Instructor Training Weekend Schedule 2017

Dear Snowsports Center Candidate:

Thank you for your interest in joining the Gatlinburg Snowsports Center staff.  The first step required is to attend one of our Instructor Training Weekends, scheduled for December 9 & 10 or 16 & 17, 2017

During the weekend you will spend time improving your skiing/riding skills, learn the tips and techniques to teach someone how to obtain those skills and the ins and outs of working in a snowsports school.  The class is a combination of both indoor and on-slope clinics that will allow us to evaluate your potential as a member of the staff.

A general schedule follows:


8:00 to 8:45 am. – Registration at the Snowsports Center building

9:00 to noon – On Snow Training

12:00 to 12:45 – Lunch on your own

12:45 to 3:30 – On Snow Training Centered on Teaching


9:00 to 12:00 – Review and practice teaching session

12:00 to 12:45 – Lunch on your own.

12:45 to 3:00 – Putting it all together

3:00 to 4:00 – Free skiing and riding

4:00  –  Announcement of successful candidates.

The fee to attend the Instructor Training Weekend is $35 per person, and includes two days of lift tickets and clinics.  Candidates should own or rent appropriate equipment. For the successful candidates, the fee will be returned as a credit towards your uniform (a nice vest you get to keep).  Please use the online registration to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you at the clinic.

“We joined the team last year and are back for more fun!” ~ Leah and James

Leah Lyons -  Ski Instructor

James Isbell -  Snowboard Instructor - AASI Level 1