Winter Sports School Instructor

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
November 4, 2021
Golden, Canada
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - WINTER 2021/22

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.


You will:

  • 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 I Ski & Snowboard Instructors

  • Provide group and private instruction and support to the Learning & Adventure Centre and Kids programs (a great opportunity for young instructors seeking a start in the mountains).


CSIA/CASI Level II Ski & Snowboard Instructors

  • Provide group and private lessons for all ages in beginner to advanced terrain.
  • Work in our multi-week Adult and Kids programs where appropriate.


CSIA/CASI Level III Ski and 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 and 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 an advocate for health and safety who prioritizes the safety of clients, guests and co-workers.
  • Have relevant CSIA or CASI Level 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).
  • Have sufficient strength, physical conditioning, and stamina to be able 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.


We offer:

  • A staff season’s pass for the resort (part-time) and local mountains (full-time).
  • A competitive wage with seasonal accident insurance.
  • Discounts on food, rentals, retail and hotels.
  • Pro-deals.
  • An amazing work environment – 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.

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