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  • Season: Early November through April
  • Province: Alberta
  • Accommodation: Yes – Staff housing is provided. Some people choose to live in Banff and commute to work daily
  • Min Age: 19
  • Jobs: Lift Operations, Retail/Rental Attendants, Food & Beverage Cashiers, Janitors and Dishwashers
  • Interview Details: Online via ZOOM in April

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 for all roles, however, some roles may require previous experience.

Lake Louise Jobs available on The Powder Program:

  • Lift Operators
  • Retail/Rental Attendants
  • Food & Beverage Cashiers
  • Janitors
  • Dishwashers


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.



  • Unlimited alpine access and year-round exclusive deals
  • Free skating
  • Free night skiing discounts & savings at the resort
  • Free Nordic Trail access
  • Free snowshoe trail access, Club 65

There are great activities organized for staff – visits to hockey games in Kelowna, ice hockey tournaments between departments at the skating rink, BBQs, film nights, and at the end of the season, an end-of-year party at Kelowna golf course, a Christmas dinner and party, plus lots, lots more.

“It’s the snow” is our motto and we live up to our name with an average 750cm (24.5ft) of Okanagan Champagne Powder falling annually. Our bountiful, dry powder is legendary and was awarded “Best Powder” by Ski Canada Magazine in 2008!

As a family resort, we also put your safety first and want to keep you safe and happy while you enjoy our slopes. You will see our daily “Slow Zones” that make it easy for beginners and people that want to take it slow, and we also have our Safety Tips for using the resort and helping you to watch out for any little hazards Mother Nature may put in your path. We look forward to having you spend time with us out in the Champagne Powder this season!

* Please note that Big White will deduct $10CAD (roughly) each week from your pay cheque as a security deposit for the cost of your season lift pass. On completion of the ski season, you will be refunded this full amount and will have a healthy chunk of savings to take away with you.

The Working Holiday Club