- Winter Season: Early November through end of April
- Summer Season: Late May until end of October
- Province: Alberta
- Accommodation: Yes. 2 locations at Lake Louise for Staff Housing
- Min Age: 19
- Jobs: Snowmaking, Lift Operations, Retails, Rental, Guest Services, Food & Beverage
- Interview Locations: Online or in person in AUS/NZ
Welcome to Lake Louise, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the magnificent jewel of Banff National Park. It is consistently acclaimed the most scenic ski area on the planet, and legendary for light, dry, champagne powder, impossibly bright blue skies and an astounding 4,200 acres to explore. If you combine all of this with outstanding training and the most competitive wages in the area, you have found the ultimate job.
The Lake Louise ski area is a world-class resort that offers some of the finest terrain in North America. If you combine this with outstanding training and the most competitive wages in the area, you have found the ultimate job.
You must be enthusiastic, self-motivated & have an unquestionable work ethic! Applicants must be 19 years of age or older. Training is offered to all roles, however, some roles may require previous experience.
Job Roles – Click on each link to view the job descriptions
- Lift Operator
- Rental Shop Technician
- Guest Services Attendant
- Food & Beverage Attendant
- Retail Attendant
- Cooks Helper
- Co-Op Attendant
- Houseperson Laundry Personnel
- Night Audit Guest Services Attendant
- Parking Lot Attendant
- Prep Cook
- Storeroom Attendant
Full-time seasonal employees of the Lake Louise Ski Area (LLSA) are offered affordable, subsidised shared staff accommodation in either company owned housing or a resort-leased property located in and around the Lake Louise area.
All employees are required to sign a Tenancy Agreement outlining the rules and regulations of LLSA Staff Accommodation and are required to pay a security deposit of $200 upon check in, no exceptions.
Staff transportation is provided from all of our accommodations to the resort on a set schedule, and this can take up to 15 minutes to reach Lake Louise Ski Resort from Lake Louise Staff Housing.
When can I start to move into staff housing?
48 hours before your first day of work. The housing office is open seven days a week, and check-in times are between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. If you are arriving in Lake Louise after 5:30 pm you will need to organize your accommodation for the evening. You must present your criminal record check and picture ID at the time of check-in.
Lake Louise prides itself on being a wonderful place to live and work, and the resort offers staff a range of employee benefits and discounts. At the present time, some employee benefits for our full-time staff include:
- Lake Louise Staff Lift Pass including reciprocal skiing privileges at other resorts.
- Ride Breaks.
- Awesome staff parties and departmental events run throughout the season.
- Employee of the Month Awards program and dinner.
- Long Service Awards Programs and dinner.
- 50% discount off private ski or snowboard lessons.
- Free Group Lessons through Snow School.
- Discount on Skoki Lodge accommodations.
- Up to 25% discount on Rentals.
- Up to 25% discount on Repairs on weekdays.
- Up to 20% discount on Retail.
- Up to 20% discount in designated cafeterias, lounges and restaurants.
- Complimentary coffee/tea/hot chocolate in designated cafeterias when you bring your staff issued thermos.
- Subsidized staff accommodation.
- RRSP matching contribution depending on length of service.
- Extended health care benefit plan depending on length of service.
- Spousal/Family passes for year round employees.
- 50% discount at LLSR daycare.
Helpful Statistics on Lake Louise Ski Resort
Size of resort: Employs over 550 staff during the winter season. The area does 60% of its annual income in the Summer as it way more accessible during the summer months (much safer to drive and the temperature is very pleasant).
Staff Housing: This location comes with shared staff housing with options for couples in another location 15-20mins down the Hwy. Staff housing is in the township of Lake Louise which is roughly 7mins from the resort. There is a staff bus that runs regularly to transport crew to and from. Rooms are generally 2-4 people per room with either single beds of bunk beds. Housing is allocated by Lake Louise, once you have a job contract is when you can put in any requests of who you want to live with.
Nightlife: Lake Louise does not offer much in the way of nightlife at the resort. Lake Louise is a tiny blimp on the map. The township consists of a liquor store, 2 x petrol stations, cafe, pretty small bar, retail store and a small grocery store. There is a staff bar that the staff will frequent however if you want to be amongst the action Banff is an hour down the road. You can book a night in Banff for your days off or weekends.
Aussie saturation: Saturation of Aussies is moderate to high.
Temperature: This place gets VERY cold in the winter. Temps can get down to -30 on a regular basis during the winter.
Job Roles on offer: Lake Louise has a range of outdoor and indoor roles. guest services, lift operations (must be able to ski to an intermediate level) , retail, food & beverage, rentals, parking, cleaning.
Career progression: For those looking to climb the management ladder, you will need to stick around for back to back seasons.
Ski Pass: This resort offers a ski pass with your employment.
Size of Terrain: This resort is the largest ski resort in the Rockies. Has 4200 acres of skiable terrain. The powder skiing here is incredible, not to mention the most epic views of the Canadian Rockies. The resort also has epic terrain parks. If you are a park hound, this is going to be great for you.
Reciprocal pass options: Reciprocal benefits to other local ski areas for full time employees. Sunshine Village & Norquay are the mountain that are typically where your staff pass will give you access. Clarify with management if there are any ‘blackout’ days for these other resorts before travelling to them.
Lots of staff choose to purchase a Big 3 ski pass for the season which will give them regular access to all 3 mountains in the area.
Location: Lake Louise is 40mins from Banff and roughly 1.45/hrs from Calgary airport. The resort of Lake Louise is a 7min drive from the township of Lake Louise.
Ongoing employment: The TWHC will assist with your first seasons contract. The ball is in your court – we help you get the job, you need to work hard to keep it. Ongoing extension of contracts are based on seasonal performance and at the determination of management, as is Housing. If in doubt – ask your manager. Lake Louise operates a summer operation and should your performance be amazing during your season, you could expect to be asked about extending your contract.
Why go here? Basically because its like living in a postcard. Absolutely incredible!! The skiing is killer. This resort, while quite large doesn’t feel massive and as a staff member, it doesn’t feel like your just another number!
Why avoid this location? The only reason to us would be if you can’t deal with cold temperatures. This location can get down to some seriously low temps -30 is quite common so having good quality snow gear is essential.