BIG MOUNTAIN TERRAIN. SMALL COMMUNITY FEEL.
JOIN OUR TIGHT KNIT TEAM TODAY AND REVEL IN POWDER PARADISE.
Castle is not owned or operated by a large ski conglomerate; rather by a group of skiers & riders who are passionate about steep terrain and great snow. Operational decisions are made right here and our long term direction is plotted by a group of passionate, volunteer directors who represent more than 200 local shareholders.
Nestled in the South Canadian Rockies region, Castle is as authentic as it gets. Hard working, hospitable, and here for the powder is what we’re all about. If this sounds like you, then we want you to join us.
WHY CHOOSE CASTLE?
Competitive wages & benefits.
Small community feel.
Free skiing / riding at Castle Mountain Resort and several other resorts nearby.
Discounts on food, drink, rentals, gear, repairs, lessons, and more.
Seasonal, subsidized on-site staff accommodation, as well as reasonable housing costs in our surrounding areas.
Regularly occurring, subsidized staff events (both on-site and off-site)
Close proximity to many exceptional outdoor activities, both summer and winter.
Think jobs in the ski industry are only seasonal? Think again! Castle Mountain Resort is home to several full-time, year-round roles that can help you live the the lifestyle you desire. Year-round roles include, but aren’t limited to:
Guest Services Manager
Sales & Marketing Manager
Outdoor Operations Manager
Maintenance – Skilled Trades
Human Resources Supervisor
Food & Beverage Manager
Food & Beverage Asst Manager
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Seasonal roles are abound at Castle. It only makes sense right? We are a ski resort first and foremost! Dozens of full-time and part-time seasonal roles are available, inside and outside. Some examples of our wintertime roles are:
Guest Services Agent
Servers / Bartenders
Cafeteria Barista / Cashier
Janitorial / Housekeeping
Snow School Desk Agents
Snow School Instructors
Heavy Equipment Operator
Our nearest town, and the one we’re generally most closely associated with, is the Town of Pincher Creek. Pincher, as we often call it, is about 30 minutes from the resort and is a quaint agricultural and service town located on the edge of the prairie land. The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is also nearby and is 35 – 45 minutes to the north and is located nearly equidistant between Castle and Fernie, BC.
Getting here isn’t extraordinarily difficult with most staff either driving directly to us or flying into Calgary (YYC) and then driving our way. For more information on getting here, click the links below.
While we can post jobs at any time, generally we start posting job openings June – July and start interviewing / hiring in August and September.
Most employees start work in mid to late November although there are some exceptions to this!
While most of our positions are full-time, we do hire a number of part-time or casual staff to help with the extra volume of guests on weekends and school holidays. Our part time staff often work less than a full 8-hour day, so they can work and hit the slopes on the same day!
Most part-time positions are in Food & Beverage, Guest Services and Lift Operations. Part time staff also receive many of the same discounts our full-time staff do, so if you are looking for a bit of extra work when you are out here skiing, take a look at our part-time positions.
Most full time positions work 8 hours per day and 5 days week for a 40 hour work week. However, there are some roles that work longer days (or overnight) with compressed work weeks.
Our busiest days are weekends, statutory holidays, and school holidays which means most staff receive 2 weekdays off mid-week. Mid-week is a great time to take advantage of the free skiing and riding, through reciprocal benefits with other resorts, when the mountains are quieter.
Remaining consistent with our community focused values, we do give preference to local and regional candidates. If you are from Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, or southwestern Alberta in general, we would love to have you as part of the team!
We have a number of international staff who join us for a season, or years. Every year Castle has a diverse team with a number of local staff (Albertans), staff from across Canada and then many internationals (Kiwis, Australians, Brits, Czechs, Scots, Germans, and more!)
All candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and/or have, or be in the final approval stages for an open work permit. More information on work permits and visas can be obtained from Immigration Canada (click here). We are unable to assist international applicants with visa applications nor are we able to sponsor workers.
While there are some great career jobs at Castle, if you’re here seasonally it’s probably less about the money and more about the perks and the location. We endeavor to stay as competitive as possible on wages / salaries and round out your pay with a pretty impressive list of perks including:
- A free or discounted season pass
- Reciprocal benefits at other resorts (free or discounted skiing / riding at dozens of other resorts in western North America)
- Ski / ride breaks – the best part about the job (you can get out every day)
- Food and beverage discounts
- Discount ski / snowboard repairs / tuning
- Free or discounted passes / lift tickets for partners and/or dependents
- Regularly occurring, subsidized staff events (both on-site and off-site)
- Premium free health and dental coverage for full-time, year-round team members
STAFF ACCOMMODATION FAQ'S
We have a beautiful 3 story building located in our base area for staff. The apartment style accommodation consists of 5 apartments, with 5 spacious rooms per suite. Each room typically has 2 or 3 beds per room.
Included in rent is your bedding, all appliances, cooking needs, basic WiFi (you can pay extra for faster streaming) and each suite is fully furnished with couches, chairs and dining tables.
Due to demand, we are unable to guarantee you a private room.
We do our best to put couples in the same apartment and same room.
Apply early and indicate on your staff accommodation application that you will need this. We cannot guarantee couple’s rooms, particularly if you are arriving once the season has started.
Private rentals suites / condos / homes are available in the village but many first year staff will elect to stay in staff accommodation. Once here, many staff network with the locals and find themselves in other accommodations in subsequent years / seasons.
Beaver Mines, Crowsnest Pass, and Pincher Creek do have some rental accommodation, but it can be limited so start looking early. Community Facebook groups (such as the Castle Community Residents Facebook group) are often the best way to find rentals.