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Winter Season: November to April

Summer Season: May – October

Province: British Columbia

Accommodation: Yes

Ski Pass: A free season lift pass is not provided by The Westin Hotel –  Whistler. However, you will receive a wellness package which offers $1000 for you to put towards your pass. This means you will only need to pay an additional $200* for your seasonal pass.

Min age: Must be 19 by the time you start work

Jobs: Server, Barista, House Attendant, Rooms Attendant, Reservations Agent, Service Express Attendant, Service Express Agent, Workout Attendant, Maintenance Technician, Steward, Cooks

Interview Locations: Interviews can be accommodated anywhere in the world via Zoom!

This spectacular Whistler hotel is located in Canada’s greatest year-round recreation destination and was the host resort for downhill events at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Named a Top Resort (#3) in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2019, Whistler was also voted No.1 Ski Resort in North America by SKI Magazine readers for 2019. We’re just steps from both mountain gondolas and in the center of the excitement of the pedestrian friendly Whistler Village. Our Whistler hotel has been twice-named by Conde Nast as the #1 ski resort hotel in North America.

All of our 400 residentially-designed suites emphasize comfort and convenience with features that include a welcoming fireplace, flat panel television, inviting soaker tub, quality-appointed kitchen, and windows that open to fresh mountain air.


Room Attendant

  • Shifts Required – 8am- 4:30pm
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for cleaning up to 12 guest rooms per day to resort standards. Vacuuming, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, dusting, making beds, replacing towels.
  • This job is a very physically demanding position which keeps associates active all day!


House Attendant

  • Shifts Required AM, PM and Overnight
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for cleaning public areas of the hotel, supporting room attendants and responding to guest calls


Front Desk Agent

  • Shifts Required AM, PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible to assist guest with check-ins and check-outs, to answer the telephones, respond to guest inquiries



  • Shifts Required AM, PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for assisting all guests and patrons with their luggage from the driveway to reception, and from reception to their room. The attendant will also be required to job share with the Front Desk Agents and to drive the hotel shuttle within the Whistler vicinity. Must have a class 5 BC Driver’s License.


Workout Attendant

  • Shifts Required PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for the overall cleanliness of the Gym and Westin Fitness Centre. Ensure the Westin standards are being adhered to with our service levels and abide by all Westin and Starwood standards, policies and procedures.



  • Shifts Required AM, PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for selling food and beverage products through the grab and go outlet and seating guests that come into the Grill & Vine for dining.


In-Room Dining Server

  • Shifts Required AM, PM, Overnight
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for delivering meals to guest suites to provide an in-room dining experience to our guests. Deliver guest amenities and handle guest in room dining requests.



  • Shifts Required AM, PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for assisting with the service to guest in the restaurant and operations. The Busser will be running food, clearing and setting tables and assisting servers.



  • Shifts Required AM, PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible for ensuring that all areas in the kitchen are cleaned according to hygiene and safety standards. They clean, transport and store all dishes, glasses, pots and pans used in the food and beverage operation and maintain the storage areas in a clean and orderly manner.


Cook 2

  • Shifts Required AM, PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible to prepare consistent quality meals within a section of the kitchen. At times they will be responsible to work without supervision. Cleanliness of the food service area and equipment is top priority.



  • Shifts Required AM, PM
  • Duration – Mid November to April 30
  • Responsible to prepare consistent quality meals within a section of the kitchen. They will oversee a section in the kitchen and take on a supervisory role in the absence of the Chef de Partie. Cleanliness of the food service area and equipment is top priority.


Associate Accommodation

The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler has on-site and off-site staff accommodation. On-site is located on level 3 of the hotel and all rooms are double occupancy, bunk beds. Off-site housing is located throughout Whistler and all rooms are double occupancy.


Monthly Rent (Payroll deduction):

Rent on-site $420.00 per month – This is only $210.00 a fortnight.

Rent off-site is $700.00 per month – This is $350.00 a fortnight.

