1) New Friends
If you’ve traveled (especially alone), you know the friends you meet quickly turn into family. The same goes for ski resorts. You’ll be immersed in a family environment where everyone knows each-other and takes care of each other. The bond you’ll create with your friends while working a ski season in the mountains are likely to be lifelong.
2) Make that money
Ski instructing doesn’t mean you have to be the proverbial ‘ski bum’ (although that’s accepted). With Nakiska’s close proximity to the main city centre of Calgary, it provides good hours due to the steady flow of guests weekdays and weekends. Nakiska is also proud to be an industry leader when it comes to pay.
3) Explore Always/All Ways
Many ski resorts are owned and operate on their own, in the more unique case of Nakiska Ski Area being part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies family (and now you are too) you’ll automatically receive access to the largest variety of terrain and the best snow in Canada! Jaunt over to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (2.5 hour drive) to experience the Champagne Powder it’s known for, venture to Fernie Alpine Resort (3.5 hour drive) for the vast terrain and the most runs in the Rockies and trek to Kimberley Alpine Resort (4 hour drive) to enjoy the sunniest ski resort in British Columbia.
4) Equal Opportunities & Growth
We don’t use an instructor seniority system, meaning everyone has the same opportunities here! Nakiska thrives off creating a fair environment, free of egos. Show incentive and you’re able to go far here! We like to provide the opportunity for growth within the winter sports school for those that show a desire for it.
5) Up your selfie game & be the envy of your city friends
Can you say FOMO? You’re life just got so interesting and your office was just upgraded to exhilarating! From the experiences you’ll have with our guests, to the views you’ll see while exploring the Canadian Rockies and everything in between. Your social media posts are sure to give your friends back home a serious case of friend envy and fear of missing out. (Epic selfies are guaranteed in this line of work).
6) And last but not least
Because these are our board meetings….
Find out more about working a winter season at Nakiska on our Employment page.