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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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Head Chef - Winter 17


Head Chef - Winter 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.

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Chauffeur/Resort Assistant


Chauffeur/Resort Assistant
Ski Company: The Alpine Club
The Alpine Club is a small, private company. For over 13 years we have been providing bespoke, luxury holidays & have an exceptional reputation as a result of the talented, dedicated, professional & genuinely lovely people who make up The Alpine Club.




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

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

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


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

Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced couple to run one of our chalets in La Plagne. One of you will be a professional, passionate chef with restaurant experience; the other will be a friendly, presentable chalet host. If you have a can-do attitude, we'd love to talk to you.
Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

Resort Assistant

Resort Assistant

Being part of a flexible team and happy to give anything a go is an essential part of this role. If you are a person who is a good all rounder willing to go the extra mile and happy to assist your colleagues in all areas of our operation this could be the job for you.
Resort Assistant

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


Chef de Partie Winter

Chef de Partie Winter

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

French Speaking Ski Resort Representative/Technician Winter

French Speaking Ski Resort Representative/Technician Winter

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/Technician Winter

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

Resorts Chalet Manager

Resorts Chalet Manager

Managing the catering and quality delivery in our chalets. Our Resort Chalets Managers are logistics people, staff managers, motivators and hospitality experts. You will be responsible for training and managing standards of catering and housekeeping within ALL chalets in your resort. You will need
Resorts Chalet Manager


Sous Chef Winter

Sous Chef Winter

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

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

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

ClubHotel Staff Winter

ClubHotel Staff Winter

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


Commis Chef Winter

Commis Chef Winter

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

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

Chalet Management Couple

Chalet Management Couple

We have a stunning chalet perched above the beautiful village of Samoens. We have an excellent reputation, and have been featured extensively in the Press. We are seeking an enthusiastic couple who will delight in offering great service, superb food and a warm welcome to our guests.
Chalet Management Couple

Head Chef Winter

Head Chef Winter

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


Experienced Chalet Chef / Cook

Experienced Chalet Chef / Cook

Ski Famille are looking to recruit Chalet Chef's, to work in our chalets in the French Alps. This is a fantastic opportunity for confident chefs / cooks to demonstrate their experience and love of food as part of a small family focussed team.
Experienced Chalet Chef / Cook

Hotel Manager Winter

Hotel Manager Winter

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

Overseas Operations Manager

Overseas Operations Manager

This role will initially be based in the Putney Office to enable the successful applicant to fully understand their responsibilities before taking on a general management role in our French Office, working as part of the seasonal management team.
Overseas Operations Manager

Chef

Chef

We’re looking for talented & hardworking chefs to work in our centralized kitchen as part of a team of 3 people preparing meals for our 5 luxury chalets in Morzine. This is a great opportunity for a passionate chef to develop skills cooking to a high standard for large numbers of people
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

Food and Beverage Manager Winter

Food and Beverage Manager Winter

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

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Our chalet hosts are responsible for looking after our guests from the moment they walk through the door and it is their job to ensure they have an incredible holiday.
Chalet 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


Deputy Manager Winter

Deputy Manager Winter

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

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

As a Chalet Host you will use your skills and passion for hospitality and customer service every day; your role is to provide our guests with a high quality service in a family friendly environment. You will have a well-developed eye for detail and enjoy interacting with your guests.
Chalet Host

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)

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


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

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

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 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


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

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

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

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


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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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