Skyline Trail Rides is a small family oriented outfitting business, operating in
Jasper National Parkfor 26 years. The services offered to guests includes guided
3-day pack trips to our backcountry Shovel Pass Lodge and horse assisted hiker packages.
If you love the wilderness and want to experience working in the backcountry,meeting
interesting people and discovering this unique piece of paradise, this is the place.
Backcountry Packer -
Seasonal job, full-time, July and August.
The Packer is responsible for packing and leading a pack sting of horses in a very steep mountain terrain from our trailhead to our backcountry Shovel Pass Lodge located at 7000ft .
The Wrangler/Packer must have extensive horse knowledge and experience & good horsemanship. This person must be safety conscious and be able to work with minimal supervision.
Previous experience as backcountry packer
Valid First Aid Certificate
Western riding experience in backcountry
Physically fit and being able to lift 75 pounds.
Being able to work outside in all kind of weather ( rain and or snow)
Minimum age is 18 years old.
SHOVEL PASS LODGE -backcountry cook
Responsible for cooking meals, menu planning,ordering supplies and housekeeping for Shovel Pass Lodge. The lodge is located on the Skyline Trail and has a capacity of 18 guests, staying in 7 cabins. The guests are an international mix of people hiking the Skyline Trail or taking part of the 3-day trip on horseback to Shovel Pass Lodge.
Must be able to ride horses to go in and out of camp,( the only way to get there!) and able to work long period without going out of the backcountry . This person is also responsible to welcome guests at their arrival at the lodge and help them during their stay.
There is no electricity on site, only propane appliances. No internet connection, just quiet wilderness surroundings.
Valid First Aid and Food safe certificates required.
SHOVEL PASS LODGE-kitchen helper/housekeeping
This person will work closely with the cook/manager and help him/her with the daily kitchen tasks including cabins cleaning.
Both position are seasonal, July & August and full time, the kitchen helper position could be arrange for a one month period.
If you are interested in any of those positions, please forward a copy of your resume with a cover letter outlining your horse experience and a picture of you riding a horse if you are applying for the Packer position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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