Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard School Level 1 Ski Instructor

Winter 22-23
Sunshine Village Corporation
Banff, AB

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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 read on for more information...

The Perks:
FREE - Your staff pass is your ticket to ride Sunshine!
Ski & Ride – Free days & discounts at resorts across Canada for FT staff
Staff Events – Staff parties, BBQs, spring night skiing, dog sledding, ice climbing & 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!
Ski & Snowboard School - Level 1 Ski Instructor

Department: Ski School
Dates: Early November - May Long Weekend (weather and business levels dependent)
Wage: Hourly based on Certification Level plus a performance based incentive bonus

This position includes a pass to Sunshine Village, complimentary on-site training and professional development options, subsidized professional advancement, free equipment tuning, pro deals, longevity and FT perks, group insurance, and much more... all while experiencing Canada's longest ski season!


The primary role of a Ski Instructor is to provide professional ski and snowboard education and instruction based on client capabilities. You will be responsible for the experience of clients 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 clients is established, and each lesson is personalized and professional.

Essential Functions

Teach skiing.
As needed, act in a supervisory capacity.
Organize assignment of lessons.
Motivate and encourage fellow instructors.
Provide performance-based feedback to staff in support of continuous improvement.
Assist with instructor training when needed for new and returning staff.
Maintain intermediate to expert skiing/riding abilities.
Maintain a high level of customer service and ensure that the Sunshine Ski and Snowboard School is presented in the best possible light.
Attend ski school morning meetings, conducting where needed.
Be punctual to ski school lesson line ups and interact with students before lessons.
Lead clients and teach accordingly to ability, age, and stamina level.
Assess clients' abilities and use proper terrain and lesson plans for effective learning.
Tailor each lesson based on the assessment and the student's 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 your approach.
Maintain class controls while out on the mountain and promote safety rules and regulations.
Maintain a safe learning environment related to the clients, inclusive of all relevant Sunshine policies.
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 of, and adhere to, the Code.
Assist with special events when required.

Other duties (e.g. shoveling, snow fencing, cleaning) may be requested and assigned from time to time.

Experience and Requirements

Level 1 CSIA Certification, or equivalent international certification.
Must have intermediate to expert skiing/riding abilities.
Able to assess and build plans for individuals.
Should possess relevant teaching or instructing experience.
Willingness to personally improve and learn new skills.

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.