Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada. From steep and gnarly chutes to fast and fun glades and furious groomers, the on snow experience at Kicking Horse is exceptional. Nowhere else can you ride a single gondola almost 4000ft. right to the summit and drop straight into the goods. Our clients are as varied as our terrain: locals, weekend warriors and homeowners from Calgary, and destination guests from all over Canada, the Americas and Europe. Instructors here are kept on their toes delivering exceptional, individualized guidance and instruction with a huge variety of expectations.
- Ensure the safety of students and guests and provide an exceptional mountain experience through professional instruction in skiing or snowboarding.
- Contribute to a professional, supportive environment for other Instructors and KHMR staff.
- Maintain records of teaching with the Winter Sports School Administrator.
- Engage in daily team meetings, training and other communications necessary to provide a high-quality instructional experience for guests of the resort.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
CSIA/CASI Level III Ski & Snowboard Instructors
- Provide group and private lessons for all ages in beginner to expert terrain.
- Work in our multi-week Adult and Kids programs where appropriate.
- Provide private lessons for Adults and Kids programs in expert terrain.
- Deliver clinics for the Big Mountain Centre.
- Conduct morning session as needed.
CSIA/CASI Level IV Ski & Snowboard Instructors
- Mentor and lead our enthusiastic staff with the aim of developing excellence within the school.
- Expand instructor training program for the advancement of our growing staff.
- Deliver multi day, multi-discipline clinics, including freeride, race/performance, and freestyle programs.
- Provide private and group lessons for Adult Clinics and the Big Mountain Centre.
- Are committed to safety.
- Hold a CSIA or CASI Level 3 or 4 instructor certification (foreign equivalencies will be considered on a case by case basis).
- Have previous professional work experience in a snow or recreation instructor role as appropriate for given certification level.
- Have an outgoing personality with excellent communication skills.
- Are passionate about instructing and creating a safe and engaging learning environment.
- Have passion and enthusiasm for mountain culture, skiing /snowboarding, and the resort environment.
- Have strong teamwork & cooperation experience.
- Must have flexibility in hours and lesson type will be required.
- Are able to withstand extended periods of exposure to extreme weather conditions on resort (cold, wind, snow, altitude).
- Physically capable to conduct on-mountain ski or snowboarding lessons for extended periods of time.
- Possess first aid, guiding and/or avalanche certifications.
- Are able to provide a criminal background check.
- Can provide one, preferably two, professional references.
- A staff season’s pass for the resort and local mountains.
- A competitive wage.
- Discounts on food, rentals, retail and hotels.
- Staff events – meet great people who share a passion for the mountain lifestyle!
Interested? Please apply with your resume and cover letter.
We regret that only those applicants eligible to work in Canada without sponsorship may be considered for seasonal roles.
Application Video: We like to meet all of our candidates in person, but understand that this is difficult for non-locals. We would love to see a brief (≥60 seconds), creative video outlining your thoughts and experience with safety, teamwork, and guest experience. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, with the link to your video included in your resume or cover letter. Please note that video applications are not mandatory, but will help you stand out amongst the thousands of resumes we receive annually!