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SKI JOBS IN FRANCE

France has more ski resorts and more opportunities to find the right job, than anywhere else on Earth. While resorts in countries like Canada and the USA are expanding, nowhere yet eclipses France when it comes to choice for winter season workers. Chefs, reps, instructors, childcare; staff are needed in growing numbers.

If you want to work in this country please see the ski jobs in France below for our current vacancies.

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


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Professional Chalet Chef

Professional Chalet Chef

We are looking for highly creative and passionate chefs to help build on our existing reputation as providers of superior quality food and wine with a commitment to high quality service to chef in our chalets that sleep in between 15-18 pax. ...

Chalet Couple - Sainte Foy

Chalet Couple - Sainte Foy

Chalet Marigold, now in our 16th year, is a privately owned family run chalet business. We have a reputation for exceptional service, imaginative fine dining and professional, friendly staff all set in a relaxed and informal environment.
Chalet Couple - Sainte Foy

Chalet Host/ Host Couples

Chalet Host/ Host Couples

You will be required to manage every aspect of running your very own hand-picked chalet for the season, covering catering, housekeeping and customer care duties. You will be empowered to create the home from home, yet slick and professional, environment that we want for all of our guests.
Chalet Host/ Host Couples


Chalet Chauffeur

Chalet Chauffeur

We are recruiting enthusiastic, dedicated people to work with us on a seasonal or permanent basis. Our mission is simple: to deliver market leading winter holidays, with an intense focus on gastronomic food and a unique wine list.
Chalet Chauffeur

Experienced chalet couple (Manger + Chef)

Experienced chalet couple (Manger + Chef)

We find that experienced chalet couples (manger + chef) work best in our company. You could be managing a smaller 12-14 guest chalet - just as a couple on your own; or running a larger 24-guest chalet and managing 3 or 4 additional chalet host staff plus an assistant chef in the kitchen.
Experienced chalet couple (Manger + Chef)

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Kaluma Ski require chefs to work in France, Austria or Switzerland for the approaching ski season. We are looking for talented individuals who have an enthusiasm for creating great food from a generous budget. Working within a chalet team you need to be a team player, smart and presentable.
Chalet Chef

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

Driving guests, maintenance of Chalets and other various tasks
Chalet Driver/Maintenance


Assistant Transport Manager

Assistant Transport Manager

A fantastic opportunity to re-locate to the French Alps for someone with a keen interest in transport logistics. This is predominantly a winter and summer administration role with light driving duties whilst the "inter season" is spent on business development, administration and vehicle management.
Assistant Transport Manager

Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2016

Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2016

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 2016.
Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2016

Chef and Host for 5* Luxury Chalet

Chef and Host for 5* Luxury Chalet

Avery Crest Chalets are looking for a fine dining chef and experienced host to manage a 9 bed Chalet in Meribel. Experience is working in high end luxury chalets, yachts, restaurants and private households desirable. Rosette standard food and high level service expected from an awesome team
Chef and Host for 5* Luxury Chalet

Chalet Hosts/Chalet Managers/Chalet Couples/Friends/Resort Managers

Chalet Hosts/Chalet Managers/Chalet Couples/Friends/Resort Managers

Working in and running our luxury chalets in the exclusive resort of Courchevel 1850. Daily cleaning, service and hosting duties, ensuring the guests have the best holiday experience. Nothing should be too much trouble and a positive can-do attitude is essential. A great job in a great resort.
Chalet Hosts/Chalet Managers/Chalet Couples/Friends/Resort Managers


Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

We are recruiting enthusiastic, dedicated people to work with us on a seasonal or permanent basis. Our mission is simple: to deliver market leading winter holidays, with an intense focus on gastronomic food and a unique wine list.
Chalet Chef

Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

We're looking to employ a friendly, motivated, hard-working chef & host to help run our 9-bedroomed chalet in Chamonix from November until end of April and with an option to stay until end of September.
Chalet Couple

Chef's for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chef's for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

A perfect opportunity for an experienced or recently qualified chef to run their own kitchen in our fantastic chalet hotel's, in top class ski resorts catering for between 22-26 guest's evening meal only,leaving with plenty of time for skiing or boarding
Chef's for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chalet Chef in Courchevel

Chalet Chef in Courchevel

The house is an amazing modern, open-plan family home with an amazing view. The house is situated in Courchevel there will be 8-10 guests staying in the house.
Chalet Chef in Courchevel


