Come work alongside our crew of mountain lovers in a backcountry paradise in Whistler, Canada




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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hand-built in 1978 by original members of Whistler’s backcountry community, this is the passion project of a few 'tenacious' mountain loving individuals. This love for mountains and the great outdoors is alive and well today with a tiny team of approx. 8 members, working tirelessly to share this place with genuine services that truly connect our guests with the quintessential magic.

    We are located in the heart of British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range, just 20 minutes south from Whistler Village and 1.5 hours north of Vancouver.

    We are a unique wilderness adventure operation featuring the Touring Centre providing convenient access to a full range of Nordic experiences including classic, skate, and wilderness cross-country skiing, dog-friendly trails, as well as forest and meadow snowshoeing, magnificent alpine ski touring slopes, and deep, deep powder. At the heart of this landscape, 13.8 kilometres (8.4 miles) up from the nearest road, sits Lodge, a well-appointed backcountry inn boasting friendly hospitality, great food, and comfortable accommodation for up to 24 people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Imagine… a beautifully sunny and crisp winter day and fresh snow as far as the eye can see. No resort crowds to worry about, just the solitude of the backcountry. Gliding along a freshly groomed track or shredding lines down from the top of a high-alpine ridge, the choices are endless. Along with the unique experience, we will provide workawayers with a Salary commensurate with experience along with staff housing at our Touring Centre location + a Complimentary Adult Ski Season Pass and Free personal usage of Rental Equipment including Salomon classic and skate packages + demo line, & snowshoes.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

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    We're on the lookout for a Chef & Outdoor Operations Worker to join us for the winter season.

    The Outdoor Operations Worker will support snow clearing, luggage/guest transfers, and food order delivery systems of Journeyman Lodge. The role is labour intensive and requires a high level of responsibility. Mechanical skills are an asset!

    The Chef will execute and manage all kitchen and catering needs at Journeyman Lodge

    These opportunities are paid and we will be pursuing a traditional employment interview/screening process. Must have valid Canadian SIN so we can pay you. Due to the nature of our facility and close proximity to guests, we will require that you provide proof of vaccination. Term is set for early December start with a work stay commitment until mid-April. Please note, that we can only accept applicants already within the local Whistler vicinity at this time.

    Sincere apologies for the poor response rate...we are slightly overwhelmed by the amount of interest here on workaway and it's an additional portal of correspondence to keep up with.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    small private rooms available at the Lodge (Remote Location - trail access only)

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    This is a full winter-season experience as we are a professional operation providing consistent hospitality and adventure services to our guests. Please consider your time commitments prior to reaching out.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 572618749425