NZSki - Race - Race Crew - Coronet Peak

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Mid Level

Your role as race crew

Coronet Peak is the home of ski racing in New Zealand, the race crew works hard to deliver a wide range of quality ski and snowboard events across the season. The Race Crew is a crew of 10-12 consisting of a Head of Department, a Race Administrator, a Team Leader and 7-9 Race Crew Staff. We kick off the winter with a Race Development program for children, that certified race crew, coach for the better part of July over the school holidays. The event season begins at the end of July and carries steadily through to the end of September. You can expected to prepare and execute our fun local community events, to ski and Snowboard Cross courses, and high level international races. Your role as crew changes day to day and depends heavily on the upcoming schedule. Our role is greatly influenced by weather and snow conditions, which makes for early mornings and some late nights.

Our prime candidates would be those thrifty problem solvers keen to be a part of a tight knit team and not afraid to put in the work. We are looking for flexible people who can change as quickly as the weather and adapt to ensure our events and programs are delivered to the best of our ability. If you have a passion for snow and sport, are always keen to get out on the slopes no matter what the weather, and interested in the running and set up of on snow events, we look forward to hearing from you.

About the role


  • 12 day race development program focused on building essential skills over terrain and set environments ages 6 to 12

Non-Event days

  • To continually look for ways to add value to the ski area with the implementation of fun events for guests to participate
  • Maintaining gear that needs repair.
  • Creating start areas
  • Setting and preparing all safety for the race environment in the form of B-Net
  • Staging and transport of equipment on and around the hill
  • Packing race day supplies

Event days:

  • To set up racecourses in accordance with F.I.S ICR and NZCR
  • The hill is closed to the public, and the course dyed.
  • When the race starts, crew is actively monitoring the course. You must be extremely aware of racers on course and any hazards developing. Race crew are the only personnel allowed on an active race course, and are responsible for maintaining the course, clearing fallen gear, fixing flags and gates, and slipping and shovelling piste to ensure as even a surface as possible
  • The day ends after the course is packed down, gear is properly stored, and the hill is open again to the public.

About You

  • Previous experience with race crew in New Zealand or internationally
  • A good level of personal fitness and the ability to work irregular/extended hours
  • Adaptable to changes in rosters, being available and ready to work
  • The ability to work under pressure and work well with in a team environment
  • Proven commitment to the overall guest experience and the ability to work under pressure in a team environment
  • Comfortable working in an alpine environment in a variety of weather conditions
  • Good knowledge of ski area snow conditions, and be competent to ski or snowboard in all weather
  • An understanding that employment is subject to the vagaries of the weather and the hours of work cannot be guaranteed

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least a Level 2 equivalent NZSIA
  • Knowledge of FIS alpine standard racing is a huge advantage
  • Experience in snow sports instructing is desirable as will add to work opportunities during the season
  • Electrical or software based knowledge for timing

Further Information

  • All successful applicants will be required to be vetted by the NZ Police.

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