WHISTLER, BC February 8, 2013 – Whistler Blackcomb may be best known for its great snow, massive size and inspiring alpine views but in order to run a world class resort, it has to attract the best employees and foster an engaging work environment. Whistler Blackcomb’s commitment to its employees has garnered recognition, being named one of B.C.’s Top 50 Employers of 2013 by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
Whistler Blackcomb was evaluated based on eight criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. Within these categories Whistler Blackcomb consistently ranked among the top.
“Whistler Blackcomb has been compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking employee programs,” explained Joel Chevalier, Director of Employee Experience at Whistler Blackcomb. “We are honoured to be slotted in among B.C.’s finest and will continue to improve the quality of experience here at Whistler Blackcomb, both for our employees and our guests.”
Whistler Blackcomb has also been recognized among Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2012. The designation acknowledges the mountain for its outstanding benefits, and opportunities provided to younger workers such as internship placements, mentorship and training programs.
Whistler Blackcomb was also named the 2012 BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards Winner in the Power Smart Leader category. In addition, the mountain has been classed as one of Canada's Greenest Employers by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers project for the fourth year in a row.
View the complete list of winning employers online: http://www.canadastop100.com/bc/bc2013.pdf
About Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,192 centimetres (469 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
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Proud to be a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
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Since 1995, GMC has been the Official Vehicle of Whistler Blackcomb. GMC trucks and SUVs give you the performance, engineering and technology to get you, your family and friends and all their gear to and from the mountain any time of the year.
Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.
The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, daily offers unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary to all the guests and patrons of Whistler Blackcomb.
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W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of GORE-TEX® products, is proud to be the official technical fabric sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. GORE-TEX® products are wearable weather protection that keeps you dry and comfortable from head to toe in any kind of weather.
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