Professional Ski Patrol


Website SkiCastle Castle Mountain Resort

Position Overview:
Castle Mountain Resort is currently looking for applicants to fill entry level (P1), mid-level (P2) and senior level (P3) positions for the 2022/23 Winter season. Castle Mountain is a small, community resort with a big mountain feel. We are a hard-working team in an extraordinary environment. CMR’s Ski Patrol provides an unmatched opportunity to train and prepare for future careers in the avalanche industry.  Come be part of our small team!

Benefits of working at Castle Mountain Resort include:

Exposure or involvement in all aspects of the Mountain Safety department
Mentorship in the snow safety industry
Room for advancement
Paid training in mid-November
Pro purchase opportunities
Flexible scheduling for avalanche and guiding courses
Equipment allowance and training stipends
Season’s pass with access to reciprocals and Friends & Family passes
Family passes available in second year of return
Several employee discounts around the resort

Duties for P1 Patrollers include, but are not limited to:

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

The ideal candidate will have the following credentials, and should have the following characteristics:

CAA ITP Level 1, or enrolled for late 2022
An advanced level first aid ticket (70+ hours; Industry, Pre-hospital, or Wilderness). PEAK NUEC 3 is preferred.
A valid CPR-HCP level
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 7mm rap cord
Snow study kit
Skis, poles, boots
Helmet and goggles
Alpine touring or telemark gear, is an asset, but not required

Castle’s Mountain Safety Department provides:

Helly Hansen patrol jackets
Helly Hansen patrol pants

Starting pay for an entry level Patroller (P1) is $16.25/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 work day. Overtime is paid for work outside of this.

Period of Employment:
Start date is mid November 2022 with an end date in early April 2023. Please note this is a full-time, seasonal position. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview in mid August.

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

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