Ski Jobs in Canada

It is an incredible country. Vast prairies, countless lakes and rivers, and more mountains than I've had hot dinners. The Canadian people are really friendly, the crime rate is low, and they have a great health care service. They also have some of the world's best mountain resorts. Whether you are looking for a job teaching on the slopes, or a service job, there are plenty of opportunities to begin or further your career in the mountains of Canada. Despite the latitude and famously cold climate, ski resorts are still seasonal, with the pistes generally operating from early November until well into the new year, sometimes as late as the end of May, depending on altitude and location. The further north you go the more likely you are to find year round glacier skiing, but for most resorts figure on six months of quality snow conditions - more than enough time to make some money and enjoy a winter season Canadian style!


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Ski Resort Manager Jobs

Ski Resort Manager Jobs

location France

We regularly receive jobs for ski resort staff of managerial level. If you have already worked a season and are looking to step up to a more senior role, or if you have management experience in another field, we may have the right job for you!
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor. Receive world-class training, gain internationally-recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
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Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included

location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland Choose from 27 Ski Resorts in 5 Countries

Want to turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Want to receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice? Fast track your instructor career with EA Ski & Snowboard Training.
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland Choose From 27 Ski Resorts in 5 Countries

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor. Receive world-class training, gain internationally-recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
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Ski Resort Manager Jobs

Ski Resort Manager Jobs

location France Various

We regularly receive jobs for ski resort staff of managerial level. If you have already worked a season and are looking to step up to a more senior role, or if you have management experience in another field, we may have the right job for you!
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Chalet Couples

location France Various

If you and your partner or close friend would like the chance to work a ski season as what the ski industry terms a chalet couple, we would love to hear from you.
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Work as a Ski Instructor in Canada!

location Canada Banff, Big White, Castle, Lake Louise, Mount Norquay, Revelstoke, SilverStar, Alberta, British Columbia, Kelowna and Vancouver.

Become a qualified ski instructor in Canada this winter. Choose from 10 world-class resorts across Canada. Receive world-class instructor training. Gain an internationally recognised qualification. Get a guaranteed paid job offer at your chosen resort.
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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef

location France Various

Each year we recruit chefs to work in luxury chalets throughout Europe. And our search for qualified and experienced chefs and chalet cooks to work during the coming season is now underway.
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Driver/Maintenance Person

location France, Italy, etc Various ski resorts

We are looking for qualified and experienced drivers, and maintenance people, to help maintain chalet for the coming winter season.
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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season

location Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland N/A

Do you want a career that will take you across the globe? Do you want to live and work in the world's top ski destinations? Become a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard Training and fast-track your career in the snow industry. Choose from 30 resorts across five countries.
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Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructors

location France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland Various

Looking to get paid to teach people how to ski and snowboard this coming winter? At OutdoorJAC we help recruit for multi-resort tour operators and small specialist independent ski holiday companies. Share your CV with us to improve your chances of a job offer!
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Childcare

Childcare

location Europe Europe

Fancy spending your winter living in a ski resort? We are looking for qualified childcare staff who have a great work ethic and fun and engaging personality.
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Working a ski season in Canada

Do you need a visa: As a British citizen you will need a working holiday visa to allow you the right permission to take employment in Canada. You are eligible for one if you are between 18 and 30 years old. For more information please visit this article: Ski season visas.

Do you have to learn another language:
Ô Canada! Terre de nos aïeux. You might thing that English is the official language of Canada, but in fact French has an equal footing. If you are heading to work in the East of the country, you will find French is actually the main language, especially Quebec, where more than 90% have French as their first language. In the West, English is more popular. As a rough guide, make sure you can get by in French if you are working in Quebec, else English with a smattering of French will be fine.

So what is it like to live and work in an Austrian ski resort?
In a word, lovely. Austria has a lot going for it, not least the food and friendly welcoming atmosphere. And the fact that you won't feel like you are spending half your wages on food and drink is a big plus. Like all alpine ski resorts, the winter population is a largely cosmopolitan affair, but many of the more popular resorts still manage to hold on to their unique Tyrolean and Alpine charm and 'Austrian-ness', perhaps because they are slightly smaller and less sprawling than the popular French resorts - the resort of Alpbach that we mentioned above is a great example - the kind of place that you could see yourself living all year round, let alone during the winter. Perhaps this is a bit of a generalization and won't be true of all resorts, but many Austrian ski villages seem less commercial than in other parts of the Alps. Of course they exist to make money, but somehow it is not quite so obvious.

The main resorts offering jobs
Canada has more than fifty dedicated ski resorts, many of them world class, and with the majority split between the West of the country, in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the East of the country, in Quebec and Ontario. Most would say the pick of the resorts, including the famous Whistler, Silver Star, Big White and Cypress, are in British Columbia, but the French-feel resorts of Quebec have a lot to offer too: places like Mont Sainte-Anne and Le Massif.

What experience do you need?
If you want to teach people to ski or snowboard then you should consider either CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard) qualifications as these tend to be preferred by ski schools in Canada. If you have a high ISIA recognised qualification and some previous experience, then you may also be in luck. You can read more about specific instructor qualifications here: www.bestskijobs.co.uk/articles/ski-snowboard-instructor-qualifications.php. Away from the slopes there is plenty of casual work to be had such as hospitality jobs in hotels and restaurants. As with any job, past experience will always work in your favour, but for many of the entry level, waiting, bar tending, shop work jobs, experience is not always vital. The bigger the resort the more people they need to service it. By all means try your luck at the less well known, but the resorts mentioned above are your best bet to start your search.

Even if you cannot find a paying job immediately, a good way in would be to take a course such as those we offer below. Not only will you improve your qualifications but you will get to spend part of the season in Canada, and from there it is surely easier to move on to paid employment, either in the same season, or for the following season.