A Typical Day Working at Fairmont's Mountain Resorts
While no day is ever the same, this post will walk you through what an average day can look like when working for Fairmont’s Mountain Resorts. What draws people from all over the globe to these iconic resorts is the work life balance. With jaw-dropping sights right on your doorstep, the opportunities for adventure before, after and during work are endless!
Rise and Shine!
Whether you’re working 9-5, or 5-9, a good coffee can always be needed to jumpstart your day (preferably served next to a great mountain view!). Looking for a gentle idyllic stroll whilst you sip your java? The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge have you covered – their walking trails around glacier-fed lakes (just steps from staff accommodation!) provide the best way to wake up all your senses. Prefer your coffee on a patio enroute to do some errands? Banff and Whistler have a variety of stunning scenic coffee shops with great patios (local’s tip: Whitebark in Banff and Purebread in Whistler are fan favourites!).
Looking for a more active way to start the day? Hit the hotel gym or pools for a morning workout or refreshing dip. Each of the four hotels have fantastic Heath Club & Pool facilities, which colleagues can have access to all year-round, at a deeply discounted rate. Or, you could always go for a run around the local trails for free!
Time For Work
Whether you’re working in Front of House or Heart of House, Fairmont’s Mountain Resorts are bound to have an opportunity that fits your personality and lifestyle. If you love creating connections with new people, Front Office or Restaurants might be your calling, if you’d prefer quiet time to get your work done, then Housekeeping or Stewarding might be a better fit for you. If you prefer the office environment, we have plenty of Administration positions that could suit you better. In any department, you’re guaranteed to have like-minded coworkers who make coming to work that much more fun. Halfway through your shift, pop by the Staff Cafeteria for your on-duty meal – with a full hot buffet, salad station, beverage center and desserts, you won’t be leaving hungry!
Post Work Adventures
With work done for the day, it’s time to get out and enjoy the mountains! Whether you’re up for a sunset hike or just hanging out with friends, there’s endless options for fun in these mountain towns.
In the summertime, head down to a local swimming hole for some sunshine, a cold dip and time to unwind. Or get the crew together to play sports in a local recreation league. There are always plenty of lakes to canoe or paddle board on (free canoe passes and SUP rentals are available in Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff for colleagues). If you have the time, get out for a round of 18 holes on one of Fairmont's iconic mountain golf courses (colleagues get an exclusive golf membership discount at the beginning of the season).
Feel like stretching your legs? Old Fort Point in Jasper, Tunnel Mountain in Banff, Valley Trail in Whistler, and Lake Agnes Trail in Lake Louise are some of the favorite before or after-work hikes.
In the wintertime, the snow allows for a new season of adventure to begin. All four of our hotels are located near world-class ski resorts. There is nothing better than a few pre-work ski runs to get you energized for the day. If you're working the day shift, you could always go for a moonlight snowshoe, cross-country ski or a soak in the many hot springs that are near the resorts.
If you are looking for more low-key winter fun, grab your friends and explore the restaurants and bars around the mountain town or even the colleagues only pub (in Lake Louise and Jasper). On your weekend, explore the many winter events that our towns play host to each year.
With your commute being minutes rather than miles, living and working at a Fairmont Mountain Resort means reclaiming your adventurous spirit - with endless time and opportunity for exploration, there is never a dull day in these towns! Want to see it in action? You can check out a ‘Day in the Life’ vlog of a colleague who works at the Fairmont Banff Springs here:
Ready for an adventure? Visit FairmontMTNJobs.com to learn more about what it's like to live, work and play in Fairmont's Mountain Region.