Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides

Alaska Mountain Guides
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Adventure guide jobs in Haines and Skagway, Alaska

Summer adventure guiding positions available in Southeast Alaska!

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About Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides

The staff of Alaska Mountain Guides places a premium on our guests’ experience. Every trip that we lead draws on the experience of countless expeditions in Alaska, South America, Africa, and Asia. Our leaders are committed professionals who are exemplary guides and instructors. We are dedicated to ensuring our guests an experience that exceeds their expectations!

The Employee Experience

Come to Skagway for an great summer working in the Tongass National Forest and enjoying everything Skagway has to offers: an amazing array of nature, outdoor & sports activities and is rich with educational, cultural, entertainment and dining opportunities. 

Ideal Candidate

Instructing courses and guiding trips requires a dedication to the outdoor industry and a passion for education in some of the world's most remote and beautiful locations. Qualifications for a guide position include but are not limited to: extensive outdoor experience, a variety of teaching styles, a high level of physical fitness, and professionalism.

  • 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
  • Must possess the desire to continually improve his/her knowledge and skills
  • Must have exceptional customer service skills
  • Current first aid and CPR certification required, WFR or WEMT preferred

Room and Board

Some company housing is available and varies by position.

Employee Perks

  • End of Season Bonus based on completion of the season and work performance
  • End of Season Employee Party
  • Pro deals for discounted merchandise with top if the industry retailers.
  • Live adventures and make long lasting friendships
  • Enjoy all our tours for free
  • Participate in other operators tour for free or at a local rate.



Getting Here and Getting Around

Skagway is a small community located at the top of the inside passage surrounded on three sides by steep mountains and the fourth by ocean. Our rock climbing and zip line adventures take us high up to beautiful views of the surrounding Alaskan wilderness. 

The easiest way to get to Skagway is to travel from Juneau, the state capital. Alaska Airlines has daily scheduled flights from Seattle; the flight time is about 1.5 hours.

From Juneau there are many daily flights with Seaplanes that make the 40-minute trip to Skagway.

The Alaska Marine Highway System also runs from Juneau to Skagway in about 5 hours or from Bellingham, WA in 3-5 days.

Alaska State Ferry Service: The Alaska Marine Highway operates daily ferry service from Juneau, Bellingham, Skagway, and other ports. (800) 642-0026
Alaska Airlines: Serves Juneau, 90 miles south of Skagway. From Juneau, it is a 40-minute scenic flight to Skagway. (800) 225-2752
Alaska Seaplanes: Commuter flights daily between Juneau, Skagway and Haines. (907) 789-5591

The Klondike highway connects with the Alaska Highway at Whitehorse, Yukon, 100 miles north. Allow 2 hours driving time. The highway is fully paved and there are several campgrounds and lodges along the way.

By Road: Skagway is easily accessed by the Klondike Highway which connects to the Alaska-Canadian Highway (ALCAN) near Whitehorse, YT. This is a very scenic drive but give yourself extra time as weather and road conditions change constantly.

For Fun

We're surrounded by breathtaking mountains, glaciers, deep fjords and flowing rivers.  Accessing your next adventure is as easy as walking out your front door!

How to Apply

Submit an application, cover letter and current resume to

Alaska Mountain Guides' applicants, please click Apply Here.  

Chilkat Guides applicants for river positions should apply through the Chilkat website.

Contact Alaska Mountain Guides & Chilkat Guides