STAFF HOUSING AND REGISTRATION

For all housing enquiries, please contact the HOUSE Front Desk Team at 604-938-7500

OFFICE

HOUSE Office hours:
10am - 7pm daily
(closed on statutory holidays)

Phone: 604-938-7500 Email: WBHouse@vailresorts.com
To be eligible for Whistler Blackcomb Staff Housing during winter months you need to be offered a Full-Time position with the company or approved Returning Staff. You need to obtain a job prior to moving in with HOUSE.

Please contact the recruitment department at 604-938-7557, email: WBRecruiting@vailresorts.com, or check current postings for all job opportunities.

SUMMARY

All house residents must be Whistler Blackcomb employees.

  • A damage deposit of $215 and the first 30 days user fee are required at check-in. HOUSE only accepts a credit card payment for the damage deposit.
  • Credit card and debit card can be used for other payments. Sorry, NO personal cheques. Once working for the mountain rent will come off your paycheck every two weeks.
  • We have a minimum stay of 2 weeks (14 nights). We reserve the right to withhold any money paid for the initial 2 week period if a resident checks out or is asked to leave during this time.
  • Individuals who are unsuccessful at finding employment with Whistler Blackcomb, second season staff members and those who are not making Full-Time hours may be asked to leave HOUSE in order to create room for Whistler Blackcomb first season, Full-Time employees. If occupancy permits, HOUSE will accommodate as many individuals as possible as long as all first season, Full-Time employees who need housing have been accommodated.

FAQ

Can I move into HOUSE before I start work with Whistler Blackcomb?
You have to have been offered, and accepted, a Full-Time job with Whistler Blackcomb to live in HOUSE during the winter season. Once you have accepted your Full-Time job and availability permits, you are able to move into HOUSE.

What type of room will I be assigned?
You can check out all our different room types, In the Locations section down the page. All of our apartments are shared bedroom units.

In the winter season, you can email WBHouse@vailresorts.com once you have completed the online registration. Due to the volume of requests we receive, you will not get a response. We do our best to accommodate all preferences and roommate requests.

What are the perks of living in Whistler Blackcomb staff housing?
Besides our 14 night minimum stay, we have no leases and you are free to check out at any time. We have a 24 hour on call maintenance team, as well as a cleaning team that make sure each unit is fully cleaned and ready before you move in at the start of the season. Our Office is open 7 days a week, to answer all your questions and help with any issues that may arise. In each building you will find a House Advisor. These individuals are on call overnight, to deal with lockouts, noise complaints, or anything that arises after the office closes at 7:00pm. You will be living with our Whistler Blackcomb employees, who are here to make the most of their season, and have an awesome experience!

What happens when I am ready to move out?
We have a 14 night minimum stay. After this point, residents will be required to give 2 weeks’ notice to check out. We ask that all residents clean, vacuum and remove all personal items from the unit (including food). Residents will be required to visit the HOUSE Office between 10am and 6pm to complete the necessary paperwork, checking out only takes 10 – 15 minutes. HOUSE is closed on statutory holiday, so please plan accordingly.

Your damage deposit can take 7 – 14 day refunded and will be processed once our team has completed a check-out assessment in your unit. If you owe any rent, we will take payment at check-out. If you leave HOUSE with outstanding rent, this will affect your employment eligibility with Whistler Blackcomb.

Can I park at HOUSE?
HOUSE offers parking to residents only and is on a first come, first service basis. You will be required to visit the Office to purchase a parking permit and provide valid insurance. Parking is $25 a month.

Campervans/Cargo Vans/Oversized vehicles are prohibited on WB property and will not be issued a parking pass.

Please note that there is no free parking at HOUSE. If you have a guest, visit the HOUSE Front Desk to obtain a valid visitors parking pass or they will get a ticket and/or get towed!

Did you know …?

  • Between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm you can borrow vacuums, mops and cleaning supplies from the Front Office.
  • There are vending machines located in the common lounge in Building 1 (across from the Office), Building 7 Lounge, Brio & Westside.
  • There are bike washes located outside Building’s 1, 5 & 6 at Glacier, as well as outside of Brio and Westside.
  • In the winter season, there is a wax room accessible to Glacier residents, on the outside of Building 2
  • The Springs building (Employee Services) also has a wax room available to all Whistler Blackcomb employees.
  • Find out everything you need to know about HOUSE by using our website www.housewb.com and check out our Facebook Group WB Staff Housing Summer.

RATES

Our current rates are unavailable online. Please contact wbhouse@vailresorts.com for more information.

