Work Where You Play

Ever thought about a career in the ski industry?

From ski patroller, ski instructor to chef or heavy duty mechanic, work where you play and join the Alberta ski industry!

32 Ski Areas across Alberta


There are many opportunities to work at your community ski hill or spend a season at destination resort and have the experience of a lifetime!

No Experience?
No Problem!

If you are interested in working at a Ski Area in Alberta and enjoy working with the public, there will be a spot for you. There are full-time and part-time positions with flexible hours in many departments.
Below are just a few examples of positions available right now at many of Alberta's ski areas:

Ski and Snowboard Instructor

Lift Operators and Lift Maintenance

Food and Beverage

Ski/Snowboard Patroller & First Aid

Maintenance & Custodial

Ski and Board Rental Technician

Snowmaking & Snow Grooming 

Guest Services, Ticket Agents & Retail Associates

Supervisory, Accounting and Management

The Opportunity

Interested in becoming a ski or snowboard instructor?

CSIA provides certification to Ski Instructors in Canada.  If you are at least 14 years of age and are a confident parallel skier on blue runs, you may be a candidate for the CSIA Level 1 course. 

CASI provides certification for Snowboard Instructors.  To participate in CASI Level 1 course, you must be at least 15 years old, be enthusiastic about snowboarding and demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain.

Most regions in Alberta will be hosting Level 1 courses this season. 

  • Learn more about becoming a ski instructor at
  • Learn more about becoming a snowboard instructor at