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OVERVIEW

Employment at Whistler Blackcomb

 

Want to live in Whistler? What to land a job with Whistler Blackcomb before you leave? We can help with that‎!

  • Winter Season: November – April
  • Summer Season: May – October
  • Province: British Columbia
  • Accommodation*: For the majority of roles
  • 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
* Housing is provided on a first in best dressed basis. The earlier you are on board and fill in the housing forms the higher chance you have of securing housing. For those who miss out we will provide a guide on the best places to source accommodation
  • Busser
  • Food Station Server
  • Hut Bistro Worker
  • Food and Beverage Cashier
  • Dishwasher
  • Cappuccino Bar Worker
  • Rental Technician
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Lift Host
  • Tube Park / Attendant
  • Parking Host
  • Whistler Kids Den Master
  • Outdoor Ranger
  • Whistler Kids Kitchen Helper
  • SSS Sales Host
  • Tickets/ Validation Host
  • Reservation Host
  • Ride Tribe Schools Host
  • Kids Den Master (For Australians & Kiwis applying for any day-care roles, in addition to your application for working holiday visa you will also be required to have a medical – this will be an added expense and the practitioner will be determined individually by the consulate)
  • Guest Relations Host
  • Reservations Centre Host
  • Snow School Sales Host
  • Advanced Sales Centre Host
  • Properties Host
  • Tickets & Validation Host
  • Lift Host
  • Parking Attendant
  • Tickets & Validation
  • Glacier Creek Busser
  • F&B Cashier
  • Serveries Coordinator
  • Chic Pea Hut Worker
  • Crystal Hut Worker
  • EBCB Hut Worker
  • Ravens Nest Bistro Worker
  • Glacier Creek Cook
  • Glacier Creek Dishwasher
  • Glacier Creek Shipper
  • Glacier Creek Baker
  • Glacier Creek Food Station Attendant
  • Roundhouse Lodge Snow Removal/Busser
  • Roundhouse Lodge Cashier
  • Roundhouse Lodge Cappuccino
    Bar Worker
  • Roundhouse Lodge Washroom
    Attendant/Day Cleaner
  • Roundhouse Lodge Busser

SUMMER JOBS - POSITIONS VACANT NOW

Product Sales Agent - Summer Season

Align who you are with what you do and become part of the world’s leading mountain resort company. Vail Resorts’ mission is to create the Experience of a Lifetime for our employees and for our guests, and we want you to be a part of the team.

Do you have a passion for learning and a love of unique experiences? Do you enjoy having fun as you work? As a Whistler Blackcomb Product Sales Agent you’ll get to experience this world class resort from multiple perspectives and gain broad experience in the resort industry.

As a Product Sales Agent, you will receive a high level of guest interaction and will be the face of Whistler Blackcomb! Product Sales Agents resolve guests’ product/ticket issues, facilitate refunds and respond to guest inquiries with quality information about the resort. We are looking for guest service individuals who are positive, outgoing, operate with a high level of computer proficiency, have a passion for the outdoors, are well disciplined, and take pride in their work. Product Sales Agents will maintain a professional, positive and supportive work environment that enables a strong cohesive team to ensure an “experience of a lifetime” for all guests. This is achieved through focus on quality control, training, staff performance through development, teamwork, communication, administrative duties and self-development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous guest service work experience
  • Point of Sale service experience
  • Previous cash handling experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to train and work in multiple departments. This role is partnered with Retail Associate where you will be expected to be fully trained and expected to work in both areas
  • Willingness to work 35-40 hours per week (full time) or 16+ hours per week across 3-4 days (part time)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Ability to stay enthusiastic and perform well when busy
  • Ability to work inside and outside, and stand on your feet without sitting for long periods of time
  • Willingness to work a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to perform all duties safely, and understand the high importance of safety in the workplace
  • Ability to pick up additional shifts depending on business volumes