Chalet Host

Chalet Host

We are recruiting enthusiastic, dedicated people to work with us on a seasonal or permanent basis. Our mission is simple: to deliver market leading winter holidays, with an intense focus on gastronomic food and a unique wine list.
Chalet Host

Shop & Delivery Technician

Shop & Delivery Technician

Be the face of Tignes Spirit around the resort , presenting a professional approach with clients and chalet/resort staff. Use own initiative and work as part of a small team to find apartments and chalets in many areas of the Espace Killy. Fit clients with appropriate equipment according to level.
Shop & Delivery Technician

Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

As a Chalet Couple you will live and work with your partner to run a successful and welcoming chalet holiday to all our clients. It is essential that at least one half of the couple have cooking qualifications, professional cooking experience or be under taking a chalet styled cookery course. This i
Chalet Couple

Chalet Hosts and Chalet Host Couples

Chalet Hosts and Chalet Host Couples

The main purpose of the job To provide guests with an excellent holiday by managing and running a chalet following the guidelines supplied by Ski Beat and taking responsibility for all the guests needs whilst in resort.
Chalet Hosts and Chalet Host Couples


Representative / Driver / Maintenance with one of the best employers in the Alps

Representative / Driver / Maintenance with one of the best employers in the Alps

Established for over 20 years, Simply Morzine are renowned as one of the best employers in the Alps. We have a low staff turnover and are only as good as the people we employ. In addition to the competitive wage, bonus & all-round package, we treat our team as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Representative / Driver / Maintenance with one of the best employers in the Alps

chalet host

chalet host

Working for Come Ski you will be passionate about offering a five star level of service to clients. You will be dedicated to providing a holiday to remember to all guests, by offering an excellent level of service with a nothing is too much trouble attitude. You will enjoy working as part of a small
chalet host

Resort Manager

Resort Manager

Ski Famille are looking to recruit experienced Managers to lead our resort teams in France. We want individuals who are happy to go the extra mile. Your commitment to high quality service and ensuring a family friendly environment for all guests will be a prime focus.
Resort Manager

Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

Are you a couple looking to work for a small friendly ski company? You will be located in the outstanding ski resort of Meribel, the largest ski area in the world.
Chalet Couple


Driver / Chalet Assistant

Driver / Chalet Assistant

Driver position for a luxury ski in ski out chalet in Les Houches, Chamonix Valley.
Driver / Chalet Assistant

Luxury chalet chef with one of the best employers in the Alps - WINTER SEASON

Luxury chalet chef with one of the best employers in the Alps - WINTER SEASON

Established for over 20 years, Simply Morzine are renowned as one of the best employers in the Alps. We have a low staff turnover and are only as good as the people we employ. In addition to the competitive wage, bonus & all-round package, we treat our team as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Luxury chalet chef with one of the best employers in the Alps - WINTER SEASON

Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a hands-on manager with previous hotel operations and hospitality management experience. You will have ideally worked in different aspects of the business, driving will invariably be part of your duties and French speakers are highly desirable
Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Resort Manager

Assistant Resort Manager

As the title suggests, your priority in this role is to not only provide excellent back up to your Resort Manager and team as a whole, but to act as the vital lynch-pin between resort and the Powder White Head Office in London.
Assistant Resort Manager


Professional Chef / Host Couple

Professional Chef / Host Couple

The role of Chalet Couple involves making our guests feel as welcome, comfortable and happy as possible within the chalet during their stay with Powder N Shine. Your commitment to high quality service and ensuring a friendly environment for all guests will be at the forefront of your responsibility.
Professional Chef / Host Couple

Experienced Chalet Chef

Experienced Chalet Chef

We are looking for a highly motivated experienced chef. You will be providing a fully catered service including breakfast, afternoon tea and a four course evening meal from you own menu plan. You will also be responsible for food ordering, chalet budgets and maintaining a spotlessly clean kitchen.
Experienced Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Head Chef

Ski Chalet Head Chef

We are looking for a highly creative and passionate head chef to run a professional, home from home for our guests. Your responsibilities will include sourcing ingredients, managing the kitchen and providing excellent food for a maximum of 40 guests & 10 staff in line with our company budgets.
Ski Chalet Head Chef

Chalet Couples

Chalet Couples

Providing an exeptional holiday experience for our guests you are not just a waitress or a chef in the kitchen, you are a big part of the holiday and the life and soul of the chalet. You will be providing great quality food, keeping a spotlessly clean chalet and will be the source of all informatio
Chalet Couples


