Heli Ski Guide

Date:  Dec 4, 2023

Whistler, BC, Canada

Company:  Whistler Blackcomb
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  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.


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.



Job Benefits


  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • RSP Options (after 12 months or 2000 cumulative hours of service)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:


  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Specifications:   

  • Expected Pay Range: $26.00 - $42.14 / hour

  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time and Part Time

  • Skill Level: Advanced   


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Meets and greets our guests in a friendly and professional manner 

  • Conducts training for our guests to industry standards: transceiver orientation; 

  • Helicopter orientation; field procedures. 

  • Drives passengers to various locations in commercial vans and buses. 

  • Delivers a backcountry skiing product 

  • Guides clients away from mountain and helicopter hazards. 

  • While client expectations can’t always be met, ensure that client’s experiences are satisfying. 

  • Insures guiding is considerate to other groups to maintain a good pace during the day. 

  • Maintains a state of readiness to respond to field emergencies. 

  • Analyses the snowpack for instabilities and gathers and shares field observations. 

  • Coordinates lunch for our clients. Participates in mid-day meetings. 

  • Records and communicates extra runs skied 

  • Communicates customer service issues with the store staff when required. 

  • Attends company meetings as required 


Lead Guiding Responsibilities (when qualified): 

  • Briefs other guides and pilots with the days plan. 

  • Insures helicopter has all rescue equipment aboard 

  • Participates in go-no-go decisions at meetings and field area selection. 

  • Monitors and coordinates all groups in the field. 

  • Uses the helicopter efficiently respecting company standards 

  • Completes company and industry field documentation daily. 


Job Qualifications: 

  • Excellent powder skiing ability 

  • Lead guides - CSGA Level 3, ACMG Ski Guide or IFMGA Mountain Guide with over 75 days guiding under mentorship. 

  • Assistant Guide – CSGA Level 2 or ACMG Apprentice 

  • Meet’s CPD requirements as per guiding certification 

  • 80 hour first aid certification 

  • AED Certification 

  • Proof of clear criminal record check 

  • Current BC Class 4 DL recommended. Clean driving record. 


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 496432
Reference Date: 07/12/2023
Job Code Function: Heli Ski