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Job Details

  • Date Posted: December 11, 2021
  • Location: , Skagway, Alaska
  • Company: Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides
  • Job Type: Full Time

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  • Phone: (907) 313-4422
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  • , Skagway, Alaska
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Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides

Climbing & zipline guide’s main responsibility is to carry out the company’s mission of providing clients with a safe, enjoyable, and educational wilderness experience. Skagway Zipline & Climbing Guides will lead clients on their respective tours at our exclusive rock climbing and zip line site safely and enthusiastically with the ultimate goal of satisfied passengers at the end of each trip.

Description of Guided Programs: Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Adventure Park & Zip Lines, and Skagway Adventure Hike:

Alaska Mountain Guides Adventures offers several Skagway based tours to cruise ship guests visiting during the summer season:

  • Klondike Rock Climbing & Rappelling: this tour takes guests through a series of climbs and visits a scenic overlook before culminating with a rappel down the rock face to our staging area.
  • Adventure Park & Zip Lines: This is a fun and fast-paced adventure, taking guests first through a series of obstacles in our adventure park before moving on a series of 5 ziplines.
  • Skagway Adventure Hike: Staged from our rock climbing & ziplining site, guides will take guests on an out and back hike, providing informative facts about the flora & fauna along with stops at several scenic overlooks along the hike.

General Overview of Tours:

The typical duration ranges from 2.75 hours to 3.5 hours. Our site is located just a few miles outside the town of Skagway and a short drive from the waterfront where we collect most of our guests (predominantly coming off cruise ships).

In general, guests participating in one of our tours are greeted by their guides at one of the three cruise ship docks in Skagway and transported to the site in 15 passenger vans or 24 passenger buses. During transit, the driver and guide(s) provide a variety of historical information about Skagway and the surrounding area in addition to information on the mountains, geology, and natural environment of the region. The driver and guide(s) will also introduce AMG, the company background, and the variety of trips and programs that are offered.

Once we reach the site, guests unload in a private parking area along the Klondike Highway and take a short 5-minute uphill hike to our kiosk where they are issued helmets. Once guests don a helmet they then continue on to the base of the climbing area or zip line staging area where they are provided with all necessary climbing or zip line equipment to participate in the tour. The guests then receive a safety briefing and instruction from the lead guide before proceeding with their respective tours. Refreshments and a snack are also included and consist of hot chocolate and trail mix. On any given day we may run up to four overlapping climbing trips at a time totaling up to 16 rock trips and 15 zip line trips daily.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for the safety and satisfaction of each of his/her passengers throughout the entire duration of the tour.
  • Responsible for following a strict daily schedule.
  • Responsible for cleanliness and excellent maintenance of gear, trail and staging areas/kiosk.
  • Responsible for communicating all incidents to the Skagway manager as soon as possible.
  • Responsible for communicating all gear and vehicle issues to the manager.
  • Must be a good communicator with the willingness to teach and entertain his/her guests.
  • Must possess the desire to continually improve his/her knowledge and skills.
  • Must at all times be clean, well-groomed, courteous, honest, and reliable.
  • Must possess a positive attitude that is friendly, considerate, strong, and energetic.
  • Must be willing to work as a strong team member, assisting in the maintenance of group morale.
  • Responsible for entering hours daily in our online time-clock program.
  • The Skagway Guide reports to the Rock, Zip and Hike Manager and the Skagway Program Manager.

Experience Required to Perform Job Requirements

  • Prior guiding, leadership, and tourism experience are helpful.
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds repeatedly throughout each day.
  • Must be able to carry loads over uneven ground.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic.• Must be punctual.
  • Must be organized.• Must have a great, positive attitude.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to large groups of people.
  • Must be able to handle multiple, simultaneous groups of guests.
  • Must be currently certified in 1st Aid and CPR at minimum (WFR or WEMT preferred).
  • Must possess or be willing to acquire Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL).

CDL Driving: (We encourage and will offer assistance in obtaining a CDL license)

  • Must have or be willing to obtain (training provided) a valid Class B CDL and contribute to bus driving duties for these and other tours.
  • Have and maintain a Class B CDL with Passenger and Airbrakes endorsement.
  • Pass FMCSA required pre-employment drug tests & screening.
  • Be enrolled in an FMCSA required random drug testing program
  • Have and maintain a valid Medical Examiner’s Card.
  • Complete AMG Skagway Driver training program.

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please click APPLY NOW. Visit our website to fill out an application. Email us an application, cover letter, and resume to We will formally begin the application review process at that point and contact you thereafter. Apply Now!