Nanny

Nanny

Want to combine your love of working as a nanny, with an exciting fun time in the snow? In addition to all the normal childcare activities to be found in any modern purpose built crèche the children have all the fun of the snow. Our mini guests rely on our nannies to give them a great holiday too.
Nanny

Ski Chalet Manager

Ski Chalet Manager

Responsibility for our chalet, guests and staff team of up 10. This role is highly guest facing and a passion for creating exceptional holidays for people is a must, as is good organisation and team leadership. Being a Christian Holiday Company a Christian faith is a genuine occupational requirement
Ski Chalet Manager

Chalet host / Housekeeper

Chalet host / Housekeeper

Housekeeper for a Ski in Ski out 10 person chalet in the beautiful ski resort of Les Houches, Chamonix Valley. Mainly responsible for chalet cleaning, upkeep and clients' overall enjoyment of their holiday.
Chalet host / Housekeeper

Resort chalet host/rep

Resort chalet host/rep

We are looking for someone who can delve in and do a wide range of things; support chalet hosts within a designated resort whilst helping to provide guests with an excellent holiday by complying with Ski Beat guidelines and on Saturdays assisting the Resort Manager with transfers.
Resort chalet host/rep


Maintenance Man/ Driver

Maintenance Man/ Driver

Powder White is looking for a highly competent and skilled trades person to join our Verbier team for the remainder of this Winter. You will work on the front line with our customers; become a highly acclaimed and knowledgeable ambassador for our company.
Maintenance Man/ Driver

Talented Chef & Host Couple

Talented Chef & Host Couple

Are you a talented Chef & Host Couple looking to develop your experience & skills running your own luxury mountain home, designing your own fine dining menus, creating unforgettable experiences, whilst working in beautiful surroundings ..... then this is the opportunity for you.
Talented Chef & Host Couple

Experienced Chalet Chef

Experienced Chalet Chef

Ski Famille are looking to recruit experienced Chalet Chef's, to work in our chalets in the French Alps. We want individuals who are happy to go the extra mile. Your commitment to high quality service and ensuring a family friendly environment for all guests will also be a prime focus.
Experienced Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef in a ski in ski out Chalet in Chamonix
Chalet Chef


Qualified Childcare Assistant

Qualified Childcare Assistant

Ski Famille nannies are the reason that so many of our guests return year after year. You will be providing stimulating, entertaining and safe activities for children from 4 months to 12 years. Unlike many day nurseries, the children are only there for a week, which means relationships constantly
Qualified Childcare Assistant

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Our boutique chalet sleeps 8 guests. You are flexible, reliable and fun loving with an eye for detail and professional attitude, delivering excellent customer service and hospitality. You are passionate about food and have a real work ethic, you also love getting out on the mountain to play.
Chalet Host

Luxury chalet chef with one of the best employers in the Alps - SUMMER SEASON

Luxury chalet chef with one of the best employers in the Alps - SUMMER SEASON

Established for over 20 years, Simply Morzine are renowned as one of the best employers in the Alps. We have a low staff turnover and are only as good as the people we employ. In addition to the competitive wage, bonus & all-round package, we treat our team as we would want to be treated ourselves.
Luxury chalet chef with one of the best employers in the Alps - SUMMER SEASON

Resort and Chalet Managers

Resort and Chalet Managers

Supertravel Ski are looking for a Resort Manager and Chalet Managers to lead and motivate the team in resort to provide an outstanding service for our customers. We are looking for people who know the ski industry, have successfully managed teams, are flexible and ready to take on any challenge.
Resort and Chalet Managers


Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

If you love cooking delicious food plus combining this with a season in the snow then this could be your perfect job! Our chefs have the freedom to create their own menus, enabling them to use local produce and serve high quality cuisine to our guests.
Chalet Chef

Resort Manager

Resort Manager

Primarily responsible for the management of your resort team (perhaps up to 20 members), you are the primary link between guest and Powder White, ensuring they receive the Product in its entirety and dealing with their every request whilst overseeing the smooth operational running of your resort.
Resort Manager

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Alpine Escape are looking for talented experienced chef and host couples to join our small team this winter in the Courchevel valley resort of La Tania. We have an outstanding reputation for looking after our staff and we are the Number one Chalet operator on Trip Advisor for our resort.
Chalet Chef

