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(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