The Tsaina Lodge/Valdez Heli Ski Guides

The Auroras in Winter and one of our staff cabins
One of our seasonal employees (Levi) getting after it!
The view from our patio!!!
Sunset at the Tsaina!
Anna boot packing up Stairways, located right behind the lodge.
Just another day on Worthington Glacier
Summer in Tsaina

The Ultimate Adventure Lodge!

The Tsaina Lodge is a beautiful heli-ski resort and summer lodge located in the Chugach Mountains 35 miles outside of Valdez, AK, on Thompson Pass.

About The Tsaina Lodge/Valdez Heli Ski Guides

The Tsaina Lodge is located on Thompson Pass, 35 miles from Valdez, Alaska near Chugach National Forest. Nestled in-between the breath-taking mountains of Thompson Pass the Tsaina Lodge offers employees incredible vistas, competitive wages, excellent outdoor recreational opportunities, communal housing and employee meals. 

The lodge is the base of operations for Valdez Heli-Ski Guides in winter, where we cater to high-end clientele in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During the summer we accommodate tour groups, individuals, and the public with top-notch hospitality, fine-dining, and lasting experiences. 

We have over 20 years of experience offering heliski services in the area and are now expanding our operations to include services throughout the summer season. 

The Employee Experience

The Tsaina Lodge provides excellent service to our customers, but the lodge itself is a place for people to relax and be themselves, a home base for the exploration of the surrounding mountains and streams. The Chugach National Forest and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities for skiing, hiking, fishing, rock or ice climbing, photography, rafting, and cliff jumping. Sea Kayaking and chartering a fishing/sightseeing boat are also options once in Valdez, a 40-minute drive down the road. 

Our employees stay in cabins or communal yurts situated right behind the lodge and have access to lodge amenities with some restrictions. We have employee dinners everyday and we keep the community yurt stocked with food throughout the day for breakfast and lunch. On site we have a gym, a bar, a restaurant, employee showers and toilets, laundry, internet access, board games, and a community yurt with a TV and kitchen appliances.

For the summer and winter seasons, there are ample opportunities to get out and see the sights. There are also extended days where we will work long hours doing multiple tasks to keep the lodge running smoothly. We try to take full advantage of our days off and can organize or facilitate trips to the surrounding areas.  

Ideal Candidate

Successful applicants will have a positive attitude, a willingness to perform at a high level, and an interest in the outdoor activities available in the area. Persons with the ability to prioritize and make quick decisions are highly sought after. We'd like to hear about any experiences you have living in communal situations.

Room and Board

Room and board is available. There are 7 communal yurts and 7 cabins that our employees typically stay in. In general, room and board is available at $10 a day. Please inquire within for specifics. 

Employee Perks

Beautiful scenery and the ability to get out and see Alaska in all its grandeur!

We offer discounts on meals and employee only drink specials at the bar. 

We are working with local outfitters right now to establish significant employee perks from rafting trips to whale watching tours. Our employees' mental health is extremely important to the success of our business and we strive to keep everyone here happy and healthy.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are located 35 miles north of Valdez on one of Alaska's Scenic Byways, the Richardson Highway. Successful applicants will need to find transportation either to Valdez (flights from anchorage can be arranged through Ravn airlines) to be picked up by us or they can organize a ride share or taxi for the 4-5 hour drive from Anchorage. 

The lodge has employees with access to transportation. But if you want to get out on your own access to your own personal transportation is encouraged. 

For Fun

We have access to world-class fishing, skiing/snowboarding, hiking, biking, rock and ice climbing, sea kayaking, rafting, deep sea fishing, great photographic opportunities, and abundant wildlife, among other things. 

Our Jobs

We are currently hiring for multiple SUMMER SEASONAL positions. Work will start on June 9th and continue throughout the summer until mid-September. 

The following positions are available for the SUMMER SEASON:

Head Chef: 3-5 years experience as head chef or manager position in fine dining. 

Line/Prep Cook: 1-2 years experience. 

Maintenance: 1-2 years experience. 

Lodge Assistant: Ability to multitask and prioritize as needed. 

Housekeeper: Ability to multitask and prioritize as needed. 

ABOVE ALL MUST HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

Please inquire within about wages.

Head Chef

Kitchen

Greetings! Are you looking for adventure? Do you want to live in the beautiful Chugach Mountains for the summer? Are you an excellent chef? If so, Tsaina Lodge may be a perfect fit for you. We have a Head Chef position available over the summer from early June to late August. We are looking for someone able to fill multiple roles. 3-5 years experience minimum as head chef or manager position in fine dining. Duties include: Inventory/Ordering Menu Planning Cost Control Baking/Pastries Excellent Customer Service Ability to multitask Ability to make quick decisions Familiarity with POS systems Cool, Calm, Collective ABOVE ALL MUST HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE ☺ Please send your resume to peterkuhlman21@yahoo.com If your application is accepted we will conduct a skype interview and go from there. Lodging and Food provided Salary: Inquire Within

