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"This was the best day of my life" Dave L., Dishwasher, returning from his first day of heli-skiing
"My manager lets me take on new responsibilities and helps me learn about different parts of the company." Jody S. Reservations
"Amazing heli terrain, best riding of my life! Awesome crew to work with in every department and amazing family to work for. Blue River has an indescribable energy and is a beautiful place to live." Jolene B, Boutique Clerk
"From the guests you meet working here, to those you work with and the Family you work for....the endless terrain of accessible heli back country...EPIC!!! What’s not to love!" Jenefer S, Lounge Server
"Inexpensive staff housing and food means that I save money every month" Kevin D, Maintenance
Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing offers several benefits in addition to competitive wages. We encourage our staff to become actively involved and enjoy the benefits of work at MWHS. A key part of the employment experience is the opportunity to meet people from around the world and enjoy the incredible employee perks that MWHS has to offer. We award our employees with a wide range of employment incentives.
Your dream job at MWHS includes the following employment perks:
When you work at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing you become part of a larger family of motivated people who thrive in a natural environment that promotes safe practices and good health. Our winning combination of amazing employees and excellent service set us apart. Our employees are caring and committed team players who are passionate about what they do. Our employees come from all over the world and from many different countries, backgrounds and cultures. What we have in common is our passion for skiing, a motivation to excel, and a sense of adventure.
At Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing we know that our employees are our most valuable asset - so we work hard to make sure that they have rewarding work and an exceptional lifestyle outside of work. Our wages are highly competitive, and our subsidized housing and food services mean that our employees are able to save money while working in Blue River throughout the year. Our employees are encouraged to socialize with guests and coworkers and many make friendships that last from year to year. We offer opportunities for advancement in all departments and ensure that each employee is supported in their effort to provide excellent customer service every day.
Our culture is built on positive attitude, ambition, and a passion for skiing. We are looking for people who demonstrate initiative and are passionate about delivering an exceptional experience for our guests. Whether you join us for an amazing seasonal experience or join our team in a year round career capacity, employment at MWHS is the experience of a lifetime. We offer a rare balance between work and play and the unparalleled experience of working for the market leader in heli-skiing.
References: At MWHS we require 2 work references.
Required Documents: If you are offered a job at MWHS you will be required to provide the following documents: SIN, direct deposit information, email address for your pay-stub, emergency contact information, and a permanent mailing address.
Training & Development: New and returning employees attend pre-season training and a company-wide orientation at the start of the season. Resort tours are conducted to familiarize new staff with the resort. In addition to departmental and job specific training we train our employees on service expectations, time-sheet protocols, and policy and procedures. To further develop employee skills and enhance the employment experience we encourage cross training. We are committed to the development of employees and in providing the support they need to excel in their jobs. To ensure our employees are effective in their positions we provide ongoing feedback and have a comprehensive performance management program.
MWHS offers subsidized staff accommodation to employees who do not wish to find accommodation privately. A range of accommodation is available including dorm style, shared houses, bachelor apartments, and motel units. Costs vary from $90 to $225 biweekly depending on the accommodation. Rent is deducted from each pay-cheque on a biweekly basis. A security deposit is deducted from the first pay-cheque. The security deposit is returned, if the accommodation is left clean and without any damages, after the resident vacates or on the final pay. While there is some variation amongst units most accommodation includes utilities, phones, tv, laundry facilities, and wireless internet. Most of our accommodation units have kitchenettes. All furniture, towels, bedding, and kitchen items are supplied. Residents may exchange their linen once per week at our laundry facilities. All residents are required to sign a Tenancy Agreement agreeing to the rules and regulations of staff accommodation.
To apply for your Canadian Visa and Work Permit, you must contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your country. Useful Foreign Worker Links:
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