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering outstanding guest service while facilitating the sale of Lift Tickets, Season Passes, and fulfilling pre-purchased sales orders
  • Accurately and efficiently process lift access products while capturing guest data
  • Ability to learn, understand and effectively communicate multiple product types to guests and can easily adapt to changing prices and product offerings
  • Make suitable recommendations on products to meet the guest’s needs and the business objectives
  • Ability to handle high volumes of customer interaction while delivering exceptional guest service; internal and external
  • Creating a fun and professional work experience while communicating in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Promoting, embracing, and adhering to Vail Resorts’ Mission and Core Values
  • Perform daily sales and closing procedures and be held responsible for your end of day point of sale audit
  • Work on a computer with a high degree of accuracy and efficient speed
  • Follow company/department policies and procedures
  • Participate in resort and departmental trainings and development courses
  • Cross-train and work in all areas/locations of PSS which also include scanning, ELTP and greeting at our PSS and maze locations
  • Maintain a clean and efficient work area and report any areas of concern
  • Perform other duties when required

 

Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and eligible dependents
  • Discount lift tickets for family and friends
  • Discounted food and gear
  • Free ski lessons
  • Daily $5 employee meal
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits plans (full-time positions) after achieving 1500 hours with the company
  • Excellent training and professional development
Off Season Maintenance Trail Crew Entry

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. If you’re someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You’re brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do, we want you on our team to pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world’s most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us.

 

Position Status: (Full Time (30-40 hours/week) Seasonal, Hourly) these dates may vary due to seasonal business fluctuations.

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • To continually strive to exceed our Guest’s expectations and to create memories for guests and staff as the best mountain experience again and again
  • Loading and unloading bales of hay weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • General Maintenance of the mountain trails including, but not limited to, rock picking, planting grass, brush cutting, etc.
  • The removal of any logs that are in the ditches or across trails, which can pose a danger to those using the trails
  • General cleanup of the mountain, ensuring it is free of any garbage
  • Daily shifts will be approximately 10 hours, and will have clear descriptions of assigned jobs/tasks
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all staff
  • Maintain reliable attendance record
  • Abide by all mountain policies and regulations at all times on or off the job
  • Any interaction with guests will be cheerful and there will be an expectation to go above and beyond to help mountain guests
  • Demonstrate our core values: Safety First, Striving to be the best, and showing that we care
  • Always show up on time, in uniform, and adhere to the grooming policy

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate our core values: Be Safe, Do Good, Do Right, Drive Value, Have Fun, Serve Others, and Be Inclusive.
  • BC Driver’s License and Driver’s Abstract an asset
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift loads of up to 75 lbs.
  • Must have excellent physical and mental endurance
  • Functional knowledge of mountain operations an asset
  • Functional knowledge of the use of a brush saw and/or chainsaw an asset
  • ATV experience an asset
  • OFA Level 3 is an asset
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Flexible schedule an asset
  • Proof of clear criminal record check

 

 

Benefits include:

  • Free Bike Park pass for employees and dependents
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles
  • Excellent training and professional development

 

 

Reports to: Slopes and Trails Manager

 

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Whistler Blackcomb – an experience of a lifetime. www.vailresortscareers.com

 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Bike Park Trail Crew - Summer Seasonal

Whistler Blackcomb’s Mission Statement is “Experience of a Lifetime” Love what you do! Because that’s what we’re all about. The Whistler Blackcomb staff is comprised of individuals who thrive in the outdoors, love the mountains, and are passionate about what they do. We look for applicants who share in this passion, whether you are looking for a seasonal job or wanting to build an exciting career, don’t miss the chance to work and play in BC’s winter wonderland. If you sound like our ideal applicant please apply online and show us what you’ve got. #wbworklove

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
What you will be up to:

  • Continually strive to create the experience of a lifetime for our guests
  • Live and work by our 6 Core Values: Serve Others, Do Right, Drive Value, Do Good, Be Safe and Have Fun.
  • Abide by all Whistler Blackcomb and Vail Resorts policies and procedures at all times on or off the mountains
  • Perform all tasks safely as per Worksafe BC, Whistler Blackcomb and Vail Resorts policies and procedures
  • Operate/store/work alongside equipment safely including ATV’s, 4×4 Trucks and other hand tools as required
  • Respect others, the environment, and equipment ensuring to upkeep the highest operational standard
  • Work within a team environment with minimal supervision focusing on safely executing the maintenance and build of machine and single track bike trails.
  • Complete assigned tasks on schedule which may include working on tight timelines in inclement weather
  • Maintain the job site in a safe working condition at all times identifying hazards and troubleshooting solutions
  • Interact with guests and staff whenever required to create a memorable experience for them.
  • Any other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must have strong freeride mountain bike riding skills and work ethic
  • BC Driver’s License and Drivers Abstract mandatory
  • Must be able to perform demanding manual tasks
  • Capable of working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of mountain operations an asset
  • ATV experience is an asset
  • OFA Level 3 is an asset
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Carpentry experience is an asset
  • Required to complete a satisfactory criminal record check

