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 various fields. Perfect for anyone considering a career where you have to talk to people. No skiing or riding experience is required (we are skilled at teaching skiing and riding). This program is for you if you are an outgoing individual eager to learn about teaching, skiing or riding.

You must be 14 years old by Jan. 1, 2023, but not yet 16.

Learn the fundamentals of teaching and coaching specifically applied to snow sports, gain hands-on experience assisting experienced instructors with actual lessons and improve your skiing/riding. 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 your choice.

Using the most cutting-edge instruction techniques in the industry, you will develop your skiing, riding and ability to teach groups of all ages. 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 it’s as a qualified professional snow sports coach or any other job where you need to talk to people. 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.


Dates & Times

Saturdays from Jan. 2023 through March 4, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sundays from Jan. 2023 through March 5, 2023 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.

New for the 2022 – 2023 Season

We will be offering a weekday afternoon program that will meet on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Two of the three weekday afternoons will be required for this option. Exact times will be determined based on enrollment.


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