Damage Deposit: $200.00


Associate Accommodation Includes:

Heat, Water and Electrical

Bed w/ linen, blanket and pillow (linens are optional)


Shared fully stocked kitchen w/ cookware

Shared furnished lounge area with TV/DVD





Associates may not receive mail at the hotel and can get a PO Box at the local post office.


Some Important Policies:

Must be 19 years to reside in accommodation
No visitors

No smoking

No ski/snowboard/bike storage in staff housing, Storage is available at the hotel

No loud noise to disturb our guests

Accommodation is available on a first come first served basis

  • Associate discounted rates at over 7000 Marriott hotels worldwide
  • Staff Accommodation
  • Wellness Package which can be used to purchase a subsidised ski pass
  • $5 Associate meals while on shift
  • Uniforms and uniform care provided
  • Lockers, modern change room facilities and showers
  • 50% off in the Grill & Vine Restaurant
  • 50% off in the Avello Spa


Helpful Statistics on The Westin Hotel Whistler

Situated: The Westin Resort & Spa is located in the main village of Whistler at the bottom of the Whistler gondola. They are not owned by Vail (the company that owns Whistler Blackcomb) so this is a different employer altogether, in the same ski town.

Size of Hotel: This property boasts 400 rooms

Staff Housing: This location comes with shared staff housing with options on and off-site. Rooms are generally 2-4 people per room with single beds or bunk beds. The housing is allocated by The Westin. Once you have a job contract is when you can submit any requests of who you want to live with.

Nightlife: LOTS of nightlife with bars, clubs and extra curricular options

Aussie saturation: Saturation of Aussies is HIGH

Temperature: Given the location of this resort to the west coast, this is the warmest resort from all resorts, typically only suffering really cold temps (anything below -20 which usually lasts for a couple weeks)

Job Roles on offer: Predominantly housekeeping and back of house roles. There are limited front facing roles in the front of house for experienced hotel front desk applicants and a range of front and back of house food and beverage roles. The range and number of roles changes from season to season based on the number of returning staff.

Career progression: This employer is world renown so it will look great on your resume. For those looking to climb the management ladder, you will need to stick around for back to back seasons. Keep in mind The Westin is part of the Marriott Hotel group who operate various hotels around the world. Should your performance be outstanding you could transfer to an employer in your home country. Those wanting to start a career in hotels…our recommendation is start in Housekeeping. Why? Simply because when you get to be a front desk or hotel manager you will have complete appreciation and understanding of how the back of house operates.

Ski Pass: This employer offers a ‘Wellness Package’ worth $1,000. This can be used for your ski or bike pass.

Location: Whistler is an easy 2 hours drive up the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver. Vancouver has a large international airport and is only an hour drive to the USA land border with Washington state.

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. Fairmont Chateau Whistler operates year round and contracts will be extended based on performance.

Why go here? Whistler is the biggest and most well known ski town in North America! It’s usually where your mates have been or will recommend to go. Great night club and party action. With popularity, comes more crowds which can mean more lines for lifts etc. This resort will do over 35,000 skier visits in one day over the Christmas period so it gets VERY busy. There are 2 massive ski mountains in one place so the in-bounds skiing and riding is phenomenal and plentiful. So is the backcountry skiing. In the summer, if your a keen mountain biker, alpine hiker or love to climb…yep….this is your place!

Any reasons to avoid? It is absolutely packed to the eyeballs and super busy. Lots of staff do find Whistler expensive When you have more to do in terms of nightlife, bars, drinking and social activities you will generally find you may be spending more of your savings.  Whistler has the biggest housing crisis out of any place in Canada. If you are not going through our programme to secure a bed or having a bed pre arranged, your chances of finding housing at the resort are next to none. They also don’t have any temporary accommodation so you would be paying top dollar to start in a hotel if you don’t have housing.

The snow here can be wet given its proximity to the coast. If your a powder hound – yes, there are killer days….but thats it, days! Other resorts that have powder skiing/riding on tap!

The Working Holiday Club