 

We’re looking for team members whose legendary attention to detail and commitment to phenomenal service comes naturally. Pursue a lifestyle that will elevate your expectation of what work can look like. Nothing is too big or too small for the staff to bravely pursue and elevate the expectations of the guest. Do you possess a calling for delivering world-class events and amenities? Explore Employment Opportunities with Whistler Blackcomb! www.vailresortscareers.com/whistlerblackcomb

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WAREHOUSE FAQ’S

What are the shifts?

Warehouse shifts are 4 x 10 days a week

What days does the warehouse operate?

Warehouse is open Monday – Saturday.

What does the warehouse role involved?

Job roles are located indoors, picking replen, receiving new product and cycle counting.

What are the benefits?

Warehouse is the place to work if you are self-motivated and enjoy working alone.

Where is the warehouse located?

The warehouse is a 15 minute bus ride away from the village in function junction

How do I get to the warehouse?

You need to purchase a bus pass to get to the warehouse which is $50 / month ( you must pay for your own bus pass)

What are the staff benefits?

You receive a ski pass as a Vail Employee

FOOD & BEVERAGE FAQ’S

What does Food and Beverage look like at Whistler Blackcomb?

Our Food and Beverage team is one of the largest departments at WhistlerBlackcomb and is broken up into Front of House and Back of House positions. Front of House roles cover everything that happens in the dining room, and Back of House roles cover serving guests at a station and prepping food. The environment is fast paced, high volume and over the course of your work week Front of House employees will rotate through a variety of roles- busier, cashier, barista, dishwashing, washroom checks and greeter. Back of House rotate between working different food stations and prepping food. Both Front of House and Back of House roles involve guest interaction.

How many locations do we have?

We have a combination of Quick Serve and Full Serve restaurants located from the Valley to the top of both mountains. In total there are 15 locations across the two mountains- Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Our largest restaurant The Roundhouse Lodge seats over 2,000 guests and our smaller huts seat closer to 50 guests. Our Quick Serve Restaurants are best described as cafeteria style dinning where guests order from different food stations and then pay at a central cashier followed by finding their own seats. In the Summer our guests are sightseers, hikers and mountain bikers.

What do the shifts look like?

With the exception of the Bars, our locations are open during the day as that is when the mountain is open. Start times can be as early as 7am and everyone is off the hill by 5pm at the absolute latest. Full Time employment consists of 5 days a week (min 35 hours/week) and Part Time employment consists of 3 days a week (15 hours/week). We are a department that works together so you may find yourself working across multiple locations over the course of the season. If there are not full time hours within Food and Beverage there is opportunity to work across other departments as well- ie: Base Area Ops, Retail Rental, Product Sales and Services. We do our best to create set schedules so employees can get into a routine and at the beginning of the season we ask what your schedule preferences are. There will be times of the year that the schedule might change due to increased business volumes, but we do our best to keep it consistent.

What does the job look like on a day to day?

Each shift begins with a pre shift where everyone who is working gets together to meet with one of the Managers on Duty for the day. They will go over a safety spotlight for the day, anticipated business volumes, recognition, up coming events and anything else you need to know to set employees up for a successful day. This is also when job roles will be assigned for the day. After pre shift it’s a quick spot check of the building, maybe a vacuum and it’s go time! Guests arrive as early as 9am and food is served for the duration of the day. During the shift the tasks below will be preformed. The Manager on Duty will assign breaks throughout the day and there is 30 minutes for lunch, which is free! Back to work for the remainder of the day. Once the mountain closes it’s time to reset for the next day, perhaps another vacuum and download for the end of the day.

What are the daily tasks?
  1. Bussing: clearing and wiping down tables, taking anything left on the table to the rack and rolls which will later be sorted. Fun fact as a company we have a bold sustainability goal: to achieve a zero net operating footprint by 2030. This means you will not find a trash can in our restaurants and everything is sorted to help achieve this goal.
  2. Cashier: taking payments for purchases
  3. Barista: making speciality coffees and processing payments
  4. Greeter: greeting guests as they arrive into locations and assigning shifts. Currently we are also checking vaccine status as directed by Public Health Order
  5. Dishwasher: help maintain the sorting area in the back of the kitchen and running dishes through the dishwasher as required
  6. Washroom Checks: routinely going through washrooms to ensure supplies are stocked and the facility is clean
  7. Back of House: preparing food for the day (making sandwiches, salads, fruit cups) serving food and operating the grill
What is your time off policy?

