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Purpose built for the Winter Olympics, this resort offers everything!

We are excited to be offering a ski instructor course in conjunction with Nakiska’s Ski & Snowboard School. This offers a unique opportunity to experience life working and skiing in the famous Canadian Rockies. Nakiska Resort was purpose built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. It is known for its superbly groomed trails and the recently opened ‘Monster Glades’ that give access to secret powder stashes and the excitement of tree skiing and riding!


Nakiska is the gateway to the Canadian Rockies at just a stones throw from Banff and resorts including Lake Louise, Norquay and Sunshine Village. It is also one of Alpine Canada’s National Training Centres – set up for world class training. During your instructor training season you will be able to take advantage of these excellent facilities to get the most out of your season and really kick your skills to the next level!


Training for the Nakiska Internship is based at the legendary Lake Louise Ski Resort - so you get the chance to ski both mountains and experience the best that Banff has to offer!

Where Doing Course Start End Price
Internship Ultimate
Nakiska Ski Internship Ultimate 16 Nov 17 Apr 2019 USD $5975 Enquire
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Check out what's included:


  • 3 High Speed Quads Chairs, 1 Double Chair, 2 Magic Carpets
  • Longest run – Gold Road to Lower Homesteader – 3.3 km
  • Official Alpine Canada Alpine National Training Centre
  • 71 marked trails – Beginner: 13%, Intermediate: 59%, Advanced: 28%
  • Acres of Piste: 1021

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On a Ski Instructor Internship Program at Nakiska Resort, accommodation will be provided for the duration of the level one training and examination part of the program which runs at Lake Louise. Accommodation once you starting working at Nakiska will either be in staff housing which is close to the resort, or in the town of Canmore. Assistance will be provided so that you can move into the accommodation in groups.

Living & WORKING at Nakiska

Nakiska Internships include a 4 week Lake Louise training pass in addition to a Nakiska employee season pass. 

Life at Nakiska is known for its friendly, tight knit atmosphere and famous staff parties. People are often keen to know how much it costs to buy food so here’s our shopping list run down:

  • A well deserved handle at The Last Call in Canmore CA$6
  • Hope your hungry for a Big Nak Burger at Finish Line Lounge CA$18
  • 75c wings to fix your cravings on Wednesday wing night at Patrinos in Canmore