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Academy Coach: Snowboarding Development

July 6 2022
Categories Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, HR, Training, Training - Development - Improvement
Pincher Creek, AB • Remote
Who We Are:
Nestled in the southwestern corner of Alberta, in the rugged and legendary Canadian Rockies, Castle is as authentic as it gets. Hard-working, hospitable, and here for the powder is what we’re all about. With less than 200 employees we’re a small, passionate team of winter enthusiasts. Here, we’re all family and you will quickly find you are right at home. If this sounds like you, then we want you to join us.

Our resort is not owned or operated by a large ski conglomerate; rather by a bunch of local skiers and riders who are passionate about steep terrain and great snow. Operational decisions are made here (head office = the basement of the day lodge) and our long-term direction is plotted by a group of passionate, volunteer board of directors who represent more than 200, predominately local shareholders.

More Info including staff perks can be found at:

Position Overview:
Inspire and coach young athletes as part of the Livingstone Ski Academy (LSA) in beautiful southwest Alberta. A unique opportunity for mid-week coaching. Academy coaches are specifically responsible for the delivery of the training plan set forth for the Livingstone Ski Academy (LSA), an innovative school program that blends personalized education with on mountain professional race, free style and Big Mountain coaching.

What We Offer You:
  • Free Castle Mountain Resort Season Pass.
  • Discounted or Free Season Pass for Spouse/Dependents
  • Helly Hansen uniform (jacket and pants)
  • Opportunity for coaching and development of your skills.
  • Wages: ½ day ($60-$105) or full day ($140-$245) – rate is dependent on certifications and experience.
  • Work week varies between 1.5 – 3 days. We encourage those looking for more hours to also apply for the appropriate level Instructor position.

What You Offer Us:
  • At minimum CASI Level 1 (Level 2 Strongly preferred)
  • CSCP Canada Snowboard Coaching certification an Asset
  • Experience in an alpine resort similar to Castle Mountain
  • Avalanche training preferred
  • Experience working with Learn to SNB and Train to Train Athletes in a non competitive setting.

What You Will Be Doing:
  • Understanding and delivering the training plan based on a rotational schedule.
  • Completing progress reports on each athlete and reviewing progress with other program staff as required.
  • Continually improving your own technical skills to better serve the client
  • Update Google Class system weekly with video and assessments
  • Provide Customer Service and Service Recovery
  • Act as a guide and ambassador to the Castle Mountain Experience

Hiring Process:
  • Interviews will begin in August with a start date in late November.
  • Preference will be given to returning and/or local candidates.
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Where We Are:
Castle Mountain Resort is located at the end of Highway 774, near Pincher Creek, AB. This is a remote work location with no mobile coverage or public transit. There is a communal living Staff Accommodation building on-site for new and returning non-supervisory, seasonal employees. More information on our location and our resort can be found at

Department: Snow School
This is a non-management position
This is a part-time seasonal position network