Typically we do not allow time off during our peak season- ie: Christmas, Presidents Week, Easter, and Spring Break as it is our busiest time. We recognize that employees are in Whistler to experience all that the town and environment has to offer so we will try to accommodate days off, but please remember the season is only 6 months and not all time off can be accommodated.

What is the housing situation like?

We have 3 staff housing locations, two in the Village area and one just south of Creekside. Housing is on a first come, first served basis. Current rates start $13.33/ night to $21.78/ night. Please note these rates will go up 3% in the fall.

Perks being part of the FB team?

Amazing group of people from all over the world. Free shift meal while working, 50% off food while not working, one of the largest departments on the hill, options to work at a ski in, ski out location, variety of location sizes-anywhere from 8 staff to over a 100 staff depending on the restaurant size.

Do I need previous experience in order to work in FB?

Nope! We don’t expect anyone to come in to the department with previous experience. Our environment is very unique and appreciate that people come to Whistler with a diverse employment background. Our company has extensive departmental specific training that occurs before the first day, as well as on the job training. All we ask is you come with a keen attitude and a willingness to learn.

What’s it like living in Whistler?

It really is the best. And if you think Summer is great wait till winter comes along. It’s a very common phrase in Whistler to hear ‘I came for a season and am still here 5 years later’. There is always something to do and the scenery is second to none. Whistler is a lot of fun but it is expensive so plan accordingly. The wage for our entry level positions in $15.20/hour and paychecks are every two weeks.

LIFT OPS FAQ’S

What is the Lift Ops department?

We are the people who operate the lift system at WB! Our number one role is the safe loading and unloading of guests on our gondolas, carpets, T-bars and chair lifts. We work very closely with many departments, including Lift and Electrical Maintenance and Patrol.

How many locations do we have?

We have a combination of Quick Serve and Full Serve restaurants located from the Valley to the top of both mountains. In total there are 15 locations across the two mountains- Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Our largest restaurant The Roundhouse Lodge seats over 2,000 guests and our smaller huts seat closer to 50 guests. Our Quick Serve Restaurants are best described as cafeteria style dinning where guests order from different food stations and then pay at a central cashier followed by finding their own seats. In the Summer our guests are sightseers, hikers and mountain bikers.

What do the shifts look like?

With the exception of the Bars, our locations are open during the day as that is when the mountain is open. Start times can be as early as 7am and everyone is off the hill by 5pm at the absolute latest. Full Time employment consists of 5 days a week (min 35 hours/week) and Part Time employment consists of 3 days a week (15 hours/week). We are a department that works together so you may find yourself working across multiple locations over the course of the season. If there are not full time hours within Food and Beverage there is opportunity to work across other departments as well- ie: Base Area Ops, Retail Rental, Product Sales and Services. We do our best to create set schedules so employees can get into a routine and at the beginning of the season we ask what your schedule preferences are. There will be times of the year that the schedule might change due to increased business volumes, but we do our best to keep it consistent.

What does the job look like on a day to day?

Our job is physically active – you’ll be outside experiencing all that the Canadian seasons have to offer and it can range from extremely cold to very hot so you’ll need to bring lots or different layers and sunscreen!! In any season you could be moving snow (although less likely in the summer it’s not impossible) and all gondolas require consistent sweeping, wiping and litter picking. We expect you to be standing at all times, outside the lift huts and ready to assist with guests and engage with them. Working in the Bike Park is also physically demanding, you’ll be unloading downhill bikes from our custom carriers for about 8 hours a day. We do not allow our operators to listen to music while on the job so you need to be self-motivated.

What does the season look like?

For Lift Ops, we do not close between winter and summer transition. The winter season officially ends April 18th, and we move immediately into spring skiing operations from April 19th. The Whistler Bike Park is currently planned to start operating for summer from mid-May (dates to be confirmed), and finishing up early October. Our summer season for Lift Ops is May-October, with peak times being July to August. Crankworx will also be back in Whistler this year, and is running from August 5-15 – this is a huge international bike festival and competition that brings thousands of guests to our resort.

