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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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Sous Chef


Sous Chef
Ski Company: Equity
Experienced in the kitchen? Fancy the challenge of working in a mountain kitchen? Are you more than a flash in the pan? We are looking for sous chefs to assist the Head chef in the organisation and running of the kitchens in our Club Hotels, throughout various locations.

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Head Chef - Winter 2016/17


Head Chef - Winter 2016/17
Ski Company: Mark Warner
We are actively seeking Head Chefs to come work in our superb chalet hotels located in top European ski resorts.




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

Chef and Host Couple

Chef and Host Couple

Working together you will provide breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes and a four course evening meal 6 nights a week. You will be responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the chalet, as well as providing excellent customer service to our guests.
Chef and Host Couple

Head and Second Chef, Kitchen Assistants

Head and Second Chef, Kitchen Assistants

Snowcoach operates two hotels in the French Alps. Each kitchen team includes a Head Chef, Second Chef and two Kitchen Assistants. If you would like to work within a small team to deliver delicious, wholesome food take a look at our kitchen job roles.
Head and Second Chef, Kitchen Assistants

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

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.
Chalet Host


Chef de Partie Winter 17/18

Chef de Partie Winter 17/18

We are looking for chefs to work in our busy ClubHotel kitchens catering for large groups of school children, throughout various locations throughout the stunning French Alps.
Chef de Partie Winter 17/18

Summer Alps Chef

Summer Alps Chef

We are recruiting a confident, experienced catering professional to support the Head Chef in the running of a successful kitchen operation, ensuring the highest standards of health and hygiene and training and motivating the small team by sharing enthusiasm for all things food.
Summer Alps Chef

Head Chef Winter 17/18

Head Chef Winter 17/18

Passionate about all things food? Previous experience of managing a team in a busy kitchen environment and fancy giving it a go abroad? Committed to delivering high quality nutritious dishes? Then Apply Now!
Head Chef Winter 17/18

Ski Technician Winter 17/18

Ski Technician Winter 17/18

By far one of the best jobs available in the Alps, we’re recruiting for the highly sought after position of Ski Technician to manage our in-house ski hire in our hotels.
Ski Technician Winter 17/18


Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic couple to run and manage a chalet in La Plagne. If a couple, you will ideally be married, or have been together for at least two years. One of the couple will be a chef, the other will be our chalet host – you would between you be responsible for managing the ch
Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

Chalet Host Cookery Course

Chalet Host Cookery Course

At The Hive Cookery School we run one and two week courses in the French Alps, teaching aspiring chalet hosts how to be the best in the business! We teach all you need to know to run a chalet confidently and capably, and help you to secure work with reputable ski companies.
Chalet Host Cookery Course

Maintenance Assistant Winter 17/18

Maintenance Assistant Winter 17/18

One of the key positions in our hotel, a good Maintenance Assistant is worth their weight in gold. If you have experience in a Trade- plumbing, electrician, carpentry- or have a lot of experience in maintenance and DIY, then this may be the perfect job for you.
Maintenance Assistant Winter 17/18

Resort Assistant

Resort Assistant

You will be part of a small flexible team and be willing to have a go at anything! Duties include airport transfers, ski school runs, snow clearing, chalet deliveries, routine vehicle maintenance checks, simple DIY jobs, hot tub cleaning and maintenance and assisting other members of staff.
Resort Assistant


Sous Chef Winter 17/18

Sous Chef Winter 17/18

Experienced in the kitchen? Fancy the challenge of working in a mountain kitchen? Equity have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic sous chefs who have already gained experience in a busy kitchen environment and are ready for a fresh challenge.
Sous Chef Winter 17/18

Hotel Manager Winter 17/18

Hotel Manager Winter 17/18

Think you have what it takes to manage one of Equity’s excellent ClubHotel’s in the Alps? With over 80 years in the business we are leaders in the educational travel sector and as such are looking for hotel managers who lead and inspire their teams!
Hotel Manager Winter 17/18

Resort Driver

Resort Driver

This is an exciting opportunity for a flexible driver who would like to work in the mountains and be part of a team. Snowcoach is looking for people who can drive a coach (PCV licence required) and/or minibus and is confident in winter weather and road conditions.
Resort Driver

Skibound Hotel Host

Skibound Hotel Host

SkiBound is a tour operator which has been specialising in school and adult group travel for over 25 years. As well as our locally run hotels, SkiBound operate ClubHotels that are exclusive properties run by English speaking staff.
Skibound Hotel Host


French Speaking Ski Resort Representative Winter 17/18

French Speaking Ski Resort Representative Winter 17/18

For many of the school children that come on holiday with us at Equity Ski, the Ski Reps ARE their holiday. You are the one that greets them at the airport, organises all their ski hire, lift passes, ski lessons and all their fun activities after skiing like ice skating, bowling or running a quiz!
French Speaking Ski Resort Representative Winter 17/18

Deputy Manager Winter 17/18

Deputy Manager Winter 17/18

Think you have what it takes to help manage one of the company’s excellent Equity Clubs in the Alps? This job would suit someone keen to progress in hospitality management and is looking for their next step up, or doing a similar job to where they are at present but doing it in a new country!
Deputy Manager Winter 17/18

