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LIVE WORK PLAY CANADA

Ski resorts in Canada don’t get a lot of attention outside of the iconic Whistler Blackcomb, but with a whole section of British Columbia nicknamed the Powder Highway, we’re pretty sure Canadian resorts will knock your socks off! So hang tight, here’s our list of the top Canadian resorts!

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Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb  is one of the largest and most well-known resorts on the globe. It is consistently ranked in the top 5 overall mountains in the world. With its simply incredible amount of terrain, monstrous terrain parks and huge nightlife, Whistler is one of the most popular resorts in the world at which to work a season.

Season: Late November through April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: yes
Min age: 19
Jobs: lift operations, tube park, various food & beverage, rentals, retail, finance, ski school sales, guest services, tickets
Eligible Nations: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France
Interview locations: Australia, NZ, Sweden, Denmark & London

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Last Frontier Heliskiing

Situated in Northern British Columbia, 360km North of Terrace, Last Frontier Heliskiing operates the largest single heliski area in the world. Light, dry powder snow bury the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. 25 – 30 metres of the stuff falls annually leaving a base of 4 metres – and often over 6 on higher elevations.

Season: Mid-December through Mid-April
Province: British Columbia
Staff Accommodation: Yes
Min age: 22
Jobs: Admin Assistant, Transfer Coordinators, Ski Tech, Front Desk Staff, Café Attendant, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Line Chef, Kitchen Support, Servers, Bartenders
Eligible Nations: Global
Interview locations: Online & Vernon, BC

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Four Seasons Whistler

Located on Blackcomb Mountain, the Four Seasons hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the base of the Blackcomb ski area and the brand new Blackcomb Gondola. The luxury hotel and resort deftly marries rustic mountain charm with modern European elegance.

Season: Dec 5th – Early April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: No
Min age: 19
Jobs: Cooks, Prep Cook/Dishwasher, Floor Supervisors, Bartender, Server, Cashier, Busser, Frontline Service Att., Barista, Ski & board Tech, Rental Cashier, Repair Tech, Lift Attendant, Snow Removal, Snow School Att., Guest Relations, Ticket Sales, Building Maint and more…
Eligible Nations: Australia & New Zealand
Interview locations: Australia

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Cypress Mountain

Full-time Staff can Ski, Ride or Slide as much as you can handle and Part-timers will get a ton of mountain fun depending on how much you work. Full-timers will be sure to use their Pass to enjoy a variety of discounts with our selected partners around town.

Season: Dec 5th – Early April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: No
Min age: 19
Jobs: Cooks, Prep Cook/Dishwasher, Floor Supervisors, Bartender, Server, Cashier, Busser, Frontline Service Att, Barista, Ski & Snowboard Technician, Rental Cashier, Repair Technician, Lift Attendant, Snow Removal, Snow School Attendant, Guest Relations, Ticket Sales and more
Eligible Nations: Australia & New Zealand
Interview locations: Australia

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Mt Norquay Banff

Unlimited skiing outside of work hours, an awesomely close-knit team & amazing perks. A season at Norquay is to be part of our friendly crew, learn new skills, have great fun while you earn, and experience work and play on-mountain. As we’re just a stone’s throw away from the town of Banff, you’ll be close to all the action and calling this home in no-time.  Employment with Norquay means: great daily training, a staff pass, reciprocal or discounted skiing at many different resorts in western Canada, free transportation from the town of Banff to Norquay, awesome staff discounts, oh – and great staff parties.
Season: Late November until mid April
Province: Alberta
Accommodation: Yes
Min Age: 18 years
Jobs: Lift Operations, Tube Town, Daycare & positions in Food and Beverage
Eligible Nations: Australia & New Zealand
Interview Locations: Australia

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Kicking Horse Resort

Kicking Horse is a 20-minute drive up the mountain from the town of Golden. The location is prime for accessing surrounding resorts. Lake Louise, Sunshine, Nakiska, Norquay, Revelstoke, Fernie and Kimberly are all within a 3-hour drive, while Big White, Sun Peaks, Whitewater, Whitefish, and Silver Star are within a 6-hour drive.

Season: Late November through April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: yes
Min age: 19
Jobs: lift operations, tube park, various food & beverage, rentals, retail, finance, ski school sales, guest services, tickets
Eligible Nations: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France
Interview locations: Aus, NZ, Sweden, Denmark & London

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Silver Star Resort

Nestled above the Okanagan Valley, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Silver Star Mountain Resort has small-town charm and is a welcoming place for international seasonal workers. Winter season is usually late November to early April. Summer season, during which the Mountain Bike Park opens, is usually late June to early September.

Season: late November through to April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: yes
Min age: 21
Jobs: Outdoor roles, F&B, rental, retail, ltd finance, ski school sales, support roles
Interview Locations: Denmark, London, Australia & Sweden

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Grouse Mountain Resort

Grouse Mountain offers a challenging and enjoyable work environment with a world of career opportunity. In exchange for employee excellence, we offer a professional atmosphere, fantastic growth opportunities, unlimited outdoor recreation (including skiing and snowboarding) an inspiring setting and many unique employee privileges.

Season: Late November through April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: No
Jobs: Lift Operator, Ice Rink Attendants, Sleigh Drivers, Rental Technicians, Call Centre Operators, Baristas, Guest Services and Cooks
Interview Locations: Australia

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Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village is one of three resorts in the locality of Banff, one of the major ski destinations in Canada. The Banff region attracts thousands of tourists, powder hounds and workers, making Sunshine Village one of the better places to work a season for those who like to be amongst the action.

