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  • Season: October/November – April
  • Province: British Columbia
  • Accommodation: Not provided by way of staff housing.
  • However, housing is easy to find in the nearby town
  • Min Age: 19
  • Jobs: Central Reservations, Front Desk Agent,
  • Ticket Seller, Maintenance, Life, Retail, Food and Beverage
  • Interview Locations: Australia

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s core values of Fresh, Empowerment, Sustainability and Passion from the foundation of the workplace culture. They recruit new team members based on these core values and have developed recognition programs to reward employees that exhibit them.


Working with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort may be the perfect adventure for you! Are you looking to spend a season working in a mountain paradise? We have winter and summer seasonal roles that will leave you with experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime. Are you hoping to build a career rooted in the mountain lifestyle? Our core, full-time opportunities offer just that. Many of our managers and supervisors ‘came for one season’ and have built careers based on their passion and love for what they do!


The Kicking Horse Resort is looking for people who consider adventure and fun as all part of a day’s work. Their culture is built on the core values of Fresh, Empowerment, Sustainability and Passion and they reward those who commit to bringing them to life at work every day. They offer seasonal and core staff a season pass, in addition to staff discounts on resort, to allow our employees to enjoy their own mountain experience in British Columbia!

Applicants to this resort need to be able to ski or board. The majority of ski runs here are intermediate to advanced terrain. You need to be 19 years of age or older. Training is offered to all applicants in all roles, but experience is required for specific roles. Some of the roles offered include:

  • General Resort Information
  • Cashier
  • Cook
  • Dishwasher
  • Guest Services
  • Mountain Operations Attendant
  • Resort Crew
  • Rental Technician
  • Snowmaker


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has no accommodation for staff. All staff of the resort live in the town of Golden at the bottom of the mountain (about a 15 – 20-minute drive). As a result, staff housing is not provided by KHMR, but it IS readily available and affordable.

There are three established hostels in Golden where you will no doubt park yourself for a few days while scouting the area. The operators of these hostels are the best source of information regarding accommodation in the area, so ask lots of questions. Also, check out the local real estate agents and use the Internet. At the time of year when you’re arriving, the township has an overabundance of accommodation… what you choose depends on your budget and how many people you plan to share with.


Like the maverick horse that brands the resort, the Kicking Horse depends on the balance of all four legs to succeed. Employees are one of those legs, representing one of the resort’s Four Priorities of Focus. “We respect each other’s individual values, but we also celebrate shared values across our organization that help guide our decisions.” These values? Below.

  • Fresh: Fresh Adventure, Raising the Bar, Innovation, Differentiation
  • Empowerment: Initiative, Accountability, Teamwork, Solutions Focus
  • Sustainability: Environment, Community Relationships, Respect, Future Vision
  • Passion: Enthusiasm, Animation, Fun, Positivity


Path book and Toolkits:

Once you accept your Offer of Employment with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, we ensure that you receive the information you need to work and play. All seasonal employees receive a “Path book”, and all core employees receive a “Toolkit”. Both include information such as guidelines, recognition programs, health and safety, and general Resort information.

Staff ski passes to one of THE most epic ski resorts in North America!!!

  • Ski lift pass has reciprocal ski privileges at Nakiska, Fernie & Kimberly resorts! Can you say ROAD TRIP!?
  • Staff parties
  • Staff discounts on F&B & retail

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