Rental Conditions

  • All residents must pay a $215 damage deposit and first 30 days user fees to move in.
  • The damage deposit must be paid on credit card.
  • The 30 day user fees can be paid by cash, debit or credit card. We do not accept personal cheques of any kind.
  • The first 2 weeks (14 nights) user fees are non-refundable.
  • If a waitlist for accommodation is in use, the following order is given as preference as beds become available: Full-Time Whistler Blackcomb staff, Part-Time WB staff, WB volunteers, non-employees.
  • All units are equipped with a lounge, bathroom and kitchen. There are no single rooms available at any of our locations.
  • Smart cards are used to do laundry in our facilities provided on the first floor of each building. The cost is $5.00 to purchase a card and credit can then be bought from the reload machine located outside the Office. There is also a reload machine in Brio (Level 3) and Westside (Level1)
  • All rooms are subject to availability

What's Included?

  • All of our apartments and houses are fully furnished.
  • Linens include a fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, towel, pillow and pillow case.
  • Cable is included at the Glacier, Brio, and Westside locations.
  • Hydro (power utility cost) is included at all our residences as well as in the Valley Houses.
  • Glacier, Brio, and Westside have laundry facilities.
  • FREE Wifi and Cable (Glacier, Brio and Westside locations only)

What Will Cost You Extra

  • Parking: If you have a vehicle you must purchase a parking permit and have valid insurance.
  • During Winter: Parking is $25 per month or $100 for the season. Valid from October 1 – April .
  • During Summer: Parking is $25 per month. Valid from May 1 – August 31.
  • Cable. The cost of cable is included in your fees, but we do not supply televisions. If you wish to watch TV in your unit, you must purchase your own TV.
  • Utensils. Almost all of our units have the basic utensils and cooking supplies left in them from previous years.

LOCATIONS

The people who stay in Whistler Blackcomb Staff Housing are here to experience all that Whistler has to offer whilst living on a budget. We offer various locations in the Whistler area:

Glacier Park
Glacier Park, located near Base II on Blackcomb Mountain, is perfectly situated for mountain access via the Blackcomb Gondola. We offer 5 buildings – each apartment holds 4 people.

Brio
Brio is located just on the outskirts of the Village, approximately a 5 minute walk into the Village via the Valley Trail. We offer 1 and 2 bedroom units holding 2 and 4 people respectively.

Westside
Located a couple of kilometers south of Whistler Creekside, Westside is our newest building.

Westside units contain spacious living rooms, dining areas and balconies. The closest bus stop is steps from the front door. Whistler Creekside offers a grocery store, various retail and rental stores, restaurants and 2 pubs. Uploading at Whistler Mountain is just 5 minutes away from Westside. This building is a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom units, holding 2 and 4 people respectively.

There are no single rooms in any location. All units are shared.

PROGRAMS AND GUIDELINES

To make your stay in HOUSE as safe and enjoyable as possible, the HOUSE Team has put the following programs and guidelines in place.

HOUSE Advisor Program
Our goal at HOUSE is to continually evolve the HOUSE Community through planned programs (social, recreational and community oriented), peer support and community outreach.

House Advisors
The HOUSE Advisors are employees of Whistler Blackcomb who have been selected, hired and trained by the HOUSE Department to help assist you in your transition to the company and to the beautiful community of Whistler. The HOUSE Advisors are live-in staff members who are available and on-call to help you with any questions or concerns that may arise during your season with Whistler Blackcomb. The HOUSE Advisors are also authorized to take appropriate action in representing the standards of HOUSE and Whistler Blackcomb. They are here to help protect the welfare of all residents.

Outreach Workers
The Whistler Committee Services Outreach Workers conduct office hours at the HOUSE Office on a weekly basis. They are available by appointment or drop in. Outreach Workers provide free confidential support for young adults. Some of the challenges that they assist people with are drug and alcohol misuse, employment, eating disorders, relationship violence, roommate conflict, mental health or homesickness.

MEAL PROGRAM

18 Below Dinner Program: 5:30pm - 6:30pm every night during the Winter season only.

The 18 Below Dinner Program is open to all Whistler Blackcomb staff.

  • $7 per meal.
  • Cash, Debit or Credit Card are accepted as payment options.
  • Mixed menu - to be announced via Facebook, great value and a good, healthy meal, always with a veggie option.
  • Let us know if there are other dietary concerns and the chef will attempt to accommodate you.
  • Special theme nights will take place throughout the season.
  • This is a "not for profit" initiative that is intended to keep people fed and encourage a nice social atmosphere.
  • House Advisors will be at every meal.

Vail Resorts is an EEO Employer – Vets/Disabled.