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Bluebird Backcountry

  • 12210 Colorado 14, Kremmling, CO
  • https://bluebirdbackcountry.com
  • limitedcompany

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Backcountry Education Manager


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salary range

$750 - $1000 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

The Backcountry Education Manager is responsible for the leadership and execution of Bluebird’s backcountry education courses. Those include Backcountry 1, 2 and 3 courses, Ski with a Mentor, and Advanced Courses. The Manager leads the instructor team, day-to-day management of the program, and continually improving the program. This position reports to the Education Program Director.

  • This is a full-time winter seasonal position with part-time work during the fall
  • Pay is a weekly salary of $750-$1,000 (depending on experience) during the ski season and an hourly rate of $25 during preseason


  • Work with Education Director to recruit and hire the backcountry instructor team
  • Schedule both full-time and part-time instructors to ensure that all classes are staffed
  • Co-develop training material with the Education Director
  • Lead instructor training and ensure continual training and instructor improvement
  • Teach courses regularly
  • Use booking software and other digital tools to keep instructor schedules and courses updated
  • Collaborate with guest services and marketing to ensure tight communication
  • Gather customer feedback and consistently iterate on curriculum and education offerings
  • Create a welcoming culture for all Bluebird Backcountry guests 

What Makes This Job Great

  • Help build a world-class backcountry education program
  • Work with a small, entrepreneurial, and motivated team
  • Lots of time spent outside teaching and mentoring staff and students

Special Benefits

We can provide employee housing if needed at a significantly discounted rate

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to Bluebird Backcountry’s mission and goals––including a strong desire to welcome and share the backcountry experience with newcomers
  • Self-starter with strong leadership abilities
  • Previous coaching or teaching experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience leading a small team
  • Excellent off-piste skier/rider with at least 5 seasons of backcountry skiing or splitboarding experience
  • AIARE Level 1-Rec avalanche education (or equivalent); Rec-2 AIARE Pro-1 or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a small grassroots environment
  • A passion for backcountry skiing and sharing the sport!

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