Sunshine Village Banff Trail Crew

Spring Hiring Clinic
Sunshine Village
Banff, AB
Sunshine Village
Banff, AB

Job details

Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed

Banff, AB

Full job description
Banff, AB, Canada Req #1733
Monday, April 8, 2024

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...

We are recruiting Trail Crew for the 2024/25 season.

We are seeking advanced and expert skiers, who work well in a team, offer superior customer service, and share our passion for working outdoors. Trail Crew team members are in a visible role and provide an outstanding experience for guests via the maintenance of skiable terrain, using specialized equipment for "snow farming" the accumulation and distribution of natural snowfall at the Ski Area. This year's clinic will be hosted on Saturday, April 27th. The hiring clinic will include assessments of skiing ability and participation in regular duties including establishing and maintaining snow fencing.

Travelling safety and professionally on and off skis to perform heavy job tasks, including erecting and maintaining fences on steel and bamboo. Developing and opening skiable terrain through the Ski Area.
Acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of the Ski Area, runs, boundaries, terrain, and operating responsibilities.
Monitoring runs, signage, and equipment placed throughout the Ski Area, reporting deficiencies and safety hazards.
Participating in: public safety (monitoring avalanche closures as part of the Ski Area's control operation), lift and self-evacuations, speed control, limited scope emergency response, events (set up, take down, support).

Strong work ethic, taking pride in the job and finished product.
Must Ski for this role.Ability to ski at a high intermediate/advanced level is required.
Prepared to work flexible schedules (weekends, holidays, etc.) and outdoors, in all weather conditions.
Standard First Aid is preferred.
Calm under pressure and patient.
Communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally.
Providing your own ASTM-compliant helmet and ski equipment for work.
Maintain professional conduct when in uniform on or off-duty.
Must be neat, punctual, and dependable.

Additional Considerations

This is a physically demanding role, which requires the ability to stand and ski for long periods of time, constant trunk rotation, frequent lifting of and skiing with backpacks, equipment and loads (up to 20 kg), balancing and skiing with heavier loads. Trail Crew may be required to ski with a loaded toboggan.
This role operates small equipment and hand tools, and shovelling is a frequent task.
Trail Crew work in a remote, alpine environment, and at times independently.

Please apply through our Careers page at to be considered.

Thank you to all applicants for applying. Only those qualified for the position will be contacted.

The Perks:
FREE - Your staff pass is your ticket to ride Sunshine!
Ski & Ride - Free days & discounts at ski resorts across Canada
Staff Events - Staff parties, BBQs, spring night skiing, dog sledding & 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!

Can't wait to get started? Great, because we can't wait to hear from you!
Click the Apply Online button below tell us why you're the next awesome member of our team. Remember, we're looking for people who will wow our guests, so start now and wow us.

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