Cataloochee is a great mountain for learning. Whether it is your first time on the snow or you are a seasoned veteran, our talented staff of instructors will make you feel at home! We are pleased to offer fun and effective programs for all ages, ability levels and needs.

Cataloochee Is Proud To Be A PSIA-AASI Member School

The Cataloochee Ski & Ride Center is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Cataloochee Ski Area’s PSIA member Snowsports School teaches everything from the basics for novices to newest techniques for experts. We furnish class lessons or private instruction for all levels of skiers and snow boarders. Instructors in our children’s programs are specially selected and trained to provide the best children’s learning experience possible. Our goal is to help you, your family or group to make the most out of your mountain experience. Email us at for more information.

Want To Join Us?

As a member of the Cataloochee Ski & Ride Center, you have the opportunity to spend more time on the mountain, improve your personal skills and become a part of a special group of people dedicated to helping others learn snow sports. All you need to bring is passion for the mountain, a commitment to teach and willingness to learn. We provide ski school applicants the training they require to become successful instructors. Benefits include a season pass to Cataloochee, salary for lessons taught and a limited number of guest passes for your friends and family.If you are interested in applying, please send an email to with your name, address and a brief description of your skiing or riding background to Brenda Mulcahy, Ski & Ride Center Director