Get a leg up on all of your peers. This internship-like program will give you practical experience that will help you get a job in a variety of fields. Perfect for anyone considering a career where you interact with people. No Skiing or Riding Experience is required (We are really good at teaching you the skills you need), we are looking for outgoing individuals who are eager to learn.

Kathryn Parker, MS Counselor Education, will be administering the CIT Program! Kathryn is a mother of two, has been a professional educator in local schools for over a decade and has been coaching at Powder Ridge for five seasons. We are thrilled to have Kathryn taking the lead in this program giving our CIT program more educational chops!

Using the most cutting-edge instruction techniques in the industry, Terrain Based Learning, you will develop your own skiing/riding as well as the ability to teach to groups of all ages. Learn the fundamentals of teaching and coaching specifically applied to snow sports, gain hands-on experience assisting experienced instructors with actual lesson. Gain experience communicating with supervisors, peers, the general public, parents and children. Develop time management and conflict resolution strategies that will help you no matter what you choose to do.

You must be 14-years-old by January 1, 2020, but not yet 16-years-old. If you are 14 years old with an interest in becoming a coach, enjoy working with children and have an outgoing personality, the C.I.T. program will give you a jumpstart to getting that first job, whether its as a qualified professional snow sports coach or any other job. 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 Powder Ridge Training Center when they turn 16.

Enrollment in the training is limited. Participants must submit a completed application by the program deadline.  Selection will be based on the strength of your application, your references and your performance in an interview with one of the coaches.

The training cost is $250, payable after acceptance into the program and includes a Powder Ridge Season Pass. CITs must have their own gear. Powder Ridge can offer exceptional deals on seasonal rentals for program participants.

Please click here to download the Coach in Training Application. Application deadline is December 1. For additional information or questions please contact Tom Loring at Powder Ridge.


Saturdays, January 2020 through March 7, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, January 2020 through March 5, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In addition, choose either Martin Luther King Monday or President’s Day. There may be options for additional training on weekday evenings, please indicate your interest on the application.


Download the application, and bring the application to Powder Ridge. Additional instructions are on the application.