Resort Manager/Management Couple

Resort Manager/Management Couple

We are looking for a strong Resort Manager and Resort Management Couple to lead our teams for the upcoming season. Do you have seasonal experience? Have you managed a summer or winter resort before? Do you have experience in the hospitality or chalet industry? The Resort Manager Role with Ski
Resort Manager/Management Couple


Head & Second Chefs

Head & Second Chefs

We require a Head and Second Chef to work and manage a well-equipped kitchen. The role involves early morning and late afternoon/evening duties giving you the time during the day to ski or board
Head & Second Chefs

chalet chef

chalet chef

Working for Come Ski you will be passionate about food and cooking. You will be dedicated to providing a holiday to remember to all guests, by offering an excellent level of service with a nothing is too much trouble attitude. You will enjoy working as part of a small team and taking responsibility
chalet chef

Driver/Maintenance Person

Driver/Maintenance Person

This is a very varied role, where you will need to be adaptable and flexible. The Maintenance part of the role is minimal, and the bulk of this will be at the start of the season. Driving duties will be every morning and evening, and most of the day Saturday/Sunday.
Driver/Maintenance Person

Chalet host/host couple

Chalet host/host couple

You are going to be providing guests with an excellent holiday by managing and running a chalet following the guidelines supplied by Ski Beat and taking responsibility for all the guests' needs whilst in resort. How are you going to do this? By being a cooking, cleaning, informative chalet genius!
Chalet host/host couple


Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

If you looking for a chef position that gives you plenty of ski time, a chance to explore your culinary skills, work in a small team and ski in one of the finest ski resorts in the World. We are fanatical about food. We have brought out our own cookbook and proudly won The Times Chalet Chef 2010 awa
Chalet Chef

Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

Working for Come-Ski you will be passionate about food and cooking. You will be dedicated to providing a holiday to remember to all guests, by offering an excellent level of service with a nothing is too much trouble attitude. You will enjoy working as part of a small team and taking responsibility
Chalet Couple

Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet

Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet

NINE & TENNE Chatel is looking for an outstanding professional and experienced chef to work in one of our luxury chalets to produce delicious menus for our discerning guests. Fantastic food and award winning wines are a big part of our luxury offering, and something guests come back for each ye
Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet

Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

Fantastic Opportunity for a Professional Chauffeur/Resort Assistant with The Alpine Club. If you are looking to develop your skills & experience as a professional chauffeur, working for a small, luxury company that provides unforgettable holiday experiences, this is the opportunity for you.
Chauffeur/Resort Assistant


Hotel and Assistant Manager

Hotel and Assistant Manager

We require experienced, mature and hands-on managers with previous hotel operations and hospitality management experience. You will have ideally worked in different aspects of the business, driving will invariably be part of your duties and French speakers are highly desirable
Hotel and Assistant Manager

Chalet Head Host

Chalet Head Host

To create a professional but welcoming atmosphere in our catered chalets. Direct responsibility for the cleanliness and decor in the chalet, linen deliveries and cleaning products stock. You will manage a team of hosts and will deputise for the Chalet Manager on their day off.
Chalet Head Host

Head Chef

Head Chef

We’re looking for a talented & experienced chef to run the kitchen in our Altitude Lodge, located at 1530m, on the piste. You will be responsible for the preparation & service of lunches at our terrace restaurant & breakfast, afternoon tea & four course evening meal for 19-29 hotel guests.
Head Chef

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Young, foodie chalet company based in the incredible 3 Valleys, providing really special chalet holidays in delightful St Martin de Belleville. We put a big emphasis on fantastic food and personalised service in truly luxurious chalets, maintaining a professional but unpretentious atmosphere.
Chalet Chef


Chalet Host / Hotel Host

Chalet Host / Hotel Host

This is arguably the most important role in resort as you provide the primary interface between our guests and the Company. We cannot overstate the impact our Chalet Hosts have to the success of our business and more importantly, the enjoyment of our guests' holiday.
Chalet Host / Hotel Host

Driver/host

Driver/host

As a driver/host you will be doing airport minibus transfers and shuttles to the lifts. You will also be responsible for cleaning and checking of the vehicles. Other duties include snow clearing and assisting chalet staff.
Driver/host

Private Nanny

Private Nanny

Working independently with children from 4 months to 12 years, you will be responsible for ensuring they have a safe, fun filled and activity packed holiday. Providing flexible care to allow Mum and Dad to relax on the slopes happy in the knowledge that their children are having a fantastic holiday.
Private Nanny

