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.
Spend your days helping guests improve their on-snow skills and confidence. The perfect side-gig where you get to enjoy early laps, keep your instructional skills up and enjoy the benefits of a free Castle Season Pass. Our Snow School Instructors are responsible for the delivery of the on-snow instructional product. Wages are very industry competitive as are duties and lesson assignments. Schedules are variable based on demand. This role will allow you work when the resort is busy and the freedom to ski/ride other resorts during our slow time. Our small team can provide you with opportunities you might not have in larger snow schools.
What we offer you:
Free Castle Mountain Resort Season Pass.
Helly Hansen uniform (jacket and pants)
Opportunity for coaching and development of your skills.
Wages: ½ day ($48-$114) or full day ($80-$190) – rate is dependent on certifications and experience.
Work week varies depending on seasonal/weekly demand. We encourage staff to use slow periods to travel or visit other resorts. This is a casual or part-time position.
What you Offer Us:
Passion for the ski industry and culture.
A sense of teamwork and community.
Hold the following certifications:
CSIA Level 1 and/or CASI Level 2 (or international equivalent)
Higher Levels are considered an asset
CAA AST 1 is considered an asset.
Available to work weekends and holidays
Experience in an alpine resort similar to Castle Mountain.
Are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a hold a valid Canadian work visa.
Ability to obtain a clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.
What you will be doing:
Understanding and delivering the snow school on-snow product.
Assisting in operational support of resort operations as required.
Continually Improving own technical skills to better serve guests.
Helping to create amazing guest experiences.
Interviews will begin in August with a start date in late November.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
There is no staff accommodation available for part-time or casual staff.
Preference will be given to returning and/or local candidates.
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 skicastle.ca
Department: Snow School This is a non-management position This is a casual position
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