What is your time off policy?

We do not allow time off from June 26 – September 6. Time off outside of those dates is subject to approval from your supervisor and will be assessed against our business and staffing levels. Summer is short, super sweet and busy and we need our whole team! (You still get three days off a week though!).

What is the housing situation like?

We have 3 staff housing locations, two in the Village area and one just south of Creekside. Housing is on a first come, first served basis. We do our best to put everyone into a staff bed that requests it, but cannot guarantee. We will be able to tell you very quickly though what the situation is like, as we are provided a set allocation of beds for our department.

Is there a uniform?

Yes! We provide 2 polo shirts from the North Face (will be switching to Helly Hansen for 22.23 season), as well as schpants!! These are pants that can zip off into shorts ☺ we provide 2 pairs of these, and you can also get a sun hat and rain jacket. For winter we provide outer layers (jacket and pants) a puffy mid-layer and a warm hat.

RENTAL & RETAIL FAQ’S

What VRR stands for and what we do?

VRR stand for Vail Resorts Retail .We look after all of our guest’s retail and equipment rental needs.

How many locations do we have?

In summer we operate 24 retail/rental locations In winter we operate 45 retail and rental locations

What do the shifts look like?

With the exception of the Bars, our locations are open during the day as that is when the mountain is open. Start times can be as early as 7am and everyone is off the hill by 5pm at the absolute latest. Full Time employment consists of 5 days a week (min 35 hours/week) and Part Time employment consists of 3 days a week (15 hours/week). We are a department that works together so you may find yourself working across multiple locations over the course of the season. If there are not full time hours within Food and Beverage there is opportunity to work across other departments as well- ie: Base Area Ops, Retail Rental, Product Sales and Services. We do our best to create set schedules so employees can get into a routine and at the beginning of the season we ask what your schedule preferences are. There will be times of the year that the schedule might change due to increased business volumes, but we do our best to keep it consistent.

What does the job look like on a day to day?

The job will include working daily helping our guests with their retail and rental needs which can range from selling in our of our branded stores such as the Salomon and North face stores, selling retail and renting valley bikes in our hotel stores or retailing in one of our bike primary stores for summer.

What does the season look like?

For VRR, we do not close between winter and summer. We stay open and transition our stores to summer and bike product while we remain open. Our official summer season for VRR is May-October, with peak times being July to August. Crankworx will also be back in Whistler this year, and is running from August 5-15 – this is a huge international bike festival and competition that brings thousands of guests to our resort.

What is your time off policy?

Typically we don’t allow time off during June-August due to the volume of our operations. Our scheduling platform does enable you to swap shifts with other staff members though, and put shifts up to have covered as well.

What is the housing situation like?

We have 3 staff housing locations, two in the Village area and one just south of Creekside. Housing is on a first come, first served basis. We do our best to put everyone into a staff bed that requests it, but cannot guarantee. We will be able to tell you very quickly though what the situation is like, as we are provided a set allocation of beds for our department.

Is there a uniform?

Yes! Depending on your store location you will either receive our resort wide standard uniform or a specialty brand uniform in you are in a branded store. This will include 2 shirts, a pair of pants/shorts and a pair of staff shoes.

BASE AREA OPERATIONS FAQ’S

What is Base Area Operations (BAO)?

BAO is a department made up of 3 different aspects – Cleaning/Janitorial, Roads & Parking + Snow Removal.

How many locations do we have?

In summer we operate 24 retail/rental locations In winter we operate 45 retail and rental locations

What are the daily tasks expected of me and where do I work?

Daily tasks vary depending on which aspect of BAO you are primarily working (and choose). You could be managing traffic, parking lots, shovelling snow or cleaning guest/employee areas.
While we meet in one location for a pre-shift meeting each day, we work across all base locations of Whistler Blackcomb, stretching over 8kms!

What is the schedule structure for BAO?

The best schedule – 4x10hr shifts with 3 days off a week (and in a row)!  We also have set schedules in place so you can plan your time off activities with ease.

What shifts are available with BAO?

6am – 4:30pm (winter) / 7am – 5:30pm (summer)
3pm – 1:30am (winter only. Cleaning/janitorial only)
5pm – 3:30am (winter only. Cleaning/janitorial only)

You’ve mentioned winter and summer separately – what’s the difference?

