choice:

Freestyle: mike.papke@gmail.com

Alpine: larue.seitz@bridgerskifoundation.org

Freeride: bailey.servais@bridgerskifoundation.org

Full Freeride job description HERE.

Nordic Intro CoachES

posted 9/20/22

Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ski community organization in the ideal outdoor adventure town of Bozeman, Montana. BSF provides and funds educational and competitive programs for all ages, year round, in Nordic, Alpine, and Freestyle/Freeskiing. BSF works with over 800 nordic ski athletes of all ages each year, focusing on inspiring a lifelong love of skiing, athletic excellence, and personal growth. BSF also grooms an incredible network of community trails with free public access at six venues in Bozeman. 

Position Overview

Nordic Intro Coaches will coach (or co-coach) a group of youth skiers for the duration of the 8-week season, both Classic and Skate skiing.

The ideal Nordic Intro Coach candidate must have previous Nordic ski experience and be a competent skier, be a great communicator, enjoy working with kids, and love to ski! No previous coaching experience is required, although welcome. 

The BSF Nordic Intro Program is a learn to ski program for kindergarten through middle school kids. We work on the fundamentals of skiing: agility, balance, and coordination. Our focus is on creating a fun and supportive environment that can accommodate a diverse range of skiers Please see the BSF website for more information.


Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Must be reliable and punctual (show up to every practice on time, the kids are counting on you!)
  • Must have a great attitude and be a team player (ability to work well with other coaches)
  • Must show up to practice prepared (with a practice plan, BSF jacket, warm layers, pack containing group roster and emergency supplies, and charged cell phone with ringer on)
  • Represent BSF by setting a good example for your group of athletes, parents, and volunteers
  • Responsible for your group's safety and conduct during practice
  • Responsible for returning all equipment after each practice and the coach's jacket at the end of the season
  • Filling out an end of season progress report for each athlete in your group 
  • Sign contract and submit all employment paperwork by due date
  • Meet all training requirements (see below)

Training Requirements

To be eligible to coach in the 2022/23 BSF season, you must complete or attend the following:


In person (or via Zoom if not in town), this orientation session covers basic coaches training, group management training, and concussion training (to take place in November, exact date and time TBD)

On-snow Training Clinic

Lead by Andrew Morehouse and Heidi Makoutz, all coaches must attend this clinic: Sunday, January 15th, 2:00-4:00 pm, Lindley Center

US Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Club Volunteer Membership

In lieu of an official coaches license, all Intro Coaches must get this volunteer membership which includes a background check, safesport training (must be completed online), and an intro to avalanches course (also completed online). The total cost of this membership is $65. BSF will reimburse returning coaches immediately, and new coaches will get reimbursed at the end of the season. If you are a returning coach and already hold a US Ski and Snowboard Coach License Membership (Level 100 or higher), please inquire and get prior approval about reimbursement for this ($150). 

CPR & First Aid Training

Must hold a current certification. BSF will offer in-house training (or an online option) in November (exact date and time TBD)

Availability Requirements

Intro coaches must commit to the full 8 week season (January 14 - March 7, 2023). You must be available to coach a minimum of two practices per week, but may coach up to four. 

  • Practice Times and Locations are as follows:
  • Saturdays at Crosscut, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursday at Lindley/Sunset Hills, 4:00-5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays at Bridger Creek Golf Course, 4:00-5:30 pm

Gear & Equipment

All Intro coaches are required to have the following at every practice:

  • Proper skis, poles, and boots (skate or classic depending on the day)
  • BSF jacket and name tag
  • A fully charged, accessible cell-phone with the ringer turned on full volume
  • Water and snacks for personal use
  • A hip pack or backpack to carry first aid kits, group emergency contact information, etc.

BSF will provide first aid kits and any necessary practice equipment (e.g., cones, balls, etc.).

Compensation & Benefits

  • Daily rate of $30 per practice session for all new coaches, which will be paid at the end of the season based on the number of days worked.
  • Daily rate of $35 per practice session for all returning coaches, which will be paid at the end of the season based on the number of days worked. 
  • Junior Coaches (those coaches under the age of 18) will be paid a rate of $20 per practice session at the end of the season based on the number of days worked. 
  • BSF Community Nordic Trails season pass (value $75)
  • Coaches on Saturdays at Crosscut will receive a complementary day ticket (value $20) which they can use for personal skiing before or after practice 
  • CPR/1st Aid certification 
  • US Ski and Snowboard Volunteer Membership (includes online safesport and avalanche training) paid for by BSF (reimbursed at end of season for new coaches, reimbursed upon purchase for returning coaches see more info. below)
  • General group management training and on-snow clinics/training
  • BSF winter hat to keep, and BSF Coach jacket to use for the season 

To Apply

Please fill out and submit this ONLINE COACH APPLICATION

Please contact Intro Program Director, Erin Renna, with any questions:





Inspiring a lifelong love of skiing, athletic excellence, and personal growth. Our goal is to create opportunities through educational and competitive programs in Alpine, Freestyle, Freeskiing, Snowboarding and Nordic skiing and to groom cross-country ski trails in the Bozeman community.


To be a world class community ski program.


  • Maximize Athlete Potential: We provide programs that assist each participant in reaching his/her potential.
  • Quality Programs: We provide environments that are fun and enriching.
  • High Caliber Staff:  We attract, retain and develop directors, coaches, and staff of the highest caliber, both personally and professionally.  We provide ongoing training and learning opportunities for them.
  • Affordability:  We are committed to affordable and accessible introductory programs and seek community support and scholarships to help athletes as they move up the pipeline.
  • Academics: We build relationships with the school system and work with participants so they can excel in their sport and school.
  • Safe Sport:  We protect every athlete’s emotional and physical safety.
  • Volunteers:   We cultivate and grow positive relationships with BSF volunteers.
  • Community Relations: We promote positive, productive relationships with the local community, community partners, and supporters of BSF.
  • Culture & Sportsmanship: We expect all athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, and employees to exhibit exceptional sportsmanship and contribute to the BSF culture and the broader community.

Programs and Services:

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Freestyle Skiing, Freeskiing and Snowboarding
  • Community Nordic Trails