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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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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 Hosts in Courchevel and Verbier

Chalet Hosts in Courchevel and Verbier

We are looking for experienced candidates with a determined and independent work ethic who shares our passion for providing an incredible home from home, guest experience to run some of our popular Chalets in Courchevel, France and Verbier, Switzerland.
Chalet Hosts in Courchevel and Verbier

Hotel Chef

Hotel Chef

Our chefs will work in a team to assist the head chef in the preparation of the daily menu for hotel guests including breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening meals on a half board basis, and lunch and evening service for outside guests.
Hotel Chef


Shuttle Driver

Shuttle Driver

Are You a Presentable, Responsible, Hard-Working & Experienced Driver..? You will need to be! Powder White are looking for highly competent and experienced Shuttle Driver to join our French resort teams for Winter 2014/15. You will need to be proud of being a highly acclaimed and knowledgeab
Shuttle Driver

Professional Chef & Host Couple

Professional Chef & Host Couple

The Alpine Club are looking for talented Professional Chef & Host Couples to manage our small, designer boutique chalets. Are you a fine dining Chef who wants to use your imagination to create sublime menus? Are you a professional Host with a passion for providing exceptional, bespoke service?
Professional Chef & Host Couple

Professional Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet

Professional Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet

NINE & TENNE Chatel is looking for an outstanding professional and experienced chef to work in our flagship chalet 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 year.
Professional Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet

Head Chef

Head Chef

Part of the TUI Travel Group, SkiBound is a tour operator which has been specialising in school and adult group travel for over 28 years. As well as our locally run hotels, SkiBound operate ClubHotels that are exclusive properties run by English speaking staff.
Head Chef


Chef/Chalet Host

Chef/Chalet Host

To manage our range of apartments and chalets in terms of cooking, cleaning and client services.
Chef/Chalet Host

Entry Level Chef

Entry Level Chef

Part of the TUI Travel Group, SkiBound is a tour operator which has been specialising in school and adult group travel for over 28 years. As well as our locally run hotels, SkiBound operate ClubHotels that are exclusive properties run by English speaking staff.
Entry Level Chef

Chef de cuisine

Chef de cuisine

This is a key role with considerable responsibility on your shoulders. As such, it is the best paid seasonal position within the company.
Chef de cuisine

Second Chef

Second Chef

A second chef is required to work in a well-equipped kitchen which involves early morning and late afternoon/evening duties giving you the time during the day to ski or board.
Second Chef


Senior Operations Assistant

Senior Operations Assistant

We are looking for a To set up, run, supervise, direct and close down the operational element involved with our winter rental programme in Val d’Isère to include weekly and seasonal holiday lets.
Senior Operations Assistant

Chalet Chef

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

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

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

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


Qualified Childcare Assistant

Qualified Childcare Assistant

Watching the smiles on the kids faces playing in the snow, seeing them try new and exciting things was an amazing experience. Ski Famille are looking to recruit fun and energetic qualified childcare staff who want to have fun with the children in the snow.
Qualified Childcare Assistant

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

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

The role of the chef is to organize the smooth running of your chalet kitchen and to serve superior quality meals with emphasis on fresh produce and excellent presentation. We expect all our chefs have flair for their chosen career and to be passionate about cooking.
Chalet Chef


Chalet Host / Couples

Chalet Host / 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 Host / Couples

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

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

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Ski Famille are looking to recruit both Chalet Hosts, 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


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 Couple for Luxury Boutique Chalet

Chalet Couple for Luxury Boutique Chalet

Our boutique chalet sleeps 8/9 guests. You will be a flexible, reliable and fun loving couple, with an eye for detail and a professional attitude, you will be delivering excellent customer service and hospitality, be passionate and accomplished chefs/cooks and hosts who can produce mouth-watering me
Chalet Couple for Luxury Boutique Chalet

Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

We are looking for a Chauffeur/Resort Assistant who has a passion for providing exceptional service and always puts guests first. We have discerning guests used to bespoke, high quality service, delivered by professional people with a nothing is too much trouble attitude.
Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Looking for a host role which gives plenty of ski time, a chance to meet a variety of interesting people, work in a small team and ski in the one of the World's finest resorts? Come and join Fish&Pips this season!
Chalet Host


Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Mature and experienced chalet chef required to run luxury chalet in the French resort of La Clusaz during the current winter ski season. Good pay and benefits package for the right candidate. Apply now!
Chalet Chef

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

Driver/Chalet Assistant

Driver/Chalet Assistant

Ski Cuisine prides itself in superior levels of customer service and we are looking for a driving/chalet assistant to join us in Meribel in 2014/15. As a driver/chalet assistant you will meet many of our guests and will play a large part in ensuring they have an enjoyable holiday with Ski Cuisine
Driver/Chalet Assistant

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

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 Chef


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

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

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

Driver / Chalet Assistant

Driver / Chalet Assistant

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

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


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 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

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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