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Instruction Jobs

Dear Future Instructor,

Mt. Baker Instructors are many things: skiers, snowboarders, telemark skiers, engineers, classroom teachers, raft guides, students, scientists, software developers, parents, business owners, and so much more...but while we come from many different backgrounds, we all share a passion for sliding on snow, and more than anything - a passion for sharing the joy of snowsports with others! Many of our instructors have been teaching at Mt. Baker for 10, 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years. Every season, we welcome a group of new instructors to join our community. Some of these instructors may have years of experience teaching at another ski area, and many of them have never taught skiing or snowboarding before! We hope that each will find the same strength of community, passion for teaching, and awesome skiing and riding that have kept many of our returning instructors here for so many seasons.

We would love to welcome you to our team. If you have any questions or would just like to chat about the mountains, I am available at 360-734-6771 or

All the best,

Kira McKenzie

Instruction Programs Director

  • If you know how to ski or snowboard, you have a skill worth sharing.
    • We provide all the training you need to become an instructor
      • Whether you’re happiest on green groomers or double blacks, our experienced instructors will tailor your skills and give you the knowledge to introduce students to the world of sliding on snow.
      • We will provide initial training as well as continued instructor development throughout the season.
  • If you love the mountains, you have a passion worth sharing.
    • Lifelong friendships are built on snow.
  • If you want to become an instructor, we have many ways to fit an instructor schedule into your life.
    • Schedule options that fit your life.
      • College student? Working professional? Many of our instructors work only on weekends and holidays.
      • Options include one day a week, two days a week, alternating weekends and more.
  • Work and Ride.
    • Benefits include lift access and more.
      • Off-duty skiing and riding privileges at Mt. Baker Ski Area with your employee ID
      • Ski or ride for free at other ski areas participating in the Pacific Northwest Ski Area’s Exchange Program (Some limits apply).
      • Discounts in retail, rentals, and food service - plus 4 discounted lift tickets for your friends/family!