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Ski/Board (For Free!) At Calgary's Closet Mountain

Our mission is to provide our guests with the best vacation and recreation experience possible. RCR is hiring for the 2020-2021 season, join our team to have some fun and check out our current positions available by clicking the button below!

Check out the videos below to see what it's like working at Nakiska!

Winter Sports School Recruitment Information

Training is available for Level 1 Instructors. You must be a Canadian Resident to be eligible for financial support for the course.

The Level 1 ski instructor certification is for any skier over the age of 15 that is a competent parallel skier. The Level 1 candidate can expect to be exposed to a variety of terrain, snow conditions and terrain features. The 3 day level 1 course is an introduction to ski teaching, CSIA technique and methodology, and the role of ski teaching within the ski industry. It combines the basics of practical ski teaching methods, technical understanding and development of guest service skills, specifically addressing children's skiing.

The level 1 certification course includes:

  • An introduction to CSIA skiing and teaching methodology
  • Strategies to develop skiers from entry level to intermediate
  • Techniques and strategies for effective assessment and development
  • Personal feedback on ski performance
  • Interactive preparatory online module.

Module concepts that will be used through the course include: Technical Basics, Fast Track to Parallel (beginner progression), Lesson Planning, Responsible teaching and Guest Service.

Upon successful completion of a Level 1 CSIA course, you become a member of the CSIA and are billed annually for membership dues by the National Office. Membership benefits are available to you provided your membership dues are fully paid.

For further information about working at Nakiska Winter Sports School please contact Leo Carey, WSS Director at: [email protected]

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COVID-19 Awareness


Nakiska requires that all staff are fully vaccinated against COVID 19 as a condition of employment.


Nakiska requires all employees to comply with daily 'fit for work' COVID-19 screening, masks, social distancing and sanitizing protocols.


Our parent company RCR is fully committed to the safety of our staff, guests and our local communities. Consequently all staff need to be aware of the potential for further COVID-19 operational changes.

Our Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles are a system of beliefs that contributes to RCR’s culture. They help guide our actions and support our mission as we endeavor to be the world’s leading mountain resort operator.

Our continued success is dependent on the balance of our five Guiding Principles:

Guest Experience

They show a commitment to exceeding the expectations of every guest to our resort, ensuring they receive a warm welcome, and that they are provided with a fun, safe environment and experience. They celebrate going the extra mile, and having fun doing it. I show a commitment to what we create for others as a resort operator and am passionate about what I do.

Employee Experience

They believe that their enthusiasm and positive attitude makes this a great place to visit or to work. They believe in taking responsibility for meeting their commitments, and inspire those around them to do the same. They celebrate accountability, safety, respect, trust, and look not for the problems, but for the solutions. They show a commitment to teamwork and fully engaging their efforts in our shared goals. They understand the terms of employment and will work to follow them.

Financial Responsibility

They understand that results matter. They are at the core of everything we do. They understand that the company has to be financially viable and that they have to ensure that their actions assist in achieving this. Taking responsibility means you and your team making the best impact you can for the financial wellbeing of the RCR group and each of the resorts.

Growth & Ingenuity

They show a commitment to the long term growth and development of themselves, their teammates, and the company. They believe that every day is a new opportunity to raise the bar on what they’ve accomplished by finding new and better ways to do things.

Community Relationships

They understand that it is RCR’s objective to give back to the communities in which we work, live and play, and they will do their part to ensure that they achieve these goals.


What are you looking for in the hiring process?

We are looking for staff who have an energetic and positive personality, are passionate about the mountain lifestyle and enjoy working as part of a team. You must also demonstrate that you are safety-minded and can provide our guests with the best vacation and recreation experience possible. Certain jobs also have other qualification that will be required.

What will I need in order to be hired?

You need to be legally entitled to work in Canada (have a SIN card) and have arranged for your own work permit. Depending on the position, you may require a police check and extra certifications, such as Food Safe, Serving it Right, First Aid, Driver’s License. We will also conduct pre-employment reference checks.

Do you hire international applicants?

Yes! As long as you have a valid work permit. You will be required to provide copy or photo of your valid Canadian work permit and your passport photo page. You can speak to the Canadian Consulate in your country about obtaining a work permit.

Do you offer staff housing?

Yes!  But it’s limited.  We can discuss lodging on hire.

What perks will I get as an employee of Nakiska Ski Area?

As part of our team, you will be eligible for the following perks:

· Awesome Staff Parties
· Free Ski & Snowboard Lessons and Program Discounts
· Discounts on Accommodation at RCR Resorts
· Discounted Lift Tickets for Family & Friends
· Retail Discounts
· Rental & Repair Shop Discounts
· Food & Beverage Discounts
· Helly Hansen Online Discount Program
· Reciprocal Resort Privileges for Full Time Staff

What documentation will I need to provide?

Once you receive a job offer you are required to provide the following documentation prior to starting work:

• Criminal Record Check original dated within the last 3 months (30 days for positions in Patrol, Childcare and Kids Winter Sports School). Those individuals with work permit/visas within this time period do not have to complete a Canadian CRC (it is included in your home country visa application).
• Social Insurance Number, or proof of application
• Copy of work visa if applicable
• Certification documents if required for position,
• Payroll start up package requires bank direct deposit, proof of healthcare or travel insurance coverage, and credit card for uniform issue/security.