Monitor (trice) skiing
One of the most popular jobs in the ski industry is undoubtedly one monitor (twice) skiing.
- The ski instructors must teach skiers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, how to ski and how to improve their skills and techniques.
To work as a monitor (twice) skiing in Canada, you will need a license.
- One way to get your license to register for course instructors offered by the Alliance of ski instructors (CSIA).
- The CSIA is a non-profit organization that offers its members the level of ski instructors teaching programs 1 to level 4.
- The good news is that you do not need to get your certification level 4 to start earning money.
- You can start teaching, with some restrictions, as soon as you passed level 1.
In terms of capacity, you will need to have specialized skills such as possess excellent skiing techniques and know first aid. However, you will have more chances of getting a job if you have other skills such as natural ability to teach others. And have lots of patience, especially with beginners!
Another popular career path is the ski patrol.
- The role of a ski patroller is to intervene in the case of emergency, danger or injury on the slopes: in other words, you are paramedics slopes.
To succeed in this business, you will be able to handle very stressful situations.
- Namely keep calm in often very frightening situations or death is an absolute must.
- Of course, you also need to be (on) a skier / skier highly qualified (e).
- You will also need to be fully formed (e) during advanced first aid (AFA).
To become a ski patroller, you will need special training. All the Canadian patrol ski programs were created by the Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP), and it is highly recommended to make your starting point.
- CSP offers accreditation in basic First Aid, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which is a highly recognized certification in the trade.
Working in the station
For those who want to work in the station, there are a large number of seasonal jobs, full-time or part-time more or less related to skiing and winter activities.
- You can help the operation and maintenance of tracks, as operator of lifts, snowmaking systems or grooming the slopes.
- Another user option is to work in a ski equipment shop if you prefer to stay warm.
- If you are more attracted to the technical aspect, there are many opportunities for maintenance and repair of ski equipment.
- If you like the relational side, you’ll have no trouble finding a sales job where you can demonstrate your knowledge of the latest advances in ski equipment.
Other ski-related jobs
There are also many specialized jobs related to skiing in Canada.
- If you have a penchant for adventure and want to share that passion with other people just as eager for adventure, you should consider a career as an alpine guide. This work is similar to that of the ski instructor, but the lessons are held on the trails off-piste mountain.
- For those who like the field of competition, you could look for work as a coach.