Whitewater

Pure, simple & real..Deep

Employment

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Imagine yourself in a world of white, gazing up at Ymir Peak... so majestic it takes your breath away. The snow so light and fluffy that the word "powder" just isn't good enough. It's like a dream...a postcard from a magical place that most people can only imagine. Just think: this could be your office!

Welcome to the magical place of Whitewater Ski Resort. Located just outside of beautiful Nelson, B.C., Whitewater is named one of the top powder mountains in the world with an average snowfall of 12 metres/40 feet per season. Renowned for enthusiastic, motivated and passionate staff, we are always seeking the best and brightest people in the industry. We realize that our staff are the most important assets in achieving our goal: To provide our guests with the most enjoyable recreational experience possible. When hiring, we look for people who are dedicated to assuring that this commitment is fulfilled!

We are currently updating our employment information for the 2014/2015 winter season - check back soon for updates. 

All applicants for all departments and positions are required to submit a cover letter with their resume as well as complete the Whitewater application form.  

If you are applying for a position in our Snow School department as a Ski or Snowboard Professional please send your cover letter & resume to our Snow School Director, Brent Malysh, brent@skiwhitewater.com. Please note he will not be responding to applications until September 2, 2014. 

For all other postions and application inquires, please email your cover letter & resume to Amanda Verigin at amanda.igs@skiwhitewater.com or bring them by our downtown office at 602 Lake Street, Nelson, B.C.


Employment

For more information regarding employment, job descriptions, living in Nelson please click through the following links:

Job Descriptions

How to Apply

Employee Benefits

Foreign Workers

Living In Nelson


Job Descriptions

All positions available require individuals with excellent guest service qualities.

Please ensure that your details are concise, and that you are applying for a position where you have experience or a clearly defined enthusiasm for the job. The jobs listed below are seasonal and will begin in December 2014 and end in April 2015.

INDOOR OPERATIONS FOR WINTER 2014/2015:

Job descriptions coming soon for;

Indoor Guest Services Representative
Retail Representative
Rental Technician
Barista (Coffee Bar)
Sous Chef/Assistant Kitchen Supervisor
Line Cook
Morning Gourmet Sandwhich Maker
Breakfast Cook
Busser
Night Janitor

OUTDOOR OPERATIONS FOR WINTER 2014/2015:

Job descriptons coming soon for;

Lift Operator
Outdoor Guest Services Representative
Snow School Professional
Shuttle Driver
Volunteer Rail Park
Volunteer Snow Hosts

Ski Patrol - Responsible for providing first aid for our Guests and Staff, coverage of mountain safety for our Guests and Staff, assist in risk management within our ski area boundary to reduce and/or make aware the hazards to skiers/boarders, developing and participating in avalanche control, risk management, rescues, serious accident reports, disaster plans and first aid procedures, chair lift evacuations and self-evacuations, maintenance of ski runs, fence lines, and equipment, morning and afternoon sweep, public education and policing of ski area, record keeping for avalanche control, inventories, first aid and accident investigation reports.
Minimum Qualifications - Occupational First Aid Level III or 80 hour Advanced First Aid, current CPR, advanced skiing ability, CAA Avalanche Operations Level I.

Volunteer Ski Patrol - 18 days in exchange for Season’s Pass.
Minimum Qualifications - Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 & Occupational First Aid Level III or 80 hour Advanced First Aid.


How to Apply:

We are looking for applicants who are as passionate about Whitewater and our guests as we are!  Below is some information on how to apply at Whitewater as well as the Whitewater appearance policy.

Once you have read through the available job descriptions, select the top three positions you feel best match your skill set and personality and complete our application form.  Submit the application form along with your cover letter, resume and references to amanda.igs@skiwhitewater.com or stop by our downtown office at 602 Lake Street in Nelson B.C

*Please note that when job descriptions ask for specific experience or qualifications, you must have those requirements to be considered for that job.*

In keeping with the high standard of guest service we have established, Whitewater has a policy that all employees maintain a professional appearance throughout the season.  The appearance policy is as follows;
  • Employees are to be clean shaven every day, those who have existing mustaches, beards or sideburns must ensure they are kept clean and neatly trimmed. 
  • Hair must be clean and neatly groomed.  For men, hair cannot be longer than collar length.  For women, long hair should be tied back.  Dread locks are not permitted in any department for men or women.  Any artificial hair colour, other than natural tones, is not permitted. 
  • Facial piercings are limited to one small nose stud and all other facial jewellery or exposed body piercings must be removed or covered while on shift.
  • Jewellery needs to be in good taste and worn in moderation and cannot interfere with job function or safety. 
  • Any tattoos that could reasonably offend a guest or fellow employee must be covered at all times while at work.  

If you are offered a position with Whitewater, you will need to meet the standards outlined in the policy from the time you come in to sign your employment contract through to the last day of the season (or whatever your last day of employment would be)


Employee Benefits:

For all of our full and part time employees who work the entire season, we offer a free season pass that allows free access to the amazing powder Whitewater has to offer. In addition to the complimentary pass, we also offer complimentary and discounted lift tickets for your friends and family as well as discounts for employees in our retail shop, rental shop, snow school, and restaurants. Whitewater also offers an affordable staff shuttle that runs daily between the ski hill and Nelson.


Foreign Workers at Whitewater:  

In order to work at Whitewater you must be a Canadian citizen or have a valid Canadian Visa and Work Permit.  All foreign workers must show their Visa, Work Permit, Canadian Social Insurance Number and/or proof that you have applied for the Social Insurance Number.  Please note that Whitewater Ski Resort does not give out letters of offer for foreign workers.

To help you apply to work in Canada go to the following links:

For a general Canadian Visa Information go to: http://www.cic.gc.ca/

Further information for holiday working visa's and working abroad check out:

www.swap.ca

www.bunac.org


Living in Nelson, B.C. :

Nelson is a small arts and culture community that is located in the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia. The town is situated on the west arm of Kootenay Lake and is named the Queen's City due to the stunning lake and mountain views and the beautiful heritage buildings that line the streets. Nelson is a winter mecca that offers amazing Alpine and Nordic skiing as well as a vibrant community filled with eclectic restaurants, bars, pubs, and museums. The summer offers excellent water sports, mountain biking, and festivals. For more information on accommodation, check out the following websites:

Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce

http://www.discovernelson.com/classifieds/category.php?id=28

Nelson Community Website

http://ilovenelson.com/classified_ads/#


Accommodation:  Whitewater does not offer any on site accommodations, so most employees choose to live in Nelson. Whitewater does offer a daily shuttle at a minimal cost to employees, which stops at three different locations in town.

Whitewater's winter season will start at the beginning of December weather permitting. We will do everything we can to get all of our staff working, as soon as possible. Please be financially prepared if Mother Nature is a little bit late with her snow delivery for the season.

 

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"This was my first year living in Nelson and Whitewater delivered more than I could have ever hoped for. I had a chance to tour the powder highway and some of the big mountains BC has to offer and all I wanted to do was come back to WH2O and drop into backside. If you are looking for steep and deep, this is the place to go!"
Scott, Nelson BC
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Whitewater Ski Resort, British Columbia