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

We are a young, foodie chalet company based in the incredible 3 Valleys, providing really special chalet holidays in delightful St Martin de Belleville. We put a big emphasis on fantastic food and personalised service served in an unpretentious atmosphere to create a holiday we would like to go on
Chalet Host


Ski chalet couple/hosts

Ski chalet couple/hosts

We are looking for conscientious couples with relevant experience or skills to operate our ski chalets in Meribel and La Tania. The main tasks include providing meals to a high standard, keeping the chalet clean, changeovers, and generally managing the chalet, assisting the guests where required.
Ski chalet couple/hosts

Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

We are a young, foodie chalet company based in the incredible 3 Valleys, providing really special chalet holidays in delightful St Martin de Belleville. We put a big emphasis on fantastic food and personalised service served in an unpretentious atmosphere to create a holiday we would like to go on
Chalet Couple

Ski and Snowboard Instructors

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

Ski Resort Manager Jobs

Ski Resort Manager Jobs

We regularly receive jobs for ski resort staff of managerial level. If you have already worked a season and are looking to step up to a more senior role, or if you have management experience in another field, we may have the right job for you!
Ski Resort Manager Jobs


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

Ski Chalet Chef

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 2014/2015 season is now underway.
Ski Chalet Chef

Experienced Chalet Hosts

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

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Working a ski season in France

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

Do you have to learn French: It would certainly help, though if you are working for a British company, with British guests, you should be able to get by with basic school level French.

So you want to work in France
When it comes to powder, there is no denying that France has it all. In spades. Blessed with a large slab of the European Alps in its back garden, France has created a series of winter playgrounds that attract people from all over the world. We have all heard of the popular resorts, made famous by films and as the winter retreats of the rich and famous, examples include Les Arcs, La Plagne, Meribel, Val d'Isere, Courchevel, Chamonix, Tignes, Val Thorens, the list goes on. And with well over two hundred resorts offering good quality terrain for those of us who like to slide about on snow, it is no wonder that France grabs a huge proportion of market share. What does that mean for us? Plenty of opportunities to work in France during the ski season!

Choosing a resort?
France is probably the obvious choice for most Brits, being easy to get to and having lots of opportunities, but while you may view choosing to spend your winter in the country as a bit of a no brainer, you won't all be lucky enough to choose your resort. In general, the bigger the resort, the more opportunities to find employment. Don't let that put you off though, some of the smallest resorts are also the most charming, and are more likely to have held on to their true alpine character. It all depends on the experience that you are looking for.

If you manage to secure a job with one of the big companies, like Neilson, or Mark Warner, they need staff in lots of different French resorts, and while some may ask your preferred choice, most will send you to where they need you most, so don't automatically think biggest company equals best choice. Alternatively you may have decided that you really want to work in a specific resort and apply for employers solely in that area. This is great if you know where you want to be, and location is one of your biggest criteria. No matter who you apply to, make sure you do your homework on their resorts. If you can talk about the place with some knowledge you are sure to impress at the interview stage.

Types of ski resort jobs
Every resort will have a range of jobs to suit everyone, both with and without previous experience. Obviously, the more qualifications you need, the less competitive the position will be - for example, if we are advertising a position for bar staff in Meribel then we will get thousands of applications, whereas a head chef may get less than ten. The best thing to do is accept that other people are going to apply for 'your job', and concentrate on making your application better than everyone else's. If you are one of the many who like the idea of working in the French Alps for a few months, but you don't really know what type of work you want to do, have a look at the above categories for some good inspiration and insight, or view the links on the right for all current French resort work opportunities for the coming season.

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Ski job applications

Ski job applications

Thankfully every employer will be looking for something different, but even so, if you want to give yourself a fair chance of being called for interview, you might want to read this article.

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Unusual ski jobs

Unusual ski jobs

Some ski jobs are relatively plentiful, but others are quite difficult to find. But somebody has to do the work, so why not you! We take a look at a few of the more unusual and what they involve.

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Ski work visas

Ski work visas

As much as we try to make things clear in this article, we would definitely recommend you take official advice on whether or not you need a visa as it would be a shame to get thrown out for working without permission.

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UK Ski Centres

UK Ski Centres

So what are the options if there is no snow on the ground, or if you need a quick fix during the summer months, between trips to Les Deux Alpes. Outdoor dry ski slopes have been around for years and have always been very popular, and more recently indoor winter sports centres have been springing up and they can now be found in most regions.

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