Winter we have a lot more demand on our department from a roads & parking and a snow clearing perspective. Lots of ski area = lots of people = lots of vehicles = lots of snow clearing!
Summer activities show a reduced demand on roads and parking (and no snow clearing) but that doesn’t mean the work stops – we clean buildings, have parking lots to manage, ensure outside grounds look great and the sense of arrival is on point!

Does this mean I’m working outside?

Shifts during the day, yes.
Shifts during the evening are focused primarily on cleaning – mostly inside.

Is there a uniform?

Yes! Depending on season, we provide you with polo shirts, work pants, mid-layer/jacket, hat/toque (winter also includes outdoor waterproof jacket and pants). You are expected to provide your own footwear.

What is the pay, perks and benefits?

Starting wage of $15.20 per hour. 1 Free meal with every shift. Staff housing options.

STAFF ACCOMMODATION*

All house residents must be Whistler Blackcomb employees and are filled on a first in best dressed basis

  • A damage deposit of $215 and the first 30 days user fee are required at check-in. HOUSE only accepts a credit card payment for the damage deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Credit card and debit card can be used for other payments. Sorry, NO personal cheques. Once working for the mountain, rent will come off your paycheck every two weeks.
  • We have a minimum stay of two weeks. We reserve the right to withhold any money paid for the initial two week period if a resident checks out or is asked to leave during this time.
  • Individuals who are unsuccessful at finding employment with Whistler Blackcomb, second season staff members and those who are not making full-time hours, may be asked to leave HOUSE to create room for Whistler Blackcomb first season, full-time employees. If occupancy permits, HOUSE will accommodate as many individuals as possible as long as all first-season, full-time employees who need housing have been accommodated.

* Housing is provided on a first in best dressed basis. The earlier you are on board and fill in the housing forms the higher chance you have of securing housing. For those who miss out we will provide a guide on the best places to source accommodation

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I move into House before I start work with Whistler Blackcomb?

You have to have been offered, and accepted, a full-time job with Whistler Blackcomb to live in HOUSE during the winter season. Once you have accepted your full-time job, you can move into HOUSE.

In the summer months, we open up to the public. Generally, this is from May until September. Start dates for public rentals depend on occupancy levels and availability. HOUSE is available on a first come, first serve basis in the summer months. We do not take advanced reservations.

What type of room will I be assigned?

You can check out all our different room types, In the Locations section down the page. All of our apartments are shared, with the option of either a shared or single bedroom in the unit.

What are the perks of living in Whistler Blackcomb staff housing?
  • Besides our 14-night minimum stay, we have no leases, and you are free to check out at any time.
  • We have a 24-hour on-call maintenance team, as well as a cleaning team that make sure each unit is fully cleaned and ready before you move in at the start of the season.
  • Our office is open seven days a week, to answer all your questions, and help with any issues that may arise. On every level of each building, you will find a House Advisor.
  • These individuals are on-call overnight to deal with lockouts, noise complaints, or anything that arises after the office closes at 6:00 pm. You will be living with our Whistler Blackcomb employees, who are here to make the most of their season, and have an awesome winter!
What happens when I am ready to move out?
  1. We have a 14-night minimum stay. After this point, residents can leave at any time. We ask that all residents clean and vacuum their rooms, and then bring all their linen to the office.
  2. Checking out at the office takes about 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. We are open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, and closed all holidays, so please plan accordingly.
  4. Your damage deposit takes 7 – 14 days to be returned to the credit card on file.
  5. We will make sure we have the right card details at check out.
  • There are two computers with free internet located in the common lounge, across from the office
  • There are bike washes located outside Building’s 1, 5 & 6 at Glacier, as well as outside of Brio and Westside
  • In the winter season, there is a wax room accessible to Glacier residents, on the outside of Building 2
SUMMER RATES

