Live At Sunshine (On Resort)
Sunshine Village offers seasonal on-hill housing to approximately 180 employees out of 800. Each department at Sunshine Village is given a certain number of beds to allocate to their employees based on operational needs, therefore accommodation is not granted to all applicants or for all positions.
Arnica Common Room
Laryx Staff Accommodation
Staff Accommodation Room
View From Arnica
On-hill accommodation is a great opportunity to live in a spectacular and remote environment; while having the option to step out your door to ski or board on fresh tracks on your days off and get to work in a matter of minutes. As co-workers from all over the world become your new friends, enjoy bonding with on-hill activities that our Employee Services department plans. You will even have the option to apply to be a Resident Advisor for your building or join the Fire Crew.
Banff is approximately 20 minutes from the base of Sunshine Village, with an additional 20 minute gondola ride from the base to the ‘Village’ area. The Village is where our hotel, restaurants, ski lifts and staff accommodation are located. The gondola runs from 7:30am – 5:30pm 6 days a week. This means you are unable to leave the mountain (with the exception of medical emergencies) outside of these hours, and so you must be comfortable living in a beautiful remote mountain environment. There are planned staff events and activities, a restaurant, staff cafeteria, bar, movie rentals and internet available to keep you occupied. Plus of course, the opportunity to meet some great friends to socialize with! On Friday nights we have a late gondola and staff bus (until 10:30pm) so you can visit Banff for the evening. Of course you can easily leave staff accommodation on your days off, mid-day (if you work a night shift) or spend the night in town at a friend’s house or at one of the 3 local hostels. There is staff transportation from Sunshine to both Banff and Canmore
When can I move in and how do I pay rent?
If allocated a room in staff accommodation your move in date will be the first day you start employment. You will need to sign in AND out with Employee Services; a process that involves signing a Tenancy Agreement, learning more about living on-hill, receiving your key and signing a payroll deduction form for your rent.
There is a $150 damage deposit (2011/12 rate, subject to change for 2012/13 season) deducted over 2 pay periods from your pay cheque. This is returned when you leave your room clean and undamaged. Housing rates are deducted from your pay on a bi-weekly basis and are very reasonably priced.
Rooms and bathroom facilities are generally shared, with 2 or 3 people per room.
Residents need to provide their own bedding (ex: sheets, blankets/duvet and pillows) and any other personal items such as an alarm clock, music players, towel, etc. Furniture is provided in each room. Each of the 4 buildings has a common room with a TV & DVD. Rooms & buildings are not equipped with kitchens. Cooking facilities are therefore limited but there are some provided appliances like kettles and microwaves in common areas. If you wish to purchase the following items they are permitted in rooms; toasters, toaster ovens, small fridges, kettles and microwaves. Hot plates, electric frying pans and grills are not allowed. Our on mountain Staff Caféteria offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at a subsidized rate.
Staff cafe hours: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (7 days a week)
Some dry/canned foods can be stored in rooms and small freezer/refrigerated items can be stored in crates outside the window. However you must keep in mind the temperature outside when storing food in the crates.
Additional services include; Wireless Internet (available for purchase), ATMs, laundry, cable TV, pay phones and transportation to Banff/Canmore. Heat and hydro are included in the rental price.
Employees must work at Sunshine Village in a full-time capacity to be considered for accommodation, part-time employees are not eligible.
A no pets and no smoking policy apply in all areas of staff accommodation.
There are quiet times in staff accommodation for the wellbeing and consideration of all tenants. These are enforced by our Security department and we expect tenants to respect the rules and those they share housing with. Eviction may occur if residents break rules of the Tenancy Act or are found doing illegal activities.