This position is great for anyone looking for an entry-level guiding job and to get their foot in the door of the guiding and broader outdoor industry. After their first year with the company, most glacier + historical tour guides get trained in backpack guiding and/or choose to pursue ice climbing or raft guiding to add to their repertoire.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding


● You have at least 3 years of college or life experience post-high-school. ● Must have significant personal or professional outdoor experience. ● Experience guiding in the outdoors, either professionally or friend-guiding.● You must have current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications by the first day of training that do not expire until after the end of your contract. Wilderness First Responder or higher qualifications are highly recommended and required for some positions.

About St. Elias Alpine Guides

St. Elias Alpine Guides has been guiding first-rate adventures led by professional guides since 1978. We are professional Alaska Mountain guides and rafting Guides with decades of experience in the wilderness. St. Elias Alpine Guides is the longest-running business in WSENP and has grown from a staff of about 5 to nearly 40 in the several decades we’ve been around. In that time, we’ve developed an amazing company culture, and comfortable infrastructure, and maintained access to the most inspiring outdoor office you could ever dream of!

We attract dedicated and talented people from a variety of backgrounds and have a high retention rate because of our dedication to their growth and development. We have developed an intensive training program with many additional learning opportunities for our staff to develop both their soft and hard skills, growing as guides and as people.

Application Instructions

Go to: https://www.steliasguides.com/employment/ or email the following application materials to [email protected]: A cover letter stating why you are interested in working for us, which position(s) you are interested in, and your dates of availability for the summer A current and detailed work history resume A current and detailed resume or summary of outdoor experience and/or qualifications