Become a Junior Instructor

Learn the fundamentals of teaching snow sports, gain hands-on experience assisting experienced instructors with actual lessons and improve your own skiing or riding along the way!  If you are 15 years old with an interest in becoming an instructor, are a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder, enjoy working with children and have an outgoing personality, the J.I.D. program will give you a jumpstart to becoming a qualified professional snow sports coach.  At the end of the training you will receive an individual evaluation of your potential as a ski or snowboard instructor. Qualified participants will be invited to join the Ski Sundown Snowsports School the following season.

Enrollment in the training is limited.  Participants are notified of acceptance after review of their application and an interview with one of the coaches.  The training cost is $350, payable after acceptance into the program and includes a Ski Sundown Season Pass.

Application deadline is November 1, 2019.  For additional information or questions please call 860-379-7669 ext.213 or email skischool@skisundown.com.

Age 15, Intermediate skill level & above, skiers & snowboarders.
You must be 15 years old by Dec. 10, 2019, but not yet 16 years old.

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JID Times

Day
Dates
Times
Saturdays
Open of Season to Close of Season
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Sundays
Open of Season to Close of Season
8:30AM - 4:30PM

Testimonials for Junior Instructor Development

Anyone considering becoming a ski instructor should consider this program as it helps provide a solid base for teaching in years to come.

- Jordan Tragash, Ski Sundown Instructor

Working as a JI gave me the confidence to go for both my PSIA Level I and my Children’s Specialist certifications; something that has been useful as an instructor and in the college application process.

- Ethan Aronson, Ski Sundown Instructor

I was welcomed into their fold as a JI and I have made friends that will be my friends for life.

- Olivia Vibert, Ski Sundown Instructor