Season: Early November – late May
Province: Alberta
Accommodation: Most jobs come with staff housing
Min Age: 19
Jobs: Lift Operations, Food & Beverage, Support Roles, Guest Services
Eligible Nations: Canadian visa holders
Interview Locations: Australia face-to-face

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise Ski Resort is in Alberta, Canada in the Canadian Rockies, near the border with British Columbia. It is about one and a half hours drive to the west from Calgary and is one of the major resorts in Banff National Park and Canada.

The town of Banff is the base for 3 resorts in the area, including Lake Louise.

Season: Late November through April
Province: Alberta
Accommodation: Yes… staff housing provided. Some people choose to live in Banff and commute to work daily
Min Age: 19
Jobs: Snowmaking, Lift Operations, Retails, Rental, Guest Services, Snowmaking, Food & Beverage
Interview Locations: Australia

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Nakiska Resort

Due to Nakiska’s close proximity of only 45 minutes to Calgary, we are known as ‘Calgary’s learning mountain’. Our Group and Private lessons very popular during the whole week plus we have a wide range of multi-week programs on most weekends. This makes Nakiska Winter Sports School one of the busiest schools in the Rockies.

Season: November to April
Province: Alberta
Accommodation: Staff accommodation provided
Age: 18 +
Jobs: Snow Making, Lift Operations, Retail, Rental, Guest Services, Food & Beverage
Eligible Nations: Australia, New Zealand
Interview Locations: Australia

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Pursuit

Pursuit have gathered a collection of adventure travel experiences, thoughtfully united by their unique power to inspire and invigorate. They are now a leading travel and tourism provider in Canada offering Canada-wide vacation packages. Pursuit own and operate five of the biggest attractions in the Rocky Mountains; the Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise, Maligne Lake Cruise, Glacier Adventure and the all-new Glacier Skywalk.

Season: April through October
Province: Alberta
Accommodation: For most positions
Min age: 18
Jobs: Retail, various food & beverage roles, ticket agents, drivers, bell person, front desk agent, cleaner, dockhand, photo expert, lift attendants, etc

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Big White Resort

Big White Ski Resort is the third-largest resort in British Columbia, after Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks. Located 56km (35 miles) southeast of the medium-sized town of Kelowna, Big White is a comfortable, friendly resort, popular with Australians. It is also home to a ton of groomed, intermediate terrain.

Season: Late November through April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: yes
Min age: 19
Jobs: front desk agent, bellman, hotel maintenance, housekeeping, duty manager, night auditor, reservations agent, laundry
Nations eligible to apply: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France
Interview locations: Australia, NZ, Sweden, Denmark & London

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Calabogie Peaks

Calabogie Peaks is a small two-lift resort ski resort a short one hour’s drive from downtown Ottawa. The resort overlooks the pretty Calabogie Lake and is very family oriented, with an easy going management and nice staff accommodation.

Depending on the snow, the season starts between November 15 and December 10 and finishes between March 20 – 31.

Season: Both Summer (late May-Sept) & Winter Roles (late November – April)
Province: Ontario
Accommodation: Yes
Min Age: 19
Jobs: Lift Operations, Rental Shop Technician, Housekeeping, Maintenance And Custodial Services, Cooks & Various Food & Beverage Roles
Interview Locations: Skype Only

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Westin Resort Whistler

The year-round beauty of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains is the background for our warm and welcoming resort, found in the stylish pedestrian village of Whistler. Embark on a customized ski experience with the help of our dedicated Ski Concierge, soothe tired muscles at one of Canada’s top spas before a lively après-ski and gourmet dinner.

Season: Late November through April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: yes
Min age: 19
Jobs: lift operations, tube park, various food & beverage, rentals, retail, finance, ski school sales, guest services, tickets
Nations eligible to apply: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France
Interview locations: Australia, NZ, Sweden, Denmark & London

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Sundial Boutique Hotel, Whistler

Consistently acclaimed among one of the best hotels in Whistler, Canada, the Sundial Boutique Hotel is known for having the best location in the village, the friendliest guest service team and a variety of full-size suites that includes their famous deluxe hot tub suites. All positions are available year round and our ideal candidates would be looking to spend a year or more in Canada.

Season: Seasonal or Year Round
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: Yes
Min age: 19
Jobs: Housekeeping, Guest Services, Night Audit, Ski and Vehicle Valet
Interview Locations: Australia

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Pan Pacific Resort

Located steps from the Gondolas to both Whistler and Blackcomb, the award-winning, all-suite, Pan Pacific Mountainside and Village Centre are located at Whistler’s best addresses. Not only will you be working in the heart of Whistler Village but Pan Pacific provides above industry average pay rates, great staff benefits and staff housing.

Season: Late November through April
Province: British Columbia
Accommodation: Yes
Min age: 19
Jobs: Lift operations, tube park, food & beverage, rentals, retail, finance, ski school sales, guest services, tickets
Interview Locations: Aus, NZ, Sweden, Denmark & London

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Rimrock Hotel, Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a AAA / CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, a five minute drive from the Banff town site.

With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

Season: Summer – May/June,  Winter – November/December
Province: Banff, Alberta
Accommodation: Provided
Min Age: 19
Jobs: Central Reservation Agents, Front Desk Agent, Hotel Bellman, Bar Attendant, Housekeeping and Banquet Server

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