Our trip leaders are our most vital roles.
To become a trip leader, we ask you to begin by volunteering in another capacity -- for example, hosting social events -- and demonstrating the qualities that we require for our leaders: contagious enthusiasm, a positive welcoming attitude, smart decision-making, and attention to detail.
Additionally, you must have taken at least two trips with SKI BUMS as a regular participant. This gives you a crucial understanding of our trip dynamics and priorities.
Trip leaders must be advanced or expert skiers or snowboarders with very strong skills on the mountain.
Trip leaders begin by co-hosting local daytrips in NYC and other cities. After leading daytrips, you may request to lead overnight weekend trips. Those who have hosted overnight trips in the USA may later be promoted to hosting overseas trips.