AIARE Course Instructor

Company: Bluebird Backcountry Ski Area


Job Description

We’re looking for qualified course instructors who are experienced, enthusiastic backcountry skiers or splitboarders. In addition to deep knowledge of avalanche education best practices, we need instructors who are eager to make backcountry skiing and splitboarding more welcoming and accessible. 

We’re open to instructors to teach specific classes or who want an ongoing engagement all winter. To apply, please email [email protected] with a resume and brief cover letter.


  • Instruct AIARE courses in January, February, and March 2021

  • Act as a Bluebird Backcountry ambassador and be ready to help with mountain safety and provide information to guests when asked

  • Uphold, promote, and support the Bluebird Backcountry vision of fostering a community of passionate backcountry skiers and riders

What Makes This Job Great

  • Teach avalanche classes in a welcoming environment with great amenities – think bacon, coffee, warming huts and fire pits

  • Be part of a team that’s bringing something new to the skiing and avalanche world

  • Help build a comprehensive backcountry education program with something for all customers


  • AIARE Instructor Certification

  • Significant teaching experience and is up to date on best practices for backcountry and avalanche education

  • Commitment to Bluebird Backcountry’s mission and goals––and excitement to welcome people of all stripes to backcountry skiing and snowboarding

  • Excellent verbal communication and is skilled in team dynamics

  • Flexibility and eagerness to work in a collaborative, fast-paced-yet-grassroots startup environment

Timing, Pay and Location

  • We’re hiring both for individual course instructors and for folks interested in a longer commitment

  • Pay is a day rate of $275-$325 depending on experience

  • Bluebird Backcountry is located between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, approximately a 35-minute drive from each. Google maps pin here.

  • We can provide rustic housing for the duration of your course, or significantly discounted employee housing for longer commitments 

To apply, please email a resume and brief cover letter to [email protected].


Availability:  Immediate Opening.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Job Starting Date:
April 21, 2024
Application Closing Date:
April 21, 2024
Job Salary Range:
275.00 to 325.00
Years of Experience: 1 – 2 years
Preferred/Required Degree Level: Other
Job Activity(ies): Backcountry Skiing
Population(s) Served: General