Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography
Overview: A ski instructor teaches individuals new skills and techniques to improve their ability to ski. They also help raise confidence levels of new skiers. Geographers specializing in tourism and regional geography might be most interested in this position. A ski instructor’s most important responsibility is to make sure that their students remain safe while skiing. In order to do this, they must be knowledgeable of the physical environment, as well as any hazards that might occur at a ski resort.
Geography at work: Human Geographers, Physical Geographers, Mountain Geography
Recommended College Courses: Regional Geography, Hazards Geography, Physical Geography
Skills: Arctic- winter weather knowledge. Landscape knowledge. Tourism & recreation. Hazards.
Occupation Group: Tourism and Leisure & Protective Care and Service
Learn more about Ski Instructors from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes339092.htm
Written by Kaleigh Shuler