Employer: Lost Valley Ski & Banquet Resort
Internship Number: 541
Internship Title: Ski and Snowboard School Instruction Inern
Location: Auburn, Maine
Period of Engagement: Winter
Compensation: Unpaid
Description of the Internship:
Lost Valley is a small ski area located in Auburn, Maine.  Using land that connected their two parcels, Otto Wallingford and Dr. Camille Gardner opened Lost Valley Ski Area in 1961, primarily so Wallingford would have something to do in winter-downtime for his family apple orchard. At Lost Valley Wallingford, who had a degree in agricultural engineering, put together the state’s first snowmaking system and introduced Down-Easters to night skiing. But his biggest contribution to skiing came in 1971 when he started towing a cylindrical steel grate behind a tractor to convert hard snow crust into groomed powder. The Powder Maker became an essential grooming tool and was the signature product of Wallingford’s new company, Valley Engineering, which he sold in 1975.

For more information, please visit their website at: http://lostvalleyski.com/

Responsibilities:
The Ski and Snowboard School Instruction Intern will provide instruction to a wide variety of individuals and multi-week lesson groups.

Note:  Additional details on the position responsibilities will be available in the near future.

Qualifications:
• Good communication (verbal and writing) skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well with staff and the general public
• Good organizational skills – attention to detail
• Competent in interacting with ski school staff, staff from other departments and guests, including children and their parents
• Experienced skier or snowboarder
• Experience in teaching/coaching skiing and/or snowboarding techniques meeting PSIA or AASI ski and snowboard instruction standards required
• Mature, self-motivated with strong work ethic and positive attitude
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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