Whistler Blackcomb
Employees and visitors can enjoy both beautiful views and excellent slopes from the Whistler Blackcomb Roundhouse Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Whistler Blackcomb was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Whistler Blackcomb provides its many younger employees the opportunities to build careers in the same place they play through apprenticeships, co-op work terms and paid internships -- and follows-up throughout their careers with a variety of in-house and online training programs, formal mentoring and tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions
  • Whistler Blackcomb is a longstanding environmental leader -- the resort established an environmental management strategy back in 1993 with the aim of developing a model of environmental and social stewardship for ski and mountain resort operations -- from public education programs to hydro-electric generation to zero-waste targets, the resort has set an exceptional example for resorts, and other businesses, to follow
  • Whistler Blackcomb has a long history of working with community stakeholders on local environmental initiatives -- and through "The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation" the company matches dollar-for-dollar employee contributions to the environmental fund -- over $340,000 has been donated to specific environmental projects since 2001


Industry Skiing and Resort Operations
Established in Canada 1997
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.
Parent company head office Whistler BC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,987
Part-time employees in Canada 795
Average age of employees in Canada 35
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Whistler Blackcomb was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Whistler Blackcomb provides paid internships and co-op opportunities to students in a number of areas including operations, retail, sales and marketing, and food and beverage -- also offers a number of in-house apprenticeships and skilled trades training, with a culinary apprenticeship added recently
  • Whistler Blackcomb participates in the Government of British Columbia's "Blade Runners" program to help at-risk youth between the ages of 15 and 30 develop employment skills -- the organization offers the program twice a year to help First Nations youth prepare for employment at the company
  • To help the next generation prepare for employment, Whistler Blackcomb offers the Peak Experience Program for grade 11 and 12 students -- the program reviews resume writing and the job application and interview process


Industry Skiing and Resort Operations
Full-time employees in Canada 2,987
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunites, paid internships, tuition subsidies related to job
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Whistler Blackcomb was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Whistler Blackcomb supports a unique "Habitat Improvement Team" compromised community members, employees and even guests who work to protect, restore and enhance fish and wildlife habitat in the Whistler area -- established back in 1997, the group works with local government and businesses and has completed over 100 projects as part of a comprehensive community sustainability plan entitled "Whistler 2020"
  • Whistler Blackcomb manages an in-house "Workplace Conservation Awareness" program to actively reduce energy consumption across the resort -- the initiative includes a cross-sectional team of 15 employees who meet monthly to develop and manage programs designed to improve conservation efforts and increase general awareness of sustainability -- in addition, the resort recently added a 10 person team to oversee efforts in the food and beverage division (the single largest energy consumer in the resort)
  • Whistler Blackcomb recently established an Environmental Fund to provide annual grants to registered non-profit organizations working to improve the natural environment in the Sea to Sky Corridor -- the fund has provided over $352,000 to date through generous voluntary staff donations, which are in turn matched by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation
  • Whistler Blackcomb introduced aggressive recycling and composting programs in 2005 and has since implemented a number of initiatives as it works toward the goal of zero waste -- impressively, the resort reduced its waste by as much as 70 percent annually over a baseline year of 2000


Full-time employees in Canada 2,987
Employee green team Workplace Conservation Awareness (cross-sectional team of 15 employees)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Vice President, Planning, Government Relations & Special Projects
Unique green initiatives Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Environmental Fund, longstanding "Operation Green-Up" program (ongoing initiative to enhance the natural environment, including projects to limit erosion in watersheds, protect drinking water, and apply planting strategies that reintroduce native species and seed mixes to support resident wildlife), eco-tourism initiatives in the summer months (includes educational tours and education program for kids), unnecessary idling policy, lower-emission snowmobiles, shared bicycle program, over 65 employees participate in a carpool program that utilizes eight company vehicles, and extensive Monitoring, Targeting and Reporting programs to reduce energy consumption in snow-making operations and its food and beverage operations (two operational areas that consume the most energy)
In-house waste reduction and recycling all plastics (from 1 through 7) plastic bags, sleeves, food wrappers, cup lids, polystyrene containers, electronics, computers, print supplies, batteries, rubber tires and tubes, light bulbs, wood waste, all metals (including ski poles), used motor oil, anti-freeze, waste cooking oil, paint
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives Earth Hour, Bike to Work Week, Environment Week, the Commuter Challenge, partnership with BC Hydro and Power Smart Partners
Other location LEED Pending

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