Avalanche Technician 3


  • Full-Time Seasonal
  • Banff

Website Sunshine Village

Why join us?

We work and play in Canada’s most beautiful playground, Banff National Park, and you can too. Sunshine Village is the premier ski resort in Western Canada. If you want to be part of making our guests’ ski experience unforgettable and think a winter season skiing and riding on the best powder in the Rockies would be great too, then read on for more information…

The Perks: 

  • FREE – Your staff pass is your ticket to ride Sunshine!
  • Ski & Ride – Free days & discounts at resorts across Canada
  • Staff Events – Staff parties, BBQs, spring night skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing & more
  • Career – Recognition programs & Career development opportunities
  • Wellness – discounted fitness passes, yoga, onsite support & professional support
  • Onsite discounts – Food & beverage, retail, & hotel stays
  • Exclusive deals – Brand-named gear & local businesses
  • And much, much more!

What can you expect?

Avalanche Technicians work to effect avalanche mitigation in accordance with the overall avalanche control program, within the scope of their training, certifications, and abilities. The role also communicates information, maintains equipment, and performs additional tasks in the Public Safety environment. Avalanche Technicians report to the Lead Avalanche Forecaster and Public Safety Director. Avalanche Technicians work alongside other Technicians, Forecasters, Ski Patrollers and Ski Patrol Supervisors.


This job might be right for you if you think you would really enjoy:

The primary responsibility of this role is to maintain all terrain within the Ski Area boundary in a safe manner and to provide comprehensive avalanche control when required. Avalanche Technicians will work with the Public Safety team to open avalanche terrain in a timely fashion, complete daily duties pertaining to safety, and provide a safe and friendly environment for all guests.

Lead team meetings for the daily avalanche hazard forecast and oversee the daily avalanche control operations, under supervision of the Duty Forecaster, if required.

  • Lead avalanche control routes to mitigate avalanche hazard in the resort.
  • Collect pertinent data including weather, snowpack, and avalanche observations.
  • Communicate changing weather, closures, and atypical operating conditions.
  • Maintain and establish appropriate signage and closures to prevent access to closed Avalanche terrain.
  • Provide first aid and participate in lift evacuations, and other Ski Patrol tasks.
  • Maintain a cheerful and courteous relationship with the skiing public.

Administrative and Reporting Responsibilities

  • Timely completion of documentation of avalanche data: weather, snowpack and avalanche observations and explosives use.
  • Maintain magazine inventories and complete daily magazine checks.
  • Assist with inventory and maintenance of all equipment that pertains to the avalanche control program.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of all incidents and deficiencies to appropriate departments/personnel.
  • Other duties may be requested and assigned from time to time.


  • 3+ years ski industry experience – Snow Safety, Ski Patrol, Mechanized Ski Operations.
  • Canadian Avalanche Association Operations Level 1.
  • Canadian Avalanche Association Active Membership (desired).
  • Canadian Avalanche Association Weather, AvSAR, and Explosives Courses (desired)
  • Alberta Avalanche Control Blaster’s Permit (desired).
  • InfoEx Contributor Experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to safely navigate complex avalanche terrain in poor weather conditions.
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid/EMR/90 hour Advanced First Aid Certificate, or greater.
  • Valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Driver’s License.
  • Neat, alert, punctual and dependable, acting as a leader and mentor.
  • Excellent customer service skills, especially in high stress environments.
  • Effectively provide training, support, and assistance to colleagues across all departments.
  • Maintain professional conduct when knowingly acting as a company representative, on or off-duty.
  • Reliability to work in a confidential capacity.
  • Prepared to work flexible schedules e.g., weekends, holidays, extended hours.

Apply online at SkiBanff.com/jobs/

To apply for this job email your details to HRSeason@skibanff.com