Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, & Cross Country

Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, & Cross Country
As an Eagle Mount ski, snowboard, and/or snowshoe volunteer, you’ll receive training designed to help you improve your own skills as well as your teaching skills. Trainings will help you understand more about disabilities in general, and if applicable, the specific challenges faced by the individual you’ll be working with.
  • What’s Involved
    • Ski, snowboard, or snowshoe with someone who has a disability
    • 2.5 hours of volunteer time
    • HAVE FUN!
  • Qualifications
    • Minimum age requirement is 18. Please see Volunteer Apprentice Program if under 18.
    • Strong intermediate to advanced skiing skills are needed: ability to place full attention on student without concern for your own skiing.
    • Volunteers should be interested and willing to teach individuals with disabilities and to put the needs of the participants before their own.
    • No previous experience in ski teaching, adaptive instruction, or working with people with disabilities is necessary.
    • Cross country: ski most terrain but non-skiers can aid in snowshoeing
  • Responsibilities
    • Attend one fall dry land clinic and two full days of volunteer training in adaptive teaching skills.
    • Provide a safe skiing environment for participants, volunteers and the public
    • BE PUNCTUAL! Time on the hill is limited-please don’t make you participant wait.
      • Please note that parking can be an issue on the weekends, please plan appropriately.
    • Complete progress reports at the end of the each lesson.
    • RELIABILITY
      • Bridger Bowl & Bohart: Be available for at least one 2 ½ hour session for eight weeks without conflict from work or school obligations. You may volunteer more than one day per week or you can be a substitute.
      • Big Sky Area: Volunteers are called and scheduled on an as-needed basis.
  • Volunteer Perks
    • Bridger: You’ll receive a ski pass for the day each time you volunteer
    • Bohart: You’ll receive a free pass on program days that you volunteer
    • Big Sky: You’ll receive a ski pass for the day, and also a voucher to use for another day
    • Share the enjoyment of skiing and have fun!
    • Help people with physical and developmental challenges overcome limitations.
    • Make new and lasting friendships.
    • MSU credit possible—please discuss with your professor
    • Qualify for Special Olympics Coach
  • Volunteer Apprentice Program
    • Those under 18 may receive on-the-job training with supervision of a volunteer or staff member.
    • Apprentices can assist in the ski hut or on the hill, at the discretion of Eagle Mount Staff.
    • Apprentices are not eligible for complimentary lift tickets.