Employment – Job Postings for the 2017-18 Winter Season

Great Canadian Heliskiing (GCH) has 6 full time guiding
positions available immediately for the upcoming 2017 – 18
Locations: Golden, BC (Heather Mountain Lodge) and Altay, China
Great Canadian Heliskiing has recently entered into a 5 year
agreement to provide certified guiding, operating consultants, and avalanche planning
services for Altai Mountain Holidays (AMH) .
Located in the extreme northwest corner of the country, (just south of Russia, east of
Kazakhstan, west of Mongolia), AMH is China’s first and only mechanized skiing
operation (snowmobile – assisted skiing, cat-skiing and heli-skiing) . Great Canadian
Heliskiing’s role will be to support AMH in their goal of achieving Canadian operating
standards equivalency.
Our Values:
Safety first, then Service, then Skiing
Our Vision:
To successfully assist our client, AMH, with their long-term goal of achieving
Canadian equivalency operating standards for mechanized skiing while providing a
sustainable adventure in the Altai mountains for guides from around the world.
● IMFGA, ACMG Ski/Apprentice Ski Guide, CSGA Level 2 or higher and CAA
Level 2.
● Ski guiding and operational program experience suitable for the position.
● Positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to synergize with a team.
● Potential candidates for guiding in China would need to be interested in a two
month (or potentially longer) contract, be open to experiencing a new culture, and
have constructive input. Not only for the AMH organization, but also the local
non-certified guides (some of whom have a tradition of skiing that reaches back
thousands of years and arguably the origin of skiing on horsehair – covered skis).
● Language: English required, Mandarin an asset.
● Wages start at $300 CDN per day and are commensurate with your certification
and individual experience.
● WorkSafe BC insurance is provided in both China and Canada for Canadian
● Travel, to and from Altay will be covered by GCH.
Guiding in China overview:
As a certified guide, you will be responsible for guiding mostly Chinese clientele through
backcountry terrain, both cat skiing and heliskiing. In addition, there may be some
opportunities to guide in the “ski-mobile” program, however, that is not our main
objective and you do not need to have any snowmobile experience. Out of your 2
month contract you will be guaranteed 21 paid days out of every 30, whether there is
guiding work or not. There are options to work more than your 21 allotted days,
however, you will be responsible for your own personal wellness with respect to needing
days off. Working every day of your 2 month contract is not recommended and will likely
prevent you from returning.
You will work with a team of 4 – 6 guides at a time with a mandate to have a minimum of
1 week overlap to transfer information from one guide team to another. There will
always be at least one lead guide at all times who will give direction.
Please forward applications via email to:
Sue Gould
Project Manager
Great Canadian Heliskiing


Guide for the 2018 Season

Big Red Cats is looking for Additional Full ski Guides (CSGA 3) and assistant guides (CSGA2 with CAA 2)  for winter 2018.   Big Red Cats has grown and developed over the last 13 years into one of the biggest and best cat skiing operations.   Safety, teamwork, and great skiing and riding are our focus.    The opportunity to live in a great mountain town, of Rossland and ski guide each day with a professional team is the opportunity.


  • CSGA 3 and or  CSGA Level 2 with CAA Level 2
  • Ski guiding and operational program experience suitable for the position
  • Team focus and Positive attitude
  • Expert skiing and riding skills


Competitive compensation in line with experience.

Contact Kieren at Big Red Cats ski@bigredcatskiing.com


Guide for the 2018 Season

For the past 37 years, Great Northern Snowcat Skiing has had a distinguished history of safe and satisfying cat serviced powder skiing and boarding. In December 2016, Great Northern was bought by the Alberta based Mt. Norquay group. We are a passionate group of skiers that are now looking for the right people to help Great Northern move forward. The new ownership group is excited to provide leadership, guidance and resources to the guiding and operations team of Great Northern.


We require guides that will provide on-hill leadership for up to 14 person snow cat program with day skiers and/or overnight guests. The skiing tenure consists of over 2500 hectares, in a well-established cat skiing area with a wide variety of terrain and consistent weather exposure. The guides will be supported by a team of experienced lead guides, and will include managing guest education and experience, on-hill cat skiing operations, and safety. The position will also require liaising with the operations manager, to ensure that Great Northern’s high standard of service is maintained from the beginning of the day until the lights go out.


  • ACMG assistant ski guide or CSGA Level 2 and CAA Level 2
  • Ski guiding and operational program experience suitable for the position
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Can work effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Professional presentation in speaking, dress and grooming
  • Passion for backcountry skiing or snowboarding


We offer competitive compensation that will reflect your knowledge, skill, experience and your capability to relate to an exceptional clientele base, many of whom return annually. In addition, we can offer pro deal purchasing from our suppliers, in house training and development program and the opportunity to work hard and play even harder at our awesome location.

Additional Information:

For the right person, this is an exceptional opportunity for long-term growth, contribution and fulfillment. Great Northern recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset, and we will ensure that all of our employees are supported in their effort to provide exemplary customer service each and every day.

We look forward to hearing about your interest. Please send your resume in confidence to aq@banffnorquay.com to the attention of Andre Quenneville, Interim General Manager Great Northern snow cat skiing.

We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible.

Looking for Snow cat Ski Guides 2017-2018

Great Northern Snow Cat Skiing has guiding positions available for the upcoming 2017-18 winter season.

Location: Trout Lake, BC

Job Description:  Ski Guides needed for a well-established cat skiing operation under new management Great Northern operates on a 2500 hectares tenure located 90 minutes South of Revelstoke. The guide is responsible for providing a safe and enjoyable ski experience in a dynamic mountain environment. Full and part time positions are available.

Skills / Certifications:  Experienced CSGA Level 2, Class 4 driver’s license or equivalent. Strong skiing ability and customer service oriented.

Compensation: Competitive wage dependent on certification level and experience

If interested, please send your resume to; aq@banffnorquay.com


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