2018 Summer Rates
House Summer Rental Conditions

  • All residents must pay a $215 damage deposit and first 30 days user fees to move in.
  • The damage deposit must be paid on credit card – NO EXCEPTIONS –The damage deposit will be debited off the credit card at check-in and refunded back onto this card 7 – 14 days after check-out.
  • The 30-day user fees can be paid by cash, debit or credit card. We do not accept personal cheques of any kind.
  • The first two weeks user fees are non-refundable.
  • If a waitlist for accommodation is in use, the following order is given as preference as beds become available: full-time Whistler Blackcomb staff, part-time WB staff, WB volunteers, non-employees.
  • All units are equipped with a lounge, bathroom and kitchen except for Bluevault building units with three single bedrooms. These units contain a bathroom, kitchenette and no lounge.
  • There are no single rooms in Brio or Westside.
  • Linen packages consisting of a pillow, pillowcase, two sheets, towel, mattress protector blanket are included in your user fees. They are given out at check-in and must be returned upon check-out.
  • Smart cards are used to do laundry in our facilities provided on the first floor of each building. The cost is $5.00 to purchase a card and credit can then be bought from the reloading machine located outside the office. There is also a reloading machine in Brio and Westside.
WINTER RATES

2018 Winter Rates

What’s included:

  • All of our apartments and houses are fully furnished.
  • Linen. A towel, pillow, pillow case, mattress cover, flat sheet, fitted sheet and blanket.
  • Cable is included at the Glacier, Brio, and Westside locations.
  • Each unit is equipped with a phone jack, and payphones are available for use in each building. Phone service is not included in units. A TELUS account can be set up at the expense of the resident.
  • Hydro (utility power cost) is included at all our residences as well as in the Valley Houses.

Glacier, Brio, and Westside have laundry facilities.

  • All buildings have a lounge with full cooking facilities for all to use.
  • All buildings, except Valley Houses, have a common room with cooking facilities and TV for general resident use.
  • FREE WiFi and Cable

What Will Cost You Extra

  • Parking. If you have a vehicle, you must purchase a parking pass and have valid insurance. Parking passes during the winter will cost $25 per month or $100 for the season and are valid from October 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014. Summer parking rates are the same and run from June 1 – September 31, 2014. Please note that there is no free parking at HOUSE. If you have a guest come to visit, you must ensure they purchase a valid parking pass from a ticket dispenser, or they will get a ticket and get towed!
  • Cable. The cost of cable is included in your fees, but we do not supply televisions. If you wish to watch TV in your unit, you must purchase your TV.
  • Utensils. Almost all of our units have the basic utensils and cooking supplies left in them from previous years.

Locations

The people who stay in Whistler Blackcomb HOUSE are here to experience all that Whistler has to offer while to live on a budget. We have a minimum stay of two weeks but our residents usually stay for a lot longer. We offer various locations in the Whistler area.

Glacier Park

Glacier Park, located near Base II on Blackcomb Mountain, is perfectly situated for mountain access via the Blackcomb Gondola. We offer five buildings consisting of three different types of units. Each apartment holds up to six people. Single rooms are available in Glacier Park, subject to availability.

Brio

Brio is located just on the outskirts of the Village, approximately a five-minute walk into town via the Valley Trail. We offer one and two bedroom units holding up to six people. There are no single rooms in Brio. All units are shared.

Westside

Located a couple of kilometres south of Whistler Creekside, Westside is our newest building. Westside groups contain spacious living rooms, dining areas and balconies. The closest bus stop is steps from the front door. Whistler Creekside offers a grocery store, various retail and rental stores, restaurants and two pubs. Uploading at Whistler Mountain is just five minutes away from Westside. This building is a mix of one and two-bedroom units, similar to Brio, holding up to six people. All units are shared.

STAFF BENEFITS

18 Below Dinner Program: 5:30 – 6:30pm every night

The 18 Below Dinner Program is open to all Whistler Blackcomb staff.

  • $7 per meal.
  • Cash, Debit or Credit Card are accepted as payment options.
  • Mixed menu – to be announced via Facebook, great value and a good, healthy meal, always with a veggie option.
  • Let us know if there are other dietary concerns and the chef will attempt to accommodate you.
  • Special theme nights will take place throughout the season.
  • This is a “not for profit” initiative that is intended to keep people fed and encourage a nice social atmosphere.
  • House Advisors will be at every meal.

SEASON PASS

As long as you remain an employee in good standing with Whistler Blackcomb you will have a season pass to access the mountains.

  • Season Lift Pass
  • Staff Accommodation – HOUSE – Safe and affordable accommodation for first season employees.
  • Club Shred – For $2 deduction per pay cheque you can join this employee discount program. As a member, you will get a variety of discounts in town – gyms, movie tickets, Vancouver Canucks games and many, many more.
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