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SKI JOBS IN AUSTRIA

blue square As a ski destination, Austria is more popular than you may think. Well known resorts like Kitzbühel and St Anton attract a huge number of tourists each winter season, largely due to the lower cost of living and skiing. Still not quite as popular as France, but definitely starting to improve on tourist numbers, Austria have copied the French trick of combining multiple resorts into huge ski areas which offer more choice and more terrain options. Stand alone resorts still pull in their share of the crowds, especially the good ones like Alpbach, but the linked resorts like area known as the Kitzbühel Alps, or the Gastein Valley are the ones that are attracting people who would otherwise have been compulsive visitors of places like 3 Valleys and Portes du Soleil.

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Chalet Host


Chalet Host
Ski Company: Powder White
Variety! You will be required to manage every aspect of running your very own hand-picked chalet for the season. It is often hard work and the hours are long but the rewards are endless. We are looking for candidates with a really strong work ethic who share our passion for providing incredible h

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Resorts Chalet Manager


Resorts Chalet Manager
Ski Company: Workaseason
Managing the catering and quality delivery in our chalets. Our Resort Chalets Managers are logistics people, staff managers, motivators and hospitality experts.




Head Chef - Winter 17

Head Chef - Winter 17

We are actively seeking Head Chefs to come work in our superb chalet hotels located in top European ski resorts.
Head Chef - Winter 17

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Leading a larger chalet team, providing quality catering Chalet Chef duties will include providing breakfast, afternoon tea and a 4 course evening meal. You will need to be able to manage your stock and budget efficiently, as well as carry out some basic administration.
Chalet Chef

Waiter

Waiter

Reporting to the Hotel Manager/Restaurant Supervisor you will provide an efficient waiting service for up to 26 guests/ or 6 to 7 tables in one of Ski Hotels.
Waiter

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Chalet Chef


Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Variety! You will be required to manage every aspect of running your very own hand-picked chalet for the season. It is often hard work and the hours are long but the rewards are endless. We are looking for candidates with a really strong work ethic who share our passion for providing incredible h
Chalet Host

Senior Resort Representative

Senior Resort Representative

Reporting to the Area Manager you will ensure the overall smooth running of the resort and be available to answer any questions our guests may have.
Senior Resort Representative

Housekeeper Supervisor

Housekeeper Supervisor

Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Housekeeper Supervisor

Resort Representative

Resort Representative

A Resort Representative is the first point of contact for our customers when they arrive on their holiday, so first impressions are key! You will be at the airport to ensure that the transition to resort is smooth, providing them with a wealth of information and knowledge on the way.
Resort Representative


Resort Manager Chalets

Resort Manager Chalets

Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Resort Manager Chalets

Nanny

Nanny

As a Nanny you will be responsible for providing excellent care for children aged from 17 weeks - 40 months. You must ensure a safe, stimulating and activity packed environment is maintained for the children in your care. You will be the primary worker for children each week which involves taking
Nanny

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

As an Alpine Elements Chalet Host you will represent the company and be directly responsible for ensuring all of our chalet customer’s holiday expectations are exceeded.
Chalet Host

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Sous Chef


Chalet Manager

Chalet Manager

Are you an experienced Chalet Host who is looking for progression and a challenge? We’re looking for energetic and strong individuals with previous catering and/or ski industry/Chalet hosting experience to share their wisdom across our Resort teams. You will assist in providing ongoing trainin
Chalet Manager

Room Assistant

Room Assistant

As a Room Assistant you’ll make sure that our customers walk into their bedrooms and say ‘Wow – this looks great’. It is the most important parts of their experience with us. You’ll make sure that their rooms are cleaned to a standard that is stunning.
Room Assistant

 Maintenance Person

Maintenance Person

Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Maintenance Person

Assistant Resort Manager

Assistant Resort Manager

As the Assistant Resort Manager, you will look after all aspects of your guests’ welfare during their holiday and build excellent relationships with them as a confident and helpful person. You will be supporting your Resort Manager and expect a lot of day-to-day variation in this position. The
Assistant Resort Manager


Head Chef

Head Chef

Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Head Chef

Premium Chalet Host

Premium Chalet Host

As a Premium Chalet Host you will represent the company and be directly responsible for ensuring all of your chalet customer’s holiday expectations are exceeded.
Premium Chalet Host

Resort Assistant/Driver

Resort Assistant/Driver

As a Resort Assistant/Driver you will provide support to all departments of the resort team as required, specifically the Chalet operations department. This role will vary slightly from resort to resort, however you will be responsible for the distribution of supplies and deliveries, stock checks,
Resort Assistant/Driver

