A Guide to Ski Resort Jobs

Ski resort jobs, Canada

Ski Resort Jobs = the best type of jobs!

If you are looking for a job during the winter season, ski resorts are a good place to look. While earning some $$, you can gain experience and enjoy the rides and explore the mountain in your free time.

There are a variety of jobs available and you can find one that suits you, regardless of your skills and experience. Check out our guide to help you find the perfect fit:

Rental / retail shops: If you enjoy working with people and always having someone to talk to, a job in one of the resort’s shops might be just for you. In addition, working in retail shops in the resort will usually give you access to discounts on gear.

Repairs shop: Working in a repairs shop is an interesting job, especially for the technically inclined. You get the satisfaction of repairing someone’s board or skis and their appreciation when they pick the gear up.

Lift operator: Lift operator is a good job for someone who enjoys being outside and doesn’t mind the cold weather. If you are a ski or snowboard enthusiast, you’ll enjoy working as a lift operator. You’ll get first tracks on every powder day as you make your way to your lift in the morning.

Guest Services / Hotel manager / Ski and chalet host: In order to work these jobs, you need to have excellent people skills, good instincts for problem solving and a friendly disposition. You are essentially the face of the resort and will have to deal with the occasional angry and irrational customers.

Ski and snowboard instructor: This can be great if you have proper qualification and you can teach above the kid’s level. Plenty of ride time, potential to earn tips, supreme knowledge of the mountain and you will be out there for every powder day of the season.

Avalanche crew/ Ski patrol: If you are extremely competent on skis or a snowboard, you can look for a job as avalanche crew or ski patrol. These guys work on ensuring the safety of the resort and its guests. The job can be tough especially when you have to deal with serious injuries or dangerous situations.

There are many other options for work around the resort, if none of these jobs appeal to you. You can be a ticket checker, car park attendant, park crew; try out snow-making and grooming work, be a chef, nanny, cleaner, kitchen or a night porter. Maybe you can find a job in resort transportation or the resort’s bars and restaurants.

Looking for a ski job? Download our Job Fairs Calendar here.

If you need more help finding a job, check out Snow Season. Good luck!

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