Located in the picturesque Okanagan region, an hour out of Kelowna, British Columbia, Big White is an amazing ski field to spend a winter season. Big White is Canada’s largest fully ski-in, ski-out resort giving you access to 118 runs and 15 lifts right at your doorstep. With an annual snow fall of 750cm, Big White offers a wide variety of terrain from beginner to extreme, as well as a Terrain Park with features suited to all abilities. It’s no wonder the resort attracts over 600,000 guests a season!
The resort has 19 restaurants, which include lounges and bars, plenty of retail shops, the second largest ski/board school in Western Canada, and a wide range of activities (ice climbing, tubing, snowmobiling, ice skating, snowshoeing, dog sledding and more) to keep you busy! If you are working during the day, don’t worry about not getting your turns in as Big White offers night skiing as well!
To begin to describe what life at Big White Ski Resort is like, you have to imagine living in a ski village that accommodates over 17,000 people with some of the world’s best skiing and riding terrain all around you. Many staff even enjoy the unbeatable thrill of skiing and snowboarding to and from work. Unlike most ski resorts, Big White is a family-owned business, which means Big White’s ownership cares about their guests and staff.
Staff Housing is available – $160 per week.
$960 (4 weeks’ advance rent + 2-week security deposit)
While not guaranteed for all staff, staff accommodation is available in a number of condos and units across the mountain. All condos/units are fully furnished with full kitchen and laundry facilities, and linens are provided. All accommodation has a maximum of two employees per bedroom, and is within walking distance of the Village Centre.
All full-time staff are eligible to receive a season pass with unlimited skiing and snowboarding. Almost all positions have schedules that allow for some kind of day riding – Big White is all about the snow! Staff also receive free and discounted lift tickets for family and friends; reciprocal lift tickets and discounts at over 40 other ski resorts; unlimited free group ski/snowboard lessons; and 50% off private lessons.
The staff pass also allows access to exclusive discounts of up to 50% on food, accommodation, retail, rentals and repairs. Two staff fitness rooms (a cardio room and a weights room) were opened up in early 2020, adding to the resort’s world-class facilities.
There are numerous weekly activities and events that staff can get involved in such as karaoke, trivia and a staff hockey league. Big White runs many trips throughout the season to watch Kelowna’s WHL ice hockey team (the Kelowna Rockets) in action! Each department also holds regular social events, as well as nominating their top employees to attend the monthly Employee of the Month events held in Kelowna.
Bistro Attendant – $13.95 CAD
Concierge Desk – $14.60 CAD
Dishwasher – $14.60 CAD
Food and Beverage Porter/Custodial Staff – $14.60 CAD
Front Desk Agent – $14.60 – $15.10 CAD
Guest Services Custodial Staff – $14.60 CAD
Housekeeper – $14.85 – $15.60 CAD
Lift Operator – $14.60 CAD
Line Cook – $17.35 CAD
Night Auditor – $14.60 – $15.10 CAD
Prep Cook – $15.60 CAD
Rental Shop Cashier/Technician – $$14.60 CAD
Repair & Service Shop Technician – 16.05 CAD
Resort Care Attendant (Daycare/Kids Centre) – $15.10 – $16.05 CAD
Retail Sales Associate – $14.60 CAD
Ski School Sales Specialist – $14.60 CAD
Ski/Snowboard Instructor/Coach – $14.60 – $26.60 CAD
Food and Beverage Support, Cashier and Events Staff – $14.60 CAD
Terrain Park Staff – $14.60 CAD
Ticket Agent – $14.60 CAD