Resort Manager

Resort Manager

Primarily responsible for the management of your resort team (perhaps up to 32 members of staff), you are the primary link between guest and Powder White, ensuring they receive the product in its entirety, dealing with their every request and overseeing the smooth operational running of your resort.
Resort Manager


Maintenance & Logistics Coordinator

Maintenance & Logistics Coordinator

Powder White are looking for highly competent and skilled trades people to join our resort teams for Winter 2017/18. Working closely with your Resort Management team and Chalet staff, your role requires you to work on the front line and have regular guest interaction.
Maintenance & Logistics Coordinator

Chalet Couples

Chalet Couples

If you and your partner or close friend would like the chance to work a ski season as what the ski industry terms a chalet couple, we would love to hear from you.
Chalet Couples

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Chalet Chef

Kaluma Travel are luxury alpine specialists, offering unrivalled holidays in both Courchevel and St Anton. We are looking for accomplished and experienced chefs, who will be given the freedom to create bespoke menus which compliment our beautiful properties.
Chalet Chef

vacancy filled

Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2017

PGL is recruiting PEAK SEASON SKI REPS to accompany our school groups on their ski trips to Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Andorra, Czech Republic, Spain, and USA during the main school February half term and Easter holidays in 2017.
Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2017


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Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Looking to get paid to teach people how to ski and snowboard this coming winter? At OutdoorJAC we help recruit for multi-resort tour operators and small specialist independent ski holiday companies. Share your CV with us to improve your chances of a job offer!
Ski and Snowboard Instructors

vacancy filled

Experienced Chalet Hosts

We would like to hear from people who have previous experience working as chalet hosts in a winter resort. If you have at least one season under your belt, please get in touch.
Experienced Chalet Hosts

vacancy filled

Ski Chalet Chef

Each year we recruit chefs to work in luxury chalets throughout Europe. And our search for qualified and experienced chefs and chalet cooks to work during the 2016/2017 season is now underway.
Ski Chalet Chef

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Looking for something else? We have plenty more jobs awaiting your application.





Working a ski season in Austria

Do you need a visa: If you are an EU citizen you do not need a visa to work in
an Austrian ski resort.

Do you have to learn another language:
Austria's official main language, the one that is taught in schools, is German.
Most people speak this as their first language, but like many other European
countries, English is widely spoken. One thing you will notice if you do decide to work in Austria, is the tourist profile. There are definitely less English people and more Germans and Dutch. Even if you cannot speak German, learning enough to be able to order meals or do your shopping would be a good idea.

So what is it like to live and work in an Austrian ski resort?
In a word, lovely. Austria has a lot going for it, not least the food and friendly welcoming atmosphere. And the fact that you won't feel like you are spending half your wages on food and drink is a big plus. Like all alpine ski resorts, the winter population is a largely cosmopolitan affair, but many of the more popular resorts still manage to hold on to their unique Tyrolean and Alpine charm and 'Austrian-ness', perhaps because they are slightly smaller and less sprawling than the popular French resorts - the resort of Alpbach that we mentioned above is a great example - the kind of place that you could see yourself living all year round, let alone during the winter. Perhaps this is a bit of a generalization and won't be true of all resorts, but many Austrian ski villages seem less commercial than in other parts of the Alps. Of course they exist to make money, but somehow it is not quite so obvious.

What types of work are available?
If you want to work at a resort with a snowboard bias, the main contender has to be the SPC snowboard centre at Mayrhofen, though plenty of other resorts cater to snowboarders and better facilities being added each year. If you want to teach skiing, you are spoilt for choice, though speaking German, while not strictly essential, is recommended. We feature some great teaching courses on this page, with the Austrian Anwärter qualification being highly regarded around the world. Most companies who offer to get you the Anwarter qualification will also improve your language skills - part of the test is German language proficiency, though nothing too difficult. Definitely have a look at the Ski Instructor Academy advert below as they offer a great instructor course with a guaranteed job once you qualify.

Less specialist jobs such as in hotels and chalets are not as easy to find as they once were, with plenty of Austrian nationals more than happy to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into the more menial tasks. There are still opportunities to find work though, especially with UK based tour operators who tend to recruit British staff where possible. If you can speak German, you may be able to contact Austrian companies directly to seek employment, especially towards the end of the summer or right at the start of the season when they may be more receptive, especially as time is running out for them with those more difficult to fill chef and catering roles.

However you decide to get established there, Austria is a great place to start your ski instructor career, or to simply enjoy a winter season with a great atmosphere.

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