Chef (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 14 July 2017
Great snow, Beautiful scenery, amazing mountains!!! Awful management, two-faced liars who are breaking the law and firing staff to hide the fact the company is laundering money. Thieves that need to be dealt with.
Fun and active workplace where management, staff, and guests share similar interests and hobbies
Head Bartender (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 26 June 2017
The Lake Louise Ski Resort is a place where you can interact with the most interesting guests from across the globe, snowboard or ski during the work day, and advance your skills in the workplace in one of the most beautiful places our planet has to offer. What I enjoyed most about the ski resort was the location. Buried in the heart of Banff National Park, the ski resort gave you a spectacular view from any window and the ski lodge itself was undeniably breathtaking. In simpler terms, it was very hard to have a bad day at work. The management team gave me an environment to thrive in. Being surrounded by coworkers from almost every continent on the planet opened my eyes to a worldly perspective and not only allowed me to achieve goals on a work level, but also set up goals to improve myself on a personal level; and strive to be the best me possible both inside the workplace and out of it.
Free ski pass and very fun and affordable staff accommodation
Lift Operator (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 2 June 2017
I don't recommend working for or visiting the Lake Louise Ski Resort. It was fun for one winter, but more than once I witnessed fellow workers be taken advantage of and also wrongfully accused and wrongfully terminated. Don't spend your money or time there.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 17 April 2017
If you're not teaching a lesson you're not getting paid. Not bad so long as you're teaching all day everyday. If you work half a day you will make the same as someone who didn't teach a lesson at all (you can show up and be at work for 8 hours and make less than $40). If you want to make money you better bring clients and get commission from those sales.
Staff are great and always willing to help out, whether it's with your work or your own personal learning. Great and fun atmosphere among staff.
Training is spectacular
Annoying to show up for an 8 hour shift and make next to nothing
Server (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 6 September 2016
Most days I have had you start with getting the work area ready and cleanly for guests to come through. Receive specials from the kitchen to encourage guest to have. I have learned to work under pressure while keeping a smile and calmness about myself. Multi-tasking when relating to taking orders, remembering different tasks and cleaning the area around me. Learning how to work with different types of personalities between co-workers and guests. Most of the management I have had the pleasure to work with have been on the stricter side of things. This worked best for me because it assisted in making me the hard worker I am today. I like to try and always find a job to fill my time with. There is always something that can be done, is a great skill I have learned. I hardest part of my job is trying to keep the costumers happy that were not very happy to begin with, but I have had a lot of experience with people like this. Will always try my hardest to make the best of a bad situation, so even if a customer does not arrive happy I will always put my best effort to change their mood by the time they leave. The most enjoyable part of my job is learning a new skill and working with people. I love meeting people from around the world and making someones day even better. I think learning a new skill is an important part of developing as an employee and love to put my skills to the test. I will always try to be the best employee I can be, with a positive attitude.
Assistant Trail Crew Supervisor (Current Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 4 March 2016
A typical day consists of checking any snow fences on the mountain that need our attention and fixing them based on priority. We also help out ski patrol on small tasks throughout the day such as courtesy rides and sweep. We often are asked to help out other departments and are considered the swiss army knife of the hill. Departments we have helped include: Events, Parking lot, Food and Bev, Lift operations, Ski patrol, etc. It is a very high intensity job that requires a lot of manual labour working in harsh conditions throughout both the summer and winter. It is, however, very rewarding and allows you to spend your days with great colleagues and it allows you to ski everyday on the job.
Child Care Assitant (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 14 August 2015
Work hard. Play harder Got to ride on powder days. Organize the children Set Daily tasks. Had a lot of boundaries working with kids from around the world. Hardest part of the job was looking up at the mountain and not being able to ride. Great atmosphere and staff.
Lift Operator (Former Employee) – Lake Louise – 12 February 2014
Lake Louise was the funnest job ive ever had. I met tons of new people and enjoyed work everyday. I love working outdoors, and interacting with guests. Management was fun and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was having to leave. I recommend anyone to work at least one season at lake louise ski area.