Becoming an Instructor

Requirements

A typical commitment is to teach 10 to 20 2 - hour lessons. Lessons may require some pre-planning and also record keeping via the  Snowline Portal.

You are expected to attend at least one training day per season.

You will also need:

  • a SSMR season pass
  • Current Criminal Record Check
  • Personal snowsport equipment including helmet

Online Registration

Our membership database, registration and scheduling are all done online via Snowline.

From the main screen select I NEED A NEW ACCOUNT.  Enter your name and email, choose an ID and password, select Instructor as your main reason for joining, then click SSASS.  Confirm that you wish to join SSASS.  You will then be taken to the screen to complete your profile.  There are several sections.  As each section is completed it will turn green.  At any time you can logout (top right corner) and log in later to continue. 

In the CrimCheck section select SSASS CrimCheck from the options. If fingerprinting is required you may submit the receipt to SSASS for reimbursement.

Once you have completed all sections, pay the $48.00 membership fee via the Membership tab.  You can do this before your criminal record check has been completed. 

We encourage you to start the registration process by early Fall to allow time for the criminal record check and for SSASS to schedule new instructor training at the beginning of the season. You will receive an email when your registration has been reviewed by our coordinator.

Training

We will train you and provide the opportunity to obtain your CADS certifications at no cost to you. Your certification level will determine which students you are eligible to teach. Until you are certified, you will be assigned to work together with a certified instructor.

SSASS also offers ongoing alpine ski and snowboard improvement sessions and training in the use of adaptive equipment.