Move to the Mountain

 
Photographer
Mike Bednar

Move to the Mountain

By Doc Pow

Has the latest round of snowfall got you fired up?

Last week’s legendary snow falls across the Rockies (see this Powder Magazine story) – and our webcam round up from last week – in some cases 50cms in 24 hours!

A friend of mine in Canmore had no words to describe it, “Forty centimetres delivered in my backyard, just boom – winter.”

“Bring it on” … is what I say!

If you are like me, this has gotten you pretty fired up for the season and this story is to help you act on it.

At SnowSeekers, we know it’s hiring time at many of your favourite ski and ride destinations. Why not rise to the occasion and consider a move to the mountain this season! Pick up a wicked gig to your new future inside or work outside and embrace winter full-on (ski/ride your brains out!!!)

This might mean you physically moving to the mountains or you score a job around town at one of Alberta’s 28 ski resorts or over 40 in B.C. – we know as our pal, Ted Shred skied ‘em all.

For those who are hooked on the idea of clicking into a snow gig this season, SnowSeekers has made it easy for you…

Welcome to SnowSeekers Online Job Fair.

Find a link to your favourite or newly favourite ski resort’s job posting page.

Check out the resort links and see what they might have up for grabs – tell ‘em SnowSeekers sent you!

Alberta

Kinosoo Ridge, Cold Lake – home to monster ice fishing, sledding and plenty of downhill fun.

Vista Ridge, Fort McMurray – shred under Northern Lights like you have never seen.

Hidden Valley Ski Resort – it’s a park that should be in the Rockies, but is on the eastern/western edge of Alberta/Saskatchewan.

Canyon Ski Resort, Red Deer – did you know they have a flock of sheep who maintain the grounds through the spring and summer?

Snow Valley, Edmonton – home to SnowSeekers first every documentary, Sunny on the Slopes

Rabbit Hill, Edmonton – home to SnowSeekers’ GoSkiAlberta production with our friend, Lois.

Sunridge, Edmonton – have you ever seen this GoSkiAlberta video we shot at Sunridge? It’s about teaching two brothers from India how to ski.

Nitehawk, Grande Prairie – go check out the world leading dinosaur museum

Photographer
Jeremy Derksen

Marmot Basin, Jasper – did you know Jasper, Alberta is one of the only places McDonald’s went bankrupt? Yup, the locals didn’t support it and it had to shut its doors.

Sunshine Village, Banff – it’s like a story book how the gondola takes you up into this snow globe.

Nakiska, Kananaskis Country – literally ski for a few hours from Banff – take the transit bus from there straight to the hot springs.

Mount Norquay, Banff – home to Two Winter Olympics, #Calgary88 and #Calgary2026?

Lake Louise, Banff – holy iconic, part of the FIS World Cup circuit and have you seen the view when you hike up to get to the run called Brown Shirt?

Castle Mountain Resort, West Castle Valley – you haven’t skied or rode in the Rockies until you’ve ripped the back chutes at Castle.

British Columbia

SilverStar Mountain Resort, Vernon – a story book village painted in a multitude of colours, there’s a new gondola this year and make sure to snowshoe out to the Lookout cabin for a “knock your socks off” sunset.

Fernie Mountain Resort, Fernie – home of the Griz and given Rolling Stone status as one of the coolest ski towns in North America.

Kimberley Mountain Resort, Kimberley – for those into Nordic skiing, this is heaven, but don’t write off the alpine, its tops as well – Easter Bowl is full of goodies!

Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke – quickly becoming an epic ski town Canada with a ski hill that delivers, so bring your A game. With 6,000 of vertical, you’ll wonder where your legs are after a while, but you’ll be loving it!

Fairmont Hot Springs – You could pretty much ski into the hot springs if it wasn’t for the fencing.

Sun Peaks Mountain Resort – B.C.’s 2nd biggest resort and with a “European-themed village, this hill earns the medal for one of the most convenient – literally ski to and from your door.

Big White Mountain Resort, Kelowna – this place is like Disney on snow, from the colourful main village, to the unique family-focused ski runs, its memorable.

Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton – the land of peaches, beaches and bomber POW! (you heard of the Gun Barrel Saloon? Legendary!)

Baldy Mountain Resort, Oliver – in a desert setting, this hill has one of the most beauty views in Western Canada and epic snow!

Troll Ski Resort, Quesnel – this place is as hometown as it gets; the owners cook for you at night, you live in a community of snow fans who are there to host a great time. Beauty glades, big time snow, big time legend.

Panorama Mountain Resort – wait till you get a load of the new Monster terrain zone – steep, deep and a chance to connect with the mountains.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden – one of my favs, the hiking, the layout with the bowls and the spines you can ride out into epic chutes, the POW!

PowderKing Resort, Prince George – this place is so precious, the locals used to steal the sign off the side of the road, so the tourists couldn’t find it. Most runs are named after Beatles tunes. You will leave satisfied.

Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers – music legend, Alex Cuba calls this place home for a reason – funky vibe, ski right into town, live in a cabin colony baked into the side of an awesome ski hill.

Shames (My Mountain Co-op), Terrace – work at a ski destination that is a backcountry enthusiast’s dream – skiable acreage BIGGER then Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort – there is a reason its constantly ranked the best ski and snowboard destination on the planet, having been there over 100 times in my career, it’s easy to understand why.

Cypress Mountain Resort, West Vancouver – wait till you get a look at the view from the top of sky chair overlooking Vancouver.

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver – how many movies feature the iconic gondola connecting North Vancouver to this epic winter adventure park?

Mt. Seymour Ski Resort, North Vancouver – Deep Cove, home to epic mountain biking, paddling and of course, this killer ski destination.

Manning Park Resort – close to the U.S. border, this hill has sweet snowshoeing and riding in a funky community all right on the hill.

Mount Washington Resort, Vancouver Island – Why wouldn’t you want to work on an island and be able to ski/ride through a rain forest in the morning and surf in Tofino for sunset – same day.

Photographer
SilverStar Mountain Resort

Whatever you pick this winter, let us know if you take the plunge and pick up a gig with the mountains. Who knows?!, we might even score you on the team as an ambassador and you can send us reports – #SnowSeekers wants to know and you can help keep us all in the stoke!

Let us know what you find #SnowSeekers

Whatever you do, keep up the snow dance!