Whitecap Alpine Adventures is a family-owned and operated company employing between 10 – 60 employees and contractors year-round.
Our office is based at Pemberton Airport, with our main lodge located north of Pemberton in McGillivray Pass. Here, we employ cooks, operations staff, and ACMG-certified guides. We also host various BC and internationally guided trips for which we employ guides and other support staff.
By request, we bring in photographers, yoga instructors, and massage therapists. In the summertime, we host curated trips in partnership with fitness gurus, wildlife specialists, musicians, and more.
Many of our staff return each year, but various positions do become available from season to season.
If you are interested in employment or partnership opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your cover letter and resume.
Backcountry Lodge Cook
Our heli-access backcountry lodge is looking for a cook to join our incredible culinary crew. The ideal candidate will be able to work both for winter (December – April) and summer (July – September). You will be cooking for approximately 20 guests over week-long shifts. We are searching for someone passionate about cooking and can design creative menus that include both savoury and pastry dishes. Please e-mail Lisa at email@example.com with your application and resume.
Winter Practicum Applications
Throughout the season, we offer a limited number of spaces for those training to become a certified ACMG guide. This volunteer position involves active observation and participation in our daily guiding operations. When not skiing with the groups, there are a variety of other operational tasks to assist with. Applicants need to hold a minimum qualification of Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) Avalanche Operations Level 1 and a current 80-hour first aid course. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only those short-listed for a position will be contacted.
The application process is open from May 1 – August 31 each summer for the upcoming winter. Applications get reviewed in September. Candidates are required to apply each year they are interested in joining us, with updated information on their experience, skillset, and where they are at in the ACMG Ski Guide program
(e.g. not interested in applying/ considering applying/ applying next year/ applied but need more experience/ applied/ accepted into the program).
Whitecap has about 30 lodge trips per season that practicums can join. We try to give each practicum two trips, which amounts to a full week of experience. The exchange days are Tuesday and Saturday.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a summary of:
- Your experience and trip history
- Relevant skillset and accredited certifications
- Your winter home-base
- Your availability for the season
- Whether you are a repeat practicum or a new applicant
- If you have been recommended to us by anyone we know
- Three references, two of which should be industry-specific.
- Good level of fitness – (e.g. comfortable doing 2000m of vertical in a day)
- Professional behaviour
- Excellent customer service
- World-class mentorship
- 40% discount on merchandise and drinks at the lodge
- Potential for further guiding experience on international trips and local day guiding around Pemberton.