Full-time Head Freeski Coach at Whiteface Mountain

NYSEF’s mission is to provide opportunities for athletes of all ages to reach their potential in snowsports – through professional guidance and financial support. NYSEF helps young people develop athletic capability, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and self-esteem, leaving them better equipped to achieve academic and professional excellence. Below is a summary list of experience requirements and duties:

  • US Ski and Snowboard/USASA Certified Level 200 or above
  • Experience with developing training and competition plans for novice through elite level park athletes
  • Coaching experience at all levels of competition from regional US Ski and Snowboard and USASA through national level
  • Solid understanding of Freeski pipeline
  • Familiarity with dryland training environments including management of local summer pool program and development of off-season training travel camps
  • Background and understanding of common judging systems, terrain park features & development, and competition course design
  • Strong skills in organization, planning, and documentation of skill development (video and written)
  • Strong communication skills as it relates to athletes, parents, and staff
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, coaches, parents and competitors in challenging situations
  • Strong team player with proven leadership skills
  • Ability to manage assistant coaching staff including overseeing their professional development.
  • Experience and knowledge of the snow sports industry including contacts within key organizations – US Ski and Snowboard, USASA and FIS

This is a full-time position starting in September. All interested candidates should send a resume to Mike Kirchner, NYSEF’s Freeride Program Director at mikek@nysef.org.