As the winter season has approached, ski resorts have started looking out for workers. With more than 36 ski resorts in British Columbia, there is a constant need for additional staff. This is an amazing opportunity where both employers and staff can benefit from the influx of visitors.

The best part about working in the ski industry is that you get to enjoy the great outdoors while doing your job. You can help with food and drinks, assist guests, handle ticketing, and even find a cozy place to stay. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can become a ski instructor or a lift operator—there are jobs for everyone, as reported by Snow Season Central. Plus, the minimum wage in BC for such roles ranges from $12.6 to $18.5 per hour, depending on the job and expertise. Some of the famous ski resorts to work at are:


1.  Whistler Blackcomb

Located: Coast of mainland British Columbia, north of Vancouver

Featured jobs: Restaurant operations, ski instructors, maintenance, and more.

Whistler is Canada’s largest ski resort, with a 360-degree view and an extensive network of ski runs and trails suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. It’s also known for its killer nightlife (villages, lodges, hotels, hundreds of bars, restaurants, and family-friendly activities). The good thing is Whistler has activities all year around, and they’re always in need of staff to fulfill accommodations and various other needs.

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2.  Sun Peaks

Located: Interior of British Columbia, northeast of Kamloops

Featured jobs: Facilities custodian/janitor, security guard, terrain park assistant, retail associate, and rental associate.

During winters, Sun Peaks welcomes snow sports enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy activities such as snowshoeing, dog sledding, and ice skating. Sun Peaks connects with a pedestrian-friendly village circled around restaurants, cafes, and shops, which adds to the healthy atmosphere. The area also offers a mix of local flavours, culinary delights, and enjoyable shopping experiences.

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3.  Revelstoke

Located: Southeastern British Columbia

Featured jobs: Lift maintenance supervisor, snow school ski instructor, snowboard instructor, junior administrator, and more.

It’s no surprise that Revelstoke has been ranked as the #6 for expert terrain in the country and #3 in British Columbia. Revelstoke is also known for its vertical drop and natural snow quality. Situated just beyond the town of Revelstoke and roughly 120 miles from Kelowna International Airport, Revelstoke Mountain Resort offers direct flights from both the United States and Canada. Reports indicate that February is generally their busiest month.

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4.  Mount Washington Alpine

Located: Eastern side of Vancouver Island

Featured jobs: Cooks, bartenders, servers, lift operators, shuttle bus drivers, guest services, ticketing, safe slope patrollers, and more.

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a year-round recreational destination covered with old provincial parks. Mount Washington is the island’s only full-service ski and summer resort, hosting over 250,000 visits per year. It also has Vancouver’s largest winter workforce, comprising of more than 800 team members. Given the consistent demand for their daily shuttle service, they frequently seek new employees. Staff members enjoy various perks, such as resort discounts on retail, rentals, lessons, and food, along with on-the-job training opportunities.

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5.  Hudson Bay Mountain

Located: Northern British Columbia

Featured jobs: Instructors, guest services, patrollers, rental shop techs, lift operators, mechanics, waitresses, cashiers, janitors and cooks, service-focused staff, and customer service.

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort (formerly Ski Smithers) is located just 20 minutes from the airport and downtown Smithers. The resort is favourable among families due to its welcoming local community atmosphere and accommodation options. HBM regularly hires new staff and is flexible in conducting interviews via phone, in person, or through Skype.

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