Winter 2019/20 - Level 3 Ski/Board Instructor

Sunshine Village Corporation - Banff, AB (30+ days ago)

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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 ead on…
What’s in it for you?
  • A ridiculously cool life experience
  • Free ski pass for Sunshine Village and super deals at other resorts
  • A plethora of lively staff events all season long
  • Marvelous discounts on ski gear, food & drinks and transportation.
The primary role of a Ski/Snowboard Instructor Level 3 is to provide professional ski and snowboard education and instruction based on the client’s capabilities. You will be responsible for the experience of group participants while skiing/riding on the mountain. In order for this experience to be the best possible, instructors must actively ensure;
safety is paramount at all times, technical assistance is sound and personalized to the client/s, genuine rapport with the client/s is established, each lesson is personalized and professional and an infectious passion for the sport is portrayed.

Essential Functions
  • Teach Skiing and/or Snowboarding.
  • As needed, act in a supervisory capacity:
  • Organize people into groups and assign lessons
  • Motivate and encourage fellow instructors
  • Provide performance based feedback to staff in support of continuous improvement
  • Maintain Intermediate to Expert skiing/riding abilities
  • Maintain a high level of customer service and ensure that Sunshine Ski & Snowboard School is presented in the best possible light
  • Attend ski school morning meetings
  • Be punctual to ski school lesson line ups and interact with students before lessons
  • Lead groups and teach according to ability, age and stamina level of students
  • Assess students skiing or riding abilities and use proper terrain and lesson plans for effective learning
  • Tailor each lesson based on the assessment and the students goals and attend to special needs
  • Demonstrate basic maneuvers for your class
  • Provide a fun and interactive learning environment that will exceed any client’s goals/ expectations
  • Recognize changing snow conditions and understand how they may affect you approach
  • Maintain class control while out on the mountain and promote safety rules and regulations
  • Maintain a safe learning environment related to the student
  • Understand emergency procedures in case of accidents, including accident report completion
  • Adhere to the Alpine Responsibility Code at all times and ensure group participants are aware and adhere the Code
  • Assist with Special Events when required
  • Attend and organize après functions with clients from lessons
  • Maintain and repair ski and/or snowboard equipment
  • Perform other duties as required (e.g. shoveling, snow fencing etc…)
  • Level 3 CSIA Certification, Level 3 CASI, or equivalent international certification.
  • Must have intermediate to expert skiing/riding abilities
  • Ability to assess and build plans for individuals
  • Should possess some relevant teaching or instructing experience
  • Willingness to personally improve and learn new skills
This position includes a multi-area ski pass to Sunshine Village & other resorts, a staff event calendar for experiencing the Rockies, and free transportation from Banff and Canmore to Sunshine.

Interested applicants please apply online or send a resume and cover letter stating the job title in the subject line to: Thank you to all applicants for applying but we will only contact those suitable for the position.

Can’t wait to get started? Great, because we can’t wait to hear from you! Apply online at and 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.