The Winter Park Competition Center Seeks Lead Coach

FasterSkierJanuary 8, 2020

The Winter Park Competition Center in Winter Park, Colorado is currently seeking a Lead Coach available Wednesday-Sunday through March 22, 2020 with a possibility of continuing to year-round. This coach will work primarily with 10-14 year old skiers and assist the Head Coach at races as needed.

As a recently reinstated Nordic program within the larger Competition Center, this program has tremendous potential, benefitting from world class training venues in the area, an invested Nordic community, a partnership with the local schools, and complete support from Winter Park Resort and Alterra Mountain Company. With a full-time sport psychologist on staff, work consistently with physical therapists, strength trainers, and nutritionists this provides athletes with the best resources possible.

The Competition Center offers pipeline programs for all ages and abilities, with the primary focus on fun and development to instill a life-long love for the sport. The three programs currently offered are the Saturday Program (Ages 8-19), Weekend Program (Ages 8-19), and Full-time Program (U16+). Our Full-time Program functions in conjunction with the local high school and athletes have an abridged schedule allowing them to be released from school at 12 pm Tuesday-Thursday. All local students in Grand County do not have school on Friday as well, all which allows an abundant time to train.

The Competition Center is a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Gold-Certified Club and a member of Rocky Mountain Nordic and is fully integrated with the Winter Park Resort.

More information on various programs:

Position Summary

To mentor and coach participants in Competition Center Nordic programs in an enthusiastic and effective manner that helps the participants set and achieve goals in advanced skiing technique and competition, and to inspire life-long enjoyment in sport.

Essential Duties

  • Plan and supervise daily training for competitors as scheduled by the Head/Lead Coach.
  • Have high standards for safety in all training environments.
  • Assure that all facilities and equipment are properly maintained and stored.
  • Shoot video and conduct video analysis sessions with participants on a frequent basis.
  • Conduct athlete goal setting meetings at start of year and review throughout season.
  • Travel to pre-determined events with participants and be responsible for on-course coaching duties.
  • Provide positive feedback on a daily basis to participants and submit written year-end evaluations on each participant.
  • Communicate needs to effectively do job on a daily basis to Head coach.
  • Participate in coaches meetings, briefings, and other professional functions as directed by the Head/Lead coach and Program Manager.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school graduate or GED is required.
  • Advanced level skiing skills and knowledge as indicated by demonstration to Head coach.   Equivalent to skills required for Level 100 education in USSA (U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association) Coaches Education program.
  • Must have a minimum of one season in an organized USSA, collegiate, or high school program; or have competition experience at the USSA and/or FIS level or have at least one year of experience as an instructor in an organized ski school and complete the USSA Level 100 coach clinic program during the first year of employment.
  • Experience in ski waxing, ski fitting, and related equipment experience desirable.
  • Must have an understanding of current USSA and FIS rules
  • Must be able to pass SafeSport certification and background check.

Travel Requirements

Travel required.

If interested, please contact Isaiah St. Pierre at

or apply directly at:


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