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Nordic Intro Coaches

(posted 9/24/21)


Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) is seeking Nordic Intro Coaches for the upcoming winter season (2021-22). 

Do you love to Nordic ski and enjoy working with kids? Would you like to introduce skiing to the next generation? If so, come join our BSF Nordic team as an Intro Coach!  Intro Coaches have the opportunity to work with athletes ages 5-14 (Kinders through Middle Schoolers). Our Intro program takes a holistic, playful approach to skiing. 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 (from first timers to advanced). Coaches must possess a strong technical background, be a great communicator, and enjoy working with kids. All kids will learn classic technique, and 8 year olds and older will also learn skate technique. Skills are developed through games, drills, relays and other fun activities. Coach-to-skier ratio is between 1-to-4 and 1-to-8 depending on the age group (sometimes there will be two coaches per group).

All coaches will work under the Intro Coordinator and head coaches/supervisors. BSF provides training and curriculum.


Intro practices: 9 weeks Total* (Saturday, January 8th through Thursday, March 10th, 2022)

Practice Times/Locations:

Tuesdays and Thursday at Lindley/Sunset Hills, 4:00-5:30 pm

Wednesdays at Bridger Creek Golf Course, 4:00-5:30 pm

Saturdays at Crosscut, 11:00 am-12:30 pm

*Coaches can choose to work 2-4 days per week

Essential Skills and Preferred Experience:

  • Commitment to BSF Mission, Vision, Values
  • Positive, team-oriented, self-motivated work ethic
  • Able to lead practice sessions solo and in coordination with other coaches
  • Prior coaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to pass the U.S. Ski and Snowboard background check and complete SafeSport training
  • Must be willing to attend pre-season training sessions including orientation, an on-snow clinic, and take a 1st Aid/CPR certification course (provided by BSF)
  • Must show up prepared and on time to practice, with BSF jacket, name tag and hat
  • Must set a good example for your group, parents, and volunteer coaches
  • Must be responsible for your group's conduct during practice
  • Must be responsible for the return of all equipment after each practice, and the coach's jacket at the end of the season
  • Must be willing to communicate with parents via email as needed throughout the season
  • Must be willing to fill out an end-of-season progress report for each child in your group

Time Commitment/Benefits Package:

  • Intro coaches: 9 weeks, 2-4 days per week (Saturday, January 8th - Thursday, March 10th, 2022 )
  • Compensation $30 per practice
  • Pre-season training opportunities, including a coach orientation and group management training
  • 1st Aid/CPR Certification
  • US Ski and Snowboard Volunteer License ($75 value), including SafeSport Training and a background check.
  • US Ski and Snowboard Coach License renewal (if already licensed, $150 value)
  • BSF Community Nordic Trails season pass (value $50)
  • Coaches at Crosscut will receive a complementary day ticket (value $20) which they can use for personal skiing before or after practice
  • BSF Hat and Buff to keep

Application Procedure:

Please submit this BSF Nordic Intro Coach Application as soon as possible, and reach out to Erin Renna, Nordic Intro Coordinator, with any questions!



BSF is an equal opportunity employer


(posted 9/21/21)


Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) is seeking Introductory, Development, and Comp Coaches in both Alpine & Freestyle for this coming ski season (2021-22). 

Intro coaches will work with athletes ages 6-11 that have graduated from learn-to-ski lessons and have moved up to the alpine or freestyle teams, where they develop new skills and learn to alpine race and/or begin to ski moguls and in the park.  Coach-to-skier ratios of 1-to-8.  

Development and Comp coaches will work with the similar groups sizes, but with more advanced skiers, ages 8-19.

All coaches will work under co-directors and head coaches. Assistant coaches communicate with directors and other staff regarding daily lesson plans. BSF provides training and curriculum. 


Intro practices: Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Bridger Bowl, January 15 - March 6. 

Freestyle Devo and Comp: Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.at Bridger Bowl, December 11 - March 6. 

Alpine Devo Practices: Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Bridger Bowl, December 18 - March 6.  

Alpine Comp Practices: Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., with some weekday afternoons depending on the age group, at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky late November to April. 

Essential Skills and Preferred Experience:

  • Commitment to BSF Mission, Vision, Values
  • Positive, team-oriented, self-motivated work ethic
  • Able to lead practice sessions solo and in coordination with other coaches
  • Prior coaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to pass the U.S. Ski and Snowboard, background check and SafeSport.
  • Must be able to ski from the top of all lifts in a proficient manner.

Time Commitment/Benefits Package:

  • Intro coaches: 8 weeks, 2 days a week on Saturdays and Sundays. January 15-March 6th, 2022.  Holiday Camp Dec.28-30th, 2021
  • Devo and Comp coaches are a 12+ weeks
  • Compensation DOE
  • Free Bridger Bowl season’s pass
  • Continuing education  
  • Free transportation available to get to Bridger Bowl and back

Application Procedure:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to either the Alpine or Freestyle Program Director, depending on your interest:

Alpine-  LaRue Seitz. larue.seitz@bridgerskifoundation.org

Freestyle-  Mike Papke.  mike.papke@bridgerskifoundation.org

BSF is an equal opportunity employer



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