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:
Full Freeride job description HERE.
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.
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
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)
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.
Gear & Equipment
All Intro coaches are required to have the following at every practice:
BSF will provide first aid kits and any necessary practice equipment (e.g., cones, balls, etc.).
Compensation & Benefits
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.
Programs and Services: