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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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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 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

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/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

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

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

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


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

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

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

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

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


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 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

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

Peak Season Ski Rep

Peak Season Ski Rep

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Resort Manager

Resort Manager

The main purpose of the job To manage and be responsible for staff and operations in your resort and to ensure the Ski Beat guidelines are followed.
Resort Manager

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

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)

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


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/ 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

Driver / Chalet Assistant

Driver / Chalet Assistant

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

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 Driver/Maintenance

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

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

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

Housekeeper

Housekeeper

Housekeeper for 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.
Housekeeper

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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 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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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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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