Alpine Ski and Snowboard Program

Ski and snowboard instructors work with students who have a range of cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Ski and snowboard instructors spend their days on the slopes creating lifelong memories with participants. We train you to work with adaptive students and equipment. Training begins in November and continues through December. Volunteers start working with participants in January and lessons continue until early April.

Schedule: The average volunteer day is from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Programs operate 7 days a week. We have programs that begin the first weekend in January and run for 4 weeks at a time throughout the winter season. In addition, we have custom groups that are scheduled on varying dates and durations. Typically a volunteer picks the same day each week to volunteer throughout the season, or can volunteer on flexible days with Custom Groups. Lunch is usually spent with the student and/or group.

Location: Winter Park Resort | 88 Parsenn Rd, Winter Park, CO 80482

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  • Bronze Alpine Volunteers – by committing to two volunteer shifts per season Bronze Volunteers receive one free ski day loaded onto their volunteer pass.
  • Silver Alpine Volunteers – by committing to five volunteer shifts per season Silver Volunteers receive five free ski days loaded onto their volunteer pass.
  • Gold Alpine Volunteers – by committing to ten volunteer shifts per season Gold Volunteers receive a free season pass to Winter Park Resort.
  • Platinum Alpine Volunteers – Gold volunteers who volunteer for fifteen years are considered Platinum Volunteers and receive a lifetime pass to Winter Park Resort.

*Volunteer Shifts are in addition to training requirements.

Volunteers may sign up for more days than their commitment level requires.

Please Note: The NSCD-issued Winter Park Resort day and season passes are issued to volunteers who do not own a pass of their own that includes Winter Park Resort, such as the Ikon Pass. Additionally, NSCD passes are only for the volunteer and are not transferable to others.


  • Must provide your own ski/snowboard equipment (NSCD provides rentals for a fee and on an ‘as available basis’ after ensuring participants have the equipment they need)
    • Telemark equipment is NOT allowed.
  • Must be an intermediate skier/snowboarder (or advanced-beginner)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older (14-17 if you are a Junior Volunteer)
  • Volunteer fee $15 – Required for volunteers to be paid annually. Please call the Volunteer Office at 970-726-1546 if you are unable to pay the fee.

Alpine/Nordic Volunteer

Ski/Snowboard Administrative Volunteer

These volunteers help make our winter programs successful by signing in volunteers, answering questions, entering data, filing, making phone calls, compiling information for newsletters and conducting research!

Alpine/Nordic Volunteer

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