Snow School Instructor

Posting Date: Dec 9, 2023

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Snow School Instructor 

Job Requisition ID: 47891

Ministry: Forestry and Parks

Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Park (Hidden Valley Ski Resort)

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Winter – Seasonal Wage 

Scope: Open

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found 

Classification: Administrative Support 3

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Provincial Parks are essential to the quality of life that Albertans enjoy. They conserve our natural landscapes and wildlife habitat and offer a broad range of nature-based outdoor recreational opportunities. Alberta’s parks inspire people to discover, value, protect, and enjoy the natural world and the benefits it provides for current and future generations.

For more information about the Ministry of Forestry and Parks, please visit our website at: 

To see the geographic area of Regions and locations of Provincial Parks ,  download and review pdf:

Hidden Valley Ski Resort is located in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, (also known as Cypress Hill Interprovincial Park). The Park spans the Southeast corner of Alberta and the Southwest corner of Saskatchewan. The unique landscape of the area contrasts the surrounding prairie landscapes, making it an exciting destination for winter recreation opportunities.

Cypress Hills Provincial Park (CHPP) is home to Hidden Valley Ski Resort (HV) as well as a diverse range of Cross Country Ski Trails. The Ski Resort is located on the Alberta side of the Park, 10 minutes from the town site of Elkwater, AB and 40 min from Medicine Hat, AB. For more information about Hidden Valley Ski Resort, visit


Are you looking for an opportunity to work at a Ski hill Resort in Southern Alberta as a Snow School Instructor? Snow School Instructors staff work as part of a team to provide ski hill guests with a positive, effective, and efficient interaction and experience. If you like to ski and teach “how to ski” lessons, apply today!

Snow School Instructor duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing ski and/or snowboard lessons to members of the public of all ages, including school groups
  • Delivering consistent and positive guest experiences
  • Will be required to assist in other departments outside of teaching requirements to ensure operational efficiency (for example rentals, café, operations, tickets /sales)

This position primarily works outdoors in variable winter weather conditions and cold temperatures and requires you have great physical stamina. Working across departments may be required to fulfil operation needs.


Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma and one year of related ski instructional experience such as teaching, coaching or working with youth 

Prior to first day of work you must have:

  • Minimum Level 1 CSIA (Ski Instructor Certification) or CASI (Snowboard Instructor Certification) or equivalent 


  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of park facilities/services, especially Hidden Valley Ski Resort

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

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Agility—to understand the need to incorporate change into work and be open to new ideas while accepting change as part of how work processed need to evolve in order to be effective.

Creative Problem Solving—to assess options and implications in new ways in order to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Building Collaborative Environments—to lead and contribute to the conditions and environment that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.


Based on up to 40 hours per week, $21.95 - $26.81 per hour. 


  • Weekend shift differential paid at a rate of $3.25 per hour

Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave.

  • 5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays
  • 6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay


Terms of Employment: 

  • Shifts are 8 hours a day, up to 40 hours a week.
  • Candidates must be willing to work weekends and holidays, varying start dates from December 1, 2023, until March 31, 2024, pending end of ski season and operational needs. 
  • Multiple positions are available.
  • Various low-cost accommodations are available for rent in Elkwater.
  • There is no public transportation to the Ski Resort. You must have reliable transportation to and from work. The Ski Resort is located about 10 min from Elkwater and about 40 min from Medicine Hat.


  • Those selected for an interview must bring three references to the interview
  • Training will be provided to successful candidates

In your resume:

  • Include date ranges (month and year) associated with all education and work experience
  • Indicate whether your work experience was casual, part-time (PT) or full-time (FT)
    • Example:  Legal Assistant: Jan 2016 – June 2019 (PT 3 eight hour shifts per week) 

How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Dianna Sidon at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.