Work at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the awe-inspiring Canadian Rocky Mountains. It’s 5 kilometres south of the city of Fernie, in the southeast corner of British Columbia, a short drive from the Albertan border. Fernie is a historic mountain town founded in 1898. It’s where small town charm meets adventure!

Fernie Alpine Resort offers a range of activities including Ziplining, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Guided Tours, Health Spa and many more! In the area you can go exploring the waterfalls, rock cliffs and caves dotting the hills and valleys. You can even try white-water rafting in nearby town Elko. Come to Fernie for an amazing experience!

Fast Facts

  • Season: June-September
  • Province: British Columbia
  • Minimum Age: 19
  • Accommodation: Staff must find their own in the town of Fernie
  • Interview location: Skype

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Staff Accommodation at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort does not have staff accommodation but there are places to live in the nearby town of Fernie. Fernie Alpine Resort sends out housing newsletters to help staff find a place to live. Facebook groups are becoming the norm for sourcing and securing seasonal accommodation.

Housing varies from $400 – $800 per month, depending on the type and location in town. In Canada it is standard to pay per month on the first of the month with a damage deposit required as security. No shuttle bus service is available in the summer season.  Car pooling with co-workers is the norm.  Bike riding to and from work is not uncommon.

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Jobs at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort is looking for outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate people!

The following departments are looking to hire for the summer season:

  • Summer Interpretive Guide
  • Guest Services Agent
  • Mountain Operations Attendant
  • Mountain Bike Coach
  • Bike Repair Technician
  • Bike Patroller
  • Lift Maintenance Assistant
  • Aerial Park Attendant
  • Camp Counsellor
  • Line Cook
  • Bear’s Den Food and Beverage Attendant
  • Housekeeping Attendant
  • Janitor

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Staff Benefits at Fernie Alpine Resort

Working for Fernie is one of the best experiences, you will meet people from all over the world who have come together to work in a place that they love!

Staff at Fernie Alpine Resort receive a summer season lift pass to FAR, and discounts on rentals, retail, lessons and activities at resort.

There are so many things to do in Fernie! Float the river!  Fishing!  You can go hiking and check out hidden waterfalls, massive rock cliffs and even the deepest cave in Canada. You could go biking along the dike trail surrounding the town, white water rafting in Elko, or check out the Fernie Golf and Country Club.  Head to the museum on a quiet day and stop by one of the many coffee and retail shops along historic Victoria Avenue.  The City of Fernie hosts ‘weekly outdoor socials’ all summer long, a great place to meet and mingle with the locals.

Fernie Alpine Resort have 1 big staff party at the end of the summer season.  Fernie Alpine Resort also have an Employee of the Month recognition program and an Employee Relations Committee where they encourage their employees to give them candid feedback and fresh new ideas and suggestions on how they can improve!

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