With over 55 million acres of wilderness, 8 million acres of wildlife refuge, and 3 million acres of state parks, it would take hundreds of lifetimes to explore all the awesome nooks and crannies of Alaska. Working in a lodge is a great way to experience Alaska as a local, collect a paycheck, and meet some great people. But do be careful, summer lodge work can quickly become addictive.
Alaska has so many hidden gems - remote mountain lakes, abundant hunting grounds, hidden fishing holes, secluded rock beaches, and lots of places with jaw-dropping scenery in every direction. Some of these places are right off the main tourist routes, while others can only be found by boat or plane. Wherever they are they are the perfect places for a lodge. These lodges may be private cabins or luxury hotels and spas - there are lodges for travelers with any budget. They exist so that people can come and experience Alaska.
Lodges are scattered across Alaska's vast terrain, allowing people to come fish, hunt, ski, hike, or relax in some of the coolest places on earth. But what's even better, is that lodges need people like you to come and work there. Wouldn't you want to work in one of Alaska's most amazing places?
Working in an Alaskan lodge is a unique experience that typically takes place over the summer season. People from all over the world choose to come and play where you work. They come to do all sorts of things, such as...
Landing one of these cool gigs requires a commitment to guest service. There is a lot of client interaction and guests want to experience the whole package - guest service, facilities, accommodations, food, activities and a good time. If they like it, they'll come back year after year to experience what you do every day.
Lodges need all sorts of workers to operate successfully:
Most jobs are seasonal and are in full force during the busy times, but there are also opportunities to advance into year round positions if you do a good job.
It doesn't matter what type of lodge you work at, you'll love the job. You may end up surrounded by snow-capped peaks, on the shores of tranquil bays, or in the shadow of Denali. Working in a lodge is one of the best ways to live a true, remote Alaskan experience.