Join Us

Do you wish to visit Alaska while working in the most famous American heli-ski lodge? Discover the many opportunities offered at the Tsaina Lodge and join us on this amazing journey.


We are located in the heart of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska, close to the charming fishing town of Valdez. Our lodge is in a remote location, surrounded by trees and rivers, and our sole neighbours are moose and bald eagles.

The mountains are big, the snow is deep, and the people are lovely. The fresh air of the wilderness and the beauty of the landscapes provide a one-of-a-kind workplace. As soon as you arrive here, you understand why Alaska is called The Last Frontier.

Cherry on top is, employees get to sleep in yurts!


From housekeeping to bartending, find the position that will suit you.

Bar & Kitchen



Tsaina Lodge – Kitchen & Bar



Tsaina Lodge – Kitchen & Bar


Wait Staff

Tsaina Lodge – Kitchen & Bar


Sous Chef, Lead Line Cook, Line Cooks

Tsaina Lodge – Kitchen & Bar




Tsaina Lodge – Guests Rooms



Snow Maintenance

Tsaina Lodge – Whole Facilities


Town Driver

Tsaina Lodge – Town – Airport


Due to the lack of sun during winters, our heli-ski season can only start in February and ends in April of each year. So that’s only three months, but you will probably remember them for the rest of your life.

If you are available at those dates and you are interested in working with us, please let us know as soon as possible.

Our Team

If you need more information from our year-round team, here it is.

Ingrid & Jeff Fraser

Bridget Rockers

Jed Workman

Q & A

How do I travel to the Lodge for employment?

  • You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to get to and from Valdez, Alaska
    • If flying – we will pick you up in Valdez
    • You can drive your own vehicle

What will my schedule look like?

  • Schedules can fluctuate and include split shifts
  • We will try to keep you as close to 40 hours as possible

Where will I live during the season?

  • This is a community living situation in a Yurt with 6 private living spaces
  • Facilities for showers and restrooms are located in the Lodge basement Employee Area

Where do I do laundry?

  • There is an Employee laundry area

How does the meal plan work?

  • Your meal plan costs $70 per week
  • Due to the high number of Staff Members and Guests, and remote location we are not able accommodate special dietary restrictions
  • All Employee meals will be served in the community yurt which has the following
    • Water dispenser
    • Tea kettle
    • Toaster
    • Microwave
    • Coffee pot
  • Breakfast is a grab and go from the community Yurt – items like cold cereal, oatmeal and pastries.
  • Lunch is a buffet style varying from cold sandwiches to hot items with salads and veggies being served with most meals
  • Dinner is a hot buffet with salad and veggies
  • Snacks are always readily available
  • There are two refrigerators, one for the community that contains leftover items for your consumption and one that is marked private to keep your own items that you purchase in (minus liquor and beer storage)
  • There is a grocery store in Valdez where you can purchase your own items – usually someone that is going to town will take special requests for pick-up

What is the closest town?

  • Valdez, AK

Question – What do I do during my time off ?

  • There is a gym in the Lodge with the following equipment – (of course the Guests have first right to this area)
    • Two stationary bikes
    • Rowing machine
    • Yoga mats and blocks
    • Free Weights
    • Pullup bars
  • There is a community yurt (also where you eat your meals) that has the following
    • Smart TV
    • DVD player and DVDs
    • Board games
    • Puzzles
    • A lounge area
  • Explore the area around the lodge
    • Walk, run, splitboard
    • Hang out by the fireplace or fire pit
    • Play pool, ping pong, foosball or cornhole

Is there good WiFi access and cell coverage at the lodge?

  • We have excellent WiFi coverage at the lodge and across the employee living area – you will be able to download, stream and video chat so bring your laptops and tablets
  • AT&T and T-Mobile do not have coverage at the lodge and possibly not in Valdez – how ever you can connect to the WiFi
  • Verizon has great coverage on the property
  • The best way to communicate when on property is through “WhatsApp”

What are some things that are NOT allowed during my employment and stay at the Lodge?

  • Pets are not allowed
  • Visitors are not allowed 
  • Smoking is not allowed
  • Weapons are not allowed


  • There will be a Guaranteed Season completion bonus of $850

What will the weather be like during my stay?

  • The weather can range from the negative 30s up to a “balmy” high 40s

Can I have items shipped to the lodge?

  • Yes – some have items shipped before they arrive – we will keep these items in a safe area  for you
  • If you order items during your stay, they can take up to a couple weeks for delivery

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