Professional Ski Patrol

September 2 2021
Industries Accomodations, Food services
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Security, Monitoring, Security, Protective Services, Defence, Security, Protective Services, Defence, Security, Protective Services, Defense
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 directors who represent more than 200, predominately local shareholders.
More Info including staff perks can be found at:

Position Overview:
Castle Mountain Resort is currently looking for applicants to fill entry level (P1) and mid-level (P2) positions for the 2021/22 Winter season. CMR's Mountain Safety provides an unmatched opportunity to train and prepare for future careers in the avalanche industry. We are a hard-working team in an extraordinary environment. Come be part of our small team!

What we offer you:
  • Exposure or involvement in all aspects of the Mountain Safety department
  • Mentorship in the snow safety industry
  • Room for advancement
  • Paid training in November
  • Pro purchase opportunities
  • Equipment allowance and training stipends
  • 50% discount on spouse passes available in first year, 100% on second year of return.
  • Helly Hansen patrol jackets
  • Helly Hansen patrol pants
  • Backpacks
  • Starting pay for an entry level Patroller (P1) is $16.00/hour and is commensurate with experience and certification.
  • We are on a 5 on-2 off, 4 on-3 off schedule and a 9-hour workday. Overtime is paid for work outside of this.
  • Tentative start date is early November 2021 with an end date in early April 2022. Please note this is a seasonal position.

What you will be doing:
  • Providing on-hill rescue and first aid
  • Acting as a Team Member during avalanche control
  • Acting as a Team Member during lift evacuations
  • Acting as a Team Member during avalanche rescue
  • Identifying and mitigating hazards on hill
  • Performing trail maintenance, as required
  • Other duties, as required

What you offer us:
  • CAA ITP Level 1
  • An advanced level first aid ticket (70+ hours; Industry, Pre-hospital, or Wilderness)
  • A valid CPR-HCP level (re-certification provided during staff training)
  • Strong skiing ability and capable of skiing up to 40º slopes in icy conditions
  • Physically fit and able to ski with heavy loads (15+ kgs)
  • Comfortable working in challenging weather and big mountain conditions
  • Strong team member able to take direction
  • Trustworthy and capable of working unsupervised
  • Professional, with a high value on customer service
  • Recreational mountain pursuits, such as rock climbing, and ski touring, are considered assets
  • Rope handling skills are considered an asset

Pro Pricing is available, but successful candidates will be expected to provide their own:
  • Shovel, probe, and 3-antenna digital beacon
  • Lightweight harness (or webbing), locking carabiner, and 30m rappel cord
  • Snow study kit
  • Skis, poles, boots
  • Helmet and goggles
  • Alpine touring or telemark gear, is an asset, but not required

Hiring Process:
Successful applicants will be contacted in mid-August to arrange a virtual interview for late in the month.

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 staff. More information on our location and our resort can be found at

Department: Mountain Safety
This is a non-management position
This is a full-time seasonal position

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