Qualify as a CSIA Level 1 ski instructor in Whistler Blackcomb and join a world-renowned ski school, teaching children how to ski for the season. You get a job and staff accommodation for the whole season and get to enjoy the breath-taking scenery  and diverse cultural scene of Whistler Village.

This is the perfect opportunity to spend every day on some of the best slopes in the world suitable for all skill levels. While others typically require a Level 2 CSIA qualification to apply for Whistler Blackcomb positions, with Oyster, you’ll leap straight into an instructor role as a freshly qualified CSIA Level 1 graduate!

Join our 4 or 6 week Anwarter ski instructor course in Austria and have a guaranteed job for the rest of the season.

Our course is based in Kaprun, Zell am See, and you could then work anywhere in Austria as an instructor.

20 - 26 weeks

Whistler Ski Season Jobs

Experience the buzz of working in the heart of a busy snow school as a member of support staff for Whistler Kids, or as part of the mountain operations team. Depending on your experience, we have a variety of roles available. Choose from being a kitchen assistant, preparing meals for the students and instructors; work as a den master, or as an Outdoor Ranger supervising the outdoor play facilities.

Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

Front of House Experience : Work in one of Whistler Blackcomb’s most prestigious hotels or spas for a whole winter season. The work is tough but the pay is good and the days off are awesome! If you have hotel or hospitality work experience, use your skills to work in Whistler. All of the jobs are in Whistler Village and everything is within walking distance of the ski lifts. On days off, getting up on the mountain is a must!

Back of House Experience : This year we are also opening up the Chef and Kitchen team opportunities – if you have experience working in kitchens, or have just finished working in a culinary specific qualification or internship, you can join the teams at the one of the best 5* resorts in North America.

Join us in Whistler’s top hotels and spas for an amazing kitchen adventure! Picture yourself cooking up a storm in the heart of this famous ski spot. From creating tasty menus to working behind the scenes, you’ll be part of the action. Get ready for a thrilling ski season where your kitchen skills meet snow-filled fun. This is your chance to level up your cooking game with a big-name brand while enjoying the mountain buzz. Come join our team for a tasty journey that’s as exciting as it gets!


Bag yourself a qualification as a ski or snowboard instructor whilst on holiday in Whistler Blackcomb. Our 4 week course is designed to give you all the training you need to pass the CSIA or CASI Level 1 instructor exam. AST Level 1 is also included.

Express route to gaining both your Level 1 and Level 2 ski instructor qualifications in awesome Whistler Blackcomb.

Gain your CSIA or CASI Level 1 and 2 qualifications as a skier or snowboarder on our professional 11 week course in Whistler Blackcomb – North America’s number 1 ski resort. Avalanche Skills Training (Level 1 and 2) is also included so you get to experience the backcountry as well!

Earn money working full-time in a hotel in the resort town of Banff. Expect an entry level position, such as housekeeping. There are certainly worse places to do this job, on a tough day at work, you can look out of the window and see the awesome Rocky Mountains. On your days off, you can be hitting the slopes!

Work and ski for a whole season

Improve your snow skills and enhance your gap year by working a season in a top ski resort. Whether you decide to gain a qualification and job as a ski or snowboard instructor, or you feel a support or hospitality role in one of the resorts is for you – one thing’s for sure – they’ll be plenty of time to hit the slopes. Live in a ski resort for a whole season for the fraction of the costs and enjoy the benefits of living in Canada or Austria. You will be able to enhance your CV/resume in whatever job role you decide to take, and you will earn some money at the same time. This is a great opportunity to experience living and working abroad, make new friends and enjoy your favourite sport!

Short on time? We have a number of ski and snowboard courses that run for as little as 4 weeks. Check out our ski instructor courses.

New to winter sports? Check out our top tips for first time ski and snowboarders.

How can a ski season help your CV?

Despite many misconceptions, gap years can give you excellent travel and work experience wrapped into one. Ski seasons are certainly not all about the ski and the apres (although this does play a major part!) Your ski season can make you shine on your CV.

Here’s how:

  • For all francophones out there, why not head out to Tremblant, Canada, to work in hospitality. Not only will you be living the high life in a top class ski resort, you will be earning money whilst incorporating French into your daily life. This is a fantastic experience for language graduates or language students who want to take a bit of time out of studying, but who are keen to keep their French at a high level and gain experience at the same time. You will gain great experiences and be skiing like a pro by the end of the season!
  • For those of you with any interest in instructing or teaching or sports coaching, working with kids in Whistler is a great experience. You would be spending your days on the slopes, teaching a bunch of children how to ski. You will be out on the mountain every day, with plenty of time to get out there in your free time too. You will be given the opportunity to take your Level 1 Ski Instructor course, which stands you in good stead for instructing in other countries such as Andorra! Living it up in one of the world’s best ski resorts says enough for itself!
  • Those amongst you who are just keen to do a ski season, there are no reasons why not. Working a ski season stands you in great stead for other jobs in the future- you can demonstrate reliability, punctuality, teamwork and independence- travelling over to Canada on your own demonstrates much about your personality!

So don’t hold back! Working a winter season in Canada can really help your CV, in a time when it is of the utmost importance to be able to stand yourself above the rest.

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