–  Free Room and Board included at Powder Term campus every ski season from early January to mid-April (1-mile down the street from the ski lifts at Purgatory Resort in Durango, CO)

–  Purgatory season ski pass included (you will have at least 5-6 afternoons per week to free-ski or ski with the kids and PT staff)

–  $5k stipend, plus bonus plan based upon student and staff ratings/reviews

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Crew, Instruction and Guiding, Ski Industry


During the “In-Season” (early January to early April... on site in Durango, CO) you’ll:

●  Attend the 4-day training event with Powder Term staff before the students

●  Responsible for the daily physical well-being of Powder Term participants

●  Attend weekly meetings/reports with Powder Term Founders (virtual and in-person)

●  Work alongside a staff of 6, on-site at Silverpick Lodge and Yurt Village, to help 24 kids at Powder Term

Required Skills:

Required Skills/Characteristics:
-  Must love working with kids ages 11-14

-  Experience coaching, teaching and/or mentoring teenagers and kids

-  Evidence of creative problem solving experience

-  The ability to sit in ambiguity, be patient, ask questions, and then take action

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Skills/Characteristics:

-  Summer Camp Counselor, Alternative Education or Outdoor Program Teaching/Guiding (ex: NOLS, Outward Bound), Hospitality industry

-  Embody an active, healthy and curious spirit and lifestyle

-  Experience as a Socratic guide or teacher

About Powder Term (www.powderterm.com)

About Powder Term:
Powder Term is a three-month adventure for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that’s physically, academically, and emotionally rigorous and fun, where teens can escape the strains, pains, and distractions of everyday life and take part in an electronic-free alternative education program designed around accelerated learning, developing mastery on the ski mountain, building self-awareness, confidence, leadership skills, and forming personal relationships that will last a lifetime.
We offer teenagers a space to breathe, where unnecessary distractions (cell phones, video games, junk food, tv/computer, internet, social media, lectures) are cut from the environment and replaced with: 72 days of skiing, 8 days of surfing, 2 grade levels of math, 6 classic books, 10 essays, 3 science projects, 1 leadership course... and life-long friends.
We provide the essential tools, experiences, relationships, rigor, and fun that offers teenagers an opportunity to find out more about who they are

Application Instructions

Please contact Jamie Matthews ([email protected]) and Garrett Weber-Gale ([email protected]) to submit application.