Summer Operations Trail Crew

Marmot Basin, 1 Marmot Road, Jasper, Alberta, Canada Req #235
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Reports To: Mountain Manager/Mountain Operations Supervisor

Position Overview

The Trail Crew works as part of the Summer Operations team.  They are responsible for general outdoor maintenance, including (but not limited to) sign/fence repairs, cleaning, painting, as well as the summer wastewater treatment program.  They are also responsible for general construction, landscaping and reclamation as required. The Trail Crew are responsible for using various types of heavy machinery and tools safely.

The incumbent should expect to be working outside in any, all and sometimes adverse mountain weather conditions.

This is a full-time summer seasonal role (mid May to mid October), 4/7 days a week, 10-hr days, 7:00am – 5:30pm. 

Alberta Employment Standards regarding a ninety-day probationary period applies.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Class 5 Alberta driver’s license with 3 years experience
  • Must produce clean Alberta driving abstract
  • Must possess an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and at times repetitively
  • Must enjoy working outdoors with a team and by themselves
  • Ability to be a great environmental steward to Jasper National Park
  • Physically Fit




  • Professional deportment with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cheerful, outgoing personality; demonstrated temperament and disposition for sometimes highly stressful situations
  • Strong team member able to take direction
  • Trustworthy and able to work unsupervised
  • Motivated and observant; able to perceive needed tasks and complete them without direction
  • Self-aware; able to identify strengths and gaps in own abilities and training
  • Able to use taught skills and previous experience to problem solve




  • Ski Industry experience, experience operating chainsaws & heavy machinery
  • Physically fit
  • Mechanical, general construction, reclamation and general labour background (an asset)
  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised when required
  • Experience operating off-road (ATVs) and 4-wheel drive vehicles
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate (16hr)


Job duties/ Responsibilities:


  • General outdoor maintenance & construction, landscaping, fence/sign repair, painting, cleaning, etc
  • Runoff control/ditching/erosion management, roadway maintenance
  • Operate company highway vehicles, heavy equipment (bobcat, Posi-track, loader/backhoe, excavator, Zoom Boom) & various tools safely and as trained
  • Wastewater treatment & lagoon cleanout
  • Town Run, garbage/dump runs, recycling
  • Logging (special projects) – felling, bucking, limbing (based on the individual’s certification level)
  • Reclamation (special projects) – sod/topsoil salvage, replacement, seeding/fertilize
  • Assist contractors’ work on the mountain as required
  • Identify and address safety concerns, work safely and efficiently
  • Generally assist other departments as required
  • Adherence to the company’s practices and procedures as set in the ‘Trail Crew Training Manual’
  • Understanding of/adherence to the Best Management Practices for Development at Ski Areas in Banff and Jasper National Parks of Canada
  • All Marmot Basin employees will conduct themselves in compliance with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation as it relates to their job




  • Respect and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures as set in the ‘Corporate Policies’, ‘Employee Handbook’ and ‘Trail Crew Training Manual’

Understand and adhere to Ski Marmot Basin’s “Harassment Policy” and the company’s ‘Privacy Policy’

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, May 13, 2024
  • Job End Date Thursday, October 10, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Marmot Basin, 1 Marmot Road, Jasper, Alberta, Canada