Housekeeper

Housekeeping

We are a SEASONAL heli-ski facility and summer lodge located in the Chugach Mountains 35 miles outside of Valdez, AK. The lodge offers upscale accommodations in a wilderness setting. There are 16 single and 8 double rooms which house up to 32 guests per night. Housekeeping requires a person with strong time management skills, tireless work ethic, and great attention to detail. Problem solving and the ability to adapt to unforeseen situations is a must. The job requires a dedicated and hardworking individual. The housekeepers oversee all aspects of cleaning and presentation of the entire lodge. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Fully clean guest rooms daily from top to bottom Provide fresh linen and bedding Replace all amenities as needed Remove and dispose of all trash in necessary areas Dust and polish all furniture in guest rooms Clean all rugs, carpets and floors Tidy and clean all general areas including but not limited to hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, elevators, stairways etc. Follow through on all laundry daily Sanitize and organize all staff common areas thoroughly Cater to any Guest requests JOB REQUIREMENTS: Available for seasonal work, Mid Jun - Mid Sept. Communal living experience preferred BENEFITS: Food and housing available Pay rate TBD Please send your resume to tsainalodge17@gmail.com Tell me how you would fit into our Alaskan Lodge! What do you bring to the table? Do you have experience working and living with your co-workers? PLEASE INCLUDE “HOUSEKEEPER” IN THE SUBJECT. THANK YOU

Lodge Assistant

Hospitality

We are a SEASONAL heli-ski facility and summer lodge located in the Chugach Mountains 35 miles outside of Valdez, AK. The lodge offers upscale accommodations in a wilderness setting. The restaurant is an upscale fine dining atmosphere with a rustic elegance. We cater to a high-end clientele and expect our servers to add to our guest experience. The lodge assistant position requires a person with strong time management skills, tireless work ethic, and great attention to detail. Problem solving and the ability to adapt to unforeseen situations is a must. The job requires a dedicated and hardworking individual. You will play an important part in the day-to-day operations of our lodge. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Greet everyone with a warm and welcome smile Inform Guests of menu options and recommend appropriate wine/cocktail pairings Promptly deliver drink orders Be precise while placing orders Check back with Guests as needed for refills or concerns Serve courses punctually and with knowledge of food Show the utmost respect for our Guests Complete daily cleaning of Dining Room, Bar and Service Stations Help out Housekeeping and Front Desk staff as needed JOB REQUIREMENTS: Available for seasonal work, Mid June-Mid September 1-3 years experience in hospitality/restaurant Communal living experience encouraged Food and Wine knowledge a must! Ability to shift roles and take direction well Flexibility in Schedule Attention to Detail BENEFITS: Food and housing available Pay rate TBD Please send your resume to tsainalodge17@gmail.com Tell me how you would fit into our Alaskan Lodge! What do you bring to the table? Do you have experience working and living with your co-workers? PLEASE INCLUDE “LODGE ASSISTANT POSITION” IN THE SUBJECT. THANK YOU

Maintenance

Maintenance

We are a SEASONAL heli-ski facility located in the Chugach Mountains 35 miles outside of Valdez, AK. The lodge offers upscale accommodations in a wilderness setting. We have recently undergone a complete remodel and are currently looking for someone to maintain our beautiful new lodge. The Maintenance position requires a hard working individual with sharp prioritizing skills, and great attention to detail. Problem solving and the ability to adapt to unforeseen situations is a must. This job requires a dedicated employee with a loyal work ethic. In the Maintenance position you will be expected to upkeep all aspects of the Lodge. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Inspect, operate, adjust and test generators consistently Record and report daily functioning of generators to management Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that equipment continues to run smoothly Maintain vehicles to function at full potential Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery as required Repair or replace defective equipment when necessary See to day-to-day maintenance of the Lodge Operate a variety of machines accordingly Uphold safe and well-kept walkways for the entire Lodge Assist with direction of filling propane tanks and emptying septic systems JOB REQUIREMENTS: Available for seasonal work, Mid Jun – Mid Sept. Minimum 50lbs lifting weight 1-2 years minimum experience with maintenance BENEFITS: Food and housing available Pay rate TBD Please send your resume to tsainalodge17@gmail.com Tell me how you would fit into our Alaskan Lodge! What do you bring to the table? Do you have experience working and living with your co-workers? PLEASE INCLUDE “MAINTENANCE POSITION” IN THE SUBJECT. THANK YOU

Prep Cook

Kitchen

Are you looking for adventure? Do you want to live in the beautiful Chugach Mountains for the summer? Are you an excellent cook? If so, Tsaina Lodge may be a perfect fit for you. We have a Prep Cook position available over the summer from mid June to mid September 1-2 years experience as a line cook required. MUST HAVE QUALITIES: Willingness to take on tasks Ability to learn and adapt Ability to take direction from the head chef well Ability to prepare food to a high standard of excellence Excellent Customer Service Skill Cool, Calm, Collective ABOVE ALL MUST HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE ☺ BENEFITS: Housing and Food available Pay Rate: TBD Tell me how you would fit into our Alaskan Lodge! What do you bring to the table? Do you have experience working and living with your co-workers? PLEASE INCLUDE “PREP COOK POSITION” IN THE SUBJECT. THANK YOU

How to Apply

To apply please send your resume to tsainlodge17@gmail.com 

Please provide a heading stating what position you are applying for.

To check out our websites please visit either tsainalodge.com or valdezheliskiguides.com