Free Skiing at Cascade Mountain

If you want to ski free at Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI, it’s easy – just become an instructor!

You can instruct skiing or snowboarding or both. You can teach adults or kids (although teens now have to first teach kids).

“But I’m Not Good Enough to Be a Ski Instructor”

Yeah, that’s exactly what I said. It turns out, that’s not an excuse you can use because we show you what to teach. We have a training program that’s the first two weekends in December where you learn the beginner lesson.

After you master the beginner lesson, you’ll be attending clinics (which are free lessons that you get) where you learn even more about how to teach skiing/snowboarding and to improve your skiing. So yeah, you also get free ski lessons yourself!

Besides getting free ski lessons, you also get:

  • Free lift tickets (you actually pay $5 for a season pass… cheap)
  • Discounts on ski gear, clothing, tune-ups/waxing
  • Discounts on food
  • Free snow tubing

skiing-cascadeIt’s also a lot of fun! You get to be outside during the winter. No, it’s not really too cold because you’re dressed for it. It’s not like getting into a cold car – the clothes you wear are warm and you stay warm because you’re moving around. If you get too cold, just come in and warm up. I personally prefer warm weather but because the sport is so fun, winter is now my favorite seasons.

The best part (I think) is that you get to meet a lot of great people. The customers are great and other instructions (even from other resorts) are fun to meet and talk with. You get to enjoy a lifetime sport and teach it to others. It becomes easily affordable when you become an instructor. Sure, you have to put in some minimum hours per week and attend some meetings but you also do get paid and often get tips as well. That will easily cover your gas and other expenses.

The Best Winter of Your Life

Here’s an article I found today:

How to Have the Best Winter of Your Life (

Ready to have the best winter of your life? Here’s what to do:

  • Determine where you want to ski or snowboard.

  • Contact the ski or snowboard school (on each ski area’s website, look for “lessons” or “ski school” on the top menu).

  • Let the school know exactly what you want to do.

  • Now get ready for lots of fun, new friends, and a fantastic time on snow.

  • If you want to learn more about all the benefits of professional instruction, please visit

And one more:

Be a Ski or Snowboard Instructor (


Why not do something different this winter and get outside and teach skiing or snowboarding? Contact Cascade Mountain for more information on the job fair and about becoming a ski or snowboard instructor.


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