Chalet Chef (professional chef only)

Chalet Chef (professional chef only)

We’re looking for an experienced and enthusiastic chef with a proven professional background in cheffing, to manage the gourmet dining experience in one of our chalets, as well as helping around the chalet.
Chalet Chef (professional chef only)

Commis Chef Winter 17/18

Commis Chef Winter 17/18

Are you a passionate chef looking for the opportunity to escape the UK this winter? Our Equity ClubHotel kitchens cater for large groups of school children, throughout various locations in the stunning French Alps.
Commis Chef Winter 17/18


Food and Beverage Manager Winter 17/18

Food and Beverage Manager Winter 17/18

Is the thought of another grey British winter bringing you down? Do you fancy spending the next 5 months in the beautiful French Alps? Do you have experience managing a team in a busy bar, restaurant or hospitality operation? Then we have the job for you…
Food and Beverage Manager Winter 17/18

Chef / Host

Chef / Host

Our friendly, warm, home-from-home service is a crucial part of the Meribel Ski Chalets experience for our guests. We are based in central Meribel, right at the heart of the Three Valleys. It’s a firm Alpine favourite with many of our guests, which explains why we see so much repeat custom.
Chef / Host

ClubHotel Staff Winter 17/18

ClubHotel Staff Winter 17/18

Had a taste for the hospitality industry and now fancy getting away and giving it a go abroad? Equity have exciting opportunities for motivated, hardworking Hotel Staff throughout the stunning French Alps for the 2017/18 winter season.
ClubHotel Staff Winter 17/18

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 Host

Chalet Host

NINE & TENNE Chatel is looking for an outstanding professional host to work in one of our luxury chalets to produce delicious menus for our discerning guests.
Chalet Host

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

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.
Professional 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


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

Hotel Receptionist

Hotel Receptionist

Snowcoach operates two hotels in the French Alps which each require a fluent French speaking receptionist with excellent administration, accounting and organisational skills.
Hotel Receptionist

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

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


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

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

Driver/host

Driver/host

We are looking for a couple or 2 individuals to operate a 10 bed chalet in La Tania with 1 person having a split role also doing airport transfers.
Driver/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 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 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

vacancy filled

Chalet Head Chef

Are you an experienced Chef looking for more responsibility and a challenge..? Then this is a great opportunity to combine your love for producing fantastic food whilst skiing in one of the most beautiful locations in Europe.
Chalet Head Chef

vacancy filled

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


vacancy filled

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef often called “Chalet Hosts” by most companies. You will be in charge of all the cooking for anything from 18 to 28 guests, along with the help of an Assistant Chef with Chalet persons to serve and take care of all the rooms. This is a purely cooking role, unlike most out there.
Chalet Chef

vacancy filled

Chalets Supervisor

We’re looking for energetic and strong individuals with previous catering and/or ski industry experience to share their wisdom across our Resort teams. You will assist in providing ongoing training, support and guidance to your Chalet Hosts and team as a whole.
Chalets Supervisor

vacancy filled

Operations Support Manager

We are looking for a strong Operations Support Manager for the 2016/17 season to support our Overseas Operations Manager and Contractor.
Operations Support Manager

vacancy filled

Chalet Host

We’re looking for a chalet host to run and manage a 4-bedroom chalet. Working alongside our professional chalet chef, the chalet host role will involve looking after our highly valued guests, making them feel welcome and happy in the chalet that will become their home for the week.
Chalet Host


vacancy filled

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

In this role you will be responsible for the repair, upkeep and maintenance of Ice and Fire's properties in La Plagne and Les Coches. You will also drive guests to/from the slopes each morning and afternoon, and get involved in everything from snow clearing to shopping.
Chalet Driver/Maintenance

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

vacancy filled

Chef and Host for 5* Luxury Chalet

Avery Crest are looking for a Dynamic Duo to run a beautiful luxury chalet in Meribel Village. The chalet sleeps up to 9 guests and is a stones throw away from the Golf chairlift. We have a huge emphasis on very high levels of service and excellent food, cooked beautifully and presented exquisitely
Chef and Host for 5* Luxury Chalet

vacancy filled

Nanny

We are looking for individuals who can use their initiative to implement fun activities to ensure that the children are entertained and safe all day. Our staff are polite, professional and confident nannies who can liaise with parents to ensure they have an excellent experience with Little Chicks.
Nanny


vacancy filled

Chalet Chef

We are looking for a Chalet chef, with relevant catering experience, to replace our chef of the last 5 years. You will be able to work as part of our small team but also resourceful enough to work on your own initiative.
Chalet Chef

vacancy filled

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

Hotel Manager and Assistant Manager

Snowcoach operates two hotels in the French Alps both managed by a Hotel Manager and Assistant Manager. We require experienced, mature and hands-on managers with previous hotel operations and hospitality management experience.
Hotel Manager and Assistant Manager

vacancy filled

Maintenance & Logistics Coordinator

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 & Logistics Coordinator


vacancy filled

Resort Manager

Primarily responsible for the management of your resort team (perhaps up to 25 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

vacancy filled

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

vacancy filled

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

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 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

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

More vacancies

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





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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